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Your future
begins At Gallaudet

An inclusive environment for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students. Gallaudet will do what works for you. Your Way.

No. 3 “Best Value School” among national universities in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranking.

Application Deadlines

Undergraduate Application Details

  • December 1
    Application Fee Waiver deadline
  • December 31
    Spring Freshman Admissions general deadline
  • February 15
    Honors Program priority deadline
  • March 1
    Bachelor of Interpretation (BAI) priority deadline
  • June 30
    Online Degree Completion Program – Deaf Studies application deadline
  • July 30
    Fall Freshman Admissions general deadline
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A world of possibilities await at Gallaudet University.

Wherever you are in your journey, we’ll help you take the next step. We’ll connect you with an admissions counselor, arrange a campus tour, and answer any questions you may have.

Start your admission process:

Undergraduate

Get the education you deserve, without sacrificing the collegiate experience. We have 40 undergraduate majors and minors across 11 disciplines.

Transfer

Whether you are a new, emerging, or fluent signer, you’ll receive a full and comprehensive academic experience without any communication barriers.

International

Gallaudet has students from 40 countries, who each bring their unique perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences to our community. 

Graduate

Advance your career, starting here, starting now. We have more than 25 graduate degree programs, in addition to certificate programs and non-credit courses.

Online

Virtual Gallaudet courses offer you the best of both worlds: Unmatched flexibility and an exceptional education from the leader in bilingual education.

Continuing Education
We offer a robust Continuing Education program that is either 100% online or hybrid, to help you earn credits and move toward your goals.
Professional Development

Increase your skill-set and build out your resume with certificate programs that are accessible and can be tailored to your needs.

English Language Institute
Learn the English literacy skills you need to qualify for admission to Gallaudet or another university in the United States, and to succeed in your future career.
Readmit
It is not the same without you here. We miss you, and you can still finish your education here at Gallaudet.

We also welcome applicants as visiting, non-degree special, exchange, or online special students. Learn more about applying as a non-degree student here.

Shape the Gallaudet experience, Your Way!

Gallaudet has more than 50 Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs. No matter where you are in your higher education journey, we will help you find the best fit to accomplish your dreams.

Enjoy a full college experience that includes much more than classes. There’s always something happening on or off campus—nationally and internationally recognized speakers and performers, movie nights, multicultural celebrations, and group activities planned in the residence halls.

Jumpstart: ASL Program is a free, four-week (and ongoing) immersion program for incoming deaf and hard of hearing undergraduates who are new to ASL and Deaf culture. Gallaudet meets you where you are on your bilingual journey and supports you all the way.

There’s always something fun to do at Gallaudet. Meet peers with the same interests as you, boost your networking skills, and make lifelong friends.

With a bilingual American Sign Language and English environment, you will have access to everything and everyone at Gallaudet—including our extensive national and international connections for research, internships, and careers.

What moves you? There’s always a way to get involved in athletics and recreation at Gallaudet University. Whether you are a student-athlete or a fitness fanatic, you’ll thrive in our environment on and off the field, around our state-of-the-art gyms, fitness rooms, locker rooms, and pool.

The essential need to create, innovate, and compete is the heartbeat of a liberal arts education. Our university is rich in history and inspiration and supports movers and shakers, such as playwrights, dancers, artists, actors, entrepreneurs, debaters, and others including you, to bring the future of the arts to Gallaudet and beyond.

Why Should You Choose Gallaudet? Your Potential is Limitless

We are a one of a kind learning environment, where courses are accessible through American Sign Language (ASL), Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART), and interpreters. With over 40 undergraduate majors and minors and more than 25 graduate degree programs, there is a place for you here.

Direct Communication

Interact with deaf peers and deaf professors with 24/7 access. The freedom to communicate easily with everyone around you - without barriers - will change your life.

Vibrant Student Life

Experience the bilingual advantage, excitement, and opportunities of living in Washington, D.C.

Excellent Support Services

From accommodations and career advice to emotional support, Gallaudet has the resources you need to succeed.

Our Gallaudet Bison

Natalie Delgado

Natalie Delgado

Gallaudet gave me freedom in an environment where communication flows freely and easily.
Stephanie Bettencourt

Stephanie Bettencourt

Gallaudet gave me the opportunity to appreciate my native language.
Mellissa “Marlee” Brambila

Mellissa Brambila

All the obstacles I faced vanished when I got to Gallaudet.
Chike Ijemba

Chike Ijemba

At Gallaudet, I have learned and experienced so much in and out of the classroom.
Tiasha Bera

Tiasha Bera

Gallaudet University has enabled me to flourish.

Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate