As of January 30, 2003, all sponsoring organizations are required to register students on the Student Exchange Visitors Information System (SEVIS). We have prepared this information sheet to help you understand SEVIS and your responsibilities.
SEVIS is an internet-based database that allows schools and other sponsoring organizations to transmit data regarding students to the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Information (see list below) is logged into the database to notify the INS about any significant change or pertinent action taken in the student's academic career in the United States. U.S. embassies and consulates also have access to SEVIS.
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This site is designed to make it easy for you to access the forms necessary to keep AMIDEAST informed of your progress and to insure that your scholarship benefits remain intact.
Forms for Visas: CASP now prepares form DS-2019, a document generated by the SEVIS Student Tracking System, which was mandated by the U.S. Patriot Act of 2001. When the DS 2019 is issued, you will be officially enrolled in SEVIS. This form entitles you to apply for a J-1 visa. After entering the US and arriving at your university, you must call your AMIDEAST adviser so that we can validate your arrival. If your arrival is not validated, SEVIS will automatically change your status to "no-show." We now issue DS 2019s valid for the duration of your program, thus eliminating the need for annual renewal.
If you travel (e.g. returning home over the winter break) you must send the DS 2019 to AMIDEAST for us to sign under "travel validation." This signature is valid for one year.
Term Course Schedule Form: This form is your CASP preregistration. Just as you preregister for classes each semester for the following semester, you need to complete this form so that your CASP adviser can monitor your academic program. You will receive an e-mail message and a link to this page each semester indicating the date by which your term course schedule is due at AMIDEAST.
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is used by many graduate-level business and management-related programs in the United States and at international universities as part of their admissions process. The GMAT measures verbal, analytical, and quantitative skills. It includes multiple-choice questions as well as two analytical writing questions. The GMAT bulletin has additional information.
The GMAT exam is administered on computer in Pearson VUE Test Centers at locations around the world.
Check the GMAT Web site for details on available test centers.
AMIDEAST runs testing centers throughout the region and has official partnerships with Educational Testing Services (ETS). We administer a variety of internationally recognized standardized exams such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC), the SAT, GRE, GMAT and many others. Thousands of individuals, corporations and institutions rely on AMIDEAST to meet their testing needs every year.
Please select the test for more information.
The Hope Fund Undergraduate Scholarship is designed to provide talented Palestinian youth who possess leadership potential with an opportunity to pursue an undergraduate degree in the United States. It targets Palestinian refugees living below the poverty line throughout the Mideast, but especially in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, where the needs are most urgent. The program is the result of the generosity and commitment of Dr. Fahim Qubain, with support and cooperation from AMIDEAST’s offices in West Bank/Gaza, Jordan, and Lebanon. Since its inception in 2000, nearly 30 bright young men and women have begun their undergraduate studies in the United States.