Here are some of the questions we're asked the most.  If you read through this list and still have questions, please contact the ASL advisor Susan Naeve-Velguth at 989-774-7292 or by email.

Questions & Answers

​Your final level of ASL fluency will depend on many factors including the courses you choose to take and the grades you earn in each course. In general, students who complete conversational skill courses through the 200-level are expected to achieve intermediate fluency, while those who complete conversational skill courses through the 400-level are expected to achieve advanced fluency.

Typically, students need at least six semesters to complete the ASL minor

​No, only a minor in ASL is available.

​No, not at this time, although students in the Honors Program should contact their advisor for more information.

​No. Students with any B.S., B.A., or B.A.A. major may sign an ASL minor.

​No. The ASL minor is not a substitute for interpreter training, and interpreter training is not available at CMU. In addition, the State of Michigan requires that ASL interpreters complete a certification process (see the State of Michigan's Commission for Disability Concerns website for more information). Students interested in enrolling in an interpreter training program and becoming a certified ASL interpreter should contact Lansing Community College, Delta College, or other institutions that offer interpreter training.