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Bachelor of Arts in Interpretation: ASL/English

ASL Placement Test

Some students have acquired ASL skills prior to enrolling at UALR. For these students, an ASL Placement Test (free of charge) will assess a student’s knowledge of ASL and Deaf Culture and advise appropriate placement in the ASL course sequence. Students who wish to take the placement test are informally “pre-screened” to determine their viability as candidates for the test.

The test consists of two components,

  1. a written knowledge test and
  2. an “interview” conducted in ASL by at least two program faculty members.

At the end of the interview the program faculty make a determination as to the best placement for the student in ASL courses based on the student’s performance and expectation for each of the ASL coruses.

Once the student completes the recommended course with a “B” or better, he/she may apply for credit validation. Up to nine hours of credit may be obtained in this manner. All transfer students who do not hold an interpreting credential are required to take the ASL placement test prior to transfer.

Please download and complete the form (ASL Placement Request Form) and email it to Linda Stauffer at If you have any additional questions or concern regarding this matter, please call (501) 569-3169.

Updated 11.1.2012