Welcome current ASLEI students!

Whether pursuing your degree on-campus or online, this is a resource page for students to access important documents, updated Program information, student highlights, and summer logistics!

For any additional Program related questions, please contact Kate Beilmann - Kate.Beilmann@unco.edu


  • ASL Retro-Credit

    The Department of ASL & Interpreting Studies recognizes that UNC students come from various backgrounds and learning experiences that may not be on an official college transcript; including high school classes, ASL community classes, and personal experience in the Deaf Community.

    For this reason, students who demonstrate a higher level of ASL proficiency (beyond ASL 101), but do not have ASL courses on their transcript will be provided the opportunity to receive retroactive course credit.

    A student seeking placement in ASL courses beyond ASL 101 may earn retroactive credit by:

    1. Completing a placement screening with a faculty member in the ASL & Interpreting Studies Department.

    2. Earning a “B” (3.0) or higher in the student’s first UNC course taken above ASL 101. If a student screens into:

    • ASL 102 (ASL II) course earns 3 retroactive credits plus 3 course credits for a total of 6 credits.
    • ASL 201 (ASL III) course earns 6 retroactive credits plus 3 course credits for a total of 9 credits.
    • ASL 202 (ASL IV) course earns 9 retroactive credits plus 3 course credits for a total of 12 credits.
    • INTR 101 (ASL V) course earns 12 retroactive credits plus 3 course credits for a total of 15 credits.
    • INTR 102 (ASL VI) course earns 15 retroactive credits plus 3 course credits for a total of 18 credits.

    3. Submitting a retroactive petition form to the Office of the Registrar (available at the ASL & Interpreting Studies Department office in McKee 114).

  • Course Descriptions


    Course descriptions are available in the 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog:

    ASL Classes

    INTR Classes

  • Liberal Arts Core (LAC) & Transferology

    The state of Colorado requires students to complete at least 40 credit hours of Liberal Arts Core (LAC) classes or general education. The following is a checklist to help you in determining which classes to complete.

    If you are a transfer student or seeking to transfer credit from another college or university, Transferology is a program on the UNC website that helps you find out if your coursework will transfer to UNC.

  • Major/Minor Change Form

    Major/Minor Change Form

    Please note:

    • Your advisor is Dr. Leilani Johnson
    • An electronic signature will not be accepted by the Registrar's Office
    • Forms must be sent as a PDF to Kate Beilmann - Kate.Beilmann@unco.edu to obtain ASLIS Department signature. The forms will then be faxed from the Department to the Office of the Registrar.
  • 2017-2018 Degree Plans

    The following are the 2017-2018 ASLEI degree plans for both majors. Keep a copy on file and bring with you for advising.

    ASLEI: Community Interpreting Degree Plan

    ASLEI: Educational Interpreting Degree Plan


  • OSEP Scholarship

    The Department of ASL & Interpreting Studies was awarded a five year grant (2015-2020) from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to establish the Preparation for Interpreters in Educational Settings (#H325K150213).

    Between 2015-2020, up to 30 qualifying students will be awarded a two-year scholarship (~$28,000) which:

    • Provides an educational stipend for tuition and associated educational expenses, and
    • Covers the cost of taking a national exam (RID or EIPA) within one year of graduation.

    The OSEP scholarship will be offered to qualifying students who declares the Educational Interpreting major (on-campus and online) and are beginning their upper division coursework (Year 3 and 4).

    The grant is awarded through a competitive process and requires a four-year service obligation with an IDEA-eligible student(s) in exchange for the OSEP sponsorship. If you are awarded the scholarship and do not (a) complete the bachelor's degree within the two years of sponsorship or (b) provide four years of service to an IDEA eligible student(s), you must repay all the OSEP monies expended on your education to date.

  • Extended Campus
     On the Extended Campus website, off-campus or online students can locate the CRN numbers of classes and sample syllabi. Please note the updated final version of the syllabus will be located in the Canvas class.

 Graduate Highlight

Congratulations to our 2017 graduates from our ASL-English Interpretation BA Program, as well as our Teaching ASL MA Program! We are proud of your academic accomplishments!


Congratulations Katie Thesing for successfully passing your NIC and acheiving RID certification, less than one year after graduating! We are so proud of you, Katie, and we are celebrating your success!

We received this thoughtful note from Katie Thesing: "After a handful of years away, I was finally able to return to the interpreting field and I knew I had to buckle down and work towards my RID certification. I likely could have qualified for RID's alternative pathway to eligibility, bypassing the Bachelors Degree requirement, but I felt I would be shortchanging myself if I took that route. I had so much room to grow in both my knowledge of the field and my interpreting ability, and I am so thankful I had that realization and enrolled in UNC's ASLEI program. The knowledge and skills I gained from their instructors gave me the tools I needed to earn a 4.2 on my EIPA during my first year at UNC and now as a graduate, successfully pass the NIC exam. Less than one year after graduating the program, I am now RID certified. This opens so many doors for me. The foundation I received through the ASLEI program has not only helped me pass the EIPA and NIC exam, I also have the confidence to navigate my career moving forward. I can't thank the program and it's wonderful instructors enough. I am also incredibly proud of myself for investing in my future through taking the more difficult, but more rewarding path. It wasn't easy, but it was worth it!"

