College Admissions and Graduation Policies
Regarding American Sign Language

A project by Jason E. Zinza, PhD

South Dakota

Institution Name
Survey Date
Contact Telephone Number
ASL Study Satisfies Admissions Requirements
Number of Years of ASL Study
ASL Satisfies Graduation Requirements
Augustana University6/27/2016605.274.5516Yes2 yearsNoMust take 1 year of any language on campus
Black Hills State University6/27/2016605.642.6343No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Colorado Technical University of Sioux Falls [closed in 2016]6/27/2016605.361.0200N/AN/AN/A
Dakota State University6/27/2016605.256.5139Yes2 yearsYes
Dakota Wesleyan University6/27/2016605.995.2650No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Globe University - Sioux Falls6/27/2016877.303.6060No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Huron University [closed in 2005]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Mount Marty College6/27/2016605.668.1545No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
National American University - Ellsworth Air Force Base12/13/2016605.718.6550No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
National American University - Rapid City12/13/2016605.394.4800No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
National American University - Sioux Falls12/13/2016605.336.4600No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
National American University - Watertown12/13/2016605.884.7200No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Northern State University6/27/2016605.626.2544No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Oglala Lakota College12/12/2016605.455.6000No language pre-requisiteN/ANoAll students must demonstrate proficiency in Lakota
Presentation College6/28/2016605.225.1634No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Sinte Gleska University6/27/2016605.856.8100No language pre-requisiteN/ANoAll students must take a Native American language.
Sioux Falls Seminary [does not offer undergraduate degrees]12/13/2016605.336.6588N/AN/AN/A
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology6/27/2016605.394.2400No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
South Dakota State University6/27/2016605.688.4121No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minorB.S. students do not need to take additional language. B.A. students are required to take at least 1 year of a language offered on campus
University of Sioux Falls6/29/2016605.331.6600Yes2 yearsYes
University of South Dakota6/28/2016605.677.5434NoN/ANoDoes not recognize ASL as a language

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