ASLCollege

College Admissions and Graduation Policies
Regarding American Sign Language

A project by Jason E. Zinza, PhD

Massachusetts

Institution Name
Survey Date
Contact Telephone Number
ASL Study Satisfies Admissions Requirements
Number of Years of ASL Study
ASL Satisfies Graduation Requirements
Notes
American International College5/18/2016413.205.3201No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Amherst College5/24/2016413.542.2328No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Andover Newton Theological School [does not offer undergraduate degrees]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Anna Maria College5/18/2016508.849.3300Yes2 yearsYes
Assumption College5/19/2016508.767.7000Yes2 yearsYes
Atlantic Union College12/7/2016978.368.2000No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minorCheck individual major requirements
Babson College5/18/2016781.239.5522No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Bard College Conservatory of Music7/15/2016617.876.0956No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minorCheck individual major requirements
Bard College of Simon’s Rock5/18/2016413.528.7317Yes2 yearsNo
Bay Path University5/18/2016800.782.7284Yes2 yearsYes
Bay State College6/8/2016617.217.9186NoN/ANoDual enrollment credits for ASL will fulfill the graduation requirement.
Becker College6/8/2016508.373.9400No language pre-requisiteN/ANo
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology6/8/2016617.588.1368No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Bentley University6/10/2016781.891.2244Yes3 yearsYes
Berklee College of Music6/10/2016800.237.5533No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Blessed John XII National Seminary [no undergraduate degrees offered]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Boston Architectural College6/20/2016617.585.0123No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Boston College6/10/2016800.360.2522Yes4 yearsDepends on major / minorDual enrollment credits for ASL will fulfill the graduation requirement.
Boston Conservatory6/10/2016617.912.9153No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Boston University6/21/2016617.353.2300Yes4 yearsDepends on major / minorSome majors have additional foreign language requirements
Brandeis University6/21/2016781.736.3500Yes3 yearsNo
Bridgewater State University6/28/2016508.531.1237Yes2 yearsYes
Cambridge College7/15/2016800.829.4723No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Clark University6/21/2016508.793.7431Yes2 yearsNoDual enrollment credits for ASL will fulfill the graduation requirement.
College of the Holy Cross6/22/2016800.442.2421Yes2 yearsYes
Conway School of Landscape Design [no undergraduate degrees offered]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Curry College6/22/2016617.333.0500No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Dean College6/22/2016877.879.3326No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Eastern Nazarene College6/22/2016617.745.3000No language pre-requisiteN/AYesMust take ASL for 2+ years in high school to fulfill both admissions and graduation requirements.
Elms College6/22/2016413.592.3189Yes2 yearsYesMust take a proficiency exam and score at the intermediate level. If not, 1-2 semesters required of any language
Emerson College6/22/2016617.824.8600Yes4 yearsYes
Emmanuel College6/22/2016617.735.9715Yes2 yearsNo
Endicott College6/22/2016800.325.1114No language pre-requisiteN/ANoDual enrollment credits for ASL will fulfill the graduation requirement.
Episcopal Divinity School [no undergraduate degrees offered]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Fisher College6/28/2016617.236.8818No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Fitchburg State University6/28/2016800.705.9692Yes2 yearsYes
Framingham State University6/28/2016508.626.4500Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorSome majors have additional foreign language requirements
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering6/27/2016781.292.2222Yes3 yearsYes
Gordon College866.464.6736No language pre-requisiteN/ANo
Hampshire College6/27/2016413.549.4600NoN/ANo
Harvard University6/27/2016617.495.1551No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minor
Hebrew College12/7/2016617.559.8600No language pre-requisiteN/ANoAll majors require studying Hebrew
Hellenic College Holy Cross6/27/2016617.850.1285No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minorCheck individual major requirements
Hult International Business School6/28/2016617.746.1990No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
ITT Technical Institute - Boston North [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Boston South [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Labouré College6/28/2016617.322.3575No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Lasell College12/7/2016617.243.2000Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorDual enrollment credits for ASL will fulfill the graduation requirement.
Lesley University6/27/2016617.649.8800No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minorDual enrollment credits for ASL will fulfill the graduation requirement.
Longy School of Music [see Bard College Conservatory of Music]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Massachusetts College of Art and Design6/28/2016617.879.7222Yes2 yearsYes