ASLEI 2018 Summer Session Information & Resources

June 6 - June 20 - Online (2-weeks)

June 25 - Onsite Orientation (Required for All)

June 25 - July 20 - 4-week Onsite Session

July 4 - Independence Day (No Classes)

July 20 - Last Day of Onsite Classes

In March, all current ASLEI students will receive an email about the finalized logistics package below...stay tuned!

  • Arrival to Greeley, CO

    You should plan on arriving and settling on Greeley campus no later than noon, Sunday, June 24th.


    You will fly into Denver International Airport (DIA).

    Greeley is about an hour northeast of the airport.

    You are responsible for your own transportation to get to the UNC Campus (Greeley), there are various shuttle companies available. Greeley Shuttle is an available service from the airport to the UNC Campus (Greeley).

    Driving directions, campus maps, and virtual tours are available if you are driving to summer session. 

    All parking areas on the UNC campus require an official UNC parking permit. Parking is included in the housing package.
    Your permit will be handed out during housing check-in at North Hall.

    If you are staying off campus, you can pre-order a parking pass for the month or purchase a daily permit from kiosks with rates starting at 30 minutes up to 24 hours.

    Additional information about parking can be accessed online.

    Public transportation is free for students and staff with a valid UNC ID.

    Campus Bike Program: UNC’s Department of Campus Recreation has a free campus bike program. Through this program, you can borrow a bike for free with your student ID for a week at a time.

    With-In Walking Distance:

    • Classrooms: approx. 1-block from North Hall
    • Grocery Store: King Soopers (local grocery store chain) – 3 blocks from campus
    • Houseware: Big Lots
    • Food: a number of fast food chains, coffee shop, and convenience stores – on and off campus
  • Living Arrangements - UNC North Hall

    The Department of ASL and Interpreting Studies has arranged for students and staff to stay in North Hall, on campus, while in Greeley. You are not required to stay in North Hall, but are responsible for any other off campus living arrangements.

    The Department of ASL and Interpreting Studies has arranged a flat rate for a thirty-day stay in North Hall in summer 2018 is approximately $1,200.00 per person for Saturday, June 23 through Sunday, July 22, 2017. Finalized summer 2018 prices will be available in March.

    • This flat rate is the most economical plan.
    • Taxes are excluded.
    • Note: If you leave summer session for whatever reason prior to finishing your coursework, you will be responsible to pay rate for the nights the room was occupied in North Hall. Currently, the rate is $52.00 per night.


    North Hall suites typically have two bedrooms (each with two twin beds), a shared bathroom, and a shared living room area. You will share a suite with one other person. This means you will have your own bedroom, but will share a bathroom and living room area with your suite mate. UNC Conference Services will assign you a suite mate from the ASLEI program unless otherwise noted on your reservation.

    The UNC Conference Services office will assign you a suite mate from the ASLEI program unless otherwise noted on your reservation.

    All rooms are air-conditioned, equipped with flashing fire/smoke alarms, and come with your basic furniture.

    North Hall has full kitchens on each wing that are available for everyone on that floor to use. There will be some pans and cooking utensils available in the kitchens, but you will need to provide your own kitchenware (plates, cups, eating utensils, etc.)

    North Hall offers free laundry facilities on each wing. Please bring your own high efficiency laundry soap.

    North Hall is within a block of your classrooms.

    Register for North Hall

    Registration link will be updated for the summer 2018 by March!


    Each of you must register online for your own room through the UNC Conference Services.

    New Students: You will need to create a user name and password.

    • After creating a log-in, IRIS registration will send you an email asking you to confirm your account prior to proceeding.

    Returning students, please use the code: unco-ASLEI

     Payment Plan Option: UNC has a payment plan that allows you to make two payments. You will find the details on the registration link. The final payment must be no later than June 18th.

    ASLEI OSEP Scholars, a coupon code will be emailed to you directly to enter at the end of the registration form. DO NOT register until you have this code.

    Indicate a suite mate, if you have a preference. Note: If you have a suite mate preference, the other person must also make the same request on his/her registration.

    A microwave/fridge unit – indicate your request, if desired ($45.00/month). Request must be made now, and the option of renting one is not available once you arrive on campus.

    Check In: North Hall will be open for check-in after _____ am on Saturday, _________. You should plan to arrive on campus no later than noon, Sunday, _________.

