Statewide Universities That Accept ASL

Statewide Universities That Accept ASL in

Fulfillment of Foreign Language Requirements

 

List maintained by

Sherman Wilcox, Ph.D.

University of New Mexico

http://web.mac.com/swilcox/UNM/univlist.html

Last updated March 24, 2010

 

Later updated

August 2013

 

ALABAMA

 

ALASKA

University of Alaska (Fairbanks)

ARIZONA

Arizona State University

University of Arizona

 

ARKANSAS

University of Arkansas (Little Rock)

 

CALIFORNIA

Cabrillo College

California State University (CSU) Fresno

CSU Hayward

CSU Monterey Bay

CSU Northridge

CSU Sacramento

CSU San Marcos

Fresco Pacific University

Gardner-Webb University

Sacramento Community College

San Diego State University

Scripps College

Stanford University

University of California at Berkeley (accepted for entrance, not exit, requirements)

University of California at San Diego

University of California at Davis

 

 

COLORADO

University of Colorado – Boulder

University of Northern Colorado

 

 

CONNECTICUT

University of Connecticut

Yale University

 

DELAWARE

 

FLORIDA

Florida A & M University

Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University Honors College

Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida International University

Florida State University

Hillsborough Community College

Mac Murray College

New College of Florida

University of Central Florida

University of Florida

University of North Florida

University of South Florida

University of Southern Florida

University of West Florida

St. Petersburg College

 

 

GEORGIA

University of Georgia (Athens)

 

HAWAII

University of Hawaii (Monoa)

 

IDAHO

College of Southern Idaho

 

ILLINOIS

Eastern Illinois University

Illinois State University

Northeastern University

Southern Illinois University

University of Chicago

University of Illinois – Chicago

William Rainey Harper College

 

 

 

 

INDIANA

Bethel College

Butler University

Goshen College

Indiana University

Purdue University

 

 

IOWA

University of Iowa

University of Northern Iowa

 

KANSAS

University of Kansas

KENTUCKY

University of Louisville

 

LOUISIANA

Xavier University

 

MAINE

University of Maine at Machias

 

MARYLAND

Loyola University

University of Maryland

 

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston University

Brandeis University

Elms College

Holy Cross College

University of Massachusetts

 

 

MICHIGAN

Madonna University

Michigan State University

University of Michigan

 

MINNESOTA

Augsburg College

College of St. Catherine

University of Minnesota

 

MISSISSIPPI

 

MISSOURI

University of Missouri

William Woods University

MONTANA

 

NEBRASKA

 

 

NEVADA

University of Nevada-Reno

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

University of New Hampshire (Durham)

University of New Hampshire (Manchester)

 

NEW JERSEY

Montclair State University

 

NEW MEXICO

University of New Mexico

 

NEW YORK

College of Staten Island

College of St. Rose

Keuka College

New York University (College of Education)

National Technical Institute for the Deaf /Rochester Institute of Technology

Russell Sage College

SUNY Brockport (See Notes Below)

SUNY Buffalo

SUNY Fredonia

SUNY Genesco

SUNY Oswego

University of Buffalo

University of Rochester

Vassar College

 

 

 

NORTH CAROLINA

University of North Carolina (Charlotte)

University of North Carolina (Greensboro)

University of North Carolina (Wilmington)

 

NORTH DAKOTA

University of North Dakota

Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Montgomery Hall Room 101

290 Centennial Drive Stop 8040

Grand Forks, ND 58202

Tel:701-777-3232

website: http://arts-sciences.und.edu/communication-sciences-disorders/aslanddeafstudiesminorrequirements.cfm

 

Lake Region State College

1801 College Drive North

Devils Lake, ND 58301

Phone: 701-662-1600 or 800-443-1313

Fax: 701-662-1570

TDD (701)662-1572

http://www.lrsc.edu/academics/programs/American-Sign-Language-and-InterpretingStudies

 

OHIO

Antioch College

Capital University

Kent State University

Ohio State University

University of Akron

University of Cincinnati

University of Findlay

Wright State University

Xavier University

 

 

