July 22 - August 22, 2018

Gallaudet University offers JumpStart, a four-week pre-orientation program for new incoming first-year and transfer students who are enrolled at Gallaudet University. JumpStart is an interactive on-campus program for students who are new to the Deaf community and would like to improve their American Sign Language (ASL) skills prior to the start of the academic year.

JumpStart provides two tracks: the American Sign Language (ASL) track for deaf and hard-of-hearing students learning ASL and the Bachelor of Arts in Interpretation (BAI) track for students interested in improving their ASL skills before entering the Interpretation program.

The program fee of $425 includes four weeks of intensive ASL and visual-gestural courses, workshops, and activities. Room and board are provided at no cost to the student.