Send an Inquiry
STEP 1: Apply to the University of Northern Colorado
STEP 2: Once accepted, complete and submit the ASLEI application by April 15th of each year. You can:
- Bring your form to McKee 114
- Email your form to Kate Beilmann - Kate.Beilmann@unco.edu
- Fax your form to 970-351-1317
STEP 3: ASL Demonstration of Competency (and Alternate Pathways)
If you qualify for the required screening (prerequisite ASL I-IV or equivalent), you
will be contacted by Kate Beilmann to schedule your ASL Demonstration of Competency
screening. The Demonstration of Competency is a screening determining your placement
within the ASLEI program. The ASLEI curriculum begins at ASL V which requires you
to be conversational in ASL (equivalent to four semesters of instruction in ASL).
Screenings are scheduled in January, April, and June.
- If you are not ready to enter ASL V, you must take the necessary pre-requisites courses
(ASL I, II, III, and IV) at UNC or at a college or university of your choice. UNC
offers an ASL Minor which will benefit you as you approach entry into the ASL-English
Interpretation program. If you need to add to your ASL skills, it will take you longer
than four years (12+ semesters) to complete the program.
- If your ASL competency places you above ASL V and you have transferable courses within
the major, you may be able to complete the program in less than four years (fewer
than 12 semesters).
- If you have ASL life experience (i.e. heritage signers or non-credit ASL classes),
you may qualify for ASL retro-credit.
- If you are a working interpreter holding interpreting credentials (RID, ED:K-12, or
4.0+ on the EIPA performance and passed the EIPA written) and have 21 or more Liberal
Arts Core credits to transfer in, typically student enter into the Intro. to Consecutive
Interpreting: Skill Development class which begins in the summer. This entry point
may allow you to complete the program in as few as seven semesters.
STEP 4: Letter of Placement and Intake Interview
Once feedback is obtained from your ASL Demonstration of Competency screening, your
ASLEI application package will be complete. ASLIS staff members will review the application
package and send you a letter notifying you of the placement decision. You will accept
or decline this placement. If your placement is into ASL V or higher, you will be
moving forward with program entry!
If entering the program, you will be scheduled for an intake interview for initial
advising and plan of study: