Your Way

All enrolled students will receive an iPad Pro free of charge.


Gallaudet does what works for you.

Study, Learn, Work, Interact
 Your Way

Come and Experience Gallaudet, Your Way!

Students around the globe have had to overcome obstacles never faced before, especially with the shift to virtual learning environments. Your adventure is just beginning and we are excited to bring Gallaudet to you virtually and your way! 

Your virtual environment will be innovative, with accessible face-to-face classes and advanced virtual learning technology. Student clubs and organizations will meet online and host virtual events for the student body. Gallaudet is where you will make lasting memories and discover yourself in ways you never imagined!

Face-to-Face Classroom​

You will learn face-to-face with your classmates and professors.

Direct Communication

The freedom to communicate easily with everyone around you - without barriers - will change your life.

Vibrant Student Life

Our students are committed to the Bison spirit. Clubs and Organizations will be online!

Support Services

From career advice to emotional support, Gallaudet has the resources you need to succeed.

Community of Peers

Build a support network with your peers to navigate the college experience!

8:1 Student-Faculty Ratio

You will receive a personalized and enhanced education with professors you can meet with any time, any way, anywhere.

Bilingual Education

Our faculty are busier than ever this summer, developing curricula and materials that will continue to bring the bilingual experience online.

Gallaudet: Your way

Get the education you deserve, without sacrificing the collegiate experience especially with tuition reduced by 15 percent!

Live, Study, and Interact 24/7

What will make your experience at Gallaudet stand out?

Whether you are a new, emerging, or fluent signer, you’ll receive a full and comprehensive academic experience without any communication compromises.

There is no other place in the world like Gallaudet University – a beacon of visual language and learning, social justice, and accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing people.

You will meet, interact, and network with a diverse student body at Gallaudet to enrich your collegiate experience and social capital.

What type of students come to Gallaudet?

are from mainstream programs.
are from deaf schools.
are transfers from other colleges.

Thrive in a vibrant community of people from diverse backgrounds, life experiences, languages, and cultures – YOUR WAY.

We are excited for you to join our community, and we can’t wait to meet you!

Our Gallaudet faculty members are fully equipped to teach remotely and on-site, and deliver the same world-class bilingual education in American Sign Language and English to YOU. 

They have received training in online instruction from Quality Matters, the leading global organization for online education. Our Learning Management System, Blackboard, makes it easy to hand in your assignments and engage in discussions with your classmates and professors. 

You will connect directly with your professors and classmates via Zoom. We have downsized our virtual class sizes to optimize class performance as well as shifted our class times to accommodate different time zones across the continental U.S. Learning virtually at Gallaudet will be a breeze!

Gallaudet community is able to connect with each other virtually.

Here at Gallaudet, you will discover:

  • active student clubs and organizations online where you will find other students who share your interests and passions
  • 400+ virtual campus job opportunities for you to earn extra money from the comfort and safety of your home
  • more than 1,600 deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing undergraduate and graduate students who are excited to connect with you
  • over 25 postgraduate programs available at the certificate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels to further your education
  • exciting networking opportunities with faculty members who have rich expertise in their disciplines. 
  • multiple research centers generating new knowledge about deaf and hard of hearing populations

Want to take classes that are not offered at Gallaudet? We have a cross-registration agreement with other universities in the Washington D.C. area via the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area allowing you to take courses at other local universities.

Join us this fall and make the Gallaudet experience YOURS!

We are continuing to invest in providing our students with the best online education and collegiate experience possible. As part of our ongoing commitment, we formed a partnership with Apple, Inc known as Connected Gallaudet. This partnership aims to enhance the University’s bilingual mission via Apple’s video technology.

Through Connected Gallaudet, at the beginning of the Fall semester, we will provide every enrolled student with a free iPad Pro, Apple Smart Keyboard, and Apple Pencil! Digital content accessible on the iPad Pro will engage, empower, and encourage innovative learning.

We are 100% committed to working with you AND for you to ensure that your courses are accessible, without barriers.

  • Our professors and interpreters are dedicated to providing high-quality access to all of our deaf and hard of hearing students.
  • We have accessibility staff who are experts on deaf-related access needs standing by and ready to work with you. 
  • Save time and energy when requesting accommodations at Gallaudet! Our process is easier, faster, and more streamlined. 

Rest assured that all the faculty and staff working to support you are well versed with the various technologies and accommodations available to you. You won’t experience the same dedication to accessibility elsewhere! 

We offer comprehensive financial aid packages to ensure our education is affordable for every student. We offer up to $80,000 in scholarships per student!

Our Financial Aid staff is committed to working with you and/or your family to put together a financial aid package that works for you. If you were financially impacted by COVID-19, additional financial aid may be available.

Concerned about coping with the pressures of a university in the midst of a pandemic? Struggling with the realities of self-quarantine? Worried about your future career prospects?

