Welcome! We are pleased that you are applying for admission to the AuD program. Admission to the program is competitive and students are selected on the basis of their academic preparation, ability, and program fit. Since admission to the AuD program is very competitive only a small percentage of applicants will be invited for an on site interview.
International applicants have additional application material requirements.
The School of Medicine relies mainly on email to communicate with all applicants. Therefore, please include a current email address (that contains your identifiable name) in your application and be sure to promptly respond to all correspondence.
Required Application Materials
Required materials for all applicants include:
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- Application fee (non-refundable $85)
- Transcripts (complete, not selected courses)
- One unofficial transcript from each university attended must be uploaded within the application. Please do not mail transcripts as part of your admission application; we only accept unofficial uploads for application evaluation. If you are offered admission, one official transcript for each university attended will be required prior to the first day of the term.
- Current letters of recommendation
- The email address of three recommenders will be required within the application for electronic submission.
- Standardized test scores
- (GRE, GMAT, etc.; no more than 5 years old.)
- Statement of purpose
- Supplemental information (any additional information or materials required by the program; must be uploaded within the application unless specified otherwise by your academic program.)
- TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than 2 years old)
- Financial Certificate (U.S. Immigration requirement for entry into the United States)
- A completed, unofficial copy of the Financial Certificate form must be uploaded in the online application.
Once we have received all required application materials and fees, the review and evaluation of your application will begin. While the recommendations and test scores will likely arrive at School of Medicine at different times, it is your responsibility to make sure the online application is submitted and paid prior to the program's posted deadline.
Minimum Graduate Admission Requirements
The minimum requirements for admission to a graduate program are:
- a bachelor's degree (based on a four-year curriculum) completed before graduate study begins or its international equivalent with an accredited institution
- an average grade of B (cumulative GPA 3.0) or better
Along with these minimal requirements, admission decisions are based on a number of factors, including academic degrees and record, written statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, test scores, and relevant work and research experience. All admission recommendations are made by each individual program or department.
Applications for admission to the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine are submitted via the online admission application. All required materials listed above should be submitted according to the instructions provided. Your application will not be reviewed until the application is submitted and the application fee is received. By submitting an application to UNC-Chapel Hill, consent is granted to university staff to obtain any additional or missing information as needed, including campus safety information.
Please be aware that each program has a specific application deadline. Most programs admit students for the fall semester only, however a few programs allow spring or summer session admissions. Please see the listing of graduate programs and their application deadlines for accepted terms of entry.
Each offered admission is specific for the term stated in the admission letter. If you do not register for classes or complete your first semester, you must apply again in a subsequent semester. Contact your intended program for questions about deferrals of admission offers.
Completed applications and application fees (non-refundable) must be submitted before the program's application deadline. Applications will not be accepted for review or consideration after the posted graduate program deadline has passed. International applicants should apply early in order to allow sufficient time for financial and visa document preparation. The Graduate School recommends that international applicants submit a complete application no later than December 1.
A non-refundable $85 application fee is required for each program to which you apply.
Applicants can pay their application fee one of three ways:
- Credit/Debit card (Visa/MasterCard). For security purposes, the credit card address manually inserted during the final payment process must exactly match the credit card billing address for a successful transaction.
- Mail a check or money order. Mail-in payments are restricted to a check (in U.S. funds) that contains the pre-printed electronic routing numbers or an international money-order. All payments should be made payable to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and mailed directly to :
321 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC. 27599-7120
Attn: Gabrielle Jones
- Your submission must be postmarked no later than your application deadline date or it will be returned. Your application will not be processed until we receive your payment.
- Upload a fee waiver request (for approved waivers only). There are several categories of applicants who may qualify for an application fee waiver. Please see Information on Application Fee Waiver requests.
Applications that arrive without the required application fee will remain on file, unprocessed, pending receipt of the application fee. If someone is paying the application fee for you, please ensure they include your payment voucher as well.
Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary education (including community colleges, summer sessions and extension programs) are required to be uploaded in the application. You should obtain a copy of your unofficial transcript version (obtained from a student account) since “official” transcripts do not scan well.
These unofficial transcripts must be complete (not select courses), include grades, be issued in the original language and be accompanied by certified English translations when applicable. Transfer credit posted on the transcript of other institutions is not accepted in lieu of transcripts from the institution attended. You may upload unofficial transcripts before mid-year grades are posted.
You should follow the instructions in the application for uploading unofficial transcripts, including:
- Applicants should either upload the document directly if it is in an accepted format or scan each unofficial transcript into a file that can be uploaded as part of the application.
- Transcripts should be scanned using the gray scale option for clarity.
- Applicants are responsible for reviewing the uploaded transcripts for legibility. If you cannot read the file clearly, please try another scanner or different settings and upload again.
- A transcript from each institution is always required.
