Gallaudet does what works for you.
Study, Learn, Work, Interact Your Way
Come and Visit Gallaudet, Your Way!
See how your Gallaudet experience will look like in Fall 2020, we are bringing Gallaudet to YOU!
You’ve worked hard throughout your educational journey, especially with the shifting to virtual learning environments. Your adventure is just beginning and we are excited to do Gallaudet your way! With Gallaudet, you will get one of the most immersive and the best virtual experience in public education. Your classes, peers, and professors will be innovative with hand-on/face to face learning and our advancements with virtual learning technology. Gallaudet is where you will make lasting memories and discover yourself in ways you never imagined. By visiting this site, you belong to a network that welcomes you home with over 1,600 deaf, hearing, and hard of hearing graduates, undergraduates, and professionals virtually, now and upon graduation!
Live, Study, and Interact Virtually 24/7
What makes your virtual experience stand out?
Whenever you are a new, emerging, or fluent signer, you’ll receive a full and comprehensive academic experience without any communication compromises.
We are the world’s only University where all students live and learn in American Sign Language and English.
As such, we are committed to delivering the same experience to you, wherever you are.
Of our student body…
…⅓ are from mainstream programs.
…⅓ are from deaf schools.
…⅓ transferred from other colleges.
Whatever your culture, language, ethnicity, or gender, you are welcome here!
Our faculty members are actively preparing for teaching remotely. Training in quality assurance for online instruction from Quality Matters, the leading global organization.
Our Learning Management System, Blackboard, allows you to engage in discussions with classmates, and post your assignments.Combined with constant face-to-face contact via Zoom, learning virtually is a breeze!
Wherever you are, we are downsizing our virtual class sizes for effective learning and bringing you the same bilingual approach.
We will continue to find opportunities for our campus community to connect with one another and with Gallaudet. This plays an important role in broadening your college experience.
Here at Gallaudet, you will discover:
- Active student clubs and organizations online
- A vast number of campus job opportunities from home
- More than 1,600 deaf, hearing and hard of hearing graduate & undergraduate students who are excited to welcome you
- Over 25 post-graduate programs at the certificate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels
- Exciting opportunities to learn from faculty with rich expertise in their disciplines
- Multiple research centers generating new knowledge about deaf and hard of hearing populations
- Cross-registration available via the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area
Join us this fall and make this experience YOURS!
We will work with you AND for you to ensure that your courses are accessible.
- Our professors and interpreters are dedicated to providing access to all of our deaf and hard of hearing students, whatever their needs may be.
- You will benefit from the expertise of our accessibility staff particularly from their extensive knowledge on deaf-related access needs.
- Requesting accommodations at Gallaudet is much easier and more streamlined than you will experience at other universities.
You won’t experience the same dedication to accessibility and accommodation at another college.
We offer up to $80,000 in scholarships per student.
Fall 2020 room and board costs will be waived until it is safe to return to campus.
Our Financial Aid staff are committed to working with you, whatever your financial situation.
If you and your family were financially impacted by COVID-19, additional financial aid may be provided.
Concerned about how to cope with the pressures of college in the midst of a pandemic? Struggling with the realities of self-quarantine? Our academic and career advisors, student success coaches, and peer mentors will be there for you.
- 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 currently preparing to bring New Student Orientation to you virtually this summer.
- Our Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will readily provide you with the resources you need
We will continue to deliver the best remote learning experience possible as we take a phased approach to restoring our community on campus.
We recognize that different operations and activities may sequence through these phases in different ways and at a different pace, depending on many variables.
The approach we are using is consistent with what public health officials and health departments are requiring of institutions like ours: we must be able to be flexible and adaptive in response to this complex virus that is creating uncertainty for all of us.
Our Gallaudet community will continue remote working, teaching and learning operations in Fall 2020.
Gallaudet has over 22,000 alumnus for you to connect with and join!
See some of our proud alumnus and their success!
Angela Vasquez, ‘11
Mission Support Specialist U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
My job at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration services has taught me how to support and work with diverse people from different backgrounds. Working here is special to me, because I was once an immigrant myself. Now, I give hope to others.
Dr. Raja Kushalnagar
Science, Technology, and Mathematics
Gallaudet students who major in Information Technology become designers, builders, and operators of computing technology such as web, network, and security applications for organizations and people. They analyze complex problems and create solutions that help users meet their goals.
Amanda Sortwell Crane, ‘10 and Megan Erasmus, ‘10
Co-founders, National Deaf Therapy, LLC
The relationships we cultivated at Gallaudet have allowed us to extend our reach across the United States. We established National Deaf Therapy, LLC to bring together a diverse, dynamic, and collaborative team that provides the Deaf community with online access to much-needed mental health services.
Colin Hill, M.D., ‘11
Residency, Internal Medicine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Residency, Radiation Oncology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
The intersection of language, culture, and academics at Gallaudet made it the ideal place for me to prepare for my career as a physician. My professors in the chemistry and biology programs provided meaningful mentorship and learning opportunities, allowing me to build the foundation that served me well during medical school.
Tate Tullier, ‘03
Photographer Tate Media, LLC
I started dabbling in photography 25 years ago, and it has become my life’s work. Gallaudet was a huge part in launching Tate Media, LLC because it led to extensive networking opportunities across the United States and the world. Through this network and word-of-mouth, I have been able to expand my business doing something I love while having fun at the same time.
Frequently Asked Questions
My family’s financial situation has been directly impacted by COVID-19 and I am concerned about the cost of attendance. What should I do?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
My high school has not had a visit from a Gallaudet admissions counselor this year. How can I learn more about Gallaudet?
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.
I was doing well in school until COVID-19 disrupted everything. How will this affect my admission to the university?
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.
With everything that happened last spring, I need some time off. I still want to come to Gallaudet, just not right now. Can I defer my acceptance?
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.
I am a DeafBlind student and I’m very concerned about my ability to access my courses while online. What kind of accommodations will be available for me?
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 OSWD@gallaudet.edu for more information and assistance.
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.
Due to COVID-19, I am unable to take the ASLPI evaluation to complete my application. Can I still apply without the ASLPI?
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.
I am not sure which graduate program will meet my future goals. Is there someone I can discuss this with?
Yes! Our Graduate Admissions Counselor is ready to assist you! You can contact Heidi Zornes-Foster via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Please send your official transcripts, ASL videos, etc to email@example.com
Due to COVID-19 and my job being impacted, I would like to apply for graduate school. Is it too late to apply for Fall 2020?
Many programs are still accepting 2020 applications. To see which programs are still open for the 2020 cohort, click here! https://www.gallaudet.edu/graduate-admissions/im-ready-to-apply/graduate-application-central
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.