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
Bennington College7/14/2016800.833.6845Yes2 yearsYes
Burlington College [closing in 2017]7/14/2016802.923.2105No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Castleton State College8/2/2016800.639.8521Yes1 yearYesCan take cultural exploration courses instead of a language to meet entrance and graduation requirements.
Champlain College8/2/2016802.860.2727NoN/ANo
College of St. Joseph7/14/2016802.776.5205No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Goddard College7/15/2016800.906.8312Yes2 yearsYesAll courses are self-designed and anything may be taken for credit, provided there is a professor on campus qualified to teach the topic.
Green Mountain College7/15/2016800.776.6675Yes1 yearYes
Johnson State College7/15/2016800.635.2356No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Landmark College7/15/2016802.387.6718Yes 1 yearYes
Lyndon State College7/15/2016800.225.1998Yes1 yearNoHave to take a language or global studies course for 1 semester.
Marlboro College8/1/2016800.343.0049No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Middlebury College7/15/2016802.443.3000Yes4 yearsYes
Norwich University7/15/2016802.485.2001NoN/ANo
School for International Training [no undergraduate degrees offered]12/13/2016800.257.7751N/AN/AN/A
Southern Vermont College7/18/2016802.447.6300Yes2 yearsYes
St. Michael’s College8/1/2016800.762.8000Yes3 yearsNoAll students must take 2 semesters of college-level foreign language. Dual-enrollment credits may be transferred.
Sterling College7/18/2016800.648.3591No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
University of Vermont7/18/2016802.656.3370Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorCheck major requirements. International Business majors must take a spoken language.
Vermont College of Fine Arts [no undergraduate degrees offered]12/13/2016802.828.8600N/AN/AN/A
Vermont Technical College7/18/2016800.442.8821No language pre-requisiteN/AYes

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