Thank you for your interest in the UH American Sign Language Interpreting program.
Want to Learn American Sign Language?
Students may enroll in ASL language courses to fulfill the foreign language requirement. If you are a new student, you will enroll in the following courses: ASLI 1301, 1302, 2301, & 2302. You are encouraged to also enroll in COMD 3301 (Deaf Culture) to learn more about Deaf Culture and the people who use ASL daily to communicate.
Want to become a Sign Language Interpreter?
If you are a new student, you will first need to enroll in and complete ASLI 1301, 1302, 2301, 2302, COMD 3301 (Deaf Culture), ASLI 2333 (Intro to Interpreting Profession) and ASLI 2335 (Multiculturalism & Diversity in Interpreting).
Ready to Apply to the Major?
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) 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
Current UH Students
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: Submit a completed application packet by May 1st each year.
Are you a Transfer Student?
Step one: Have you taken ASL 1-4, Introduction to Interpreting Profession and Deaf Culture? Transfer students must first complete the ASLI major contact form.
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.
The following courses will transfer*:
- 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 your transfer courses do not transfer as direct equivalencies, you may submit a Transfer Credit Petitions along with a course description and syllabi. The Transfer Credit Petition form can be found at: http://www.uh.edu/academics/forms/#transferpetition. All petitions must be approved by the ASLI Coordinator. If you wish to have your classes evaluated prior to transferring, submit unofficial transcripts for review by the ASLI Advisor and faculty.
*Based upon the evaluation of your application, you may be asked to repeat certain courses in ASLI.
Step four: Submit a completed application packet by August 1st each year.
Send the complete application packet to:
ASLI Admissions Committee
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
100 Clinical Research Services Center
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-6018