Deaf Studies

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Interpreter Education Program

Fall 2014 Cohort Enrollment Eligibility and Application Instructions


  • Must be a current CSUN student in good standing or able to provide proof of acceptance to CSUN for Fall 2014
  • Completion of DEAF 281 (ASL IV) or equivalent with a grade of B or better
  • For Current CSUN Students Only:Priority consideration will be given to applicants who have completed the following advanced ASL development courses:
    • DEAF 300 (Advanced ASL Conversation); and
    • DEAF 370 (ASL/English Translation)
  • For Transfer Students Starting at CSUN in Fall 2014: If accepted into the IEP program, co-enrollment in both DEAF 300 and DEAF 370 will be required along with DEAF 380/383 in Fall 2014


Applicants must:

  • Understand adult-level ASL discourse; and
  • Have an above-average working vocabulary in ASL and English


Interested students must submit all of the following. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED!

  1. Written Application
  2. Video Application/Statement of Interest (recorded in ASL)
  3. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation


  • Step 1. The written and video applications are reviewed and screened Only those students who meet all eligibility requirements and qualifications will be invited to participate in the video-screening (Step 2)
  • Step 2. Video Screening (By Invitation Only) A one-hour video screening will be conducted, which is intended to further assess ASL comprehension, production, and basic translation skills.
  • Step 3. Notification of Acceptance into the Program


Application Deadline:Friday, February 28, 2014
Notification of Invitation to Screen:Friday, March 28, 2014
Video-Screening (By Appointment Only):April 30 – May 2, 2014
Notification of Acceptance into the Program:June 2014