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Gallaudet Your Way

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Gallaudet does what works for you. 
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Come and Experience Gallaudet, Your Way!

Students around the globe have overcome obstacles never faced before, and forged their own path. Your adventure is just beginning and we are excited to bring Gallaudet University to you, your way!

Your learning environment is innovative, with accessible face-to-face classes and advanced virtual learning technology. You have access to leadership and networking opportunities in student clubs and organizations on campus. Gallaudet University is where you will make lasting memories and discover yourself in ways you never imagined!

Face-to-Face Classroom​

You will learn face-to-face with your classmates and professors.

Direct Communication

The freedom to communicate easily with everyone around you - without barriers - will change your life.

Vibrant Student Life

Our students are committed to the Bison spirit. Clubs and Organizations will be online!

Support Services

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

Community of Peers

Build a support network with your peers to navigate the college experience!

8:1 Student-Faculty Ratio

You will receive a personalized and enhanced education with professors you can meet with any time, any way, anywhere.

Bilingual Education

Our faculty are busier than ever this summer, developing curricula and materials that will continue to bring the bilingual experience online.

Gallaudet: Your way

Get the education you deserve, without sacrificing the collegiate experience especially with tuition reduced by 15 percent!


What will make your experience at Gallaudet stand out?

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

There is no other place in the world like Gallaudet University – a beacon of visual language and learning, social justice, and accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing people.

You will meet, interact, and network with a diverse student body at Gallaudet to enrich your collegiate experience and social capital.

What type of students come to Gallaudet?

⅓ are from mainstream programs.
⅓ are from deaf schools.
⅓ are transfers from other colleges.

Thrive in a vibrant community of people from diverse backgrounds, life experiences, languages, and cultures – YOUR WAY.

We are excited for you to join our community, and we can’t wait to meet you!

Gallaudet has over 22,000 alumni for you to connect with and join!

See what some of our proud alumni have to say about Gallaudet and their successes:
Emelia Beldon

Emelia Beldon

Participating in sports was the best decision I made here at Gallaudet University.
Rodney Burford Jr.

Rodney Burford Jr., '22

I know once I graduate from Gallaudet University I will be equipped with the tools I need to succeed.
Colin S. Hill

Colin S. Hill, M.D., '11

The intersection of language, culture, and academics at Gallaudet made it the ideal place for me to prepare for my career as a physician.
April Jackson

April Jackson, '12

I highly recommend that you have several internships; one of them may lead you to a full- time job after graduation!
David Uzzell

David Uzzell, '11

I would never have had the opportunity to become a chef had I not gone to Gallaudet.

Angela Marie Vasquez, '11

My job at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has taught me how to support and work with diverse people from different backgrounds.
Tate Tullier

Tate Tullier, '03

Gallaudet was a huge part in launching Tate Media, LLC because it led to extensive networking opportunities across the United States and the world.
Amanda Sortwell Crane & Megan Erasmus

Amanda Sortwell Crane, '10 and Megan Erasmus, '10

The relationships we cultivated at Gallaudet have allowed us to extend our reach across the United States.
Sharon Castillo

Sharon Castillo

I chose to play soccer for Gallaudet to take advantage of the amazing opportunities that come with being a student-athlete.
Raja Kushalnagar

Raja Kushalnagar

Gallaudet students who major in Information Technology become designers, builders, and operators of computing technology.
Brendan Stern

Brendan Stern, '06

Gallaudet students who major in Government are well prepared for the rigors of law school.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’re here for you – whether you want to know more about student life or discuss your financial plan for college, we are ready to help. Feel free to contact us anytime.


We understand that the coronavirus pandemic has made drastic impacts on many people’s ability to work. We encourage you to contact a financial aid representative with these concerns.

If you have already received your financial aid package, the Financial Aid Office will re-evaluate your situation and provide additional aid if warranted. They can be reached at

Yes, Gallaudet Admissions will honor any changes to the curriculum that are made by your school. Your guidance counselor and/or school will need to share the new changes when they submit the final transcript with the Office of Admissions and Outreach.

Yes. Test reports displaying college readiness are required; however, we have alternative testing available at no cost to you. For more information about alternative testing, please contact

A virtual campus tour is available here.

This can give you a better feel for the classrooms, dorms, and other hotspots on campus. Also, your Admissions Counselor will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Undergraduate Admissions will take a holistic approach to the admissions process. We encourage you to include in your application any supplemental materials (a portfolio, for example) that may be a better representation of you as a student. We understand students are dealing with significant disruptions to their education this year and will consider this during application review.
Yes, you may defer your acceptance for up to one year. Please communicate with your admissions counselor if you would like to have your admission deferred to Spring 2021 or Fall 2021.
Yes and No. Financial aid awards from Gallaudet University include two types of aid: merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid (grants, loans, or work-study). Merit-based aid will remain the same every year, even if you choose to defer. Need-based aid will be re-evaluated every year to address each family’s financial situation.
In compliance with federal law, Gallaudet requires that final/official transcripts be sent to Undergraduate Admissions before the start of your first semester at Gallaudet. If your school is already closed, please let your admissions counselor know so that they can work toward a solution with you.
The enrollment fee is non-refundable. However, we are committed to helping our students financially whenever possible. To that end, the $200 enrollment fee will be credited to your first-semester bill when you register for Fall 2020.
No, we will not charge room and board fees unless it becomes possible for our students to return to campus. Future room and board charges will be calculated based on the number of weeks students are able to live on campus.

Gallaudet University’s Office for Students with Disabilities (OSWD) continues to work with each student and faculty to ensure that effective accommodations are met and to ensure access.

For more information, please go to OSWD’s website (found here) or email for more information and assistance.

Gallaudet University requires that all full-time students have health insurance coverage. This means undergraduate students with at least 12 credits and graduate students with at least 9 credits will be required to have insurance. Although students will be remaining remote for the fall, we are still requiring students to complete the health insurance annual decision form in case we do reach a point where students are able to safely come back to campus.

Students can use their state insurance plans to waive the health insurance requirement. When the waiver form is complete, you will receive a reference number. The reference number means your waiver has been submitted and accepted. You do not have to email Student Financial Services your reference number.

Yes, absolutely! Use the live chat to initiate contact with an admissions counselor between 8:00 am-6:00 pm ET or text us anytime at (202) 751-4424.

Graduate School

Absolutely! Please contact the graduate program for which you are applying and they will discuss ASLPI alternatives with you.
No. You will not be required to move to the DC area to complete your 2020 fall studies.

Yes! Our Graduate Admissions Counselor is ready to assist you! You can contact Heidi Zornes-Foster via email ( or send her a text at (202) 751-3131.

Yes! Many graduate school departments offer students assistance in the form of tuition scholarships and/or tuition assistantships. We also offer financial aid (FAFSA) and other award packages.

Many programs are still accepting 2020 applications. To see which programs are still open for the 2020 cohort, click here!

About Gallaudet

We are the world’s only University designed to be barrier-free for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Gallaudet University is a diverse and eclectic community. Students, staff and faculty from all 50 states and almost 100 countries have found a home here. We are richer for the diverse perspectives and experiences that make up the Gallaudet community.

Gallaudet has so much to offer, including 40 undergraduate majors, over 25 masters, specialist, doctoral and graduate certificate programs, 18 research labs, and so much more.

Your future starts here.

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Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate