American Sign Language (ASL) Placement Testing

Updated March 2024

Test Dates

Placement assessments for students entering the program are completed on a rolling basis by request. The test will remain available outside the official testing dates.


Students who would like to enroll in an ASL class are required to take the departmental placement test, unless they are absolute beginners or have already taken an ASL class at Yale. This test will help determine which ASL class you should take.
For additional information about the Yale ASL Program and the ASL Placement test, refer to the Yale ASL Program website

Further information about placement testing and the use of placement scores at Yale can be found here.

Technical Support

If you encounter any issues accessing the test in Canvas, please email Julia Silvestri

Academic Honesty

Before taking the placement test, please read Yale College’s policy on academic honesty.

Test Link

The placement testing platform can be accessed by clicking on the test link below.