OKLAHOMA

East Central Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University

University of Tulsa

 

 

OREGON

Linfield College

Portland State University

Western Oregon University

 

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Arcadia University

Messiah College

Newmann College

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

 

 

RHODE ISLAND

Brown University

 

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Clemson University

 

SOUTH DAKOTA

Augustana College

University of South Dakota

 

TENNESSEE

Maryville College

Tennessee Temple University

 

 

TEXAS

Abilene Christian University

Baylor University

Dallas Baptist University

Howard Payne University

Lamar University

Lubbock Christian University

Mary Hardin Baylor University

San Antonio College

Stephen F. Austin University

Texas A & M University (College Station)

Texas A & M University (Commerce)

Texas A & M University (Corpus Christi)

Texas State University

Texas Technical University

Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Woman’s University

University of North Texas (Denton)

University of Texas – Austin

University of Texas – Pan American

University of Texas – San Antonio

 

 

 

UTAH

Brigham Young University

University of Utah

Utah State University

Utah Valley University

Weber State University

Salt Lake Community College

 

 

VERMONT

 

 

VIRGINIA

George Mason University

Radford University

University of Virginia

Virginia Tech

 

 

WASHINGTON

Central Washington University

Centralia College

Clark University

Eastern Washington University

The Evergreen College

Pacific Lutheran University

University of Washington

Washington State University

Western Washington University

 

WASHINGTON, DC

American University

Catholic University

Georgetown University

Howard University

 

WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia University (School of Journalism majors)

 

WISCONSIN

University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

 

WYOMING

University of Wyoming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please Note (Disclaimer):

 

Some people have asked about how information is obtained for this page, and thus whether it is exhaustive and accurate. I must point out three things about the lust,

 

First, I have not contacted these schools. The list began over 10 years ago when I was in contact with colleagues who were able to supply reliable information. I collected this information and made it available upon request. Later, I made the list available on the web. As more and more people ready this list and provide new information, it has become ever more difficult to ensure the accuracy of the information. Increasingly, the data for the list comes from people – students, faculty, or administrators – at these schools who have contacted me and reported that the school accepts ASL as a foreign language. When I find an institution to be incorrectly listed, I immediate remove it from the list. If readers know or suspect that a listed school does not accept ASL, please let me know so that I can remove the school from this list.

 

Second, the type of acceptance can vary greatly from school to school. Some institutions have formal policies accepting ASL in fulfillment of the foreign language requirement. Others accept ASL only within certain colleges, divisions, or departments. Still others may accept ASL on an ad hoc basis for certain majors. I attempt to exclude schools from the list when I can determine that the “acceptance” is on an individuals or ad hoc basis. I cannot guarantee that I always catch these cases, however.

 

Third, because this is an informal list, it is not exhaustive. There may be schools which accept ASL as a foreign language which are not listed. If readers know of schools accepting ASL in fulfillment of the undergraduate foreign language requirements which are not listed, please contact me. It is helpful if you include the email address for a contact person at the institution. It is even better if you ask an official at the institution to contact me directly.

 

Notes:

 

Kentucky

In Kentucky any state college or university that offers ASL must accept it as a modern language credit. When a high school student takes it at the high school level it can satisfy their modern language entrance requirement for any state school.

 

Maryland

The University System of Maryland (USM) now accepts ASL as a foreign language. This statewide policy will cause Maryland universities and local school boards to adopt similar policies concerning ASL instruction. Montgomery County has been the first to do so.

 

 

 

Washington

Legislation mandates that ASL meets foreign language high school graduation and four-year admission requirements: “Pursuant to any foreign language requirement established by the state board of education or a local school district, or both, for purposes of high school graduation, students who receive instruction in American Sign Language shall be considered to have satisfied the state or local school district foreign language graduation requirement. Minimum admission standards will be established for four-year institutions, including a requirement that coursework in American Sign Language shall satisfy any foreign language requirement the board or the institution may establish as a general undergraduate admissions requirements.”

 

SUNY

Certain restrictions on which majors may use ASL to meet foreign language requirement may apply at SUNY system schools.