    Check Out: You can check out of the Residence Hall any time after your final class on __________. Everyone must be checked out no later than noon on Sunday, ____________.

      • Keep in mind when you are making your departure flight plans that you should arrive to Denver International Airport at least two hours prior to your time of departure flight and it takes approximately 1-1.5 hours in traffic to arrive to the airport from Greeley.

    Staying Additional Days: If you would like to arrive earlier or stay later than the designated dates, you must make other accommodation arrangements if the dates are outside of the summer 2018 scheduled dates: ______________. Contact ______ _________.

    You have the option of renting a microwave/fridge unit for your use – $45.00. The microfridge must be reserved in advance during registration. There will not be an option to rent one after your arrival on campus.

    North Hall provides you with bed linens, a blanket and pillow, a towel and washcloth, small hand soap, one roll of toilet paper, and a cup.

    An iron and ironing board are available for checkout from the North Hall front desk.

    A vacuum is available for checkout from the North Hall front desk.

    Laundry: You will need high-efficiency laundry soap

    Kitchen: You will need kitchenware (plates, cups, eating utensils, etc.)


        • Hangers are not provided
        • There are overhead lights in the suites, but you may prefer additional table lighting
        • North Hall does not provide televisions in the suites; there are lounge areas on each floor with big screen televisions for floor use.

    Internet: North Hall has wireless internet; however, you need to bring an Ethernet cord as efficient uploads of videos require direct internet access.

        • At check in, North Hall front desk will provide instructions on how to connect to the Internet. If issues arise, there will be a UNC IT person available on __________________________ to troubleshoot issues.
        • UNC IT Help Desk can support any issues during your stay on campus.

    Food: You have the option of using the floor kitchen to prepare meals for yourself or you can purchase meals on an individual basis at Holmes Dining Hall.

    UNC Dining Services

    • Be sure to note summer business hours and dates the various dining halls and retail locations are open.
    • If you purchase a meal plan, it will be loaded onto your UNC ID card and should be ready when you arrive on campus. There are no refunds, so buy only what you need.
    • Cash prices are available, if you do not wish to purchase a meal plan.

    Mail: If you would like to send packages ahead of time and have them delivered to North Hall send them to:

    UPDATED address coming soon!

    If you are staying in North Hall, you may receive mail. Be advised that all summer mail is sent to one UNC conferencing site and from there delivered to the various Residence Halls. This means:

    A) you need the right address on your label (below), and

    b) you should allow a little more time for delivery.

    The address label should read:

    _______________(your name)
    Conference: Department of ASL and Interpreting Studies
    Hansen Willis Hall
    1929 10th Avenue
    Greeley, CO 80631-5522

    Be advised: Do not send medication, do not send valuables. The Department of ASL & Interpreting Studies is not responsible for any mail that arrives on the UNC campus. Any questions or concerns related to mail must be addressed with the North Hall Front Desk representative.

    ASL-English Interpretation Program Rules

    No pets are allowed in the ASLIS-reserved North Hall rooms; however, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, service animals are allowed in North Hall. You must notify Conference Services at (970) 351-2010 if you plan to bring a service animal.

    Children and other family members are not allowed to stay on the Residence Hall floor(s) that is reserved for ASLEI students.

    Students are not allowed on the North Hall ASLEI staff floor.

    Any damage to your Residence Hall room, furnishings, and other contents is your responsibility (normal wear and tear is not considered “damage” to the room).

    If you do not have homeowner’s insurance, consider purchasing renter’s insurance if your personal property is a concern to you (computer, expensive jewelry, etc.)

    UNC smoking, drug, and alcohol policies are strictly enforced.

    Please read more about UNC student policies.

    Information about North Hall (including floor plans) -

    Registration for Housing Conference Services
    (970) 351-2010

    Dining Services
    (970) 351-2652

    Financial Aid
    (970) 351-2502

    Bursar's Office
    Student Billing
    (970) 351-2201

    (970) 351-2231

    Program Concerns
    ASLEI - Dr. Leilani Johnson - leilani.johnson@unco.edu  

  • UNC Student ID Card

    UNC student photo ID cards are initially free to UNC students.  However, replacement cards are $15.00 and can be requested at the UNC Card Office in the University Center. If you are a new student it is recommended that you create your UNC ID card when registering for your room. That way you will receive your UNC ID card when you check in to North Hall if you follow the steps below. 

    To Create Your UNC ID Card:

    Go to the above registration link and there will be an option for you to submit your ID information. You will then pick up your ID card at the North Hall front desk when you get to Greeley. Or, upon arrival on campus, you can get your student ID card on the second floor of the University Center.

    Critical Reminder: All returning students and staff members need to remember to bring your ID card, or you will be charged to replace it since it functions as your room key and meal pass during the summer.

