Applying to the major

When to Apply:

Undergraduate (For students applying to upper-division portion of major)
Degree Program Application Opens Deadline for Receipt of All Application Materials
Online BHS Program November 1st June 1st
  • You must apply for admission during the fall semester in which you reach 60 or more semester credit hours (i.e., junior status).
  • Students who are seeking to enter the major must submit applications between November 1stand June 1stApplications will not be accepted after the deadline.


  • Minimum GPA Requirement
    • To be considered for admission to the major, you must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 or higher at the time of application. Although 2.7 is the minimum GPA, be advised that our department receives many applications for admission to the major, and the typical cumulative GPA for students who are admitted to the major is 3.50 or above.
  • Required Critical Tracking Courses

To be considered for admission to the major, you must successfully complete the following critical tracking courses:


General Psychology PSY 2012
Additional Psychology DEP 3053, PSB 3002, or EXP 3604
General Biology BSC 1005, BSC 1010, BSC 2005, or BSC 2010
Additional Biology APK 2105C (strongly recommended)
Statistics STA 2023
Communications COM 1000, SPC 2608, or SPC 2300
Physical Science PHY 2020 or CHM 1030


Application Process for Distance Learning BHS program (Your application packet should include the following materials)


If you have or will have completed an Associate of Arts degree (or the equivalent) and critical tracking courses by the term of enrollment, application to the BHS-CMS program is a two-step process. Both steps must be completed for your application to be evaluated.

    • STEP 1:Complete the UF Online Admissions Application
      • Before completing this application, you should first check to see if you meet the minimum UF transfer admissions requirements.)
      • You will need to create an account or log in using your email address. Then, you should complete all sections on the online application.
        • First time applicants will require about 30 minutes to complete your application. You can save your application and come back. It will be handy to have your high school and previous college information available.
      • Be sure to select “Communication Sciences and Disorders” as your major in the Program of Study section and the Fall 2019 term.
        • If you have not already completed the prerequisite course requirements, make sure to complete the “Courses in Progress.” section.
      • There is a non-refundable Application fee of $37 of which $30 is the non-refundable application fee and $7 is a processing fee. The payment must be made online during the application submission process.
      • Send official transcripts from high school and all post-secondary schools attended to the UF Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 114000, Gainesville, FL 32611. Note: We accept electronic transcripts from EScript-Safe, Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse and FASTER.
      • Please make note of your UFID assigned during the application process as you will need it for Step 2. If you do not know your UFID, contact the UF Help Desk for assistance.
        • You will receive an email with login instructions on how to check your application status 24-48 hours after your application is submitted.
    • STEP 2: After submitting your application to the UF Office of Admission, then you should complete our Department application.
      • In our Department application, we will ask you to submit a copy of your academic transcripts by uploading them to the application. (So, you will submit an official copy of your transcripts to the UF Office of Admissions and upload a second copy of your transcripts to our Department application.)
      • We recommend that you Check Your Application Status Here The Office of Admissions will post information here to let you know if you are missing any piece of your application including transcripts or other documents.