U.S. applicants (outside of Colorado) for online programs: please be sure to check your eligibility by state of residence.
ASLEI applications (both the UNC and department portions) are due by April 15 each year.
Demonstration of Competency Screenings are offered in February, April and June.
The American Sign Language English Interpretation BA program is offered by the UNC Department of American Sign Language & Interpreting Studies (ASLIS; formerly known as the DOIT Center) through Extended Campus. Students will be admitted via a competitive admission process and class size is limited.
The ASL Proficiency Screening is an online assessment determining your knowledge of ASL linguistics and culture; ASL expression; and ASL comprehension.
All international (non-U.S. citizen) applicants should mark Yes for "Are you an international student?" at the beginning of the application process. In addition to any application steps listed above, you will also need to prepare the following for your application:
* = Items marked with * are only required for applicants who will be coming to the United States.
# = Items marked with # are not required with your initial application. You will submit them after you have been admitted to UNC.
For more information about UNC International Admissions and the UNC Center for International Education, please visit the International Admissions site, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 970-351-2831.
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"The ASLEI program is top notch and I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of it! The instructors are AMAZING and the amount of time they invest in each student by providing detailed feedback, support and encouragement is a true gift. This program has challenged me to strive to be the best interpreter that I can be for those that I have the privilege to work with."
– Sharnett Thomas Barker, ASLEI online program student
"As a working educational interpreter, this program was the best fit for me professionally! The content discussed in each class applied to my work and the professors were phenomenal. They challenged me to set high standards for myself and encouraged me along the way. If anyone is considering this bachelors program – go ahead and take the plunge, you will not be disappointed!"
– Jenna Thornwall, ASLEI online program graduate
"I grew up interpreting within my family. When I decided to become an interpreter, I felt that I should understand the theory, the culture and the language, so that I would be able to grow in my career and not plateau."
– Janina Witteborg, ASLEI online program graduate
"I had a good support system with my peers, and the educators are well known through the interpreting community, so their reputation preceded them. They all have published work and I was able to really connect with several of them."
– Tiffany Harding, ASLEI online program graduate