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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 2016 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 26, 2016

A complete application includes ALL of the following:

  1. Intent to Apply (Email) 
  2. Written Application (3 parts)
    • Personal Information
    • Typed Narrative Essay Describing your Deaf Community Experience(s)
    • Signed Certification of Accuracy, Agreement, Release & Accountability
  3. Video Application
  4. Two Recommendations

Fall 2016 Cohort

Enrollment Eligibility and Application Instructions

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be a current/continuing CSUN student in good standing or able to provide proof of acceptance to CSUN for Fall 2016
  • Completion of DEAF 281 (ASL IV) or equivalent class with a grade of B or better

NOTE: Completion of the following advanced ASL development courses is NOT REQUIRED in order to apply and be considered for acceptance into the IEP program:

  • DEAF 300 (Advanced ASL Conversation); and
  • 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)
    • Personal Information
    • Typed Narrative Essay Describing your Deaf Community Experience(s)
    • Signed Certification of Accuracy, Agreement, Release & Accountability
  3. Video Application/Statement of Interest
  4. Two Recommendations

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

Application Deadline: 5:00pm on Friday, February 26, 2016
LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED!

SCREENING PROCESS/ACCEPTANCE INTO PROGRAM – WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Step 1. Applications are reviewed and screened beginning February 29, 2016.
    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 Appointment 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 26, 2016
Notification of Invitation to Screen:Friday, March 25, 2016
Video Screening (By Appointment Only):April 25–29, 2016
Follow-Up Interviews (By Invitation Only):May 2016
Notification of Acceptance into the Program:June 2016

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