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Frequently Asked Questions: Undergraduate Programs

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Undergraduate Programs FAQs

Q: When is the admissions deadline for Academic Year 2014-2015?

Q: Where and how can someone obtain information on AUS?

Q: Where is AUS accredited?

Answer:

AUS is licensed and its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates.

AUS is accredited in the United States of America by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA, Tel +1 215 662 5606).

The bachelor of science degree programs in chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering offered by the College of Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org/). The bachelor of science degree program in computer science offered by the College of Engineering is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org/). AUS was the first university in the Gulf region and the second outside the United States to receive this accreditation.

The Bachelor of Architecture program of the College of Architecture, Art and Design is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) of the United States. This is the first program outside of North America to receive this prestigious accreditation. NAAB is the only organization authorized to accredit professional degree programs in architecture in the United States.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) as well as the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degrees offered by the School of Business and Management are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

 

 

 

 

Q: Is there any office or agency that officially represents AUS overseas?

Q: Does AUS offer afternoon classes, part-time or correspondence programs?

Q: Does AUS provide residency visas for its students?

Q: How long does it take AUS to issue student visas?

Q: What are the majors offered at AUS?

Q: Is AUS affiliated with any other American university?

Q: How do I apply for a master’s degree program?

Q: What is the minimum high school average for admission?

Q: What are the secondary education certificates accepted by AUS?

Q: Does AUS ask for SAT I, TOEFL and IELTS?

Q: Does AUS conduct entrance exams?

Q: If an applicant meets the admission requirements except for the TOEFL score or IELTS score, can he/she still join AUS?

Q: Does AUS conduct TOEFL exams?

Q: What are the procedures for applying?

Q: Does AUS accept transfer students?

Q: How many courses does a transfer student have to complete before transferring to AUS?

Q: What is the minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) required from a transfer applicant to be considered for admission?

Q: How long does it take to inform a transfer applicant about the number of credits to be awarded?

Q: Can AUS students transfer to any other institution of higher education in the United States or another country?

Q: What is the maximum number of credit hours that may be transferred to AUS?

Q: What are the tuition fees?

Q: What are the housing fees?

Q: What are the accepted forms of payment?

Q: Does AUS offer scholarships or financial grants to students?

Q: Are transfer students included in the scholarships policy?

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