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Independent Study

American Sign Language Equivalency Evaluation Process (A.S.L.E.E.P.) 

 1.  What is A.S.L.E.E.P all about? 
American Sign Language Equivalency Evaluation Process (A.S.L.E.E.P)is a program that allows successful candidates to earn college credits for their mastery of American Sign Language (ASL). This is accomplished through evaluation of your ASL skills through means of written report, videotapes, written exams and a Language Competency Interview. It is a means for individuals to demonstrate their level of mastery of the inner workings of ASL as a language. 

 2. Who qualifies for A.S.L.E.E.P.? 
Individuals who have had previous ASL signing experience, either in the classroom or through life experiences who want to earn college credit.

3. How many credits can I earn through the A.S.L.E.E.P program? 
The A.S.L.E.E.P program only provides for 10 credits through 2 courses. These are ASL level 1 and ASL level 2.

4. How do I register? 
An individual may register by calling the office, 718-984-8200 Ext. 101 and request an A.S.L.E.E.P. application.  Once you receive this application all information must be completed and mailed back to the office. Upon approval of the application and receipt of payment, all materials will be sent and the student may begin the evaluation process.

5. If I am accepted who will grade my work? 
The Director of the program will evaluate your work. This individual is a CODA, has taught ASL for 23 years at the college level and holds degrees and license in teaching ASL.

6. Is there a time limit in which I must complete all my work? 
YES, the work must be completed within a given semester.  Your schedule will be included in your information package and will list all the important dates.

7. If I need to withdraw am I entitled to a refund, if so how much?   
You must withdraw in writing either by letter of fax before any materials have been sent to you in order to receive a refund. 

8. What materials will be provided? 
Each applicant will receive major notes, videotapes pertaining to the course, and books pertaining to the course. 

9. What materials must I send back? 
All completed work must be returned in a timely manner. This includes a written report, 3 videotapes, plus 2 videotapes that belong to the office. 

10. What happens if I loose or damage or am unable to send back materials that must be sent back? 
Applicants are responsible for materials to be sent back in good order, should any materials be damaged or lost, then a fee of $25.00 for each videotape will be required before any credit may be awarded. 

11. What grade must I achieve to be awarded Credits. 
Applicants must achieve a D (65 out of a possible 100) to be awarded the 5 credits.  

12. What happens if I fail?
If any applicant fails, they are entitled to repeat the course. Applicants wishing to reapply may do so, but will pay the full tuition. 

13. Am I responsible for the postal fees when sending in materials? 
Yes, the applicant is responsible for postal fees when returning materials. 

14. How do I transfer credit once I have passed? 
Applicants may request a transcript form from our office by calling and requesting a transcript request form. The form must be completed in full and a $5.00 money order, cash or check must be included before a transcript can be processed.

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