Enrollment Eligibility and Process
To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:
• Graduation from an accredited high school in the United States, or successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) Test or California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) prior to time of application: a) Students with a high school diploma from a school outside the United States must have transcripts evaluated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) approved independent agency. Such cases will be evaluated on an individual basis. b) Students who possess an Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degree or higher from a regionally accredited college are exempt from the educational requirement stated above. c) Students who have attended college outside the United States must have transcripts evaluated by a NACES approved independent agency, demonstrating AA/AS degree or higher. Such cases will be evaluated on an individual basis.
• SILA 316: ASL 4
• Eligibility for ENGRD 310 or 312.
• A completed pre-enrollment application.
**Find the Enrollment Eligibility and Process, Program Student Learning Outcomes, Requirements for the Degree, and course descriptions at the link below. Select the ASL-English Interpreter Preparation at http://www.arc.losrios.edu/Catalog.htm
Eligible students are selected for the program according to the following steps:
• Pre-enrollment applications and deadlines for the Interpreter Preparation Program (IPP) are available from the Humanities Division, the coordinator of the IPP or at the ARC IPP website. The Interpreter Preparation Program currently accepts students once per year for the Fall semester which begins in August. Applications for the Fall semester are available by February 15th and the deadline to submit the application is by the second Friday in April.
• Only qualified applicants who meet the educational requirements and follow the pre-enrollment procedures will be considered for the program. Meeting all these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
• Upon completion and acceptance of the pre-enrollment application, students will participate in an interview/screening process conducted by the Interpreter Preparation Program. Should the number of qualified applicants exceed available space in the program, selection will be based on the rankings from the interview/screening process.