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Sign Language Interpreting Application Information

To apply:

Applicants must have completed three semesters of ASL or the equivalent to apply for the program. Applicants for the Sign Language Interpreting program are encouraged to have:

  • Completed at least 45 credits
  • Taken the following program prerequisite courses:
    • CSD 1126 Deaf Studies
    • CSD 2205 Introduction to Professions in the Communication Sciences
    • CSD 2249 Fingerspelling & Numbers
    • CSD 2250 Introduction to the Interpreting Profession
    • CSD 2256 Deaf Culture and Community (or an equivalent) (OBJ 9)


Applicants may also be required to submit results from an external interactive interview of their sign language skills. Any fees assessed for this interview would be paid directly to the external evaluation entity.

If you are interested in applying, send an email to either Elizabeth Schniedewind or Steven Stubbs. Please include copies of your unofficial transcripts. Qualified applicants will be contacted and given further instructions via email.

Applications typically open the first day of February. Applications received by April 1st are given priority consideration. We accept one cohort per academic year to begin classes in the fall. Each cohort is between 12-15 students.

Applications are reviewed on a competitive basis. We consider the following factors: GPA, grades received in ASL I-IV and prerequisite courses, recommendations from instructors of ASL classes, and performance on the SLI Program Applicant Assessment.

Contact Elizabeth Schniedewind at for additional information.

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Elizabeth Schniedewind, Sign Language Interpreting Admissions,

(208) 373-1765 Elizabeth Schniedewind

(208) 373-1908 Admin.

(208) 373-1811

Meridian Health Science Center

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Meridian, ID 83642


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Pocatello, Idaho, 83209
(208) 282-4636

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