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.
While reading, please keep in mind that when discussing our core programs, we are referring to the Modern Standard Arabic and Classical Arabic curricula.
Here, we also provide information 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 everything below to understand those important factors.
All new, recent or returning students need to apply using our Student Information System (SIS). If you have not used the SIS 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 SIS, accessible here.
All individuals applying to Qasid for the first time must create an account in the Student Information System (SIS) available here. After this, you can continue to follow the steps on the SIS to complete the remaining requirements outlined below:
Applying for Core Programs or Private Tutoring
Those new to Qasid who enroll in any of the core programs must additionally provide the following supporting documents listed here:
- Current résumé | curriculum vitae (MS Word document or PDF)
- One letter of recommendation (See details here below)
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 a written recommendation prepared by a professor with whom they have studied.
If you’re an applicant whose studies have included Arabic, then the letter should come from one of your Arabic professors. If that is not possible, then from any professor within your major field of study. The letter should discuss your academic abilities, as well as your suitability to successfully study abroad in an intensive, immersion environment.
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 SIS and your professor will receive a link that will allow them to upload their letter in the SIS for your application
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All supporting information and tutoring requests are to be submitted through the SIS here.
Once all supporting documents are received, applicants not currently attending Qasid should allow up to 2-3 weeks for a response regarding their potential acceptance.
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.
Admissions and enrollment eligibility generally require the proper submission of all the requirements in the online SIS. 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.
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.