Before submitting your initial application materials, please ensure that you meet the following criteria:
- To demonstrate content knowledge, candidates must provide evidence of ONE of the following, prior to admission:
- An undergraduate degree in any subject with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and competency in American Sign Language (ASL) equivalent to ASL 202 – ASL 4.
- An undergraduate degree in any field with a GPA of 2.5-2.99 and competency in ASL equivalent to ASL 202 – ASL 4, plus at least three years of experience working in a field related to interpreting.
Applicants who do not have the required competency in ASL will need to take ASL courses before applying for the Transition to Interpreting program.
In certain circumstances, there may be alternate ways to earn credit toward program completion. Credits from other institutions may transfer if taken at an accredited institution of higher education for a grade of C or better. Credit by exam, such as College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and credit for prior learning (using the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning’s assessment system) may be possible as well. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Steps to Apply:
- Complete the Transition to Interpreting application.
- Send a resume that highlights any work or volunteer positions you have held working within the Deaf community to email@example.com.
- Request that three supervisors and/or professors complete a reference form. (Do not use relatives as references.) If possible, include at least one reference who can attest to your proficiency in American Sign Language. Request that your references return the forms directly to the office of Adult and Graduate Programs either by postal mail or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Request official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate programs and have them sent via postal mail or by emailing email@example.com.
- Submit a one-page typed statement of purpose. In this statement, please describe: (1) what draws you to the interpreting profession; (2) how you hope to grow through this program; (3) your beliefs about the most important elements of effective interpreting and advocacy.
- In May or June, the Sign Language Interpreting program will arrange a 30-minute interview with you.
All materials must be submitted by August 15, 2021.
Acceptance into the Fall 2021 Transition to Interpreting program will be determined during the summer of 2021.Accepted candidates may begin appropriate coursework in the fall semester.
Please address all inquiries and admissions materials to firstname.lastname@example.org or:
Adult and Graduate Programs
1700 S Main St
Goshen, IN 45626
Phone: (574) 535-7458
Fax: (574) 535-7245