Q: How do my GRE scores affect my chances for admission?
A: The GRE scores are one component of the application review process. Information about
minimum or average GRE scores is not available.
Q: What is the average GRE score?
A: The CDS department does not give out information regarding average GRE or GPA scores .
Q: Why do my GRE scores not appear on my application?
A: GRE scores are not self reported, rather loaded electronically by the Graduate Studies
Office. Your test scores will appear on a submitted application (scores will not appear on unsubmitted applications). Scores will be loaded every friday starting in January and ending on February 18th.
For example; if you submit your application on Tuesday, Jan 17th, your scores will
appear on Friday, Jan 20th after 5pm.
Q: What if I do not meet some of the requirements for the program?
A: You need to speak with the SLP Program Coordinator, Dr. Kim Tillery (Kim.Tillery@fredonia.edu)
to discuss any options. Students will not be admitted to take graduate level Speech
courses as a non-degree student.
Q: How do I know when application materials have been received?
A: Any document that is received by the Grad Studies Office will be reflected on the
online application as either "Received Official" or "Received Not Official". Updates
to applications are made daily.
Q: Should I send my application materials to the Communication Disorders & Sciences
A: No, ALL materials must be sent directly to the Graduate Studies Office.
Q: What does my recommendation letter mean when it says "Received Not Official"?
A: If a recommendation letter is listed as "Received Not Official", either the recommendation
form was not completed, or a written narrative letter was not submitted. You will
receive an email explaining what portion is missing.
Q: I submitted an official transcript from my school, why does it say "Received Not
A: A transcript is considered "official" if a) all coursework has been completed, and
the transcript came directly from the University, or b) a degree has been conferred,
and the transcript came directly from the University.
Q: Where can I find my decision letter on my online application?
A: Once you receive an email, and log in to your application, you will see the link
"Your application decision is now available online". Click on that link to view your
Q: I've been put on the wait list, can I add materials to my application?
A: No, additional materials will not be accepted after the February 1 deadline.
Q: Can you tell me where I am on the wait list?
A: Absolutely no information about the wait list will be given out, see below.
Q: I'm still on the wait list, why haven't I heard anything about my application?
A: After the enrollment deadline for accepted students, individual spots will be filled. I
will send updates by email until the cohort has been filled and the cycle has ended.