Program Admission: Bachelor of Science in ASL/English Interpreting
Prospective students are admitted each Fall. To be considered for admission, applicants to the B.S. ASL/English Interpreting program must fulfill these requirements:
1. Complete UNF Application Process
Transfer students must meet university admission requirements and apply to UNF by March 31 for fall admission. (Current UNF students do not need to re-apply to UNF.)
2. Satisfy GPA and Interpreting Coursework Requirements
- GPA of 2.75 or higher (preferred 3.0+)
- ‘B’ or better in ASL I, ASL II, Introduction to Interpreting, and ENC 1101 (or ‘B’ or better in subsequent courses) Students with an AA will automatically transfer ‘C’ grades for these courses and are not required to repeat them. However, if these applicants are admitted based on GPA and Limited Access Screening scores, students may be required to take a subsequent course upon admission.
3. Meet Degree Requirements
- Transfer students must complete an associate-level interpreting degree (AA/AAS/AS)
- UNF students in the Community Interpreting concentration must successfully complete the Prerequisite and Core Requirement coursework in the Course Catalog (courses through Term 4 on the Osprey Map) to apply; program admission is contingent upon earning a ‘C’ or better in the Summer 2 interpreting course (INT 2204 Interpreting in Community Settings)
- Complete an associate-level degree in another field AND hold one of these national certificates: CDI, CSC, CI and CT, NIC, NAD IV-V, COI (Canada).
4. Pass Limited Access Screening
Following the March 31 application deadline, screenings will occur in April-May, with admission decisions occurring by May 15. The program has a maximum of 35 positions each fall. The Limited Access Screening evaluates three areas:
- English Competency (comprehension, written, spoken) *
- ASL Competency (comprehension, expressive, receptive)
- Cognitive Processing (critical thinking, foundational information processing)
* Deaf applicants are exempt from a spoken English evaluation.
General Education Core Requirements
It is not required that the applicant complete the general education core courses prior to attending UNF; however, it is strongly recommended. By state law, transferring to UNF with an A.A. degree guarantees that no additional general education core courses will be needed. If the associate degree is not an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree, it is strongly recommended that students also complete the A.A., along with their A.S. or A.A.S degrees to avoid having to take additional general education core courses at UNF. Students who do not transfer with an A.A. degree are subject to UNF's core requirements, which may exceed or differ from the state minimum. Unless UNF has negotiated an official articulation agreement with the applicant’s prior institution, transcripts will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine course equivalencies and program placement.
Questions about general education core requirements should be directed to the ASL/English Interpreting advisor in the Office of Academic Support and Information Services (OASIS).