Applying to the CASA Program


Application Update: 

2022-2023 Application dates and link will be posted in Fall 2021.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have 3 years of formal instruction in Arabic prior to joining CASA. Non-U.S. citizens may apply as a Pay-Your-Own-Way participant. The program is designed for graduate students and applicants must fall into one of the following categories:

  • current graduate students (e.g., PhD or MA student)
  • undergraduate students in their junior or senior year
  • holders of either a bachelor's or master's degree.

Application Steps

The CASA I application process includes the following components:

  1. APPLICATION - Submitting an Application Form with transcripts. See Application & Instructions.
  2. SELECTION EXAM - Taking a Selection Exam to assess listening, reading, writing and oral proficiency skills is part of the application process. Once you have completed the application, please review this page carefully to learn how to register for all sections of this exam.
    • The full exam should be taken with a proctor on the following dates (details on the exam page):
      • Typically exams are held the first Friday in February. Dates will be posted here in the Fall.