NAFSA is one of 42 associations holding membership in the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). The goal of CAS is to establish and promote standards that guide and support student services and programs within higher education.

The International Student Programs and Services standards and guidelines were revised for the 9th edition of CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education, published in August 2015. The International Student Programs and Services standards and guidelinesAdobe PDF are available to download for NAFSA members. Non-NAFSA members may contact CAS to inquire about receiving the standards.

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) offers a variety of other assessment tools and guides that are available on their website.