Admissions Requirements


Full-time Arabic Program

  • Read Quran with fluency

  • Write Arabic (Basic Level)

1 Year Seminary Program
(on-Campus & Online)

  • High School diploma or GED

  • 16 years of age or older

  • Pass Seminary Readiness Assessment

  • Provide 2 reference letters

  • Interview with admissions counselor

4 Year Seminary Program  

  • High School diploma or GED

  • 16 years of age or older

  • Submit Statement of Purpose

  • Pass Alimiyah Readiness Assessment

  • Interview with admissions counselor

If you are already a Foundational Islamic Studies student and would like to apply please email

The Successful Student

Successful Qalam students are self-disciplined individuals with a strong commitment to gain and internalize Islamic knowledge, not just earn a degree or take a course. For each term, you’ll be scheduled for a full-time course load. Handling a Qalam course load requires dedication. Students typically spend an average 15-20 hours per week on studying. 

As a Qalam student, you will be expected to put in substantial time and effort to realize your educational and spiritual potential. Along the way you will be supported by our faculty and staff, including a dedicated mentor, an innovative learning environment, and learning resources. As always, we pray for the acceptance of Allah ﷻ with everything we do.