Our staff and students are committed to your success and well-being:

  • Our academic and career advisors will work with you to plan out your course load according to YOUR schedule and career goals.
  • Peer coaches are standing by to offer strategies for success that work for you. Learn and study YOUR WAY.
  • You will connect with peer mentors who are students just like you, who can provide you with guidance and tips for maximizing your collegiate experience. 
  • Our Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) have trained experts ready to provide you with the resources you need for your mental health.

Know that support is always available to you during your entire time at Gallaudet.

We are committed to delivering the best remote learning experience possible as we take a cautious approach to restore our vibrant community life on campus.

This complex virus is creating uncertainty for all of us; we will be flexible and adaptive in our response while taking an approach consistent with the requirements of local public health officials and health departments.

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Gallaudet has over 22,000 alumni for you to connect with and join!

See what some of our proud alumni have to say about Gallaudet and their successes:

Frequently Asked Questions

We’re here for you – whether you want to know more about student life or discuss your financial plan for college, we are ready to help. Feel free to contact us anytime.


We understand that the coronavirus pandemic has made drastic impacts on many people’s ability to work. We encourage you to contact a financial aid representative with these concerns. If you have already received your financial aid package, the Financial Aid Office will re-evaluate your situation and provide additional aid if warranted. They can be reached at

Yes, Gallaudet Admissions will honor any changes to the curriculum that are made by your school. Your guidance counselor and/or school will need to share the new changes when they submit the final transcript with the Office of Admissions and Outreach.

Yes. Test reports displaying college readiness are required; however, we have alternative testing available at no cost to you. For more information about alternative testing, please contact

A virtual campus tour is available here

This can give you a better feel for the classrooms, dorms, and other hotspots on campus. Also, your Admissions Counselor will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Undergraduate Admissions will take a holistic approach to the admissions process. We encourage you to include in your application any supplemental materials (a portfolio, for example) that may be a better representation of you as a student. We understand students are dealing with significant disruptions to their education this year and will consider this during application review.

Yes, you may defer your acceptance for up to one year. Please communicate with your admissions counselor if you would like to have your admission deferred to Spring 2021 or Fall 2021.

Yes and No. Financial aid awards from Gallaudet University include two types of aid: merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid (grants, loans, or work-study). Merit-based aid will remain the same every year, even if you choose to defer. Need-based aid will be re-evaluated every year to address each family’s financial situation.

In compliance with federal law, Gallaudet requires that final/official transcripts be sent to Undergraduate Admissions before the start of your first semester at Gallaudet. If your school is already closed, please let your admissions counselor know so that they can work toward a solution with you.

The enrollment fee is non-refundable. However, we are committed to helping our students financially whenever possible. To that end, the $200 enrollment fee will be credited to your first-semester bill when you register for Fall 2020. 

No, we will not charge room and board fees unless it becomes possible for our students to return to campus. Future room and board charges will be calculated based on the number of weeks students are able to live on campus.

Gallaudet University’s Office for Students with Disabilities (OSWD) continues to work with each student and faculty to ensure that effective accommodations are met and to ensure access. For more information, please go to OSWD’s website (found here) or email for more information and assistance. 

Gallaudet University requires that all full-time students have health insurance coverage. This means undergraduate students with at least 12 credits and graduate students with at least 9 credits will be required to have insurance. Although students will be remaining remote for the fall, we are still requiring students to complete the health insurance annual decision form in case we do reach a point where students are able to safely come back to campus. Students can use their state insurance plans to waive the health insurance requirement. When the waiver form is complete, you will receive a reference number. The reference number means your waiver has been submitted and accepted. You do not have to email Student Financial Services your reference number.

Yes, absolutely! Use the live chat to initiate contact with an admissions counselor between 8:00 am-6:00 pm ET or text us anytime at (202) 751-4424.

Graduate School

Absolutely! Please contact the graduate program for which you are applying and they will discuss ASLPI alternatives with you.

No. You will not be required to move to the DC area to complete your 2020 fall studies.

Yes! Our Graduate Admissions Counselor is ready to assist you! You can contact Heidi Zornes-Foster via email ( or send her a text at (202) 751-3131.

Yes! Many graduate school departments offer students assistance in the form of tuition scholarships and/or tuition assistantships. We also offer financial aid (FAFSA) and other award packages.

About Gallaudet

We are the world’s only University designed to be barrier-free for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Gallaudet University is a diverse and eclectic community. Students, staff and faculty from all 50 states and almost 100 countries have found a home here. We are richer for the diverse perspectives and experiences that make up the Gallaudet community.

Gallaudet has so much to offer, including 40 undergraduate majors, over 25 masters, specialist, doctoral and graduate certificate programs, 18 research labs, and so much more.

Your future starts here. 

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