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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions regarding American Sign Language and English Interpreting

All of the following questions are answered below:

Q: I have previous experience with American Sign Language.  Who do I contact for placement and can I purchase credits for courses skipped with my placement?
Q: What courses in ASL are offered at IUPUI?
Q: Does ASL fulfill the foreign language requirement at IUPUI?
Q: Can I minor in American Sign Language?
Q: Can I minor in ASL/English Interpreting?
Q: Do you offer an M.A. in ASL/EI?
Q: I don’t know ASL, but I want to be an interpreter, where should I be enrolled?
Q: What is the application process for entering the ASL/English Interpreting Certificate program at IUPUI?
Q: Is the coursework in the program enough to prepare me to be an interpreter?
Q:  If I complete a degree in ASL/English Interpreting, will I be certified to interpret?
Q: What is the IUPUI Interpreting Certificate for ASL/EI?
Q: What is the difference between RID certification and the Interpreting Certificate at IUPUI?
Q: I have RID certification in interpreting and have been interpreting for a long time.  I would like to pursue a bachelor degree in ASL/English interpreting.  Does IUPUI have something to meet my needs?
Q: How long will it take to complete the certificate program if I am a part-time student?
Q: I am interested in the ASL/English Interpreting program.  Where can I get more information?

 

Q: I have previous experience with American Sign Language. Who do I contact for placement and can I purchase credits for courses skipped with my placement?

  • Placement:

If you have previous experience (either formal education from another university or used in daily life) with American Sign Language, please contact the director, Janet Acevedo at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Special Credits:

If you place into a course above ASL-A131 (either by placement testing or upon the advice of a Program Director or Coordinator) and complete the course with a final grade of "C" or higher, you may obtain special credits at a low fee (generally around $20 per credit hour) for the ASL courses preceding the course taken at IUPUI.

  • If you have no previous experience in ASL, you will begin with the ASL-A131 language course.