Registration Information

For information,
To learn more about tuition and fees, please visit the Tuition and Fees
  • Register online or use Course Registration/Payment Form to register for professional studies courses. Visiting students interested in taking a graduate or undergraduate course should also use this form. Payments may be made by check, credit card (MasterCard or VISA) or money order. Purchase orders are also accepted.
If you elect not to register online, please be sure to also:
  • Complete the Housing/Meal Plan Form if you are planning to stay on-campus.
  • Complete the VISA Information Form if you are an international applicant.
  • Complete the Medical History Form and return it to Gallaudet Univer­sity’s Student Health Services.
  • Mail your forms to the address provided on the application or fax it to (202) 651-5987. The registration deadline is three weeks prior to the start of class. Applications submitted after the registration deadline may still be accepted up until one week before class depending on course availability and instructor approval. A $50 late fee will be charged. You will receive confirmation of your application by email or your enrollment by mail. If you do not receive confirmation, contact us at or call (202) 448-7272 (v) or (202) 250-2759 (vp). We do not accept registrations by phone.
  • Send an email to to schedule a screening if you are registering for an ASL class at Gallaudet for the first time or if you have taken a semester off between classes.
Youth Programs
To register for the Summer Youth Camps, please use the Summer Youth Program form. 

International Students

International students are welcome to apply for courses offered through the Summer Programs. If you are an international student planning to register for one of our upcoming courses, you will need to submit a completed VISA Information form along with your registration material. A B-1/B-2 Tourist Visa that is annotated for a short course of study allows you to visit the USA and participate in a course, workshop, or other training event while you are here. If you are interested in attending Gallaudet University to obtain a degree or certification, you must have an F-1, J-1 or permanent residency status. Due to the time constraints in processing I-20's or DS-2019's, applications from international students must be received in our office two months prior to the start of your class. Applications from international students who already have an F1, J1 or permanent residency must be received no later than three weeks prior to the start of your class. If you already have a Visa or a green card, you must submit a copy with your application. It is important to note that payment must be sent in full (international money order payable to Gallaudet University or by wire transfer) before an I-20 or DS-2019 can be processed.

The Visa Waiver Program (WVP) allows citizenship of some countries to travel to the U.S. for business or pleasure for up to 90 days without obtaining a B-1/B-2 visa stamp. You must ensure that your WVP is annotated for a short course of study if you plan on participating in a short course, workshop or training.

Consortium Students

Students registering for courses through the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area do so through their home institution and pay that institution’s tuition fees. All classes held on campus will be conducted in American Sign Language unless otherwise specified in the course description.
You will receive confirmation of your registration from Summer Programs that information will include on the location of your class. If you do not receive confirmation of your registration, send an email to or call (202) 448-7272 (v) or (202) 250- 2759 (vp).

Currently Enrolled Gallaudet Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Matriculated students (Gallaudet students currently in degree programs) do not register through the Summer Programs office except if taking PST prefixed classes. Tuition and processing fees for PST courses are waived for full-time Gallaudet undergraduate and graduate students; only the processing fee is waived for part-time students. All students are responsble for lab, test, material and late fees.

Gallaudet University Employees
Tuition, processing, and lab fees are waived for regular full- and part-time employees of the University. Test, material and late fees are not waived and must be paid at the time of registration. A signed tuition waiver form must accompany your application or the application will not be processed. Full- or part-time temporary employees and those working for Gallaudet University on a contract basis are not entitled to a tuition waiver and are therefore responsible for all fees.
Satisfactory course completion is defined as a grade of "C" or better for PST level courses, "B" or better for graduate level courses, or "pass" if under a pass/fail grading system. Unsatisfactory completion of your course will require you to reimburse the University the full amount waived.

Medical History/TB Risk Assessment Form
All Gallaudet University Staff/Faculty attending classes on campus,
  • Regardless of age or years on campus, you must provide a TB Risk Assessment Form regardless of age.
  • Students 26 years of age or over are still required to submit the Medical History form with their signature.
  • Students 26 years of age or over are NOT required to submit proof of immunization.

Full payment is required to complete your registration. Check your calculations prior to submittal. Payment may be made by check, credit card (VISA and MasterCard) or money order. Purchase orders are also accepted.

Mail registration materials to:
Gallaudet University
Summer Programs
Kendall Hall
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
202.448.7272 (v)
202.250.2759 (vp)
202.651.5987 (fax)

Enrollment Confirmation
You will receive confirmation of your enrollment once processed. Incomplete applications will delay your registration. If you do not receive a confirmation letter, contact us at or call (202) 448-7272.

Adding or Dropping Courses
To add or drop a course prior to the start of class, submit your request in writing to or complete Add/Drop form. There is a $5 fee for each add or drop transaction (unless a department has made the decision to change your course). Failure to formally drop a course will result in a final grade of "F." No changes may be made after the first day of class.

Withdrawing from Courses
To withdraw from a course (either before or after you have arrived at Gallaudet), submit your request in writing to or complete a Withdraw Form.

A phone call alone is not sufficient and a student is not considered officially withdrawn until a written request has been received. Online students may send email to drop or withdraw from classes. You may withdraw from a course up until the last day of class.  Email or fax your written withdrawal to:  (202) 651-5987 (fax).

Responsibility for following these procedures rests with the student. Failure to withdraw formally from a course will result in a final grade of "F."

Course Cancellation
Gallaudet University reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment. Course cancellation decisions are usually made three weeks before the first day of class. Please provide us a valid email address; we will contact you to make alternative course selections if your class is cancelled. We recommend that you NOT make travel arrangements until you receive confirmation regarding your course(s) and enrollment.

Grades are issued approximately three weeks after the last day of summer school. No grades will be issued to students who owe a balance on their account. Students may obtain a transcript of their academic records from the Registrar’s Office for a nominal fee. Please contact the Registrar’s Office directly at (202) 651-5393 (tty/v) or 866-309-1774 (vp), or submit a transcript request.

Semester Credit Hours
The unit of semester credit is defined as university-level credit that is awarded for completion of coursework, the transfer of coursework from another accredited institution, or the evaluation of college-level prior learning. One credit hour (at least 50 minutes) reflects an amount of work represented in the intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement for these learning outcomes. A credit hour is awarded on the basis of one of three sets of criteria. To meet the credit hour requirements, additional out of class hours will be required to complete these courses.

Transferring Credits
While Professional Studies credits (PST) do not apply to degree pro­grams at Gallaudet University, they may be transferable to other univer­sities. If you wish to transfer Gallaudet credits to your home institution, it is your responsibility to obtain approval from your home school to make sure they will apply to your degree.

Summer Sessions:  May 19-August 15, 2014
Memorial Day: May 26, 2014 - no classes
Independence Day: July 4, 2014 - no classes

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