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1 Year Program
Dates for 2018-2019 Academic Year:
Sunday, August 26, 2018 [Orientation] – Saturday, May 25, 2019 [Graduation]
Students have to do research and study the material before coming to class. This requires a high level of commitment of time outside of class every day for preparation. Activities consist of individual and group presentations. Students are expected to come prepared having thoroughly researched the subject matter in multiple sources in order to deliver a compelling presentation to the class. Assignments include nightly reading and translating of Arabic texts, research submission, and daily journal work.
Activities that take place outside of class consist of volunteering trips and program planning and execution. Programs include khutbahs, halaqas, lectures, classes, youth/MSA/sisters’ events, and seminars. Students will be expected to initially observe the Instructor prepare and deliver the above-stated programs, and later the students will be given assignments in order to directly participate in the process.
Making an Informed Admission Decision
Qalam seeks to admit individuals who have the capacity and determination to complete a rigorous Qalam Seminary degree program…and graduate. The admission process is designed to help you and the admissions council reach an informed decision about your likelihood of success. We want to ensure your success at Qalam. Therefore, admissions process is rigorous in order to make sure you’re a good fit for Qalam’s programs and competency-based, online academic model, and we’re a good fit for you.
Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda
Mufti Hussain Kamani
The following criteria are considered by Qalam when making an admission decision:
- Your interview(s) with a Qalam Enrollment Counselor
- Your results from the Qalam Readiness Assessment
- The time commitment you can make to your studies
General Admissions Requirements
- Apply for admission
- Have earned a high school diploma or GED
- Be at least 16 years of age
- Pass Seminary Readiness Assessments Test
- Provide two personal or professional references
- Interview with a Qalam Seminary Counselor to determine “fit” with Qalam’s expectations
Successful Qalam students are self-disciplined individuals with a strong commitment to gain and internalize Islamic knowledge, not just earn a degree or take courses. For each six-month term, you’ll be scheduled for a full-time course load, though students are given the option to complete more courses in a term.
Handling a Qalam course load requires dedication. Students typically spend an average 15-20 hours per week on studying. However, there is a certain level of flexibility given to the student in terms of where and when they study.
As a Qalam student, you will be expected to put in substantial time and effort to realize your educational and career 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 (swt) with everything we do.
If you would like to apply to the Seminary, please complete the application below.