ASLCollege

College Admissions and Graduation Policies
Regarding American Sign Language

A project by Jason E. Zinza, PhD

Philadelphia

Institution Name
Survey Date
Contact Telephone Number
ASL Study Satisfies Admissions Requirements
Number of Years of ASL Study
ASL Satisfies Graduation Requirements
Notes
Albright College9/19/2016800.252.1856Yes2 yearsNoWill need to take 3 semesters of a spoken language
Allegheny College9/19/2016800.521.5293Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Alvernia University9/19/2016888.258.3764Yes2 yearsNoWill need to take 2 semesters of a spoken language
Arcadia University9/19/2016877.272.2342Yes3 yearsNoAll students need to take 1-2 semesters of language on campus
Baptist Bible College and Seminary [SEE SUMMIT UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Biblical Theological Seminary [does not offer undergraduate degrees]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Bloomsburg University9/19/2016570.389.4000Yes2 yearsNoAll ASL students must take a placement exam in ASL. Depending on results, further foreign language might be waived (or not).
Bryn Athyn College9/19/2016267.502.6000Yes2 yearsNoAll students need to take 1 semester of foreign language or transfer dual enrollment credits
Bryn Mawr College9/19/2016610.526.5000Yes4 yearsNoAll students must take 1 year of any language on campus.
Bucknell University9/19/2016570.577.2000Yes2 yearsNoStudents must take at least 1 semester of foreign language on campus
Cabrini University9/19/2016610.902.8100No language pre-requisiteN/ANoAll students must take 2 semesters of any foreign language offered on campus
Cairn University9/20/2016800.366.0049No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minorIndividual majors may have additional foreign language requirements. Can fulfill these requirements by transferring dual enrollment credits in ASL
California University of Pennsylvania9/19/2016724.938.4000No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary [closed]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Carlow University9/19/2016800.333.2275No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Carnegie Mellon University9/19/2016412.268.2000Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Cedar Crest College9/19/2016800.360.1222Yes2 yearsNoMust take 1-2 semesters of a language offered on campus
Central Penn College9/19/2016800.759.2727No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Chatham University9/19/2016800.837.1290Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Chestnut Hill College9/19/2016215.248.7001Yes2 yearsNoMust take 1 year of foreign language on campus
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania9/20/2016610.399.2275Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Clarion University of Pennsylvania9/19/2016800.672.7171Yes3 yearsYesN/A
Clarks Summit University of Pennsylvania9/26/2016570.586.2400No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Curtis Institute of Music9/19/2016215.717.3117Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Delaware Valley University9/19/2016800.233.5825No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
DeSales University9/19/2016610.282.1100Yes2 yearsYesN/A
DeVry University - Ft. Washington9/19/2016215.591.5700No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
DeVry University - Philadelphia9/19/2016215.568.2911No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Dickinson College9/19/2016800.644.1773Yes2 yearsNoCan transfer ASL credits or dual enrollment credits, or take 1 year on campus. Note: ASL does not fulfill International Studies or International Business Management majors
Drexel University9/19/2016215.895.2000No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minorArts and Sciences: May need to take 1 semester of foreign language. B.S. students have no further foreign language requirement
Duquesne University9/19/2016412.396.6222Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorSchool of Liberal Arts majors requires 1-2 semesters of foreign language on campus
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania9/19/2016570.422.3211Yes1 yearYesN/A
Eastern University9/19/2016610.341.5800Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorB.A. students must take 2 semesters of any language on campus or transfer dual enrollment credit. B.S. students have no further foreign language requirements.
Edinboro University9/19/2016814.732.2000No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Elizabethtown College9/20/2016717.361.1000Yes2 yearsNoASL is discouraged by will be accepted for admissions purposes.
Evangelical Seminary [does not offer undergraduate degrees]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Franklin & Marshall College9/19/2016717.358.3911Yes3 yearsDepends on major / minorMay need to take 1-2 semesters depending on major chosen.
Gannon University9/19/2016814.871.7000Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorEach major has different requirements.
