ASLCollege

College Admissions and Graduation Policies
Regarding American Sign Language

A project by Jason E. Zinza, PhD

Ohio

Institution Name
Survey Date
Contact Telephone Number
ASL Study Satisfies Admissions Requirements
Number of Years of ASL Study
ASL Satisfies Graduation Requirements
Notes
Air Force Institute of Technology [does not offer undergraduate degrees]12/9/2016937.255.6565N/AN/AN/A
Allegheny Wesleyan College9/29/2016800.292.3153Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Antioch University - Midwest9/27/2016937.769.1818No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Art Academy of Cincinnati9/27/2016513.562.6262No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Ashland University9/27/2016419.289.4142No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Ashland University - Dwight Schar College of Nursing9/30/2016419.289.4142No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Athenaeum of Ohio [does not offer undergraduate degrees]12/8/2016513.231.2223N/AN/AN/A
Baldwin-Wallace University10/4/2016440.826.2900No language pre-requisiteN/ANoOnly ASL college-level courses taken at a college campus and transferred are acceptable.
Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminary [does not offer undergraduate degrees]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Bluffton University9/28/2016419.358.3000Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Bowling Green State University9/28/2016419.372.2531Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorDifferent programs have different language requirements. Check your degree plan.
Bryant and Stratton College - Cleveland 9/27/2016216.771.1700No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Bryant and Stratton College - Eastlake9/27/2016440.510.1112No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Bryant and Stratton College - Parma9/27/2016216.265.3151No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Capital University9/28/2016614.236.6101Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorColleges of Nursing, Business, and Education requirements are fulfilled with two years of ASL. Other majors require 1-2 more semesters on campus
Case Western Reserve University9/30/2016216.368.2000Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Cedarville University9/28/2016937.766.7700NoN/ANoAdmissions is currently discussing a change in policy regarding ASL. Any change will go into effect in 2017.
Central State University10/4/2016937.376.6011No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Cleveland9/30/2016216.361.6005No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Columbus9/30/2016614.252.8890No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Chancellor University [closed in 2013]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Cincinnati Christian University9/30/2016800.949.4228Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorB.A. students must take 1 semester of Hebrew or Greek. B.S. students have no further foreign language requirement
Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science9/30/2016513.761.2020No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Cleveland Institute of Art9/28/2016800.223.4700No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Cleveland Institute of Music9/30/2016216.791.5000No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Cleveland State University9/30/2016216.687.5411Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorCollege of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences: Requires 3+ years in high school to fulfill graduation requirements. College of Sciences: 2 years in high school required.
College of Mount St. Joseph [see Mount St. Joseph University]12/9/2016N/AN/AN/AN/A
College of Wooster [see The College of Wooster]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Columbus College of Art and Design9/30/2016614.224.9101No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Defiance College9/30/2016419.784.4010No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Denison University9/30/2016800.336.4766Yes2 yearsYesN/A
DeVry University - Cincinnati9/30/2016513.583.5000No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
DeVry University - Columbus9/30/2016614.253.7291No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
DeVry University - Dayton9/19/2016937.320.3200No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
DeVry University - Seven Hills9/19/2016216.328.8754No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Franciscan University of Steubenville9/30/2016740.283.3771No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minorSome majors may require study of Spanish
Franklin University9/30/2016614.797.4700Yes2 yearsYesN/A
God’s Bible School & College9/30/2016513.721.7944No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Hebrew Union College9/30/2016513.221.1875No language pre-requisiteN/ANoAll students study Hebrew
Heidelberg University10/3/2016800.434.3352Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Herzing University - Akron8/29/2016330.594.3034No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Herzing University - Toledo8/29/2016567.443.2502No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Hiram College10/3/2016800.362.5280Yes2 yearsYesMust take ASL proficiency interview by arrangement with Kent State University. Depending on results, ASL can fulfill graduation requirements. Can also transfer dual enrollment credits in ASL.
ITT Technical Institute - Akron [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Cincinnati [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Cleveland East [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Cleveland West [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Columbus East [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Columbus West [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Dayton [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Toledo [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Youngstown [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
John Carroll University10/4/2016216.397.4294Yes3 yearsNoCan transfer ASL dual enrollment credits. If not, then must take 3 semesters of a language offered on campus.
Kent State University - Ashtabula9/30/2016440.964.3322Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Kent State University - East Liverpool9/30/2016330.385.3805No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Kent State University - Geauga9/30/2016440.834.4187Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Kent State University - Kent9/30/2016800.988.5368Yes3 yearsDepends on major / minorMust check individual major degree requirements. Only college-level ASL courses can fulfill the requirement.
Kent State University - Salem9/30/2016330.332.0361No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Kent State University - Stark9/30/2016330.499.9600No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Kent State University - Trumbull9/30/2016330.847.0571No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine [does not offer undergraduate degrees]800.238.7903N/AN/AN/AN/A
Kenyon College9/30/2016740.427.5000Yes4 yearsNoMust take 2 semesters on campus
Kettering College10/3/2016937.395.8601Yes3 yearsYesN/A
Lake Erie College10/4/2016440.296.1856No language pre-requisiteN/ANoMust take 1-2 semesters of a language offered on campus
Lourdes University9/30/2016800.878.3210Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Malone University9/30/2016800.521.1146No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Marietta College10/3/2016800.331.7896Yes2 yearsYesN/A
MedCentral College of Nursing [see Ashland University - Dwight Schar College of Nursing]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Mercy College of Northwest Ohio9/30/2016888.806.3729No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Methodist Theological School in Ohio [does not offer undergraduate degrees]12/8/2016740.363.1146N/AN/AN/A
