Universities That Accept ASL In Fulfillment Of Foreign Language Requirements

 


List maintained by
Sherman Wilcox, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico

PLEASE NOTE: This list is for colleges and universities that accept ASL in fulfillment of GRADUATION requirements. It does NOT address ADMISSION requirements. See the new Notes section below for more specific information about schools and state acceptance of ASL as a foreign language, etc. If you have information about your school or state that you would like added to the Notes section, please contact me.


  1. 1.Abilene Christian University

  2. 2.American University

  3. 3.Antioch College (Ohio)

  4. 4.Arcadia University

  5. 5.Arizona State University

  6. 6.Augsburg College (Minneapolis, MN)

  7. 7.Augustana University

  8. 8.Austin College

  9. 9.Baylor University (only in School of Education and the College of Health and Human Sciences)

  10. 10.Bethel College (Indiana)

  11. 11.Boston University

  12. 12.Bowling Green State University

  13. 13.Brandeis University

  14. 14.Brigham Young University

  15. 15.Brown University

  16. 16.Butler University (Indiana)

  17. 17.Cabrillo College (California)

  18. 18.California State University system: All 23 CSU campuses accept ASL in fulfillment of the foreign language graduation requirement

  19. 19.Capital University (Columbus, OH)

  20. 20.Catholic University

  21. 21.Central Connecticut State University

  22. 22.Central Washington University

  23. 23.Centralia College

  24. 24.Clark University (Worcester, MA)

  25. 25.Clemson University

  26. 26.College of St. Catherine (MN)

  27. 27.College of Southern Idaho

  28. 28.College of Staten Island

  29. 29.College of St. Rose (Albany, NY)

  30. 30.Dallas Baptist University

  31. 31.East Central Oklahoma State University

  32. 32.Eastern Illinois University

  33. 33.Eastern Washington University

  34. 34.Elms College (Chicopee MA)

  35. 35.The Evergreen College (Washington)

  36. 36.Florida A & M University

  37. 37.Florida Atlantic University

  38. 38.Florida Atlantic University Honors College (Wilkes Honors College)

  39. 39.Florida Gulf Coast University

  40. 40.Florida International University

  41. 41.Florida State University

  42. 42.Framingham State University

  43. 43.Fresno Pacific University

  44. 44.Gardner-Webb University

  45. 45.George Mason University

  46. 46.Georgetown University

  47. 47.Goshen College

  48. 48.Holy Cross College (Worcester, MA)

  49. 49.Howard University

  50. 50.Howard Payne University

  51. 51.Illinois State University

  52. 52.Indiana University

  53. 53.Kent State University

  54. 54.Lamar University

  55. 55.Linfield College

  56. 56.Loyola University

  57. 57.Lubbock Christian University

  58. 58.MacMurray College (Jacksonville IL)

  59. 59.Madonna University

  60. 60.Mary Hardin Baylor University

  61. 61.Maryville College

  62. 62.McDaniel College

  63. 63.Messiah College

  64. 64.Miami University (Oxford OH)

  65. 65.Michigan State University

  66. 66.Montclair State University

  67. 67.Neumann University (Aston, PA)

  68. 68.New College of Florida

  69. 69.New Mexico Highlands University

  70. 70.New York University (School of Education)

  71. 71.National Technical Institute for the Deaf (Rochester, NY)

  72. 72.North Greenville University (SC)

  73. 73.Northeastern University

  74. 74.Northern Arizona University

  75. 75.Northern Illinois University

  76. 76.Ohio State University

  77. 77.Ohio University

  78. 78.Oklahoma State University

  79. 79.Oregon State University

  80. 80.Pacific Lutheran University

  81. 81.Portland State University

  82. 82.Purdue University

  83. 83.Radford University (Radford, VA)

  84. 84.Russell Sage College (Troy, NY)

  85. 85.Sacramento Community College

  86. 86.San Antonio College

  87. 87.San Diego State University

  88. 88.Saint Francis University

  89. 89.Scripps College (Claremont, CA)

