ADP Acceptance Information
Applicants admitted to the University will need to submit documents and pay the required fees prior to being officially enrolled into the University. The sections below provide a brief overview of what to expect.
Upon acceptance, you will be given a Gallaudet web-based email account ("@gallaudet.edu"). This is your official Gallaudet communications channel. Please check your Gallaudet email account frequently since it will be used to send you important orientation and registration information. Final Official Transcript
Admitted students must send final and official high school and/or college transcript(s) which must include cumulative GPA, graduation date, school official signature, and/or official school seal. Transcript(s) must be originals, and they cannot be faxed to the Office of Admissions. Financial aid awards will be cancelled if final and official transcripts are not on file in the Office of Admissions.
In order to get a course schedule for the semester before Online Student Orientation (OSO), admitted students must first complete and send in the items below. Without receipt of these items, the ADP Coordinator cannot register courses.
- Fees ($50 Admissions fee, and $50 OSO fee) and forms
- Health and immunization records
- English, Math, and ASL Placement Test scores
- Student Checklist on my.gallaudet.edu ("Academic Advising" portal)
Some state Vocational Rehabilitation agencies require a copy of an admitted student's course schedule before they will provide VR services. If the VR agency requires it, then the admitted student must complete Placement Tests at a school with a Gallaudet-designated test proctor in March/April, schedule an individual visit to the Gallaudet campus to take the Placement Test before NSO, or make arrangements with the placement testing coordinator for off-site testing. Financial Aid
Financial Aid is crucial to covering school costs. When students have been admitted to the University, they should immediately fill out the Gallaudet's Institutional Financial Aid Application (IFAA)
by July 1st
for Fall enrollment. Students should confirm with the Financial Aid Office that their FAFSA and IFAA have been received. The Financial Aid Office will work to determine the amount and type of financial assistance students need and are eligible for. Admitted students can look into financial aid sources for more information at financialaid.gallaudet.edu
. Medical Records/Health Insurance
All new full-time and part-time students are required to complete a health history form. Student Health Service (SHS) requires the original health history form to be mailed but will accept fax copies until the original arrives at SHS. Students will be unable to register for classes until proof of immunizations and/or health information are submitted to SHS. The District of Columbia law requires that all full-time and part-time students to have the required immunizations. Student under the age of 26 require different immunizations than if the student is older than 26 years of age.
Health insurance is required of all full-time students. If the student is covered by his/her own private insurance or depend on a parent's plan and the insurance is covered in the District of Columbia metropolitan area, then the student is waived from purchasing health insurance through Gallaudet University. Students must go to their Bison account and request that their health insurance be waived and fax a copy of your health insurance coverage. For more information on medical records and insurance, please visit Undergraduate Acceptance Information/Medical.
Office of Students With Disabilities
The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSWD) provides individually tailored, comprehensive, support services and programs for students with disabilities. Students who wish to use disability accommodations must be registered with OSWD. To apply for disability support services, students should submit documentation of their disability and complete an intake form prior to arrival.
Contact OSWD via email at email@example.com to request further intake information. Eligibility for disability support must be established before services can be provided. When the intake form and documentation has been received, OSWD will contact the student with an update designating your file's status as approved or incomplete. Once the file is approved, the applicant will need schedule an intake appointment. Students should contact OSWD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Student Orientation
Online Student Orientation (OSO) is a required course for all students enrolling the first time. This includes freshmen, and transfer students. During OSO, you will participate in BlackBoard training and become familiar with campus services. All freshmen, and transfer students must take placement tests in English and mathematics during OSO if you have not done this prior to OSO. The test scores help inform ADP coordinator on what courses are recommended for an admitted student to take for the first semester.
Placement testing is required of all new, transfer, and special students who have been accepted to Gallaudet University. All new, transfer, and special students are required to complete an American Sign Language (ASL) Placement Test. The English and Math Placement Tests may be exempted for some students depending on their ACT or SAT scores. Scores from Placement Test(s) determine the most appropriate English, math, and ASL courses for the incoming student.