Geneva College9/20/2016800.847.8255Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Gettysburg College9/20/2016717.337.6300Yes2 yearsNoWill need to take at least 1 year of foreign language courses or transfer dual enrollment credits
Gratz College [CLOSING UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS IN 2017]9/20/2016215.635.7300N/AN/AN/AN/A
Grove City College9/20/2016724.458.2000No language pre-requisiteN/ANoMust take 1 year of spoken language
Gwynedd Mercy University9/23/2016215.646.7300No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Harrisburg University of Sciences and Technology9/26/2016717.901.5100No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Haverford College9/20/2016610.896.1000Yes2 yearsNoAll students need to take 1 year of foreign language on campus
Holy Family University - Bensalem9/20/2016215.637.7700Yes2 yearsNoMust take 2 semesters on campus
Holy Family University - Newtown9/20/2016215.637.7700Yes2 yearsNoMust take 2 semesters on campus
Holy Family University - Philadelphia9/20/2016215.637.7700Yes2 yearsNoMust take 2 semesters on campus
Immaculata University9/20/2016610.647.4400Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorCollege of Liberal Arts requires 1 year of foreign language on campus
Indiana University of Pennsylvania9/26/2016724.357.2100Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorCheck individual major requirements
ITT Technical Institute - Bucks County [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Northwest Philadelphia [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Philadelphia [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Pittsburgh [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Tarentum [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Wilkes-Barre / Scranton [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical State - Harrisburg [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Juniata College9/27/2016877.586.4282Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Keystone College9/20/2016570.945.8111Yes2 yearsYesN/A
King’s College9/20/2016888.546.4772Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Kutztown University9/20/2016610.683.4000Yes2 yearsYesN/A
La Roche College9/20/2016412.367.9300NoN/ANoN/A
La Salle University9/23/2016215.951.1000Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Lafayette College9/20/2016610.330.5000Yes2 yearsNoMust take 1 semester on campus
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine [does not offer undergraduate degrees]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Lancaster Bible College9/20/2016717.569.7071No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Lebanon Valley College9/20/2016866.582.4236Yes2 yearsNoMust take 2 semesters on campus or transfer dual enrollment credit for ASL
Lehigh University9/26/2016610.758.3000Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Lincoln University9/23/2016484.365.8000Yes1 yearNoAll students need to take 2 semesters on campus or transfer dual enrollment credits
Lock Haven University9/20/2016570.484.2011No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Lycoming College9/20/2016570.321.4000Yes2 yearsNoMust take 1-2 semesters of a language offered on campus
Mansfield University9/20/2016800.577.6826Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorSome majors require foreign language study, but others do not
Marywood University9/20/2016570.348.6211Yes2 yearsNoAll students need to take 1-2 semesters of language on campus
Mercyhurst University9/20/2016814.824.2000Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Messiah College9/20/2016717.766.2511Yes3 yearsNoAll students must take 3 semesters of foreign language on campus or transfer dual enrollment credits
Millersville University9/20/2016717.871.4636Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Misericordia University9/20/2016570.674.6400No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Moore College of Arts & Design9/20/2016215.965.4000No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Moravian College9/23/2016610.861.1320Yes2 yearsNoMust take 2 semesters of spoken language
Mt. Aloysius College9/23/2016888.823.2220Yes3 yearsYes3+ years of ASL in high school waives foreign language requirement. If take 2 years or fewer, must take 2 semesters in ASL on campus
Muhlenberg College9/20/2016484.664.3100Yes3 yearsYesN/A
Neumann University9/20/2016610.459.0905Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Peirce College9/20/2016215.545.6400No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts9/20/2016215.972.7600No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Pennsylvania College of Arts & Design9/20/2016717.396.7833No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences9/23/2016800.622.5443No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Pennsylvania State Law [does not offer undergraduate degrees]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Pennsylvania State University - Abington9/26/2016215.881.7300Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Pennsylvania State University - Allegheny9/23/2016412.675.9000Yes2 yearsNoWill need to take 1-2 semesters of a spoken language
Pennsylvania State University - Altoona9/26/2016814.949.5466Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorCheck individual major requirements
Pennsylvania State University - Beaver9/23/2016724.773.3800Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Pennsylvania State University - Behrend9/23/2016814.898.6000Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Pennsylvania State University - Berks County9/23/2016610.396.6000Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorB.A. students may need to take 1-2 semesters of foreign language on campus unless 3+ years of ASL were taken in high school. B.S. students have no further foreign language requirements.
Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine9/23/2016610.892.1200Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorCheck major requirements. College of Communications may have different requirements.
Pennsylvania State University - College of Medicine [does not offer undergraduate degrees]9/23/2016717.531.8521N/AN/AN/AN/A
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson Law [does not offer undergraduate degrees]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Pennsylvania State University - DuBois9/23/2016800.346.7627Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorCheck individual major requirements
Pennsylvania State University - Fayette9/23/2016724.430.4100Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorB.A. students need to take 2 semesters of a foreign language on campus. B.S. students have no further foreign language requirements.
Pennsylvania State University - Great Valley [does not offer undergraduate degrees]9/23/2016610.548.3200N/AN/AN/AN/A
Pennsylvania State University - Greater Allegheny9/23/2016412.675.9000Yes2 yearsNoWill need to take 1 semester of foreign language on campus
Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg9/23/2016717.948.6250Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Pennsylvania State University - Hazleton9/23/2016570.450.3000Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Pennsylvania State University - Lehigh Valley9/23/2016610.285.5000Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto9/23/2016717.749.6000Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Pennsylvania State University - New Kensington9/23/2016888.968.7297Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minor
Pennsylvania State University - Pennsylvania College of Technology9/26/2016570.327.4761No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Pennsylvania State University - Schuylkill9/23/2016570.385.6152Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Pennsylvania State University - Shenango9/23/2016724.983.2803Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Pennsylvania State University - University Park9/23/2016814.865.5471Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Pennsylvania State University - Wilkes Barre9/26/2016570.675.9238Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Pennsylvania State University - Worthington Scranton9/27/2016570.963.2500No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minorCheck individual major requirements
Pennsylvania State University - York9/26/2016717.771.4000Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Philadelphia Biblical University [SEE CAIRN UNIVERSITY]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine [does not offer undergraduate degrees]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Philadelphia University9/26/2016215.951.2800No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Point Park University9/26/2016412.391.4100No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College [does not offer undergraduate degrees]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Robert Morris University - Pennsylvania9/26/2016800.762.0097No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Rosemont College9/26/2016610.526.2966Yes2 yearsNoMust take 2 semesters on campus or transfer ASL dual enrollment credits.
