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Final examinations are administered as per official final examination published by the Office of the Registrar on the AUS website.
If an instructor allows a student who arrives late for a final examination to take the examination as scheduled, no additional time beyond the period scheduled by the Office of the Registrar will be provided.
If a student is scheduled for more than two examinations in one day, more than three examination in two consecutive days, or has a time conflict with common examinations, then the student must report to his/her associate dean by the end of the 11th week of classes to make the necessary adjustments to his/her schedule
Students are responsible for taking final examinations during the period scheduled by the Office of the Registrar. If an incapacitating illness prohibits taking a final examination, the student must notify the Associate Dean of the student’s home school/college and provide complete documentation to University Health Services (UHS) in advance of the scheduled examination.
Students who begin a final examination are expected to complete it unless a sudden and incapacitating illness requires urgent medical attention. A student whose condition is so serious that medical care is necessary must report immediately to UHS.
If UHS determine that the medical condition prior to or during the scheduled examination period is serious enough to render a student incapable of taking or completing the examination then, based on the recommendation of UHS, the relevant Associate Dean will determine whether a make-up examination can be completed as per the make-up examination schedule or an I grade should be awarded and the make-up examination should be scheduled at the beginning of the next semester or summer term.
The opportunity to complete a make-up examination will not be provided if compelling medical evidence indicates that taking or completing the examination was an option.
A student who fails to appear for the examination, will not be permitted to take the examination unless the Associate Dean of the school/college responsible for the course determines that extraordinary circumstances exist and a make-up examination is warranted.
To get a copy of your academic transcript and/or request a letter, please contact [email protected] . Transcripts and letters are released only with the signature of the student concerned. A nominal fee applies.
If you need to have your degree attested by the UAE Ministry of Education, you must follow the procedures outlined on the ministry's website. All transactions concerning the attestation of the documents and qualifications issued by private higher education institutions in UAE should only be delivered to the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Abu Dhabi through the offices of Empost.
Applicants admitted to AUS undergraduate studies who have completed IB Higher Level, GCE A-Level, the Lebanese Baccalaureate, the French Baccalaureate, the Spanish Baccalaureate, the German Abitur or the American Advanced Placement tests may be awarded credits for freshman-level courses. Qualified applicants must meet the Advanced Standing Credit Transfer Policy.
Applicants admitted to AUS undergraduate studies as transfer students are eligible for transfer credits evaluation. The complete transfer policy is available from the Office of Enrollment Management / Undergraduate Admission.
Advanced standing and transfer students may be exempted from taking certain placement tests depending on subjects/courses completed and grades earned.
Our warmest congratulations on your much deserved success. AUS wishes you the very best for the future.
Important information regarding participation at this event can be found below. Please check this page regularly for updates regarding the event.
Details about Fall 2023 Commencement can be found below.
The event will take place at 10:00 a.m. on December 9, 2023 at University City Hall, Sharjah.
Graduating students will need to arrive at University City Hall one hour prior to the scheduled start of their ceremony. PhD and master’s students should proceed to the ground floor, while all undergraduate students should proceed to the mezzanine floor to collect name cards and wait there to be ushered into the hall.
AUS is seeking an undergraduate senior student graduating this semester to speak at the commencement ceremony on December 9, 2023. The university strongly encourages you to participate in this memorable event. If you would like to speak at this event, please submit the first draft of your speech to Dr. Nawar Golley (LAN 232) or by email to [email protected] by October 16, 2023. Anyone who submits a speech is free to consult with Dr. Golley and rewrite the speech. The deadline to submit the final draft for those who will be shortlisted is November 6, 2023. The speech should last no longer than 5 to 7 minutes (about 1,000 words). If you have submitted your commencement speech and you do not received notification that you are among the finalists, you can assume that your speech was not selected. There can be many reasons for a speech not being selected, such as a lack of a clear, unifying theme; language errors; or simply an overabundance of excellent speeches.
Guidelines for Commencement Speeches
Click here for samples of commencement speeches.
The committee will choose five finalists from the drafts submitted, who will then be invited to audition their speeches on November 23, 2023 at 3 p.m. The selected student will deliver his or her speech at commencement.
Please submit your speech with your contact number and email address to:
Dr. Nawar Golley
Department of English
Room LAN 232
Each graduating student is invited to bring two guests to the event. Each of the guests must have a ticket to be allowed in. Children under 10 are not invited. Please note that each guest is subject to the health and safety requirements in place at the time of the event.
Students must collect IN PERSON the commencement invitation tickets from the Office of the Registrar, after completing the Graduating Student Survey (to be sent to AUS/alumni email before tickets collection dates).
Tickets will be distributed from Tuesday, December 5, 2023 to Thursday, December 7, 2023 from the Office of the Registrar on the following schedule: Tuesday and Wednesday: from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (lunch break 1:00–2:00 p.m.); on Thursday from 12:00 noon (after the commencement rehearsal) to 4:00 p.m. The AUS student/alumni ID card or UAE ID must be presented for collection.
