Information for New Graduate Students

The information listed on this page will assist newly admitted graduate students in completing their program of study in a timely manner.


For Questions About...NamePhoneEmail
  • Your academic program of study
  • Prerequisite courses
  • Transfer credit
Your Advisor  
  • Graduate orientation
Kim McCullough828-262-6063
  • Clinical assignments
  • Practicum options
  • Clinical clock hours
  • Clinical internships
  • Graduate assistantships
  • Status of your student academic file
Angie Jones828-262-7182


Approximate Time FrameEvent/ActivityWhat You Need to Do
Mid to Late March (Fall Admissions)Notification of AdmissionRespond in writing by logging into the online application system to accept or decline your offer of admission. If you accept our offer of admission, send an email to the administrative assistant with a list of courses in which you are currently enrolled.
Late AprilAcademic Schedule Planning 

You may be contacted by your advisor for clarification on coursework you have already taken or your preferences about electives. You will receive information in the mail from the Registrars Office about registration and information from the Department about courses for which you should register.

Early AugustEarly RegistrationIf the Graduate School has received your official transcripts (official notification that your undergraduate degree is complete), you may register during early registration. Otherwise, you can register during the registration period in August. Don't worry, all your classes have space reserved for you. For help with registration, a registration tutorial is available: Registration Tutorial
Days Prior to the Beginning of the TermOrientationThe Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders conducts its own mandatory orientation session during the two days prior to the start of term (you will receive a letter notifying you of the dates/times/location for the orientation).
AugustRegistration Be sure to register for the courses specifically identified by your advisor. For help with registration, a registration tutorial is available: Registration Tutorial