Salus University9/26/2016215.780.1400Yes3 yearsYesNo language requirement for graduation
Seton Hill University9/26/2016724.838.4281Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorB.A. students need to take 1 year of foreign language on campus. B.S. students have no further foreign language requirement
Shippensburg University9/26/2016717.477.7447Yes3 yearsYesN/A
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania9/26/2016800.778.9111Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorB.A. students may need to take 1-2 semesters of foreign language on campus. B.S. students have no further foreign language requirement.
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary [does not offer undergraduate degrees]N/AN/AN/AN/A
St. Francis University9/26/2016814.472.3000Yes2 yearsNoMust take an ASL placement exam or transfer dual enrollment credits
St. Joseph's University9/26/2016610.660.1000Yes2 yearsNoMust take 2 semesters on campus
St. Vincent College9/26/2016724.532.6600Yes3 yearsNoAll students must take 2-4 semesters of foreign language courses on campus
Susquehanna University9/26/2016570.374.0101Yes2 yearsNoAll students must take 2 semesters of foreign language on campus
Swarthmore College9/26/2016610.328.8000Yes3 yearsNoMust take one year of foreign language on campus
Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia9/26/2016215.473.8240NoN/ANoAll students must take Hebrew
Temple University9/26/2016215.204.7000NoN/ANoN/A
The American College of Financial Services [does not offer undergraduate degrees]N/AN/AN/AN/A
The Art Institute of Philadelphia9/26/2016800.275.2474Yes1 yearYesNo language requirement for graduation
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh9/26/2016412.263.6600No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
The Art Institute of York [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College9/26/2016215.222.4200No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
The United States Army War College [does not offer undergraduate degrees]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Thiel College9/26/2016724.589.2345Yes2 yearsNoAll students must take 1 year on campus or transfer ASL dual enrollment credits
Thomas Jefferson University9/26/2016215.503.8890Yes2 yearsYesN/A
University of Pennsylvania9/26/2016215.898.7507Yes4 yearsNoArts & Sciences majors must take an ASL proficiency exam. Foreign language requirement may be waived depending on score. Wharton School of Business does not accept ASL. Other schools: ASL accepted without further foreign language requirements.
University of Phoenix - Philadelphia10/18/2016267.234.2000No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
University of Pittsburgh - Bradford9/26/2016800.872.1787Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorMust look at major requirements for specific information
University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg9/26/2016724.837.7040Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minor
University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown9/26/2016814.269.7050Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minor
University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh9/26/2016412.624.4141Yes3 yearsNoWill need to take 1 semester of foreign language on campus
University of Pittsburgh - Titusville9/26/2016814.827.4509Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minor
University of Scranton9/26/2016888.727.2686Yes2 yearsYesN/A
University of the Arts9/26/2016215.717.6049No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia9/26/2016888.996.8747No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Ursinus College9/26/2016610.409.3000Yes2 yearsNoAll students must take 2 semesters of any foreign language on campus
Valley Forge Christian University9/26/2016610.935.0450Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Villanova University9/26/2016610.519.4500NoN/ANoN/A
Washington and Jefferson College9/27/2016724.223.6025Yes2 yearsNoAll students take two semesters on campus. Can take ASL through a neighboring school.
Waynesburg University9/26/2016800.225.7393No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
West Chester University9/26/2016610.436.1000Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minor
Westminster College9/26/2016724.946.7100Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Widener University - Harrisburg9/26/2016888.943.3637Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorOnly International Business or International Relations requires a foreign language.
Widener University - Main Campus9/26/2016888.943.3637Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorOnly International Business or International Relations requires a foreign language.
Wilkes University9/26/2016800.945.5378Yes2 yearsNoMust take 1 semester of a foreign language or a cultural exploration course to graduate
Wilson College9/27/2016717.264.4141NoN/ANoIf a high school student has taken ASL and applies, the admissions department will look for a strong academic background in other courses taken. If admitted to Wilson, all students must take 2 semesters of a foreign language on campus. Dual enrollment credits in ASL are not accepted.
Yeshiva Beth Moshe9/26/2016717.346.1747No language pre-requisiteN/ANoMust take Hebrew
York College of Pennsylvania9/26/2016717.846.7788Yes2 yearsYesN/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.