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Found 31 results

  1. How long are our CSDCAS experiences, descriptions/key responsibilities supposed to me? Is 2 brief sentences sufficient? Anyone have advice or experience with this? I've heard different answers from people.
  2. How many experiences are you guys listing for your CSDCAS and CAL STATE schools? It seems really redundant to keep putting the same things that are on your resume but I understand that it helps you stand out. Any advice? Thanks!!
  3. Has anyone had any issues with their CSDCAS GPA being calculated differently than what's on your 'official' transcript? Mine is dramatically different, for a specific reason. I started as a jazz performance major ?, did horrendously for a year, and then dropped out. After a 9-year hiatus I returned to school in my CSD program, and was offered to enact the policy of "Academic Forgiveness" which reset my GPA. This was awesome, as I started with a clean slate and didn't have to dig myself out of a GPA hole. All sunshine and flowers. After submitting my grad apps about a month ago, I realized that CSDCAS had calculated my GPA as 2.66. They included any/all attempts at courses, did not take the policy into account, and when I e-mailed them I got this response: "The reason that the GPAs are not showing similar is because we do have to include all grades in the GPA calculations that we do, so any attempt at a course will go into it. We do apologize for the inconvenience on this, the schools that you are applying to will have access to the official transcripts so if they would rather review those they absolutely can." This is fine, I suppose, but now I'm worried that my applications will be discarded as soon as they see my CSDCAS GPA. My 'official' GPA is 3.7 (a stark difference) and I'm worried that programs will breeze over this issue. Yes, they say they "look at the whole applicant" and "GPA isn't everything" but I have a feeling GPA is one of the first things they look at, and if that information is not correct then my chances of acceptance may be severely limited. I've reached out to the director of every program I've applied to, and most have been supportive and understanding, while others have not responded. I realize that this is a strange situation, but has anyone else experienced anything similar? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
  4. Can anyone clarify for me how to go about doing the "academic update" for CSDCAS?
  5. Just a clarifying question - Recommenders submit one letter on CSDCAS and that letter is sent to each of the programs on CSDCAS, is that correct? One of my professors wants information about who to address his letters to, etc. and I just wanted to make sure for the CSDCAS programs, it'd just be a general salutation since it's sent to multiple schools.
  6. Hi everyone! For those who requested recommendations from employers, did you email them documents such as your transcript or a copy of your statement of purpose for them to review while writing the recommendations on your behalf? I'm applying to several programs via CSDCAS. I asked my supervisor and a special education teacher I worked with to write me letters. Do they need supplement items in order to write me a stronger recommendation? Or would it be better if I just submit the request form to them without those items? I would love feedback about this. Thank you
  7. Hey everyone , I know deadlines are here and we are all filled with anxiety but I came across a MAJOR issue ! i was unaware of the verification factor in my application I had my transcripts sent MONTHS ago so I thought that was all I needed to start . I did not know I had to pay to receive verification and just submitted my stuff this past Friday . Has anyone experienced this problem or know anyone who did their verification last minute ? I emailed most of the schools and only ONE said that it MUST be verified by the 1st ...all the others said as long as they have access to my information I am fine .
  8. I got this really troubling email from csdcas and I’m not really sure what it means. Can someone explain this to me? Does this ruin my chances of getting in? A lot of my deadlines were by the 15th of January. I got this email just now so there’s nothing I can do about it until tomorrow, but I definitely plan on calling them tomorrow and sending out another transcript immediately.
  9. So I sent my GRE scores from ETS months ago to all of the schools I'm applying to with the correct codes and everything. A school reached out to me the other day saying they never got my GRE scores, which i thought was weird since I did everything right. I emailed CSDCAS about this asking them to verify, but they haven't gotten back to me in 4 days. The deadline for many of my schools is the 15th. After double checking everything, I realized that somehow I managed to enter my birthday on CSDCAS as one day away from my real birthday, which ETS has. I believe this is why my scores aren't posted to my account. After realizing this and freaking out, I emailed all of my schools asking them if they got my scores or not. I haven't heard anything for anyone. All of my applications are submitted and verified. I even have the ETS confirmation for where I sent all of my scores, when, and how much my credit card got charged. So since I got charged and did everything else right, they must be at CSDCAS, just not connected to my account?? Has this happened to anyone before, where the schools make an exception because everything else is in and technically my scores were delivered to CSDCAS?? I can't imagine all of this money and time being wasted over a simple electronic error. If anyone has any insight please let me know!!!