Please do not mail paper transcripts as part of your admission application; we only accept unofficial uploads for application evaluation. If you are offered admission, one official transcript for each university attended will be required prior to the first day of the term. Instructions for how to submit official transcripts will be included in the admission offer letter.
Transcripts will not be kept on file in The School of Medicine for admitted students who did not accept their admission offer from a previous admissions cycle or enroll at UNC-Chapel Hill.
A note on foreign degrees:
As part of the transcript submission, degree credentials are also reviewed. Assessment of a foreign degree, including those conferred from institutions participating in the Bologna Accord, is based upon the characteristics of a national system of education, the type of institution attended, its accreditation and the level of studies completed. The following guidelines indicate the level of study expected of international applicants prior to graduate enrollment:
- British patterned education — bachelor's degree with honours
- French patterned education — degree of diplôme requiring four years of post baccalauréat study
- Germany — university Diplom preferred. Applicants with very strong academic records may be considered if they have completed the Staatsexamen, or at least one year of full-time study beyond the Vorprüfung, Zwischenprüfung or Vordiplom.
- Other European Countries — university degree requiring a minimum of four years of study
- Canada — three year bachelor's degree from Québec; four-year bachelor's degree from all other provinces
- Latin America — university degree requiring a minimum of four years of study
- India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal — bachelor's degree in engineering or medicine; master's degree in all other fields
- Philippines — five year bachelor's degree or four year bachelor's degree plus one year of graduate work
- Other Asian countries — university degree requiring a minimum of four years of study.
- Individuals with only 3-year degrees and others who do not meet the educational requirement for graduate admission are welcome to consider other admission options available at UNC admissions.
- Three current letters of recommendation from persons qualified to evaluate your academic and professional qualifications are required. You should solicit recommendations from individuals who are familiar with your academic achievement and who can address your potential for success in this particular academic setting. If you have been out of school for a number of years and are unable to contact former professors, letters from other individuals who can address your achievement and potential will be accepted. We advise against using generic letters of recommendation such as those provided by campus career planning and placement offices.
- The online application will prompt you to submit the names and email addresses for your three required recommenders. You are allowed to submit a total of six recommenders in the online system.
- Email invitations will be sent to recommenders once you select Save in the online application. You can also send reminder emails to your recommenders within the online application.
- Please note you will not be able to change recommenders once your application has been submitted, although you are still able to send reminder emails via the online system.
- UNC Graduate School Institution Code: #5816 (no department code)
- Official GRE General Test scores (or GMAT, MCAT, etc., if accepted by your intended program) are required for applicants to all programs except Studio Art, Dentistry (except Oral Biology and Orthodontics), and Dramatic Art.
- We recommend that you plan to take any required exams no later than October to allow time for scores to arrive in time for consideration for fall admission.
- Special note for the current admissions cycle: due to changes in the GRE General Test exam format, no scores will be reported between August 1 and mid-November. Consequently, students who need a GRE score before mid-November (applicants for spring semester admission) must take the exam before August 1.
Standardized Test Scores
Standardized test scores must be official and reported directly by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). They must be current and no more than five years old. Standardized test scores that are submitted to this institution are kept on file for only one year.
When you register for any tests, you should indicate the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School (institution #5816) as a score recipient. If you did not specify the UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate School as a score recipient at the time of taking the test, you must promptly ask ETS to send your scores to us (institution #5816). No departmental code is required.
While self-reported scores are useful for informal evaluation, the official report of your scores from ETS must arrive before final review and admission can be offered.
Applicants who already hold a research or professional doctorate degree may be exempted from the standardized test score requirement. This waiver request must come from the program to which you are applying. Applicants near completion of a doctoral degree may request an exemption based on the receipt of appropriate degree verification status from the university Registrar of the institution. If the degree or official verification is not received, the standardized scores will remain a requirement. Please contact your intended program to determine if they will support this exemption.
International applicants must also submit official TOEFL or IELTS standardized test scores.
Statement of Purpose
All graduate programs require a written statement to be uploaded within your application. The form and content requirements may vary by program so before applying, please read the information and instructions specific to your intended program. Your written statement is a critical component of your application for admission and can sometimes be the determining factor in approval of admittance or financial support. Therefore, your statement should reflect your professional goals, as well as familiarity with the program and faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill.
All graduate programs require a resume or CV to be uploaded within your application. Your resume/CV should provide information about your work and volunteer experiences, research, awards, recognitions, and activities pertinent to your proposed program of study.
- Campus Safety Information
- Applicants for admission will be asked several questions regarding criminal pleas, charges and convictions, academic suspensions, and military discharges. If additional information is needed, you may be asked to submit information for a criminal background check, including a nominal fee. You must describe violations of law in your home country and in any other country in which you have resided. The term “law” includes codes, legal rules and regulations, and other criminal-type statutes or violations of municipal, local, provincial, state, federal, national, commonwealth, and other governmental jurisdiction. Failure to provide complete, accurate, and truthful information will be grounds to deny or withdraw your admission, or to dismiss you after enrollment. The same actions will occur if you fail to notify the Admissions Office promptly in writing of such charges that occur at any time after you submit the application.
