Steps for admission into the BAI program:
1 - You must apply for admission to the BAI program by completing the following items:
2 - After submitting the application, you will get instructions with a Language Performance Screening DVD from the Interpretation Department. You will be provided with an in-person or VP-ASL and English language interviews with the BAI Admissions committee. You must identify a location with a VP and send the VP number to Melba Goodwin, Admissions Counselor for BAI students at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 - Applicants are also required to schedule an American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI), a video recorded evaluation which will determine the applicant's overall ASL proficiency. The ASLPI can be taken "in person" at Gallaudet or via videophone from an approved location. The ASLPI evaluation system is housed in ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services (ASL-DES) at Gallaudet University. See this website for more information http://asldes.gallaudet.edu/. To schedule an ASLPI, send email to ASLPI@gallaudet.edu. There is a fee to take the ASLPI. Please check the web site for current ASLPI fee information.
4 - Once admitted you will not be able to change your BAI major if you are a hearing student unless you reapply to the Hearing Undergraduate Program (HUG). Deaf students admitted to the program may change their major without reapplying to the University, as there is no mandated "cap" for deaf students at Gallaudet.
For more information about the application procedures and/or the BAI program, please check out the web links below:Hearing Undergraduate (HUG) application for hearing applicants