  10. So I sent my GRE scores from ETS months ago to all of the schools I'm applying to with the correct codes and everything. A school reached out to me the other day saying they never got my GRE scores, which i thought was weird since I did everything right. I emailed CSDCAS about this asking them to verify, but they haven't gotten back to me in 4 days. The deadline for many of my schools is the 15th. After double checking everything, I realized that somehow I managed to enter my birthday on CSDCAS as one day away from my real birthday, which ETS has. I believe this is why my scores aren't posted to my account. After realizing this and freaking out, I emailed all of my schools asking them if they got my scores or not. I haven't heard anything for anyone. All of my applications are submitted and verified. I even have the ETS confirmation for where I sent all of my scores, when, and how much my credit card got charged. So since I got charged and did everything else right, they must be at CSDCAS, just not connected to my account?? Has this happened to anyone before, where the schools make an exception because everything else is in and technically my scores were delivered to CSDCAS?? I can't imagine all of this money and time being wasted over a simple electronic error. If anyone has any insight please let me know!!!
  11. Hi everyone, I have a somewhat specific question and I'm hoping someone can help! I'm doing my post-bacc and planned on going to school full-time this quarter, but for financial reasons, I am taking two classes (instead of the four I listed as planned on CSDCAS transcripts). I'd like to update my planned coursework so my schools can see I'm taking the other two pre-reqs this summer instead, but it seems like I can't make changes to pre-requisite classes on CSDCAS since I've already submitted applications. When I try to delete the pre-reqs from my Winter 2018 quarter to add to Summer 2018 I get the following message: "This course fulfills a prerequisite and cannot be deleted. To delete the course, you must first remove it from the prerequisite list." Am I missing something? Should I just leave my planned coursework as is? Thank you! Mel
  12. I'm freaking out because I had a friend tell me that CSDCAS takes four weeks to "process" applications therefore you NEED to have all apps due 4 weeks BEFORE the deadline. I knew it was always smart to turn in applications early but I do not understand this. If this is true, why would they write the deadline as say for example, December 15, when in actuality this means it's all due November 15th? Also was does it mean that an application has to be "processed"? Does this also mean that when asking professors for LORs we should give them the 4 week prior deadline? I just need some clarification on what exactly is a deadline now...
  13. Hey everyone! I'm finishing up with my CSDCAS application, but had a few quick questions about the transcript entry. First of all, if I have a class that's listed on my transcript as withdrew (but not due to failing, just because I decided I didn't want to take the class), what would I list it as under grade? I wrote W (withdrew), which is what is written on the transcript. I tried looking it up but only saw WF, which would mean withdrawn fail, which I obviously don't want to put. Also, would I write this as 0.00 credits? Since I didn't earn anything? Also, I do have a course that I failed, which I included. But I retook the course and ended up getting an A. I saw somewhere on the CSDCAS faqs that the first course that I failed I should indicate as 0.00 under credits. Is that right? It also says I need to record the second time around as a "repeat" but I don't see that as an option. How do I indicate it's a repeated course? Thanks for all of your help! I'm also not against calling CSDCAS and seeing what they say, but I just thought if anyone knew the answers on here it would be easier
  14. I am worried sick... I just submitted a few applications through CSDCAS and I thought I had all of my materials sent in (GRE, official transcript from my main university, letters of rec) but because I entered grades for a community college I am attending at the moment, I am also required to send in that transcript (I did not realize until after submitting). The college only sends transcripts through mail and because it is the holidays, I fear my request will not be processed any time soon. In the confirmation email, CSDCAS requires all "required transcripts" to be submitted before my application can be considered complete. Verification can take up to four weeks, in which case I would be missing the deadline by a lot. Does this mean that my application has a low or zero chance of even getting considered? If so, does it count as a late submission?
  15. I understand that CSDCAS needs to verify your application and this can take up to four weeks to complete. However is it just transcripts that need to be sent in for CSDCAS to verify? Or do they need EVERYTHING including evaluations/letters of rec? What exactly does CSDCAS need in your account for them to move onto the verification process. I am especially wondering because I am nervous that my professors will not get in my evaluations four weeks prior to my application deadlines but I still want my application to get verified before the before the deadlines.
  16. Hello everyone! I am slightly freaking out because I waited to get my official transcripts sent to CSDCAS from my university. I have a graduate school app due tomorrow, and I submitted everything. My CSDCAS application needs to be verified. I am nervous that this will inhibit me from applying to grad schools and not having my application looked at. It said it'll take up to 4 weeks, and I was wondering if anyone had any experience with how fast this process takes and if it prevents me from meeting the application deadlines of specific graduate schools? Thanks for your input, I am nervous as to what'll happen since many of my schools have January deadlines and this is not at 4 weeks maximum from sending my transcripts in.
  17. I have been researching these and can't seem to find definitive answers. If anyone has some insight, it would be greatly appreciated!
  18. I was wondering if anyone knows of SLP Masters programs that only use CSDCAS as part of their applications (no online school-specific applications or supplemental fees). This is because I have been considering adding a few schools to my list to increase my chances and if they are only on CSDCAS that would make my life super easy because my CSDCAS is pretty much filled out and I would not have too many extra fees. Thanks!
  19. I'm just curious about how long the verification process took for others based on the time period they sent their first application. I know that it's on a first come first serve basis so it probably takes longer for CSDCAS to verify later in the application cycle I am planning to submit my first application in around 11/19. For those who remember, when did you turn in your first application and how long after was it verified?
