ASL Placement Test

Students who have American Sign Language skills prior to enrollment at SLCC or whose credit does not transfer may challenge the beginning ASL courses. Placement Tests are available for ASL 1010 and 1020 only.


Email for available appointments. Tests are administered by the ASL/Interpreting program which is located at Taylorsville Redwood Campus. Each test will take approximately 11/2 to 2 hours.

ASL Placement Test Fee: $50


There are 3 portions to both ASL Placement Tests:

  1. True/False (one's knowledge of ASL linguistics and grammar and Deaf culture and history)
  2. ASL receptive (one's ability to understand ASL)
  3. ASL expressive (one's ability to express themselves using ASL and its grammatical features)

Students must score 80% or better on each of the three parts to pass. Testing results (Pass or Did Not Pass) will be sent via email.


If a student does not receive a passing score on an ASL Placement Test, they may retake the placement test after a 6 month waiting period. The cost to retake Placement Test is $100.

Deadlines for Taking ASL Placement Tests

For Spring Semester Enrollment: Nov 30
For Summer Semester Enrollment: April 30
For Fall Semester Enrollment: July 31

Credit for Proficiency

For students with demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language above the ASL 1010 and 1020 level, with program faculty approval, may enroll directly in more advanced courses.

Upon completion of ASL 2010, 2020 or 2100 with a grade of B or higher, students may then pay for the credit of the courses bypassed.

Transferring Placement Credits

Placement credits may not be accepted by other schools and may not transfer.

The only way placement credits are accepted by other institutions is if a student receives their Associates Degree from Salt Lake Community College and transfers the entire degree. If you have questions about whether or not placement credit will be accepted by another institution please contact that school directly.