College Admissions and Graduation Policies
Regarding American Sign Language

A project by Jason E. Zinza, PhD


Institution Name
Survey Date
Contact Telephone Number
ASL Study Satisfies Admissions Requirements
Number of Years of ASL Study
ASL Satisfies Graduation Requirements
Concordia University - Portland7/15/2016503.288.9371No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Corban University7/15/2016503.581.8600No language pre-requisiteN/ANoB.A. students must take a language on campus. B.S. students have no additional language requirements.
Eastern Oregon University7/15/2016541.962.3672Yes2 yearsYes
Eugene Bible College [see Northwest Christian University]N/AN/AN/AN/A
George Fox University7/15/2016503.538.8383No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
ITT Technical Institute - Portland [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Salem [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Lewis and Clark College7/15/2016503.768.7040Yes3 yearsNoWill need to take 1 semester of foreign language on campus
Linfield College7/15/2016503.883.2200No language pre-requisiteN/ANoB.A. students are required to take 1 year of language on campus or transfer dual enrollment credits. B.S. students do not need to take additional language.
Marylhurst University7/15/2016503.699.6268No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Multnomah University7/15/2016503.351.6485No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
National College of Natural Medicine7/15/2016503.552.1555No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Northwest Christian University7/15/2016541.343.1641Yes1 yearNoAll B.A. students must take 1 year of foreign language on campus.
Oregon College of Art and Craft7/15/2016971.255.4192No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Oregon Health and Science University [does not offer undergraduate programs]7/15/2016503.494.8311N/AN/AN/A
Oregon Institute of Technology7/15/2016541.885.1000Yes2 yearsYes
Oregon State University - Corvallis7/15/2016541.737.1000Yes2 yearsYes
Pacific Northwest College of Art7/15/2016503.226.4391No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Pacific University7/15/2016503.352.6151Yes2 yearsNoOnly college-level credits in ASL will fulfill graduation requirements.
Pioneer Pacific College7/15/2016503.682.3903No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Portland State University7/15/2016503.725.3000No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Reed College7/15/2016503.777.7511Yes2 yearsNoMust take 1 year of language on campus
Southern Oregon University7/15/2016541.552.7672Yes2 yearsYes
The Art Institute of Portland7/15/2016888.228.6528No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
University of Oregon7/15/2016800.231.3825Yes2 yearsYes
University of Phoenix - Tigard9/28/2016503.495.2900No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
University of Portland7/18/2016503.943.7147Yes2 yearsNoB.A. students need to take 1 year of foreign language on campus. B.S. students have no further foreign language requirement
University of Western States12/13/2016800.641.5641No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Warner Pacific College7/15/2016503.517.1000No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Western Oregon University7/15/2016503.838.8000Yes2 yearsYes
Western Seminary [does not offer undergraduate degrees]12/13/2016503.517.1800N/AN/AN/A
Willamette University7/15/2016503.370.6303Yes3 yearsNoStudents need to take 1 year of language on campus or test out of it via a proficiency exam.

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