  20. Hi everybody, I'm back from my long hiatus and am doing exactly what I did last year: starting the new thread for new applicants right before CSDCAS opens. Hopefully by 2018 I'll have gotten in and won't be here doing this anymore, lol. This thread is for everyone applying for 2017. That includes spring, summer, and fall applicants from any and all countries! Are you guys ready for this round? Who else is applying again that didn't get in before? How's life? etc.
  21. Hi guys, So I know that CSDCAS takes all grades and puts them into one cumulative GPA (including professional schools which makes no sense). However, my first choice grad program uses CSDCAS and also requires transcripts to be sent directly to them and another application filled out for their university. They specifically state that they don't require all transcripts, only those from undergraduate institutions. So, does anyone know if in that situation they are only going to look at GPAs from the transcripts I send instead of just CSDCAS? My GPA for professional school was very low and even though it has nothing to do with speech and doesn't include any transferrable credits or undergrad credits, it will still be counted into my overall. Let me know if you have any info on this! Thanks!!
  22. I do not mean to make this post long-winded but I do want to take a minute to verbally articulate my experience going through the Audiology admissions process for Fall of 2017. I applied to 10 schools altogether, 5 through the CSDCAS system and 5 through individual university application portals. As for background, I attend a competitively ranked research institution and will end with a 3.3 GPA while scoring +315 on the GRE. My undergraduate education is in neurobiological/ cognitive sciences and I have plenty of relevant research and shadowing experience. I quickly found through this application process a marked difference in the professional layout and user-friendly navigation of the CSDCAS system as opposed to the plethora of differing and somewhat confusing formats utilized by the universities that do not use CSDCAS. Through the CSDCAS system, I felt my application was a better representation of myself as a student and future professional with details added for conferences, awards, work experience, etc. that did not necessarily show up in the other applications I completed using other application systems. Additionally, CSDCAS's thourough process of application verification, although can seem cumbersome at times, gives a underratedly vitale manner in which to ensure the appropriate programs have received all necessary and supplementary materials. Personally, I Had issues with programs telling me that they had received certain documents when in actuality they had not or vice versa with the non-CSDCAS universities. To this end I have had a much more positive experience through CSDCAS and it showed come my acceptance/ rejection letters. Of the 5 schools I applied to outside of the CSDCAS system I was rejected by 4 outright (one did not even let me into the graduate school) and was waitlisted by the other program. Also, the schools I applied to that were non-CSDCAS were significantly worse ranking wise and accepted a higher percentage of applicants comparatively. On the other hand, however, through the applications I submitted via CSDCAS I was accepted to 4 and waitlisted by 1 program. My point being that when considering where to apply and attend Audiology school obviously a slew of credentials come to mind, I just hope that future professionals will take advantage of a more holistic application route that, at least in my case, ended with significantly better results.
  23. Hi everyone! I can't find a forum for this, but wanted to know what to do/ if anyone else has gone through this. My undergrad GPA is above a 3.5; however, CSDCAS calculated my undergraduate GPA to be 3.45..... does anyone know if schools base their decisions off of this or my actual transcript? I'm freaking out because the 3.5 cut off is critical and they just put me under it. I'm calling them tomorrow, but am unsure as to if this happens to everyone or not.
  24. (Hopefully this thread will help people in the future applying with CSDCAS since it is so confusing and poorly instructed) Is anybody else completely fed up with CSDCAS?! My first application is due 1/15 and my official transcripts have not all been received (still waiting on one more), but otherwise I had the green checkmark to submit and pay. I already paid the extra $30 to submit he application thru the schools own website (What's the point of a common app if we still have to fill out the schools one with all the same info?!?!?!?!??!). But when I went to pay it said that things such as evaultions/recommendations and transcripts would be locked up. I'm just confused on whether or not my things all need to be received and verified before my application can be put through. CSDCAS is so vague and even looking through the help files makes me more confused.
  25. Hi all, I am fortunate to have five good references submitting to CSDCAS. I decided to go above the minimum of 3 mostly because there are different requirements for each of my programs (both in # of references needed and the general vibe of the program, some placing more emphasis on experience over academia). I also did this because each one can comment on different parts of my personality, academic, and work experience within different settings. Three are professors that knew me well and the other two are field related managers/supervisors. (I'm an out-of-field applicant academically, but not in work experience.) Anyways that's the background, but does anyone know how the evaluations will be sent to each program? I'm thinking it could be one of two options: -Alphabetical -Order they were received Also, does CSDCAS only send 3 total evaluations if a program requires 3 only, or will it send all 5 even if the program only requires 3? Finally, has anyone experienced or know of downsides to sending more than the required number of evaluations to a program? I wish CSDCAS could let me customize by selecting how many and which letters get sent to what etc. Hoping to get whatever input you guys have. Thank you in advance!
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