American Sign Language (ASL) Placement Evaluations

Important information for students before registering for any ASL classes at WOU:

  • Students who have never taken an ASL class before may register for ASL 1 anytime.
  • Students who have taken ANY ASL classes in the past (high school, other college or universities) will need to be evaluated for placement before registering into ANY ASL class except for ASL 1.  You are required to sign up for an evaluation to place you in the appropriate ASL class, reflecting your current ASL skills.
  • Evaluation dates are scheduled during the 5th and 6th week of each term in anticipation of registration week.  The evaluation takes approximately 15-20 minutes.
  • To search the ASL Placement Evaluation (ASLPE) Calendar, and to book your evaluation, please go to the link provided below.  Read instructions carefully as you book your evaluation date and time.
  • Calendar Link


If you have questions or concerns, please contact:
Lyra Behnke, ASL Placement Coordinator

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ASL Studies Program Coordinator & Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8322 | | RWEC 139

Kathy Heide

Administrative Program Assistant, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8322 | | RWEC 139