Deaf Studies

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    Welcome to the Deaf Studies Department

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    Welcome to the Deaf Studies Department

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    Welcome to the Deaf Studies Department

Interpreter Education Program

Fall 2015 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 2015
  • 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 2015: 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 2015


Applicants must:

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


The application and complete instructions will be available in January 2015. Check this website for updates.


Application Available:January 2015
Application Deadline:Friday, February 27, 2015
Notification of Invitation to Screen:Friday, March 27, 2015
Video-Screening (By Appointment Only):April 27 – May 1, 2015
Notification of Acceptance into the Program:June 2015


  • IEP Application Form (available in January 2015)
  • IEP Recommendation Form (available in January 2015)
  • FAQs (.pdf)