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Office of Undergraduate AdmissionsEdward Miner Gallaudet (EMG) Memorial Building
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Gallaudet University is the only university in the world that offers both undergraduate and a graduate degrees in American Sign Language-English Interpretation. Gallaudet provides a unique opportunity for interpretation majors to live, study, and interact with deaf people from the United States and around the world.The B.A. in Interpretation (BAI) program consists of a comprehensive, sequenced, and integrated series of courses and experiences that are intended to provide students with knowledge, fieldwork, techniques and interpreting skills in interactive interpreting in education, medical, business, and government settings. Interpreting internship experiences vary from student to student. The BAI program is mainly in a four-year format and consists of 36 credits within the major, which includes coursework, fieldwork, and field internship(s). Students take supporting courses in ASL and Deaf studies, biology, business, communication studies, linguistics and psychology. Part-time study is also available. The BAI application requirements are:
*Official transcript(s) will be required following acceptance to the University. We accept both paper and electronic transcripts. If you have your transcript sent electronically, it should be sent to email@example.com. If you earned college credits during high school, please send in your college transcript(s) for transfer credit evaluation. Please note that the BAI program requires that you have a 2.75 or higher cumulative grade point average in your high school or previous college coursework.
**Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are also offering, free of charge, two online assessments, the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) and the Math College Readiness (MCR) that may be taken in lieu of the ACT or SAT. Students may sign up for these tests through the Gallaudet application portal after submitting their application.Please note that merit scholarships are available to deaf and hard of hearing students only.
If you are a transfer student, please visit the Transfer Credits website for more information about transferring your credits to Gallaudet, course equivalencies, and more. If you wish to contact our Transfer Specialist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The financial aid process is separate from the process of applying for admission. Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible when it is made available on October 1. The priority filing date is June 1. Once we have your FAFSA on file, we will send you a Financial Aid award letter that provides detailed information about your eligible financial aid and your estimated remaining cost. Please note that hearing applicants are not eligible for merit-based scholarships.
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