To apply for the Sign Language Interpreting Program:
Please send a copy of your unofficial transcript to either Elizabeth Morgan, Steven Stubbs or Alan Wilding and an email stating your interest. Qualified applicants will be contacted and given further instructions via email.
Their contact information is found here.
You must have completed three semesters of ASL or the equivalent to apply for the program.
Applications typically open the first day of February. Applications received by April 1st are given priority consideration. We accept one cohort per academic year to begin classes in the Fall. Each cohort is between 12-15 students.
Applicants for the Sign Language Interpreting program are encouraged to have:
- Completed at least 45 credits
- Taken the following program prerequisite courses:
- CSD 1126 Deaf Studies
- CSD 2205 Intro. to Professions in the Communication Sciences
- CSD 2249 Fingerspelling & Numbers
- CSD 2250 Signing Seminar (basically an Intro. to Interpreting class)
- CSD 2256 Deaf Culture and Community or an equivalent.
Applications are reviewed on a competitive basis. We consider the following factors: GPA, grades received in ASL I-IV and prerequisite courses, recommendations from instructors of ASL classes and performance on the SLI Program Applicant Assessment.
Applicants may also be required to submit results from an external interactive interview of their sign language skills. Any fees assessed for this interview would be paid directly to the external evaluation entity.