Miami University - Hamilton9/30/2016513.785.3111No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Miami University - Middletown9/30/2016513.727.3216No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Miami University - Oxford9/30/2016513.529.2531Yes3 yearsDepends on major / minorCollege of Arts and Sciences: Requires language studied on campus or transfer ASL dual enrollment credits. College of Education: Requires language studied on campus or transfer ASL dual enrollment credits. Other colleges: Requirement fulfilled with 3 years in high school.
Miami University - West Chester9/30/2016513.895.8862No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Mount Carmel College of Nursing10/3/2016614.234.4266No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Mount St. Joseph University10/3/2016800.654.9314Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Mount Vernon Nazarene University10/4/2016740.392.6868Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Muskingum University10/7/2016740.826.8211NoN/AYesWill accept applicants who study ASL in high school if other core subjects are strong. IF a student is admitted with ASL, then there are no further foreign language requirements.
Notre Dame College10/3/2016877.632.6446No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minorB.A. students need to take 1 year of foreign language on campus. B.S. students have no further foreign language study required.
Oberlin College10/3/2016440.775.8121NoN/ANoIf an applicant has a strong academic record in other areas, ASL will not be a barrier to admission.
Ohio Christian University10/5/2016877.762.8669No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Ohio Dominican University10/3/2016614.251.4500Yes2 yearsNoAll students must take 2 years of foreign language on campus.
Ohio Nothern University10/4/2016419.772.2000Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorCollege of Liberal Arts: 1 year of foreign language required on campus. College of Sciences: No further foreign language study required.
Ohio State University - Chillicothe10/4/2016740.774.7200No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minorCheck individual major requirements - some majors require foreign language study
Ohio State University - Columbus10/4/2016614.292.6446Yes3 yearsDepends on major / minorB.A. students have one additional year of foreign language study required on campus. B.S. students have no further foreign language requirement.
Ohio State University - Lima10/4/2016419.995.8600No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minorCheck individual major requirements
Ohio State University - Mansfield10/4/2016419.755.4317No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minorCheck individual major requirements
Ohio State University - Marion10/4/2016740.389.6786No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minorB.A. and B.S. degree plans might have different requirements
Ohio State University - Newark10/4/2016740.366.3321No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minorCheck individual major requirements
Ohio University - Athens10/4/2016740.593.1000Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorEach college sets their own foreign language requirements
Ohio University - Eastern10/4/2016740.695.1720No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minorCheck individual major requirements
Ohio University - Lancaster10/4/2016740.654.6711No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minorEach major has different foreign language requirements
Ohio University - Southern10/4/2016740.533.4600No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minorNeed to check major degree requirements
Ohio University - Zanesville10/4/2016740.453.0762No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minorEach major has different foreign language requirements
Ohio Wesleyan University10/5/2016800.922.8953Yes2 yearsNoAll students required to take 2 semesters of foreign language on campus
Otterbein University10/4/2016614.890.3000Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Pontifical College Josephinum10/3/2016614.885.5585NoN/ANoN/A
Rabbinical College Telshe10/3/2016440.943.5300NoN/ANoN/A
Remington College - Cleveland10/18/2016216.502.3035No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Rosedale Bible College [does not offer undergraduate degrees]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Shawnee State University10/4/2016740.347.1749No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minorSome majors have additional foreign language requirements
South University - Cleveland1/10/2017216.755.5000No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology [does not offer undergraduate degrees]12/9/2016440.943.7667N/AN/AN/A
Temple Baptist College10/4/2016513.961.6077No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
The College of Wooster10/4/2016330.263.2000Yes3 yearsNoMust take 1 year of foreign language on campus
The University of Findlay10/4/2016800.472.9502Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Tiffin University10/5/2016800.968.6446No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Tri-State Bible College10/4/2016740.377.2520No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Union Institute and University10/4/2016800.861.6400No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
United Theological Seminary [does not offer undergraduate degrees]N/AN/AN/AN/A
University of Akron - Akron10/4/2016330.972.7111Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorIndividual majors set their own policies. ASL is accepted but students might be required to take additional semesters of it.
University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash10/4/2016513.745.5600No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minorB.A. students are required to take 1-2 additional semesters of foreign language on campus. B.S. students have no further foreign language requirements.
University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati10/5/2016513.556.0000Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorB.A. students are required to take 1-2 additional semesters of foreign language on campus. B.S. students have no further foreign language requirements.
University of Dayton10/4/2016937.229.1000Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorCollege of Liberal Arts: Must take 1 year of foreign language on campus. Other colleges: No further foreign language study required
University of Mount Union10/3/2016800.992.6682Yes2 yearsNoN/A
University of Northwestern Ohio10/4/2016419.998.3120Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorDifferent colleges have different requirements
University of Phoenix - Cleveland10/18/2016216.447.8807No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
University of Rio Grande10/4/2016800.282.7201No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
University of Toledo10/5/2016800.586.5336No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minorB.A. majors may have additional foreign language requirements.
Urbana University10/4/2016937.772.9200Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Ursuline College10/4/2016440.449.4200Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Walsh University10/10/2016330.490.7090Yes2 yearsYes
Wilberforce University10/5/2016937.376.2911NoN/ANoASL is not considered a foreign language but will be considered as an elective for admissions purposes.
Wilmington College10/5/2016937.382.6661No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Wittenberg University10/10/2016800.677.7558Yes2 yearsYes
Wright State University - Dayton10/4/2016937.775.1000Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorIndividual requirements will vary for each college.
Wright State University - Lake10/4/2016419.586.0300No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Xavier University10/4/2016513.745.3000Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Youngstown State University10/5/2016330.941.2000Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorCheck individual major requirements

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.