Course Registration

Your first semester courses will be scheduled after the Academic Advising Office has received your ACT or SAT scores and/or Placement Test scores. You will take English, Math, and ASL Placement Tests during New Student Orientation (NSO) if you have not done so earlier. It is very important that you have paid the three mandatory fees (admissions, NSO and, if you are living on campus, housing deposit fees) and sent all your medical forms (health and immunization records) to the Student Health Service. Without receipt of the above fees and the medical forms and Placement Test scores, the Academic Advising Office cannot register you for your courses. Students will also need to fill out the "Student Checklist" under the "Academic Advising" portal on Refer to the "Computer User Account" document to set up your computer account and for instructions.

Please submit your official transcript by the deadline to the Office of Admissions.  (Refer to the TimelineChart and Calendar for fall and spring deadlines.) This is important especially if you have transfer credits and/or advanced placement credits with a score of 3 or higher. The information will help your advisor with the course selection process and ensure that you won't be registered for waived courses. 

During NSO, you will meet briefly with your academic advisor to review your course schedule and again within a month to discuss your possible field of study at Gallaudet and draft an academic plan.

Some state Vocational Rehabilitation agencies require a copy of your course schedule before they will provide VR services. If your VR agency requires it, then you must complete your Placement Tests at your school with a Gallaudet-designated test proctor in March/April; schedule an individual visit to the Gallaudet campus to take the Placement Tests before NSO; or make arrangements with the placement testing coordinator for off-site testing.

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