Application Requirements

All Hearing Undergraduate Student applicants must have American Sign Language skills at the time of application. A working knowledge of Deaf culture is strongly recommended.

The application process has two phases, described below.

Application Process: Phase 1

  • Submit your application online, along with the $50 application fee.
  • Submit one written essay and one video essay in American Sign Language.
  • Send one letter of recommendation, from an academic teacher.
  • Request that your high school or/and college transcript(s) be sent to Gallaudet University. We accept both paper and electronic transcripts. If you have your transcript(s) sent electronically, they should be sent to
  • If you have completed 30 college credit hours or a combination of 12 hours of college English and mathematics credit with a grade of C or higher in each course, you will be notified by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions if you are waived from submitting ACT/SAT scores.
  • After your admissions file is complete, it will be reviewed. You will be notified within two weeks if you are eligible to proceed to Phase 2.

Application Process: Phase 2

  • The HUG/BAI admissions counselor will contact you to arrange an admissions interview and language screening.
  • At the time of your interview, you will be given information about the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI).
  • You will be notified of our admissions decision within four to six weeks.