ASLCollege

College Admissions and Graduation Policies
Regarding American Sign Language

A project by Jason E. Zinza, PhD

Illinois

Institution Name
Survey Date
Contact Telephone Number
ASL Study Satisfies Admissions Requirements
Number of Years of ASL Study
ASL Satisfies Graduation Requirements
Notes
American Academy of Art - Chicago9/7/2016312.461.0600No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
American Intercontinental University - Illinois9/7/2016855.377.1888No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Argosy University - Chicago9/7/2016312.777.7600No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Argosy University - Shaumburg9/7/2016847.969.4900No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Augustana College9/7/2016309.794.7341Yes3 yearsNo
Aurora University9/7/2016630.844.5533No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Benedictine University9/8/2016630.829.6000Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Blackburn College9/7/2016800.233.3550No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Blessing Rieman College of Nursing9/7/2016217.228.5520No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Bradley University9/7/2016309.677.1000No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Addison9/7/2016877.751.5783No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Chicago9/29/2016773.961.3000No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Tinley Pari9/29/2016708.560.2000No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Chicago10/17/2016312.329.6600No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Chicago State University9/7/2016773.995.2000Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Christian Life College9/7/2016847.259.1840No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Columbia College - Crystal Lake9/7/2016815.477.5440No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Columbia College - Elgin9/7/2016847.214.7197No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Columbia College - Freeport9/7/2016815.599.3585No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Columbia College - Lake County9/7/2016847.336.6333No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Columbia College Chicago9/7/2016312.369.7130No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Concordia University - Chicago9/7/2016708.771.8300Yes2 yearsYesN/A
DePaul University9/7/2016312.362.8300Yes2 yearsYesN/A
DeVry University - Addison9/7/2016630.953.1300No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
DeVry University - Chicago9/7/2016773.929.8500No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
DeVry University - Chicago Loop9/7/2016312.372.4900No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
DeVry University - Chicago O’Hare9/7/2016773.695.1000No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
DeVry University - Downers Grove9/7/2016630.515.3000No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
DeVry University - Elgin9/7/2016847.649.3980No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
DeVry University - Gurnee Center9/7/2016847.855.2649No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
DeVry University - Naperville9/7/2016630.428.9086No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
DeVry University - Tinley Park9/7/2016708.342.3300No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Dominican University9/7/2016708.366.2490Yes2 yearsNoAll students must take 1 year of spoken language. Can transfer dual enrollment units for ASL.
East-West University9/7/2016312.939.0111No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Eastern Illinois University9/7/2016217.581.2223No language pre-requisiteN/ANoDual enrollment credits for ASL will fulfill the graduation requirement. If not, must take one year of ASL on campus.
Elmhurst College9/7/2016630.617.3500Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Erikson Institute [no undergraduate degrees offered]312.755.2250N/AN/AN/AN/A
Eureka College9/7/2016309.467.6350No language pre-requisiteN/ANoMust take 1 semester of foreign language on campus
Governor’s State University9/7/2016708.534.4490No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Greenville College9/7/2016800.345.4440No language pre-requisiteN/ANoAll students must take 2 years of Spanish
Harrington College of Design [CLOSING IN 2018]9/7/2016312.939.4975N/AN/AN/AN/A
Hebrew Theological College9/7/2016847.982.2500No language pre-requisiteN/ANoAll students must take Hebrew
Illinois College9/7/2016217.245.3000NoN/ANoN/A
Illinois Institute of Technology9/7/2016312.567.3025No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Illinois State University - Normal9/7/2016309.438.2181Yes3 yearsDepends on major / minorCollege of Arts and Sciences: If student does not take 3+ years of ASL in high school, will need to take 1-2 semesters at college to complete degree requirements
Illinois Wesleyan University9/7/2016309.556.3031Yes2 yearsNoMust take 1 year of foreign language on campus
International Academy of Design and Technology - Chicago [CLOSING IN 2016. SEE Sanford-Brown College - Chicago]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Burr Ridge [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Mount Prospect [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Orland Park [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Judson University9/7/2016847.628.2500No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Kendall College9/7/2016888.905.3632No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Knowledge Systems Institute [does not offer undergraduate degrees]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Knox College9/9/2016309.341.7100Yes3 yearsNoMust take at least one quarter of spoken language
Lake Forest College9/8/2016847.735.5000Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Lakeview College of Nursing9/7/2016217.709.0920No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo languages offered or required
Lewis University9/9/2016815.836.5250No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Lexington College [CLOSED IN 2014]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Lincoln Christian University9/8/2016217.732.3168No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Lincoln College9/8/2016800.569.0556No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Loyola University Chicago9/8/2016800.262.2373Yes2 yearsYesCollege of Arts and Sciences: Need 2-3+ years of ASL. College of Business: No further foreign language required.
MacMurray College9/8/2016217.479.7056Yes1 yearYesN/A
McKendree University9/9/2016800.232.7228Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Methodist College of Nursing9/7/2016309.672.5513No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Midwestern University - Chicago9/7/2016630.515.7200No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Millikin University9/8/2016800.373.7733Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Monmouth College9/8/2016800.747.2687Yes3 yearsNoMust take 2 semesters of spoken language
National University of Health Sciences - Lombard9/7/2016800.826.6285No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
National-Louis University9/7/2016847.947.5151No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
North Central College9/8/2016630.637.5100Yes3 yearsNoMust take 1-2 trimesters of spoken language
North Park University9/8/2016773.244.5500Yes2 yearsNoMust take 2 semesters of spoken language or transfer ASL dual enrollment credits
Northeastern Illinois University9/8/2016773.442.4050Yes1 yearYesN/A
Northern Illinois University9/9/2016815.753.1000Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Northwestern University9/8/2016847.491.7271NoN/ANoN/A
Olivet Nazarene University9/8/2016815.939.5011NoN/ANo4 years of high school ASL or 1 year of college spoken language will fulfill graduation requirements
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine - Chicago9/7/2016844.498.4396No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Quincy University9/9/2016217.222.8020Yes3 yearsYesMay need to take an ASL proficiency exam
Rasmussen College - Aurora / Naperville8/29/2016630.888.3500No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Rasmussen College - Mokena / Tinley Park8/29/2016815.534.3300No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Rasmussen College - Rockford8/29/2016815.316.4800No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Rasmussen College - Romeoville / Joliet8/29/2016815.306.2600No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Resurrection University9/9/2016773.252.6464No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Robert Morris University - Illinois9/8/2016800.762.5960No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Rockford University9/9/2016815.226.4050No language pre-requisiteNANoB.A. students must take 2 semesters of any language on campus. B.S. students do not need further foreign language.
Roosevelt University9/8/2016312.341.3500No language pre-requisiteNAYesN/A
Rush University9/8/2016312.942.7100No language pre-requisiteNAYesNo language requirement for graduation
SAE Institute of Technology - Chicago10/17/2016312.300.5685No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
School of the Art Institute of Chicago9/8/2016800.232.7242No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Shimer College9/9/2016312.235.3555No language pre-requisiteN/ANoNo language requirement for graduation
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale9/8/2016618.453.2121No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville9/8/2016618.650.3705Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies [does not offer undergraduate degrees]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
St. Anthony College of Nursing9/8/2016815.395.5091No language pre-requisiteNAYesNo language requirement for graduation
St. Augustine College - Chicago9/8/2016773.878.8756No language pre-requisiteNAYesN/A
St. John's College9/8/2016217.525.5628No language pre-requisiteNAYesNo language requirement for graduation
St. Xavier University9/9/2016773.298.3052Yes2 yearsNoMust take 1 year on campus
Telshe Yeshiva - Chicago9/8/2016773.463.7738NoN/ANoAll students must take Hebrew
The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago9/8/2016312.280.3500No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg9/8/2016847.619.3450No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Trinity Christian College9/9/2016708.597.3000Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences9/8/2016309.779.7700No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Trinity International University9/9/2016847.945.8800Yes1 yearYesN/A
University of Chicago9/8/2016773.702.8650Yes2 yearsYesN/A
University of Illinois - Chicago9/9/2016312.996.4350Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorArts & Sciences: Fulfills graduation requirements if student takes 4 years in high school or transfers dual enrollment credits in ASL. School of Business: Fulfills graduation requirements if student takes 2 years in high school. School of Engineering: No additional language study required.
University of Illinois - Springfield9/8/2016217.206.4847Yes2 yearsYesN/A
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign9/9/2016217.333.0302Yes4 yearsYesMust take 4 years of high school ASL to fulfill graduation requirements
University of Phoenix - Chicago10/18/2016312.223.1101No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
University of St. Francis9/9/2016800.785.7500Yes2 yearsYesN/A
University of St. Mary of the Lake [does not offer undergraduate degrees]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
VanderCook College of Music9/9/2016312.788.1120Yes2 yearsYesN/A
West Suburban College of Nursing [see Resurrection University]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Western Illinois University9/9/2016309.298.3157Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Westwood College - Chicago Loop [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Westwood College - Dupage [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Westwood College - O’Hare Airport [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Westwood College - River Oaks [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Wheaton College9/9/2016800.222.2419Yes2 yearsNoPolicy may change in 2017. Until then, have to take at least 1 year of language

Understanding the Policies

Institutions may require 1, 2, 3, or 4 years of ASL study at the high school level to satisfy the foreign / world language admissions requirements.