  90. 90.Southern Connecticut State University

  91. 91.Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

  92. 92.Southern Methodist University

  93. 93.Southern Oregon University

  94. 94.Stanford University

  95. 95.SUNY Albany

  96. 96.SUNY Brockport

  97. 97.SUNY Buffalo

  98. 98.SUNY Empire State

  99. 99.SUNY Fredonia

  100. 100.SUNY Geneseo

  101. 101.SUNY Oneonta

  102. 102.SUNY Oswego

  103. 103.SUNY Plattsburgh

  104. 104.SUNY Stony Brook

  105. 105.Stephen F. Austin University

  106. 106.Tennessee Temple University

  107. 107.Texas A&M University - Central Texas

  108. 108.Texas A & M University - College Station

  109. 109.Texas A & M University - Commerce

  110. 110.Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi

  111. 111.Texas State University

  112. 112.Texas Tech University

  113. 113.Texas Wesleyan University

  114. 114.Texas Woman's University

  115. 115.Truman State University

  116. 116.Tufts University

  117. 117.University of Akron

  118. 118.University of Alaska (Fairbanks)

  119. 119.University of Arizona

  120. 120.University of Arkansas (Little Rock)

  121. 121.University of Buffalo

  122. 122.University of Calif. at Berkeley

  123. 123.University of Calif. at San Diego

  124. 124.University of Calif. at Davis

  125. 125.University of California Los Angeles

  126. 126.University of Central Florida

  127. 127.University of Chicago

  128. 128.University of Cincinnati

  129. 129.University of Colorado-Boulder

  130. 130.University of Connecticut

  131. 131.University of Findlay (Ohio)

  132. 132.University of Florida

  133. 133.University of Georgia (Athens)

  134. 134.University of Hawaii (Manoa)

  135. 135.University of Iceland

  136. 136.University of Illinois-Chicago

  137. 137.University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  138. 138.University of Iowa

  139. 139.University of Kansas

  140. 140.University of Louisville (KY)

  141. 141.University of Maryland

  142. 142.University of Massachusetts

  143. 143.University of Maine at Machias

  144. 144.University of Miami

  145. 145.University of Michigan

  146. 146.University of Minnesota

  147. 147.University of Missouri (all campuses)

  148. 148.University of Nevada-Reno

  149. 149.University of New Hampshire (Durham)

  150. 150.University of New Hampshire (Manchester)

  151. 151.University of New Mexico

  152. 152.University of North Carolina (Asheville)

  153. 153.University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)

  154. 154.University of North Carolina (Charlotte)

  155. 155.University of North Carolina (Greensboro)

  156. 156.University of North Carolina (Wilmington)

  157. 157.University of North Florida

  158. 158.University of North Texas (Denton)

  159. 159.University of Northern Colorado

  160. 160.University of Northern Iowa

  161. 161.University of Oregon

  162. 162.University of Pennsylvania

  163. 163.University of Pittsburgh

  164. 164.University of Rochester

  165. 165.University of San Francisco

  166. 166.University of South Florida

  167. 167.University of Southern Florida

  168. 168.University of Tennessee

  169. 169.University of Texas - Austin

  170. 170.University of Texas - Pan American

  171. 171.University of Texas-San Antonio

  172. 172.University of Tulsa

  173. 173.University of Utah

  174. 174.University of Vermont

  175. 175.University of Virginia

  176. 176.University of Washington

  177. 177.University of West Florida

  178. 178.University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

  179. 179.University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

  180. 180.University of Wyoming

  181. 181.Utah State University

  182. 182.Utah Valley University

  183. 183.Vassar College

  184. 184.Virginia Tech

  185. 185.Washington State University

  186. 186.Weber State University

  187. 187.West Virginia University (School of Journalism majors)

  188. 188.Western Oregon University

  189. 189.Western Washington University

  190. 190.William Rainey Harper College (Palatine, IL)

  191. 191.William Woods University

  192. 192.Wright State University (Ohio)

  193. 193.Xavier University (Cincinnati)

  194. 194.Xavier University (Louisiana)

  195. 195.Yale University


List updated  April 9, 2018


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 list.


First, I have not contacted these schools. The list began almost 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 on request. Later, I made the list available on the web. As more and more people read 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 immediately 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 individual 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


California

All 23 California State University campuses accept ASL in fulfillment of the foreign language graduation requirement


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 requirement.”



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