The Arabic School
Additional Requirements for the Arabic School
In addition to the general application requirements, applicants to the Arabic Graduate Program must complete the following:
Please submit a 3-5 page writing sample in Arabic, preferably typed. The sample should be recent, reflecting as much as possible your current writing ability in Arabic: e.g., a scholarly essay or research paper, in full or in excerpt, submitted for a course within the past few months.
TOEFL Scores-International Applicants
Non-native speakers of English who have received their undergraduate degrees from an accredited four-year US institution are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
Non-native speakers of English who did not receive undergraduate degrees from an accredited four-year US institution must submit either TOEFL or IELTS scores. Minimum score requirements may be found at http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/grad_programs/arabic/program_tracks.
Once we have received all of your application materials, we will send you instructions for taking the Arabic proficiency test. We will also contact you to schedule a telephone interview with Dr. Mahmoud Abdalla, Director of the Arabic School. The writing sample, proficiency test, and interview are used to determine whether you meet the proficiency requirements for admission to the graduate program.
If the results of the test and interview indicate that you are not ready for the graduate program, you will typically be given the option of enrolling in the 8-week program (provided that you qualify for admission to that program).
Address for Submitting Supplemental Materials
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury, VT 05753