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
Alverno College8/31/2016414.382.6100Yes1 yearYesN/A
Bellin College8/31/2016920.433.1922No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo language requirement for graduation
Beloit College8/30/2016608.363.2500Yes2 yearsYes N/A
Bryant and Stratton College - Milwaukee8/31/2016866.948.0571No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Bryant and Stratton College - Wauwatosa8/31/2016866.948.0571No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Cardinal Stritch University8/31/2016414.410.4000Yes1 yearYesN/A
Carroll University8/31/2016262.524.7220Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Carthage College9/2/2016262.551.6000Yes2 yearsYesN/A
College of Menominee Nation8/31/2016715.799.6226No language pre-requisiteN/ANo Must take one semester of any spoken Native American language
Concordia University - Wisconsin8/31/2016262.243.5700Yes2 yearsNoMust take 1 semester of ASL or other language
DeVry University - Wisconsin [CLOSED IN 2015]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Edgewood College8/31/2016608.663.4861Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Globe University - Eau Claire8/31/2016715.855.6600No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Herzing University - Brookfield12/13/2016800.596.0724No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Herzing University - Kenosha12/13/2016800.596.0724No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Herzing University - Madison12/13/2016800.596.0724No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
ITT Technical Institute - Green Bay [CLOSED IN 2015]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Greenfield [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ITT Technical Institute - Madison [CLOSED IN 2016]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Lakeland University8/31/2016800.569.2166Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Lawrence University8/31/2016920.832.6500Yes2 yearsNoMust take a proficiency exam and score at the intermediate level. If not, 1-2 semesters required of any language
Madison Area Technical College [does not offer undergraduate degrees]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Madison Media Institute - Madison8/31/2016888.928.8771No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo languages offered or required
Maranatha Baptist University9/1/2016800.622.2947No language pre-requisiteN/AYesPastoral Studies students must take Greek. Otherwise, ASL fulfills all graduation requirements.
Marian University9/2/2016800.262.7426Yes2 yearsYesN/A
Marquette University9/1/2016800.222.6544NoN/ANoMust take 1-2 semesters of a spoken language if in the College of Arts & Sciences
Medical College of Wisconsin [does not offer undergraduate degrees]414.955.8296N/AN/AN/AN/A
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design9/1/2016414.291.8070No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Milwaukee School of Engineering9/1/2016800.332.6763No language pre-requisiteN/AYesNo languages offered or required
Mount Mary University9/1/2016414.930.3024Yes2 yearsYesMust have a C average. If not, will need to take a language on campus.
Nashotah House Theological Seminary [does not offer undergraduate degrees]262.646.6500N/AN/AN/AN/A
Northland College9/1/2016715.682.1699No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Northland International University [CLOSED IN 2015]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Ottawa University - Brookfield9/1/2016855.774.7714No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Rasmussen College - Appleton12/13/2016920.593.8400No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Rasmussen College - Green Bay12/13/2016920.593.8400No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Rasmussen College - Wausau12/13/2016920.593.8400No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
Ripon College9/1/2016800.947.4766No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology12/13/2016414.529.6984NoN/ANoAll students must take Latin.
Silver Lake College9/1/2016800.236.4752Yes1 yearYesN/A
St. Norbert College9/1/2016920.403.3005Yes2 yearsYesN/A
University of Phoenix - Milwaukee10/18/2016414.410.7900No language pre-requisiteN/AYes
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire9/16/2016715.836.5415Yes2 yearsYesN/A
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay9/1/2016920.465.2111Yes2 yearsYesN/A
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse9/1/2016608.789.8939Yes3 yearsYesN/A
University of Wisconsin - Madison9/1/2016608.262.3961Yes3-4 yearsYesIf ASL is taken for 4 years in high school, all foreign language graduation requirements waived. If ASL is taken for 3 years in high school, graduation requirements will likely be waived.
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee9/1/2016414.229.2222Yes3 yearsYesIf less than 3 years of ASL is taken in high school, graduation requirements will not be fulfilled.
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh9/1/2016920.424.1234No language pre-requisiteN/ADepends on major / minorB.A. students must take 2 semesters of any language on campus. B.S. students do not need to take world language courses.
University of Wisconsin - Parkside9/1/2016262.595.2355Yes2 yearsYesN/A
University of Wisconsin - Platteville9/2/2016608.342.1125Yes1 yearYesN/A
University of Wisconsin - River Falls9/2/2016715.425.3500No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point9/1/2016715.346.2441Yes3 yearsDepends on major / minorB.A. students must take 2 semesters of any language on campus. B.S. students do not need to take world language courses.
University of Wisconsin - Stout9/1/2016715.232.1411Yes2 yearsYesN/A
University of Wisconsin - Superior9/1/2016715.394.8230Yes2 yearsDepends on major / minorB.A. students must take 2 semesters of any language on campus. B.S. students do not need to take world language courses.
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater9/1/2016262.472.1234No language pre-requisiteN/AYesN/A
Viterbo University9/2/2016608.796.3010No language pre-requisiteN/ANoB.A. students must take 2 semesters of any language on campus. B.S. students do not need to take world language courses.
Wisconsin Lutheran College9/6/2016414.443.8800Yes3 yearsYesStudents pursuing a B.A. degree need to take ASL for 3 years. Can take classes in high school or transfer dual enrollment credits
Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology [does not offer undergraduate degrees]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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