College Admissions and Graduation Policies
Regarding American Sign Language

A project by Jason E. Zinza, PhD

Washington DC

Institution Name
Survey Date
Contact Telephone Number
ASL Study Satisfies Admissions Requirements
Number of Years of ASL Study
ASL Satisfies Graduation Requirements
American University6/21/2016202.885.1000Yes2 yearsYes
Catholic University of America6/21/2016202.319.5305Yes2 yearsNoAll students must take 1 year of any language on campus.
Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Washington, D.C. 10/17/2016202.706.5000No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Dominican House of Studies [see Catholic University of America]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Gallaudet University6/21/2016202.250.2474No language pre-requisiteN/AYesAll students must take an ASL proficiency exam, regardless of major. Coursework required if proficiency does not meet expectations. No further ASL courses are required for those who pass the proficiency exam, unless the student is majoring in ASL.
George Washington University 6/21/2016202.994.6040Yes3 yearsNoInternational Business majors must take a spoken language.
Georgetown University6/21/2016202.687.3600Yes4 yearsDepends on major / minorSchool of Foreign Relations requires all students to take a spoken language.
Howard University9/13/2016202.806.2763NoN/ANoASL is not considered unique from English, so it does not qualify as a foreign language.
Institute of World Politics [does not offer undergraduate degrees]6/21/2016202.402.2101N/AN/AN/A
National Defense University [does not offer undergraduate degrees]6/21/2016N/AN/AN/AN/A
National Intelligence University [does not offer undergraduate degrees]6/21/2016N/AN/AN/AN/A
Strayer University6/22/2016888.311.0355No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Trinity University6/22/2016202.884.9400NoN/AYesASL courses taken in high school meet admissions requirements if the courses were dual enrollment. ASL coursework taken at other colleges can be transferred and used to satisfy graduation requirements.
University of the District of Columbia6/28/2016202.274.6155No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
University of the Potomac6/22/2016888.635.1121Yes1 yearYes
Washington Theological Union [does not offer undergraduate degrees]6/22/2016N/AN/AN/AN/A
Wesley Theological Seminary [does not offer undergraduate degrees]6/22/2016N/AN/AN/AN/A

Understanding the Policies & Key Terms