- Application Status
- Once we have received all required application materials and fees, the review and evaluation of your application will begin. You may monitor the status of your application checklist through the application website.
- For International Applicants only
- Together with the instructions above, international applicants should also submit two additional pieces of information with their application. The School of Medicine understands it is difficult and sometimes confusing to apply to universities in another country, and we will assist you in clarifying requirements whenever possible.
- TOEFL or IELTS Score
- All international applicants must submit acceptable, official TOEFL (reported directly from ETS.org) or IELTS (reported directly from IELTS.org) scores. We accept no other English Language tests.
- We recommend that you plan to take any required exams no later than October to allow time for scores to arrive in time for consideration for fall admission.
- Standardized test scores must be official and are reportable for a period of two years from the date of the exam. Exam results more than two years old cannot be considered. Standardized test scores that are submitted to this institution are kept on file for only one year.
- When you register for any tests, you should indicate the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine as a score recipient. If you did you must promptly ask to send your scores to us. While self-reported scores are useful for informal evaluation, the official report of your scores must arrive before final review and admission can be offered.
- The required minimum total score on the exams are:
- •The paper-based TOEFL exam = 550 with a minimum of 50 in each section.
- •The internet-based TOEFL exam = 79.
- •The IELTS exam = 7
- Some programs have their own minimal score requirements which are higher than those stated above, in which case these higher standards will be required.
- Exceptions to the English Standardized exams are available upon request for the three categories listed below:
- 1.applicants from countries where English is the SOLE OFFICIAL language of instruction. (Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada-except Québec, England, Ghana, Ireland, India, Jamaica, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Scotland, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad, Tobago, Uganda, and Wales)
- 2.applicants who have received or will receive a degree from an accredited university in the United States. (You must upload an unofficial transcript or verification of degree candidate status from that institution within the online admissions application. If you are offered admission, the official transcript must be received, or the English exam scores will be required to enroll.)
- 3.applicants who have received or will receive a degree from an accredited university where English is the SOLE language of instruction. (If you are a degree candidate in a university where English is the SOLE language of instruction, along with your request, you must submit an official verification from that university that English is the SOLE language of instruction along with your anticipated date of graduation. If the degree or an official verification is not received, the English exam scores will again be required.)
- If you believe you qualify for a waiver of the English standardized exam under one of these three categories, you must submit a request along with any required supporting material. Submit an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your desire to have the English standardized exam waived along with the category. If requesting a waiver under category 2 or 3, please attach any official verification letters to your email.
- All newly admitted international students are required to take an English Proficiency exam prior to enrolling for classes. Individuals who fail to achieve a passing score on this exam are required to register for a non-credit English course (ENGL 601) their first semester of enrollment. Failure to take the test and/or register for the required course will prevent future registrations.
- Financial Certificate
- As an international student applicant, you are required by United States federal regulations to certify that you have sufficient funds to pay for your expenses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for the entire length of your studies. Every international applicant seeking admission, including applicants who may receive teaching or research assistantships or other awards, must complete the Financial Certificate form.
- Submitting the Financial Certificate is accomplished in two steps:
- Step One: Download the unofficial Financial Certificate form, complete page one and steps one through six of the form, and then upload the form as part of your online admissions application. The Financial Certificate form must be uploaded prior to submitting your application. Do not include required attachments to the Financial Certificate in this upload.
- Step Two: An official, completed Financial Certificate and supporting materials must be mailed to The School of Medicine Admissions Office:
- ATTN: Audiology Admissions Office
321 S. Columbia Street
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7120
- The visa document will be issued only after this official certificate has been received with the requested financial documentation, approved by the International Student & Scholar Services office, and you have been offered admission.
- If available, include a copy of the identification page of the passport you will use to enter the U.S. to this financial certificate.
- A current ESTIMATE of minimum expenses for one academic year (September through May) is indicated on the certificate. Please note, however, that annual North Carolina State mandated tuition increases often occur just prior to registration.
- International applicants in need of financial aid may write to the Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, or review the IIE website.
- The University's Office of Scholarships and Student Aid can only fund students who are U.S. citizens, nationals, permanent residents with I-151 or I-551 Alien Registration Receipt Cards, permanent residents of the Northern Mariana Islands and the Trust Territory or the Pacific Islands, and other non-citizens who have Arrival-Departure Records (I-94) showing “refugee” or “adjustment applicant” or official grant of asylum in the United States. Students who meet these requirements should apply for financial assistance before March 1.
- Questions about the Financial Certificate?
- Information concerning visa, U.S. Immigration, or financial certificate matters can be obtained from our Office of International Student and Scholar Services:
- Phone: +1 (919) 962-5661
- Email: email@example.com