We are pleased to announce that round one notifications for the 2024 CLS Program and CLS Spark virtual initiative have been sent.

Dear CLS Advisor, 

We are pleased to share that the advisor portal has been updated and notifications have been sent to all applicants (overseas and CLS Spark) to let them know the status of their applications. 

  • Students who appear as “In evaluation” are semi-finalists. Congratulations! 
  • Students who appear as “Not selected” have not advanced to the second round.

All semi-finalists can expect to hear from us again in early March. 

You can now log in to see the selection status for applicants at your institution in our advisor portal located at: https://ais.americancouncils.org/start 

If you need to reset your password, please use the email address that this email was sent to. After you have reset your password, you will log in with your AIS username and updated password. If you have difficulties accessing the advisor portal or locating your username, please contact us.  

As a reminder, notifications were sent to the primary email address listed on each student’s application. If you have students who are waiting to hear back, please encourage them to check their spam filters and to wait 24 hours before reaching out to us with questions. Student emails can be directed to cls@americancouncils.org.

Thank you again for all your assistance in supporting students with their applications.


Caitlin Ting
Assistant Manager, Outreach and Selection 
Critical Language Scholarship Program 

The CLS Program is a program of the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, supported in its implementation by American Councils for International Education
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