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FAQ

If I graduate from the ASL-English Interpretation program, will I be a certified interpreter?

An academic degree is different than professional certification. When you graduate, you will have a Bachelor of Science degree in ASL-English Interpretation. Certification is a credential that interpreters obtain from professional organizations. Generally, professional certification is obtained after students have completed their education and have 1-2 years of work experience. There are two organizations that certify sign language interpreters: the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and Boys Town National Research Hospital.

Sign Language interpreter certification typically includes a written test, which must be passed first, followed by a performance test. In a recent survey of graduates from the NTID ASL-English Interpretation program, more than 60% of the graduates took and passed the written test within a year after graduation. Most will go on to obtain professional certification.

As a transfer student, do I need to submit SAT or ACT scores or a high school transcript?

Typically, students with 30 or more college credits with grades of “C” or higher do not need to submit ACT or SAT scores or a high school transcript. Keep in mind, this may be a case-by-case decision, depending on courses taken, grade point average and other academic factors.

What if I need an emergency loan to buy books?

Schedule an appointment with the NTID Financial Services Coordinator.

Fall Open Houses

RIT/NTID invites deaf and hard-of-hearing students to spend a day at RIT. This event also is open to students interested in ASL-English Interpretation. Open House is an exciting experience: an opportunity to meet representatives from admissions, financial aid and faculty from academic departments. You will have an opportunity to view our residence halls and take a guided campus tour with a current student. After your visit, we will waive your $65 application fee. Choose a date from the list below to register now.

Saturday, September 28, 2019            
Monday, October 14, 2019 (Columbus Day)
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Registration will open in August 2019

NTID Spring Open Houses

NTID Spring Open Houses will highlight the associate-level, Associate+Bachelor's degree and Pre-Baccalaureate programs for our deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We also will have a program for hearing students interested in our ASL-English Interpretation program. The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will go until 5:00 p.m.

More information about these programs can be found here:

Please check back soon for the 2020 schedule.


Open House Video and Photos

Here are videos from several of RIT/NTID’s Open Houses. Want to see more? Check out this page for photos with RITchie!


Bachelor-level Admits Only – Accepted Student Open House

This specific Open House event is for students admitted into bachelor's degree programs for Fall 2020. This is an opportunity to learn more about your program of acceptance. You also will meet faculty, learn about financial aid, go on a campus tour and see the residence halls.

 Choose a date from the list below to register (Registration will open in December 2019):


Spring Preview Day – High School Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen

Friday, April 17, 2020

This event is specifically geared towards high school students who are beginning their college search process. During our Spring Preview Day, visitors are able to meet faculty, tour campus, residence halls and learn more about the admissions and financial aid process.

Registration will be available in February 2020.