First Year Experience | American University of Sharjah

The First Year Experience (FYE) program supports first-year students by offering them opportunities to engage meaningfully with the AUS community and learn skills that promote academic success. 

FYE Pathway

The FYE Pathway is a unique opportunity for first-year students to grow in areas that are typically the greatest challenge for them. First-years can earn a certificate and meet one of the requirements for the first-year honor society by completing tasks in each of the below categories:

How can first-years complete the FYE Pathway? 

  1. Attend an ASC Student Success Workshop in each category OR
  2. Complete interactive projects online under the FYE course on iLearn.

FYE Connect


We know your first year at university can be challenging and that you might have more questions, especially after you have a few weeks under your belt. FYE Connect is a mid-semester check-in! During this event, you’ll connect with AUS faculty, staff administrators, AND you’ll have the exclusive opportunity to meet individually with an FYE Ambassador (an experienced student) to reflect on your experience at AUS and learn about AUS services. Be on the lookout for your invitation to this memorable occasion!

FYE Social

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FYE Honor Society

Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) is an international honor society for high achieving first-year students. It provides a community for young scholars, a platform for developing your leadership skills, and an opportunity for financial support through scholarships.

Click here to learn more about ALD. 
Questions? Email [email protected]

Why join?
  • Leadership: Opportunities for campus and international leadership
  • Service: Participate in campus and community service activities 
  • Scholarship: Annual scholarship opportunities
  • Acknowledgement: Recognition of excellence 
How can you qualify? 
  • Complete the FYE Pathway 
  • Achieve a 3.5 CGPA in your first semester (minimum 12 gradable credit hours)


  • Achieve a 3.5 CGPA in your first and second semester combined (minimum 24 total gradable credit hours)
  • Have no grade exclusion courses in either the fall or spring semesters

ALD Induction Ceremony Fall 2023

Contact Us


We are so glad you chose AUS and can’t wait to help you succeed as you begin this adventure! 

You can reach us at: 

Tel +971 6 515 2355

Email [email protected]

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