  • Health and Recreation

    UNC Health Center

    Students and staff using the services of the UNC Health Center will need to provide their UNC Bear Number, Driver's License, and Insurance Card with the policy holder's date of birth.

    Counseling Services

    Campus Recreation Center

    ASLEI students and staff who are staying on campus may purchase a pass to the UNC Recreation Center Facilities, which include an indoor pool and fitness center, for $10 per week. Please visit the Campus Recreation Center upon arrival to campus to purchase access.

    ASLEI students and staff who are staying off campus can purchase a daily pass for $5 per visit. 

  • ASLEI Instructional Information

    The summer session always involves a lot of work condensed into a short period of time.  Each of you will be taking 6-7 credits this summer!  Our goal is to limit your time away from your home and family, while still providing you with the academic foundation you need to successfully complete your program.   

    Communication: Everyone is reminded to use American Sign Language in public and common areas. If you have a need to use spoken English, please find a private area.

    Attire: The ASLEI Program wants to foster our recognition as working professionals. Dressing according to the professional status we seek will let those with whom we have contact know how seriously we approach our teaching and learning, as well as how we are preparing for our future work.

    • Business-casual attire is expected in the classroom for both students and staff members.
    • Shorts, jeans, beach sandals/flip-flops, and other such casual wear is not acceptable in classes or scheduled meetings. At the same time, this is a college campus that will require walking from point to point, so be sure to have comfortable walking shoes.
    • Colorado weather can change quickly and classrooms are often cool. Layers are suggested.

    Roadmap/Syllabus: To prepare for your summer classes, bookmark this site.

    The final version of the Roadmap/Syllabus will be in your online Canvas classes.  ALWAYS use the version from your Canvas classes as there may have been editing changes from the time they were posted on the Extended Campus website and when they posted in Canvas.

    Once you have accessed the Roadmap/Syllabus on the website, go to the Required Materials page of each Roadmap/Syllabus.  You will find a list of all required materials. 

    Be sure to bring all your summer instructional materials to campus!

    If you need to order materials, you may do so at your favorite site or use the campus book store: The UNC Book Store.   All items may not be available to order right away so be sure to check back as needed. 

    NOTE:  You may want to allow room in your suitcase or make appropriate arrangements to take additional materials home with you.

    Schedules: Although the start and end dates and times vary according to contact hour requirements, you will essentially be in classes for 6-7 hours a day. 

    Homework: In addition to what appears on the schedule, you will have homework each night that will require your time and attention.  There will also be major assignments that will require weekend work. 

    Updated summer 2018 class sequences will be posted soon

    Please see below for Summer 2017 schedule - note this will be updated for summer 2018!


    Reserve your room in North Hall


     June 6-20

    Summer Session - Online

    Wednesday - Wednesday


    Last day to submit full room payment

     June 23-24

    North Hall check in

    Please arrive by about noon on June 24th

     June 26

    Summer student orientation

    Required for All

     June 26

    Summer Session - On campus

     June 26-July 20

    Summer Session - On campus


    INTR 103 Grand Presentations

    *Come show support to your classmates! INTR 103 students required to attend all nights. Students from other classes are encouraged to attend in support!

     July 20

    Classes end!

     July 20-22

    Check out of North Hall

    Have a safe trip home!

    Tips and Technical Requirements for UNC ASLEI Students

    Don't forget: Computer and necessary accessories, such as a power cord, Ethernet cable, webcam, and a means for DVD playback (internal or external DVD player).


    If you are planning to print using UNC printers on campus, North Hall has a printer at the front desk. In addition, printers will be available in the following common labs, but with limited hours:

    You are provided $8.00 per year in your Pharos printing account and can be utilized at any of the UC Computer labs.

    Technical Support:

    A UNC I.T. person will be available on Monday, June 27th after orientation, to trouble shoot connection issues online.

    UNC Help Desk will also be available for support.

    Dr. Barbara Garrett

    ASLIS Director & Associate Professor



    Dr. Leilani Johnson

    ASLEI Senior Administrator



    Kate Beilmann

    Administrative Coordinator



    Emily Girardin

    Enrollment & Marketing Coordinator & ASLEI Instructor



    LaNae Phillips

    Instructional Coordinator



    Sherry Schriver

    Resource & Logistics Assistant



    Instructor list and tenative summer course schedules will be available in March.

    INTR 103: ASL VII (3)

    INTR 115: Portfolio Assessment (1)

    INTR 210: ASL-English Contrastive Analysis (2)

     INTR 211: Critical Thinking & Analysis Skills (3)

     INTR 220: Introduction to Consecutive Interpreting (3)

     INTR 320 & 323: Introduction to Simultaneous Interpreting & Lab (5)

     INTR 315: Portfolio Assessment (1)

     INTR 492: Internship for Interpreters (online with national sites) (3)

     INTR 415: Portfolio Assessment (1)