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How to apply to UW-Eau Claire and register to take CSD Post-Baccalaureate online courses

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Things to know before you begin:

  • This program is part-time. Students may enroll in no more than two classes each semester.
  • These are undergraduate-level courses, so you will need to apply for admission to UW-Eau Claire as an undergraduate student.
  • Once admitted, you will need to follow the process to Request Permission to Register. Departmental permission is required for each course. It is the student’s responsibility to request permissions early enough to be able to register before courses close.
  • If you intend to register for only one or two courses, you will not have priority registration, and you will not be informed whether you will be able to register for the course until one or two weeks before the course is scheduled to begin.
  • There is no guarantee of admission to a UW-Eau Claire graduate program after completion of your undergraduate coursework.

Application options:

Option A: Applying as a Post-Baccalaureate/Second Degree

Notes on post-baccalaureate/second degree admission status:

  • Select this option if you intend to take all or most of the online post-baccalaureate courses.
  • Admitted in degree-seeking status, with the option to earn a second baccalaureate degree. In some states, the second degree may help you qualify to work as an SLP Assistant.
  • Eligible to apply for financial aid if enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits each semester (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • As an online second degree/post-baccalaureate student at UW-Eau Claire, you’ll get to know UW-Eau Claire instructors and they will know your academic strengths and potential for success. Strong letters of recommendation from your professors are essential for admission to our graduate program.
  • A chance to start over. Some of our graduate students graduated from college 5, 10, 15, or more years ago. Starting a second degree/post-baccalaureate program starts a new GPA. Admissions committees will still look at all of your GPAs, but a contrast in academic performance may demonstrate that you are ready for the challenge.
  • Post-baccalaureate/ second-degree students are assigned a faculty advisor just like all other UW-Eau Claire students who take classes on campus.
  • You'll receive permission to register early during the registration period.

Option B: Applying as a Special (non-degree seeking) Undergraduate Student

Notes on special student admission status:

  • Departmental permission to register for specific CSD Post-baccalaureate courses is given first to UW-Eau Claire graduate students, then to our post-baccalaureate students. Permissions for special students to register are given the lowest priority.
  • Classes frequently fill before requests for permission are considered.
  • Not eligible for financial aid
  • No advising provided
  • Not required to submit official transcripts from previous schools
  • No application fee required
  • No registration deposit required 

How to apply for admission as a Post-Baccalaureate/Second Undergraduate Degree Student

  1. Go to https://apply.wisconsin.edu.
  2. If you have never attended a University of Wisconsin school, follow the instructions to create your account.
  3. Select: UW-Eau Claire from the list of Wisconsin institutions, then provide all information requested.
    • Reason for Applying: “Undergraduate degree or certification at the Undergraduate level“
    • Applying As: Select “Transfer” if you have never attended UW-Eau Claire, OR "Re-Entry" if you were never enrolled in UW-Eau Claire in the past
    • Intended Major or Field of Study:  “Communication Sciences and Disorders”
    • College: Education and Human Sciences
  • After submitting your application you will receive additional information regarding payment of the required application fee, and submitting official transcripts from each college and university you have attended.
  • Watch for an email within a day or two from UW-Eau Claire with your UW-Eau Claire username and Campus ID (Different from your application username and password). Be sure to check your Junk mail/SPAM if not in your Inbox. Follow directions to activate your UW-Eau Claire student account.
  • Pay a one-time $100 registration deposit. Matriculation (eligibility to request permission and register) will not be processed until this payment is received and posted. View payment instructions before registering.
  • For the Fall term, the priority deadline is March 1 and we continue to accept applications until mid-August.
  • For the Summer term, we accept applications until the last week in May.  No priority deadline.
  • For the Spring term, the priority deadline is November 1 and we continue to accept applications until mid-January. 

How to Apply for Admission as a Special/Non-degree Student

  • Go to https://apply.wisconsin.edu.
  • If you have never attended a University of Wisconsin school, follow the instructions to create your account.
  • Select: UW-Eau Claire from the list of Wisconsin institutions, then provide all information requested.
    • Reason for Applying: “Special Student at the undergraduate level“
    • Applying As: Select “Special Student (non-degree seeking)"
    • College: Education and Human Sciences
  • After one business day, watch for an email from UW-Eau Claire with your UW-Eau Claire username and Campus ID (Different from your application username and password). Be sure to check your Junk mail/SPAM. You will be directed to activate your UW-Eau Claire student account.

How to Request Permission to Register for CSD Online Courses

Each course offered online through our program requires departmental permission. For permissions, submit this electronic form.

Note: To open the form, you’ll need to have been admitted and made eligible to register (matriculated) at UW-Eau Claire. New Post-baccalaureate students must submit all transcripts and pay the $100 registration deposit before being matriculated.

Permission forms submitted before the following dates will not be considered: 

  • Submit requests for registration permission for summer classes no earlier than February 1st
  • Submit requests for registration permission for fall classes no earlier than April 1st
  • Submit requests for registration permission for spring classes no earlier than November 1st

Permissions decisions are considered based on the following first-come-first-served order of priority:

  • Priority 1: UW-Eau Claire graduate students who need to complete certain undergraduate courses.
  • Priority 2: Students currently enrolled at UW-Eau Claire as Post-baccalaureate students
  • Priority 3: Newly admitted post-baccalaureate students registering for their first semester in the program.
  • Priority 4: Special/Non-degree students if space remains.

Permission to Register is determined by the CSD Department. You will be notified when permission has been entered into the CampS registration system.

Please do not submit your form more than once. If you have questions, please contact the Communication Sciences and Disorders Second Degree Program

Additional information: 

Online Program Applicants: State of Residency

Wisconsin is a SARA state (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement) and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is a SARA-approved institution. "The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state." (http://nc-sara.org/) Although CA and MA are not SARA-approved states at this time, UW-Eau Claire may currently accept students from these states as well.

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