Applying to this ASLEI Program


Get Started – Starts Each Fall Term

Application Deadline

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 ASLEI online bachelor’s degree begins each fall term and most applicants should apply for that term. There are two scenarios where applicants may apply to start in summer term:

  • If you will be taking ASL IV at UNC in the summer term to finish eligibility for the ASLEI program.
  • 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 LAC credits to transfer in (see the Degree Details section on the program summary page).

If you think these scenarios apply to you, you will need to email Kate Beilmann at before choosing summer term on the application.

Admissions Coach

Jori Moore
Call: 970-351-4802
Text: 970-616-6778
Coaches can reply Mon-Fri 8-5 (Mountain time).

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in this UNC program!

Please review the Eligibility section of the Program Summary page prior to application.

U.S. applicants (outside of Colorado) for online programs: please be sure to check your eligibility by state of residence.

The American Sign Language English Interpretation BA program is offered by the UNC Department of American Sign Language & Interpreting Studies (ASLIS). Students will be admitted via a competitive admission process and class size is limited.

Step 1 – Be a UNC Student!

New Students – Apply to UNC

If you have not already been admitted to UNC and taken courses, complete an undergraduate application using the correct button below. The UNC admission process may take up to six weeks.

  • On the application, choose the following program:

    • Most applicants will choose American Sign Language English Interpretation: (Exploring B.A.)
    • If you already have a bachelor's degree, you will choose American Sign Language English Interpretation: (Seeking Second B.A.)

  • International applicants: please visit the International Students Admission Requirements page for information about additional requirements.

  • The application fee process will appear once you complete all application questions and submit the application.

  • Make sure to have official transcripts sent to UNC for all previously earned college credit. UNC admissions will use your submitted transcripts to determine credit towards overall degree completion. If you have questions about transfer credit or transcript submission, meet with an Admissions Coach

Admitted UNC Students

If you are already an admitted UNC student who has taken courses and would like to switch to the ASL English Interpretation program, email Kate Beilmann at with your name, bear number, and interest in the program.

Step 2 – ASLEI Application

Admission to UNC does not guarantee admission to the ASLEI program. Once you are a UNC student, visit the department's ASL-English Interpretation BA Application Information.

Step 3 – Completion of the Demonstration of Competency Screening

The ASL Proficiency Screening is an online assessment determining your knowledge of ASL linguistics and culture; ASL expression; and ASL comprehension.

  • The program will assign you to the next Demonstration of Competency screening and email you information on how to register. If you are unable to complete the screening as assigned, you may move to a later screening as space becomes available.

  • The screening costs $175 and is offered multiple times per year. Your UNC student account will be charged once you have registered.

  • If you hold interpreting credentials (RID, ED:K-12, or 4.0+ on the EIPA performance and passed the EIPA written), the Demonstration of Competency screening will be waived as your credentials demonstrate your language competency.

After the screening, once your readiness for and placement in the program has been determined (may take up to six weeks), the ASLEI program will email you. If accepted into the program, an advising session will be set to discuss your placement and next steps.

Apply Now!

If you have NOT taken any college courses after your high school graduation:

Apply as a 1st-Year Student

If you HAVE taken college courses after your high school graduation:

Apply as a Transfer Student