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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 (equivalent to ASL IV fluency), you will be contacted by Kate Beilmann
to schedule your ASL Demonstration of Competency. The Demonstration of Competency
determines 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).
The Demonstration of Competency is held during the months of February, April, and
- If you are not ready to enter ASL V, you must take the necessary foundational ASL courses
(ASL I, II, III, and IV) at UNC or at a college or university of your choice. If you
need to add to your foundational ASL proficiency, 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 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 two and a half years (seven semesters).
STEP 4: Letter of Placement and Intake Interview
Once feedback is obtained from your ASL Demonstration of Competency, 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. If your placement is
into ASL V or higher, you have the option to move forward with program entry! Obtaining
results less than ASL V foundational ASL proficiency is still needed.
If entering the program, you will be scheduled for an intake interview for initial
advising and plan of study: