Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in the UH American Sign Language Interpreting program.

I want to Learn American Sign Language

You may enroll in ASL 1-4 language courses to fulfill the University's foreign language requirement.  If you are a new student, you will enroll in the following courses:  ASLI 1301, 1302, 2301, and then 2302.  These language courses are offered every semester (Fall and Spring) but must be taken one at a time.  You are also encouraged to enroll in COMD 3301 (Deaf Culture) to learn more about Deaf Culture and the people who use ASL daily to communicate.

I want to become a Sign Language Interpreter

If you are a new or transfer student, you are considered an ASLI pre-major.  You will first need to enroll in and complete the following courses:

ASLI 1301, 1302, 2301 & 2302: ASL 1-4 language courses

COMD 3301:  Deaf Culture

ASLI 2333: Intro to ASL Interpreting Profession (only offered in the Fall)

ASLI 2335: Multiculturalism and Diversity in ASL Interpreting (only offered in the Spring)

After completing those courses, you then need to formally apply with the ASLI Program so as to major in ASL Interpreting.  ASLI faculty will guide you thru the application process while you are enrolled in ASLI 2335.

How do I Apply to Major in ASLI?

Prerequisites

Applicants must have successfully completed ASLI 2301 Intermediate American Sign Language III (ASL 3) and ASLI 2333 Introduction to the American Sign Language Interpreting Profession prior to applying. Students may be currently enrolled in ASLI 2302 Intermediate American Sign Language IV (ASL 4)  and ASLI 2335 when submitting an application to the program.

Please review the application packet and curriculum information carefully.

Deadline for Current UH students:   May 1st

Deadline for Transfer students:   August 1st

I am currently enrolled at UH

Step one: Have you taken ASL 1-4, Introduction to Interpreting Profession and Deaf Culture?  Now, you will need to complete the ASLI major contact form.

Step two: Declare ASLI as your major. If you have not declared ASLI as your major, complete a general petition form and submit it to the program advisor, Marla Moreno-Jordan, in the CRS building. (Download a form at: http://www.uh.edu/academics/forms.)  This must be done BEFORE you submit your application to major in ASLI.

Step three:  Register to take the BEI Test of English Proficiency.  Click here to learn more about the BEI Test of English Proficiency such as test fees, test sites and to take a sample TEP test.  To register with BEI and apply to take the test, click here.  Applicants should register and schedule testing by April of each year.

Step four:  Submit a completed application packet by May 1st each year. 

I am NOT currently enrolled at UH

Step one: Complete the Texas Common Core courses at a local college or university.  To see the current list of Common Core courses for transfer students, click here.  NOTE:  A maximum of 66 college-level, lower division (1000/2000 level) hours, with a grade of C– or better, may apply to a UH degree.

Step two: Apply to UH. For deadline dates, go to http://www.uh.edu/admissions/apply/apply-transfer/deadlines/index.php. (Note: There is a separate application for international students.)

Step three: Attend an Advising and Registration for Transfer (ART) students prior to registering for classes. Transfer credits will be evaluated during ART. For details, go to: http://www.uh.edu/admissions/admitted/conferences/transfer/index.php.

Step four:  Register to take the BEI Test of English Proficiency.  Click here to learn more about the BEI Test of English Proficiency such as test fees, test sites and to take a sample TEP test.  To register with BEI to take the test, click here.  Applicants should register and schedule testing by April of each year.

Step five:  Submit a completed application packet by August 1st each year. 

I am enrolled at or I have completed an Interpreter Training Program:

The following courses are accepted by the University:
  • ASLI 1301: Elementary American Sign Language I
  • ASLI 1302: Elementary American Sign Language II
  • ASLI 2301: Intermediate American Sign Language III
  • ASLI 2302: Intermediate American Sign Language IV
  • ASLI 2311: American Sign Language Visual and Gestural Communication
  • COMD 3301: Deaf Culture
  • ASLI 1310: Fingerspelling in American Sign Language
  • ASLI 2333: Introduction to the American Sign Language Interpreting Profession

If you wish to have your sign language classes evaluated prior to transferring, submit unofficial transcripts for review to asli@uh.edu.

Step one: Apply to UH. For deadline dates, go to http://www.uh.edu/admissions/apply/apply-transfer/deadlines/index.php. (Note: There is a separate application for international students.)

Step two: Attend an Advising and Registration for Transfer (ART) students prior to registering for classes. Transfer credits will be evaluated during ART. For details, go to: http://www.uh.edu/admissions/admitted/conferences/transfer/index.php.

Step three:  Register to take the BEI Test of English Proficiency.  Click here to learn more about the BEI Test of English Proficiency such as test fees, test sites and to take a sample TEP test.  To register with BEI to take the test, click here.  Applicants should register and schedule testing by April of each year.

Step four:  Submit a completed application packet by August 1st each year. 


Application Requirements

Send the complete application packet along with the $75 application fee via check or money order to:

ASLI Admissions Committee
100 Clinical Research Services Center
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-6018