Graduate Admission

CSDCAS Information

Basic Information

If applying for our Communication Disorders program, you may fill out either the Emerson Application or the CSDCAS online application or the Emerson Application. Emerson’s admission committee has no preference for either application over the other. You do not need to fill out both. You can view additional information about the CSDCAS process.

The Emerson College application will reach our application system more quickly, as we process all your documents here on campus. Once we receive all your credentials, your application will be sent to the admission committee.

The CSDCAS application, like any common application, can be convenient if you are applying to many schools. You only need to fill it out once, and you will send one set of your credentials directly to CSDCAS.

Once we receive all your credentials from CSDCAS, your application will be sent to the admission committee.

CSDCAS Delays, Deadlines, and Details

When you apply via the CSDCAS application, there may be a delay in processing your application here at Emerson as we wait for your CSDCAS application to reach Verified status before we enter it into our system. During the busiest times of the year, this may take a few weeks.

However, as long as you submit your application to CSDCAS prior to the application deadline, it will be considered in good standing. We understand it may take some time for CSDCAS to continue the processing on their end.

Once we receive your verified CSDCAS application, you will receive an email that confirms the receipt of your application and invites you to set up an account in the Emerson College Application Portal.

Some important details to note:

  1. CSDCAS Student Customer Service information:
    Customer Service is available Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM EST
    Phone – 617-612-2030
  2. CSDCAS Applicant Portal Link officially open on August 2, 2016.
  3. CSDCAS Address
    All official transcripts MUST be sent to CSDCAS at the address below:
    CSDCAS Verification Department
    P.O. Box 9113
    Watertown, MA  02471
  4. CSDCAS Application Deadline: January 15, 2017
    If an applicant does not submit their online application prior to the posted deadline, they will no longer be able to apply to the program. It is the applicant’s responsibility to meet the deadline requirements.
  5. CSDCAS GRE Code: 7447

Additional Application Materials

CSDCAS requires both transcripts and test scores. Please send Emerson your test scores also. We do not need your transcripts. Once you are accepted into the Communication Disorders program, we will need a copy of your official transcripts.


There is no separate application for fellowships. Both CSDCAS and Emerson College applicants are considered for fellowships at the time of application review.

Admission Decisions

You will not hear about the admission committee’s decision through CSDCAS. You will receive a letter and additional information through the Emerson College Application Portal.