Admissions Overview

Introduction

We certainly appreciate the value of your time in applying for enrollment at Qasid. To make the process as efficient as possible, we offer this set of guidelines as a means to preview our application protocols, and to serve as a reference when preparing your submission. Please read through the directions thoroughly, and conscientiously abide by each request, in order to ensure that the processing of your application proceeds smoothly.

The primary requirements are presented here in the first three sections, correlating to the academic relationship that you have with Qasid at the time that you apply. Are you:

  1. a new student;
  2. an alumni returning to the institute after more than one year, or;
  3. an alumni returning after your recent attendance less than a year ago, or;
  4. a current student in Amman who intends to continue into the coming term?

While reading, please keep in mind that when discussing our core programs, we are referring to the Modern Standard Arabic and Classical Arabic curricula.

Section 4 then begins with discussions on Private Tutoring, Supplementary Courses and Advanced Course Modules, and Diplomat|Corporate|Group Study packages. The remainder of the document explains further details of your submission, including directions for how to prepare and transmit all supporting materials, deposits, expedited applications, incomplete applications, and lastly, a few pertinent comments on your enrollment acceptance.

All applicants, regardless of academic relationship with Qasid, should be sure to review Section 4 to understand those important factors.

All new, recent or returning students need to apply using our online portal. If you have used the portal before, you will need to create an account, otherwise, log in with your existing account. All the requirements described below can be submitted in the online portal, accessible here.

Section 1 | New Students

All individuals applying to Qasid for the first time must complete the application form in the online portal available here. After this, you can continue to follow the steps on the portal to complete the remaining requirement outline below:

Applying for Core Programs

Those new to Qasid who enroll in any of the core programs must additionally forward all four supporting documents listed here:

  1. Current résumé|curriculum vitae (MS Word document or PDF)
  2. Recent academic transcript (A scanned image at 150 DPI of an official or unofficial copy, or a web link to the source copy)
  3. Writing sample (The applicant’s choice of topic, written in either English or Arabic, with a maximum length of two pages, and sent as an MS Word document or PDF)
  4. Letters of recommendation (See details here below)

Applying for Private Tutoring Only

New students who have applied for private tutoring ONLY are asked to additionally send their current résumé|curriculum vitae (MS Word document or PDF) and one letter of recommendation (See details here below). No other materials are necessary.

Letters of Recommendation

Applicants new to Qasid who are either presently attending another academic institution or have graduated within 1 year of submitting their application to Qasid, will need to have written recommendations prepared by professors with whom they have studied. As mentioned above, for those applying for private tutoring ONLY, a single letter of recommendation is required. While in all other cases, applicants in this category are required to send two letters.

If you’re an applicant whose studies have included Arabic, then the single letter or the first of the two letters must come from one of your Arabic professors. Any second letters would then ideally come from another professor of Arabic or a course related to your career or major field of study associated with Arabic. For example: Middle Eastern Studies, diplomacy, development, security, or religious studies. Although, if that is not possible, then from any professor within your major field of study. Each letter should discuss your academic abilities, as well as your suitability to successfully study abroad in an intensive, immersion environment.

First time applicants to Qasid who are not presently attending an academic institution or have graduated more than 1 year prior to submitting their application, are only required to send a single letter of recommendation. This may be prepared by their current or most recent employer, and should include the dates of the applicant’s employment period, describe the capacity in which the applicant worked, and provide the employer’s opinion of the applicant’s suitability to succeed in an intensive, study abroad, language immersion program.

And as a reminder, students currently attending Qasid, or those applying to return after an absence of any length, are not required to submit letters of recommendation.

Applicants in any situation not mentioned above should contact Qasid Admissions for advice on handling recommendations.

Recommendation letters may be prepared by the following means:

  • You will submit a request in the portal with an optional message to each of your referees. They will receive a link that will allow them to upload their letter in the portal for your application

Section 2 | Students Returning after more than 1 year

Qasid alumni applying to re-enroll for any classes more than 1 year after their most recent attendance at the institute should first complete the online application available here. After submitting that form, applicants will continue the steps in the portal to submit their most current résumé|curriculum vitae (MS Word document or PDF).

Section 3 | Recent Students and Current Students

Students applying to return to Qasid less than 1 year after the end of their most recent attendance should complete the online application available here.

Those presently attending Qasid courses who intend to continue their enrollment should complete the continuing student form that will be sent via e-mail about half-way through the term.

Section 4 | Submission Protocols and Particulars

Private Tutoring considerations

Personalized, one-on-one tutoring (or two-on-one for a student pair), either as a class on its own or as a supplement to the core program, is available throughout the year. After students receive their enrollment acceptance, those who sign up for at least 1½ teaching hours per day (given a ‘teaching hour’ of 50 instructional minutes) for the entire term, must prepay a deposit equal to a percentage of the total cost for the term. See the Pricing and Payments document for the most current deposit amount and deadlines for its remittance. Once this is received, students may consider their class confirmed.

A deposit is not required for those who apply for fewer hours per day. And by default, such classes may not be confirmed until the first week of the term itself. Because space is limited though, pre registration is still advisable, in order to tentatively reserve a time slot.

Please also know that while Qasid makes every effort to cater to your preferred class timing, depending on the circumstances of any given term, everyone’s ideal arrangements may not be available. Each applicant thus agrees to comply with Qasid’s proposed schedule upon acceptance.

Enrolling in Supplementary Courses and Advanced Course Modules

These elective classes are reserved for students presently attending Qasid and do not require an online application process or relative supporting materials. Students may register for these classes on campus with Student Services, as they become available. See the Pricing and Payments document for the most current costs and deadlines.

Diplomat|Corporate|Group Studies

If you are interested in having Qasid tailor a specific study package for your organization, inquiries may be sent directly to admissions@qasid.com.

Transmittal

All supporting information and tutoring requests are to be submitted through the online portal here.

Once all supporting documents are received, applicants not currently attending Qasid should allow up to 2 weeks for a response regarding their potential acceptance. And current students may hear back from Admissions in less time.

Deposits

Regarding any deposit payment, applicants should not forward any funds before their enrollment has been officially accepted. Deposits are generally non-refundable, but see the Pricing and Payments document under the Admissions menu on Qasid’s website for the latest details.

Expedited Application Processing

Requests for expedited application processing should be sent to Qasid Admissions in an independent email detailing the reason.

Incomplete Applications

Admissions and enrollment eligibility generally require the proper submission of all the requirements in the online portal. Applications will not be reviewed until all of the necessary information has been received. Qasid Admissions may remind applicants of impending deadlines, but it is ultimately the applicant’s responsibility to submit their materials within the necessary time frames.

Acceptance Decisions

The Qasid Admissions Committee, whose decisions are final, is solely responsible for judgments of an applicant’s acceptance to the institute. And, in accordance with standard university procedures, the reasons for rejected applications may not be provided.