Sep 21: Application opens
Nov 2: Application closes**
TO NOVEMBER 16
Nov 30: Second round applicants are invited for interviews and bilingual fluency testing, and are asked to show proof of income, housing status (if homeless), and eligibility to work in the U.S.
Dec 17: Second round applicants are notified of final decision
Jan 7: Medical Interpreter Certificate course begins
Selection Process & Criteria
We do our best to make sure that the selection process is as fair as possible. The four essay questions on the application are reviewed by a "blind" judging panel, without the ability to see any information about the applicants whose essays they rate. This helps us to avoid any unconscious biases based on name, age, languages spoken, etc.
Our selection process is based on 1) economic need and on 2) factors that we believe will lead to success in our program and in the medical interpreting profession. The essays are rated based on the following criteria:
Please email Maria Vertkin, Executive Director: