Deaf Studies

Interpreter Education Program

***ALERT*** -- VIDEO APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AVAILABLE NOW! 

For complete information and instructions on how to record and submit the Video Application portion of the Fall 2022 IEP Application, click on the VIDEO APPLICATION link below. 

Video Application (.pdf) 

REMINDER:  The application deadline for ALL parts of the IEP Application – 5:00pm on Friday, February 25, 2022 

REMINDERS

A complete IEP application includes ALL of the following: 

1.       Intent to Apply (Email)         

2.       Written Application (3 parts) 

-          Part A:  Personal Information 

-          Part B:  Typed Narrative Essay Describing your Deaf Community Experience(s) 

-          Part C:  Signed Certification of Accuracy, Agreement, Release & Accountability 

3.       Video Application/Statement of Interest 

4.       Two Recommendations 

 

Fall 2022 Cohort 

Eligibility Requirements and Application Instructions 

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Must be a current/continuing CSUN student in good standing OR a prospective student who has applied to attend CSUN starting in Fall 2022 and are awaiting official acceptance. NOTE: Prospective students are eligible to apply to the IEP Program and participate in the entire application/screening process.  However, admission/acceptance into the program will require official proof of acceptance to CSUN for Fall 2022.   
  • Completion of DEAF 281 (ASL IV) or equivalent class with a grade of B or better 
  • Note:  Completion of any of the following advanced ASL development courses is recommended but is NOT REQUIRED in order to apply and be considered for acceptance into the IEP program:  
  • DEAF 300 (Advanced ASL Conversation) 
  • DEAF 350 (Principles of Sign Language Interpretation) 
  • DEAF 370 (ASL/English Translation) 

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Applicants must: 

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

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: 

The IEP application consists of the following parts: 

1.      Intent to Apply (Email)         

2.      Written Application (3 parts) 

a.  Personal Information 

b.  Typed Narrative Essay Describing your Deaf Community Experience(s) 

c.  Signed Certification of Accuracy, Agreement, Release & Accountability 

3.      Video Application/Statement of Interest 

4.      Two Recommendation Letters 

Click on the APPLICATION and FAQ links below to view the application and complete instructions. 

Application Deadline:  5:00pm on Friday, February 25, 2022

LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED! 

 

SCREENING PROCESS/ACCEPTANCE INTO THE PROGRAM – WHAT TO EXPECT: 

Step 1.  Applications are reviewed and screened beginning March 1, 2022.   

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.  Follow-Up Interviews (By Invitation Only).
   

Follow-up interviews with some applicants may be requested to obtain more information about their potential and qualifications. 

Step 4.  Notification of Acceptance into the Program. 

 

IMPORTANT DATES: 

Application Deadline: 

Friday, February 25, 2022 

Notification of Invitation to Screen: 

Monday, March 28, 2022 

Video Screening (By Invitation Only): 

April 19–20, 2022

Follow-Up Interviews (By Invitation Only): 

May 2022

Notification of Acceptance into the Program: 

June 2022 

 

FORMS: 

Please note that the IEP application is available both in PDF and DOCX format, for your convenience.