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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

Click on the button below to access the summer logistics with information and resources in preparation for summer 2018. 

ASLEI Summer Session Information & Resources


  • 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!"