Online Post-Bachelor Degree: Apply

All students are responsible to know the departmental Online Degree Policies.

GPA Requirements

A strong grade point average (GPA) is very important for students pursuing a degree in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education (COMDDE) from Utah State University.  A minimum 3.0 GPA is required by COMDDE  for continuation in the 2nd bachelor's degree program. 

While a 3.0 GPA gains a student acceptance into a bachelor degree program, many graduate programs across the country, including USU, accept students with higher GPAs. The average GPA of students who have been accepted into graduate school in our department during  the last 5 years is approximately 3.75 – 3.8, calculated using the last 60 credits completed.  Students with lower GPAs may have difficulty being accepted into graduate school programs. 

Students hoping to be accepted into communicative disorders graduate programs should carefully and honestly evaluate their potential for excelling in their coursework and maintaining a high GPA based on their previous academic performance, their current load of additional responsibilities outside the educational arena, and their motivation.  For further discussion students should work closely with their academic advisors.  

Those students seeking a post-bachelor's degree should do the following:

  1. Potential Student Information
    Please fill out the COMD Information Form and indicate whether you are a degree seeking or non-degree seeking student. The form allows the department to gather your personal information and educational background. (Once you have submitted the form, please proceed to Step 2. The department will not contact you at this point.)

  2. Apply to the University

    Application Tips:
    • Apply for an UNDERGRADUATE degree since this is not a graduate program.
    • Apply as a Transfer Student if you have not earned your first bachelor's degree through USU. If asked about which degree you are planning to take please choose "Earn a Second Bachelor's Degree."
    • Select "Bachelor of Science" (B.S.) for degree type.
    • Apply for an UNDERGRADUATE degree since this is not a graduate program.
    • Apply as a Transfer Student if you have not earned your first bachelor's degree through USU. If asked about which degree you are planning to take please choose "Earn a Second Bachelor's Degree."
    • Plan to earn the Bachelor of Science degree in this program (B.S.)
    • Have a completed bachelor's degree from an accredited United States or Canadian university.
    • Have a 3.0 GPA from the first bachelor's degree. This is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. However, if the GPA is below 3.0, students will still be considered for admission. All students should make note of the undergraduate GPA policy.
    • Be proficient in the use of English. International students' proficiency is determined by a minimum TOEFL score of 500 on at the manual (paper/pencil) test, 173 on the computerized test, 61 on the IBT (Internet-based TOEFL), a minimum IELTS score of 5.0, a Michigan test score of 80, or by passing level 4 (advanced level) of the Intensive English Program at Utah State University.

    The deadlines for applying to Utah State University's COMDDE Post-Bachelor's program are listed below. If applicants do not apply for admission prior to the deadline they should apply to begin the following semester. (Applications must be started by the dates below, but prospective students may later add to the application once it has been started.)
    Semester Deadline  
    Summer April 1
    Fall June 1
    Spring October 1

    To begin the university application process click here []

  3. Wait for Admittance to USU
    Once you are formally admitted to USU, you will receive a confirmation from the University by mail. If you would like to check the status of your admission application at any time, contact the Admissions Office. Remember that it takes 6 - 8 weeks to process your application, so apply early. If you are not admitted by the deadline, you will not be able to register for classes for that semester, and your application will be processed for the following semester's admission.


When your application for admission has been completely processed and approved by USU, you will be able to register for classes according to the dates listed here.

Semester Date Registration Begins
Summer April 8
Fall April 15
Spring November 18
See Registration Calendar.

Click here to see our recommended course sequence and textbook information.

Please closely follow the registration instructions below.

  1. Go to the Distance Education Course Finder at
  2. If you have not previously registered for classes at this site, please enter your zip code
  3. Select a semester
  4. Select "Comm. Disorders & Deaf Education" in the "subject" box and click "search"
  5. Find the courses you would like and write down their CRN numbers (right column)
  6. Then go to and select "Login to Access (Banner)"
  7. Enter your A number and password
  8. Click on "Student" tab
  9. Select "Registration"
  10. Select "Add or Drop Classes"
  11. Select the semester
  12. Go down to "Add Classes Worksheet" and enter the CRNs for the courses you would like to take in the boxes
  13. Click "Submit Changes"
  14. You will then see the courses you have registered for in the middle of the screen and payment information at the top.

To make sure you are registered:

  1. Click on Login to Access (Banner):
  2. Log in using "A" number and password
  3. Click on "Student" tab
  4. Click on "Registration"
  5. Click on "Active Registrations" (this will show class name, CRN, when you registered, and instructor name)

NOTE: Classes will not show up in Canvas until the first day of the semester.

On the first day of class, log in to to begin your courses.
Call 435.797.HELP (4357) or 1.877.878.8325 if you have questions about logging in to Canvas.

Click here to view USU's Academic Calendar