Typically, the CASA selection exam is proctored by someone from the Department or Center for Middle/Near Eastern Studies at each school (or the department that offers Arabic). Therefore, it is advisable to first contact someone in this department or center to assist you in designating a proctor for the exam. If you have trouble finding someone at your school or are away from campus during the exam, check with nearby schools that have Arabic departments if you are in an area with multiple universities. If you are in Cairo or Amman, please contact our program partners there who usually offer the exam each year.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to:
- Identify an appropriate proctor: The proctor must not be a teacher/professor, and if at all possible, not a speaker of Arabic.
- Share this year's exam date(s) and the CASA Proctor Guidelines with the proctor and get their confirmation before listing them on your application.
- Provide the proctor's contact information in the designated section of the application.
After the application deadline, proctors will receive email instructions on how to administer the exam and your proctor should be in touch with you to finalize any necessary details (do not contact the CASA office). Keep in mind there may be several applicants taking the exam at a given university/college, but there can only be one proctor at each university/college. Many schools designate a staff member to proctor the exam.