ASL Course Challenge Exam
ASL Course Challenge Exam
ASL Course Challenge Exam Information:
High School ASL Courses: If you have taken ASL courses in high school that did not transfer as college credits, it is required to start with ASL 1. This foundational course ensures a solid understanding of the fundamentals and a smooth transition into our ASLIT program.
Transfer Credits from Other Institutions: If you have taken ASL courses at another college or university, you can transfer your credits into our program. Reach out to our admissions office or academic advisors for assistance in evaluating and transferring your credits.
ASL Course Challenge Exam: The Course Challenge Exam is available for students who have a Deaf family member(s), are Deaf or hard of hearing, or are interpreters. To schedule the exam, contact our ASLIT administrative assistant, Nela, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taking ASL 3 and/or 4 in the Summer: Considerations: If you have completed ASL 1 and 2 at another institution and plan to take ASL 3 and/or 4 at ACC in the summer, be aware that summer courses are condensed and more challenging. Contact the professor of the course(s) to discuss expectations, workload, and readiness for the accelerated pace.
Course Challenge Exam Eligibility and Rules: To initiate the course challenge, you must be a current or former ACC student with ACCeID. The Course Challenge Exam can only be taken for credit once, and it cannot be used to enroll in the next level of ASL after previous enrollment or a few years. Results must be recorded after completing at least one college credit course at ACC. Course challenge option cannot be used more than once for a specific course, and it cannot be used for courses currently enrolled in or previously graded as I, W, or AU.
Obtaining Credits through the Course Challenge Exam: Steps and Process
- Schedule your Exam: Email ASLIT administrative assistant, email@example.com, to schedule your Course Challenge Exam. Be sure to follow the provided tips on our website to adequately prepare for the exam.
- Take the Exam: Attend your scheduled Course Challenge Exam and await your results.
- Initiate the Course Challenge Proceedings: Once you receive your Course Challenge Exam results and have completed at least one full semester at ACC (either at the time of your exam or afterward), you may proceed with initiating the course challenge proceedings.
- Pay the Course Challenge Fee: After the Administrative Assistant submits the initial part of the Course Challenge Exam paperwork on your behalf, you will need to pay the course challenge fee for the credits you qualify for based on your exam results. The fee is $10.00 per credit. Email the receipt number to the Administrative Assistant.Refer to the table below for the total amount that will need to be paid for each department course eligible for course challenge credits.
Course Abbrev/No Course Title Fee SGNL 1401 ASL I $40 SGNL 1402 ASL II $40 SGNL 2301 ASL III $30 SGNL 2302 ASL IV $30
- Confirmation of Paperwork Submission: The Administrative Assistant will send you an email confirming that all the necessary paperwork for your Course Challenge Exam has been submitted.
- Notification of Posted Credits: Once your credits have been posted, the Administrative Assistant will notify you via email. You will then have the opportunity to review the Course Challenge Exam credits on your transcript.
- Receive Exam Results: Your exam results will be sent to you via email within 1 business day after the exam date.
Course Challenge Exam: What to Expect and Exam Preparation
The Course Challenge Exam is a 20-minute assessment conducted entirely in American Sign Language (ASL), without the use of spoken English. During the exam, students will be presented with a series of questions in a conversational style. To demonstrate your ASL skills effectively, it is important to engage with the examiner and respond to their questions to drive the conversation forward.
Studying for the Exam: Tips and Guidelines
- There is no specific study location for the exam. However, it is recommended to review your ASL vocabulary, grammar, and conversational skills.
- The exam is conducted virtually using the Whereby online video meeting platform. Please note that the exam might be video recorded for evaluation purposes only.
Preparing for the Exam:
- Attire: Wear appropriate attire without logos, stripes, hats, or dangling earrings. Opt for a solid-colored shirt that contrasts with your skin tone.
- Background: Ensure you have a suitable, solid-colored background for the exam. Inappropriate settings such as being on a moving train will not be accepted and may disqualify you from the exam.
- Lighting: Choose a room with good lighting to ensure clear visibility for the evaluator.
- Internet Connection: Make sure you have a healthy wifi signal, ideally ranging from good to excellent. A blurry picture due to weak wifi may result in automatic discontinuation of the exam.
- Minimize Distractions: Take the exam alone in a quiet room to minimize distractions.
Please refer to the image below for guidance on how to position yourself in front of the camera for your exam.