Application & Instructions

* Applications for the 2018-19 academic year have closed *

Please review the instructions below to get an idea of the process for next year.


For those who applied last year, you can import your answers from last year's application to save time!  Here's how:

Login with your previous credentials, click on "Choose Action" drop down button in the upper right corner, select "Import Responses from Existing Application."  Scroll down to see that your dash board shows the imported information in this year's application.  Please review all information to confirm accuracy and feel free to change any references, update transcripts, or your statement of purpose as needed.

For those completing the application for the first time, you should be prepared to upload or enter the following:

  • Transcripts of any universities, colleges, or institutes that you have attended (please use unofficial transcripts if necessary so you can upload them yourself; we only need through Summer 2017; DO NOT MAIL TRANSCRIPTS).
  • Proctor information is crucial for your exam logistics to go smoothly. Carefully review the details on Identifying a Proctor. Once you have confirmed the proctor that is available at your institution coordinate with them on the Writing exam date/time, enter their Name, Title, Institution, Department, Email, and Phone number into the application. Further instructions on registering for the exam will be posted by December 12th.
  • Reference Information (Name and Email for 3 references – preferably 1 language professor and 2 professors from other subject areas; you may use non-faculty, but any reference should be able to speak to your academic background.) Once you enter the name and email address, your reference will receive a message with a link to upload their letter of recommendation to the application by the deadline. It is preferred that they upload a personally signed letter on letterhead as a PDF, but they will also have the option to type in their letter (or copy/paste it). The letter may be in Arabic if helpful. Please don't wait until the day before the deadline to ask a faculty member for a reference.  It is best to give them as much notice as possible (2-3 weeks minimum)!  
  • Statement of Purpose (max. 500 words) Please identify your disciplinary concentration, and explain the centrality of Arabic to your academic and professional career as well as the objectives you hope to fulfill from participation in CASA.

Please make sure to review the following topics before applying:

The application is designed so that you can easily work on it over time you can save your work and return to it later. Make sure to save before returning to the dashboard or closing out to be safe. The application has various sections that will not permit you to proceed without fully completing certain fields. Please answer all required questions or the application will be considered INCOMPLETE. To submit your application, all sections must read 100% and you may click the Final Review and Submit button in the upper right corner of the dashboard. If you have any technical issues or concerns while completing the application, please email

After reading the instructions above, please complete your application using the following link (which will be updated in the fall for next year's application).
Applications are not considered complete until we have received your application fee and reference letters.
The deadline is January 22, 2018 at 11pm EST.

** CASA I Application for 2018-2019 **