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts6/28/2016800.969.6252Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorCheck individual major requirements
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences6/28/2016617.879.5964No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Massachusetts Institute of Technology6/28/2016617.253.3400No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Massachusetts Maritime Academy6/28/2016508.830.5000Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorOnly Business majors must take an additional semester of foreign language on campus.
Merrimack College6/29/2016978.837.5000Yes1 yearNoDual enrollment credits for ASL will fulfill the graduation requirement.
MGH Institute of Health Professions6/29/2016617.726.1304No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Montserrat College of Art6/29/2016800.836.0487No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Mount Holyoke College6/29/2016413.538.2023Yes3 yearsNoAll students must take 1 semester of any language on campus
Mount Ida College6/30/2016617.928.4553No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
National Graduate School of Quality Management12/7/2016800.838.2580No language pre-requisiteN/ANo
New England College of Business6/30/2016800.997.1673No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
New England Conservatory of Music6/30/2016617.585.1101No language pre-requisiteN/ANoDual enrollment credits for ASL will fulfill the graduation requirement.
New England Institute of Art 800.903.4425No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
New England Law - Boston [no undergraduate degrees offered]N/AN/AN/AN/A
New England School of Acupuncture [see Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences]N/AN/AN/AN/A
New England School of Optometry [no undergraduate degrees offered]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Newbury College6/30/2016617.730.7007No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Nichols College6/20/2016800.470.3379No language pre-requisiteN/ANo
Northeastern University6/30/2016617.373.2200Yes4 yearsDepends on major / minorCheck individual major requirements
Northpoint Bible College10/20/2016978.478.3400No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minor
Pine Manor College9/30/2016617.731.7011No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Regis College7/14/2016781.768.7100Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorCheck individual major requirements
Salem State University6/28/2016978.542.6200Yes2 yearsYes
Simmons College6/30/2016617.521.2051Yes3 yearsNoMust take 1 semester of a foreign language or a cultural exploration course to graduate
Smith College6/30/2016800.383.3232No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minorCheck individual major requirements
Southern New England School of Law [closed]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Springfield College6/30/2016413.748.3000Yes2 yearsYes
St. John's Seminary [no undergraduate degrees offered]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Stonehill College6/30/2016888.694.4554Yes2 yearsNoAll students have to take 2 semesters of foreign language on campus. Dual enrollment credits for ASL are accepted.
Suffolk University6/30/2016800.678.3365Yes2 yearsYes
Tufts School of the Museum of Fine Arts [see Tufts University]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Tufts University7/5/2016617.627.3170Yes2 yearsYesWill need to take a proficiency exam in ASL.
University of Massachusetts - Amherst7/5/2016413.545.0222Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorCheck individual major requirements
University of Massachusetts - Boston7/5/2016617.287.6100Yes2 yearsYesMust take 3 years of ASL in high school to fulfill admissions and graduation requirements.
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth7/18/2016508.999.8605Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorCollege of Arts & Science majors must demonstrate proficiency at the 202 level or higher.
University of Massachusetts - Lowell7/5/2016978.934.3931Yes2 yearsYes
University of Phoenix - Boston12/7/2016508.614.4100No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Wellsley College7/15/2016781.283.2270Yes3 yearsNoWill need to take 1 year of any language on campus
Wentworth Institute of Technology7/5/2016800.556.0610No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Western New England University7/5/2016800.325.1122No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Westfield State University6/28/2016413.572.5218Yes2 yearsYes
Wheaton College 7/5/2016508.286.8251No language pre-requisiteN/ANoAll students must take 2 semesters of any language offered on campus.
Wheelock College7/5/2016617.879.2206No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Williams College7/5/2016413.597.2211Yes3 yearsYes
Worcester State University6/28/2016508.929.8040Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorDual enrollment credits for ASL will fulfill the graduation requirement.
Worchester Polytechnic Institute12/7/2016508.831.5000No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Zion Bible College [see Northpoint Bible College]N/AN/AN/AN/A

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.