Consider who your recommenders will be. Contact them sooner than later to inform them of your deadlines.
Create a personal email account (gmail, yahoo, etc.) that includes some part of your name, not firstname.lastname@example.org
Gather unofficial transcripts from EVERY institution that you have taken coursework from (even if only 1 course was taken there). This includes study abroad transcripts. This will also aid you in filling out the coursework portion of the CSDCAS application.
Compose your personal essay in a word processor. Think about topics such as “Why am I interested in becoming an audiologist or speech-language pathologist? What do I hope to accomplish as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist? How have my life experiences shaped my decision? Why have I chosen UNC-Chapel Hill as a preferred school? What related experiences have I had?”
(Please note that CSDCAS has a character limit of 5500 characters, including spacing, line breaks, etc. It has been found that Notepad’s character count is more reflective of CSDCAS’ than the system employed by Microsoft Word.)