Application - ASL-English Interpreter Preparation Program

How to Apply

Step 1

Make sure that you are eligible to apply. Eligibility information can be found in the Eligibility tab on the left.

Step 2

  • Complete the online Application Form. Applications are due by April 30 for the following academic year.
  • Obtain proof of completion for all prerequisites. 
    • Please note that required prerequisites must be completed before beginning the program, but may still be in progress at the time of application. Admission will be granted pending a passing grade in the prerequisite coursework.

Step 3

Send unofficial transcripts and other supporting documentation to or mail to IPP Coordinator, Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont CA, 94539. 

  • Use this naming format for transcripts:
  • Use this naming format for other supplemental documents:
  • PDF or Word documents are acceptable

Step 4

The application asks for 3 references. Your references will need to fill out an online form to recommend you as an applicant. Please give this link to your references:

Step 5

Qualified applicants will be contacted via the email and/or phone numbers listed on the application.

Checklist of Materials Needed Prior to Completing the Application

  • Unofficial copy of college/university transcripts (including Ohlone College if applicable). 

You will complete an online application form, which includes the following:

  • Personal contact information
  • Letter of interest in English and ASL
    • Prepare brief statement describing your interest in the program, the qualities you have that would make you an effective interpreter, and your reasons for wanting to become an ASL/English interpreter.
    • The English statement should be in clear written English, 500 words or less. The ASL version should be equivalent and should be produced in clear, professional/academic ASL.
  • Educational background
  • 3 references, at least one of whom is Deaf