School of Education - George Mason University

American Sign Language Placement Testing and Foreign Language Waiver Options

Students may be eligible for a waiver of the foreign language requirement if they can demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview offered at Mason.

Placement testing for American Sign Language courses

The Division of Special Education offers placement evaluations for American Sign Language. Students with prior experience who plan to take further courses in ASL may request an evaluation. The evaluation will determine if a student can be placed into either EDSE 116 (ASL II) or EDSE 219 (ASL III). Students who plan to register for EDSE 115 (ASL I) do not need an evaluation. Students do not receive credit for bypassed courses.

There is no cost for the placement evaluation. To schedule an evaluation, please contact Kevin Taylor at ktaylo2@gmu.edu.

Waiver of the foreign language requirement

Students may be eligible for a waiver of the foreign language requirement if they can demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview: American Sign Language (SLPI: ASL), offered by ASL Professor-in-Charge, Kevin Taylor. Students who are granted a waiver do not receive credit.

Intermediate-level proficiency is demonstrated by receiving a score of intermediate level or higher SLPI: ASL. If approved, students must submit the Modern and Classical Languages Foreign Language Waiver Form in accordance with the College of Humanities & Social Sciences Foreign Language Waiver policies.

There is no cost for the placement evaluation. To schedule an evaluation, please contact Kevin Taylor at ktaylo2@gmu.edu.