Admission to NOAC can be through either The University of Akron or Kent State University. Please apply to only ONE of the two institutions through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) (applying to both will result in an additional $50 fee). 

Deadline for Admissions is January 15.  

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher (four-point scale)
  • At least three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement of purpose as to why the applicant wishes to become an audiologist
  • Interview (in person at Visitation Day, or by Skype, video, phone call, etc.)

To Apply To The University of Akron

You will need to complete an application through both CSDCAS AND to The University of Akron's Graduate School.

The CSDCAS Application

The site can be accessed at: 

  • CSDCAS Application Portal
  • must be completed by January 15
  • GRE scores (University of Akron Code for CSDCAS: 1722)
    • The TOEFL code for CSDCAS is C122

Submit updates as they become available (GRE scores, transcripts, etc.) to the CSDCAS portal.

Students must also submit an application to The University of Akron’s Graduate School.

This portion of the procedure requires an application and a fee, and must be submitted through the University's application system. NO supplemental documents are required here. The University of Akron’s Graduate School can be accessed at the Apply Yourself Link listed below.

NOAC Visitation Day

We will be having a NOAC Visitation day for select applicants on Friday, February 8, 2019. During the visit, applicants will have the opportunity to meet and talk with NOAC faculty and students.

The day will begin at 8:00 am at Kent State University in the Center for Performing Arts. After tours of the facility and a chance to talk with faculty, a bus will transport everyone to The University of Akron. Lunch will be provided along with tours and a chance to meet with faculty and students. The bus will then take us to the Cleveland Clinic. After tours, the bus will return to Kent State at about 5:00 pm.

All applicants will receive an e-mail invitation to the NOAC Visitation Day.  When you receive the email from the NOAC coordinator (approximately 2 weeks before the event), please follow its instructions regarding reservations.