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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?

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?

Answer:
Early Admission

If you are in your final year of secondary school, you may apply for early admission by submitting official grade reports from at least the last two years of secondary education.

Admission offered to those who apply early is not considered final until students submit the following before being allowed to register for classes:

  1. A recognized and official secondary school certificate or equivalent, showing successful completion of secondary education.
  2.  And all other items as requested in the letter of admissions.

Regular Admission

 Students must submit the following:

  1. Grades of the last three years of secondary education
  2. Valid TOEFL score or valid IELTS score (if applicable)
  3. SAT scores (If applicable)
  4. Application form (a downloadable version is currently available here.)
  5. A nonrefundable application fee of AED 350
  6. Four photos
  7. Copy of the passport
  8. Copy of UAE ID card

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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