ASL Placement Test

If you are a USF student with proficiency in American Sign Language which does not come from recent college-level coursework, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers a placement test to assess skill level and can be used to determine the appropriate ASL course for which you can register.  If you are hoping to take ASL to satisfy foreign language requirements for your degree, please check with your major advisor to ensure ASL is recognized as an option, as not all majors will allow it to satisfy degree requirements.

Please note that the placement test results do not give you earned credit toward your degree, rather the results will let you know if you have the appropriate skill level to be exempt from taking ASL I, ASL II, etc.

If you are an admitted student and would like to pursue the ASL placement test to determine your skill level and course eligibility, please send an email to ASLplacement@usf.edu.  You will need to include your full legal name, University ID Number (UID#), major, and your request for the ASL placement assessment.  Once your request is received, you will be added to a Canvas course where a faculty member from the ASL Interpreting and Deaf Studies major will assess your ASL skill level, the results of which will be emailed to you and the advisor for the ASL Interpreting and Deaf Studies major who can issue any prerequisite overrides necessary once results are received.