ASLCollege

College Admissions and Graduation Policies
Regarding American Sign Language

A project by Jason E. Zinza, PhD

Virginia

Institution Name
Survey Date
Contact Telephone Number
ASL Study Satisfies Admissions Requirements
Number of Years of ASL Study
ASL Satisfies Graduation Requirements
Notes
Appalachian School of Law [no undergraduate degrees offered]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Argosy University - Washington, DC [located in Arlington, VA]9/21/2016703.526.5800No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Avrerett University9/19/2016434.791.5600NoN/ANoStudents who have taken ASL in high school are requested to discuss applying with an Academic Affairs counselor. Taking ASL is not grounds for denying admission.
Baptist Theological Seminary - Richmond [no undergraduate degrees offered]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Bluefield College9/19/2016800.872.0176Yes2 yearsNoASL fulfills graduation requirements only if the course is AP-approved or was dual enrollment.
Bridgewater College9/19/2016540.828.8000Yes3 yearsNoMust have at least 2 years of ASL at the college level, or test out.
Bryant and Stratton College - Richmond1/3/2017804.745.2444No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Bryant and Stratton College - Virginia Beach1/3/2017757.499.7900No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Centura College1/3/2017803.754.7544No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Arlington9/29/2016703.416.7300No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Christendom College9/19/2016540.636.2900No language pre-requisiteN/ANoHave to take a language or culture course.
Christopher Newport University9/19/2016757.594.7000Yes2 yearsNoMust take a language on campus for 1 year. Dual-enrollment or transferring ASL credits from other colleges accepted.
College of William and Mary9/19/2016757.221.4223NoN/ANoModern Languages Dept. does not recognize ASL as a language.
DeVry University - Arlington9/19/2016866.338.7934No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Eastern Mennonite University9/19/2016540.432.4000Yes2 yearsNoMust take 1 semester of a foreign language or a cultural exploration course to graduate
Eastern Virginia Medical School [does not offer undergraduate degrees]9/19/2016N/AN/AN/AN/A
ECPI University9/19/2016844.334.4466No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine [does not offer undergraduate degrees]9/19/2016N/AN/AN/AN/A
Emory and Henry College9/19/2016800.848.5493Yes2 yearsNoASL fulfills graduation requirements only if it was a dual enrollment course. If not, students must take 1 semester of a language on campus.
Ferrum College9/19/2016800.868.9797No language pre-requisiteN/ANoASL fulfills graduation requirements if the course was dual enrollment or AP.
George Mason University9/19/2016703.993.1000Yes3 yearsYesMust be dual enrollment credits or transfer credits from another institution.
George Washington University - Virginia Science and Technology Campus9/19/2016202.994.6040Yes2 yearsNoMust be dual enrollment credits or transfer credits from another institution.
Hampden-Sydney College9/19/2016434.223.6000NoN/ANoCredits may be transferred from another institution. School is considering accepting ASL effective 2018.
Hampton University9/19/2016757.727.5000No language pre-requisiteN/ANoMust take 1 semester of a foreign language or a cultural exploration course to graduate
Institute for the Psychological Sciences [does not offer undergraduate degrees]N/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Chantilly [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Norfolk [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Richmond [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Roanoke [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Springfield [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
James Madison University9/19/2016540.568.5681Yes3 yearsNoMust be dual enrollment credits or transfer credits from another institution.
Jefferson College of Health Sciences9/19/2016888.985.8483No language pre-requisiteN/ANoMust be dual enrollment credits or transfer credits from another institution.
Liberty University9/19/2016434.582.2000Yes1 yearNoMust take foreign language courses on campus. ASL dual enrollment or AP credits are accepted.
Longwood University9/19/2016434.395.2000Yes2 yearsNoStudents must either take a placement exam or take 1 semester of any language on campus.
Lynchburg College9/19/2016800.426.8101NoN/ANo
Mary Baldwin College9/19/2016540.887.7019Yes2 yearsNoMust be dual enrollment credits or transfer credits from another institution.
Marymount University9/19/2016703.522.5600No language pre-requisite1 yearYes
National College - Salem1/3/2017540.986.1800No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Norfolk State University9/19/2016800.274.1821No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Old Dominion University9/19/2016757.683.3685Yes3 yearsYes
Radford University9/20/2016540.831.5000Yes2 yearsYes
Randolph University9/20/2016434.947.8000Yes2 yearsNoMust take 1 semester of a foreign language or a cultural exploration course to graduate
Randolph-Macon College9/20/2016800.888.1762Yes2 yearsN/AMust be dual enrollment credits or transfer credits from another institution.
Regent University9/20/2016800.373.5504No language pre-requisiteN/ANoCheck individual major requirements
Roanoke University9/20/2016540.375.2270No language pre-requisiteN/ANoMust take 3 semesters of college-level world language on campus or transfer dual enrollment credits.
Sanford-Brown College [closed in 2017]1/3/2017703.556.8888N/AN/AN/A
South University - Richmond1/10/2017804.727.6800No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
South University - Virginia Beach1/10/2017757.493.6900No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Southern Virginia University9/20/2016540.261.8400No language pre-requisiteN/ANoMust be dual enrollment credits or transfer credits from another institution.
St. Paul’s College [closed in 2013]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Sweet Briar College9/20/2016434.381.6142Yes2 yearsNoASL fulfills graduation requirements if the course was dual enrollment or AP.
The Art Institute of Washington1/3/2017877.303.3771No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
University of Mary Washington9/20/2016540.654.1000No language pre-requisiteN/ANoASL fulfills graduation requirements if the course was dual enrollment or credits transferred from another college.
University of Phoenix - Arlington12/7/2016571.227.7075No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
University of Phoenix - Glen Allen12/7/2016804.281.3900No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
University of Phoenix - Virginia Beach10/18/2016757.493.6300No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
University of Richmond9/20/2016800.700.1662NoN/ANoASL is accepted if it is AP or dual enrollment.
University of Virginia9/20/2016434.982.3200Yes3 yearsNoASL fulfills graduation requirements if the course was dual enrollment or credits transferred from another college.
University of Virginia - Hise9/20/2016276.328.0100NoN/ANoExploring changing the policies in the near future.
Virginia College - Richmond6/16/2016804.977.5100No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Virginia Commonwealth University9/20/2016804.828.1222Yes2 yearsNoASL fulfills graduation requirements if the course was dual enrollment or AP.
Virginia Intermont College [closed]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Virginia Military Institute9/20/2016800.767.4207NoN/ANoMust take 1 semester of a spoken language.
Virginia State University9/20/2016804.524.5000NoN/ANo
Virginia Tech University9/20/2016540.231.6267Yes3 yearsYes
Virginia Union University9/20/2016804.342.3570NoN/ANo
Virginia Wesleyan College9/21/2016757.455.3208NoN/ANo
Washington and Lee University9/21/2016540.458.8710NoN/ANo
Westwood University [closed]N/AN/AN/AN/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.