The deadline to collect commencement invitations and tickets is on December 7, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. No tickets will be distributed after that date and time.
The dress code for the ceremony is traditional graduation regalia (gown, stole/hood and cap). Place your order for your regalia as soon as possible after you have been informed to do so by email. Please note that delivery of the regalia may take up to 10 weeks. Information regarding how to order your regalia can be found here.
To be updated.
Commencement rehearsal will take place on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the University City Hall. Students must attend the rehearsal if they are attending the commencement ceremony. Buses to and from the AUS campus to University City Hall will be provided.
To participate in the commencement, students must:
Note: All graduating students who are registered in their final courses up until the end of the withdrawal period (13th week of classes) of their graduation semester are eligible to walk in the commencement of their graduation semester even if they do not pass their final courses. Nevertheless, meeting all your degree graduation requirements is a must to earn your university diploma.
The attestation certificate is a certificate issued by the Office of the Registrar to confirm graduation. It can be attested by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education (MOE). The attestation certificate can be used for higher education admission and job searches.
Starting with students graduating in Summer 2023, AUS will be implementing an automated degree attestation process.
To avail this service, you must do the following:
Once your certificate has been attested, you will receive an email from MOE with the attested transcript and attestation certificate attached.
Should you have any questions or need assistance, our dedicated team is here to help at [email protected].
You may request for more than one copy of the attestation certificate and in either English or Arabic at a minimum fee. To do so, please complete the Attestation Certificate Request Form, pay the required fee at the Cashier, and submit the form to the Office of the Registrar. For online payments, please contact Student Accounts.
Latin honors are calculated based on your cumulative GPA at the end of the semester preceding your commencement.
Honors are granted to those undergraduate students achieving the following academic GPA:
Contact your program office for further information.
Questions regarding diplomas and the honors policy should be addressed to the Office of the Registrar.
Graduates will receive a decorative leather diploma folder during the commencement ceremony. The folder you receive during commencement will be empty. You will be informed through your AUS email when diploma/certificates are ready for collection. All holds on a student record should be cleared before the diploma can be collected.
If the original diploma is lost or misplaced, a replacement can be issued once a police report is presented and submitted with the Replacement of Diploma Request Form to the Office of the Registrar.
In the event the original diploma is damaged, the Replacement of Diploma Request Form needs to be submitted to the Office of the Registrar with the damaged diploma attached.
A fee of AED 250 must be paid for the replacement. In addition, another smart chip fee needs to be paid on top of the replacement fee for students who graduated from Fall 2007 onwards.
To download the Replacement of Diploma Request Form, please click here.
The difference between the original diploma and its replacement is identified by the word "Replacement" printed on the top right corner, as shown in the links below.
Please note that the time taken for the replacement to be prepared might vary depending on the availability of the concerned authorities' signatures.
Information on ordering graduation regalia and rings is listed below.
Students who wish to purchase the AUS graduation regalia may do so from Schools Solutions International (SSI). SSI has the option to ship the official AUS regalia to a student's home country (additional charges may apply). An email with ordering information will be sent to all graduating students. Information on pricing and delivery is provided below.
The graduation ring allows you to distinguish yourself as a proud AUS graduate. The ring is optional and is available to both bachelor's, master's and PhD graduates.
The ring comes in a standard design especially made for AUS graduates. It is made of white lustrium (a chrome-nickel alloy) with an oval synthetic gemstone and the name of the university around it. On one side of the ring band are the AUS seal and year of your class (i.e., your graduation year). On the other side are your degree letters (i.e., bachelor of arts or bachelor of science, etc.) and the initials of your school. In addition, you can have an engraving on the inside of the ring band.
The synthetic gemstone comes in 12 colors, each in three stone cuts.
Students who wish to purchase the graduation ring only may do so using the regalia ordering link included in the email with ordering information that was sent to all graduating students.
The prices for the graduation regalia and rings from SSI are as follows:
Individual Bachelor's Items (VAT inclusive):
Graduate (Master's) Regalia
Individual Master's Items (VAT inclusive):
Graduate (PhD) Regalia
Individual PhD Items (VAT inclusive):
Class Rings (both graduate and undergraduate)
Home Delivery (UAE): AED 25
Outside UAE: Delivery charges will be communicated to the student based on location if required.
Students can purchase their graduation regalia directly through the School Solutions International (SSI) Company. SSI has the option to ship the official AUS regalia to a student's home country (additional charges may apply). An email with ordering information will be sent to all graduating students.
Payments (cash/credit card) will be made directly to SSI as directed when you place the order.
SSI only offers regalia for purchase. Renting these items from SSI is not an option.
Students who wish to purchase the graduation ring only may do so using the regalia ordering link included in the email with ordering information that will be sent to all graduating students.
For any inquiry or complaints about the gowns and rings purchased from SSI, please contact SSI directly and copy Mr. Ahmad Rashidi, [email protected].
Tel: +971 4 282 9290
You may also visit their head office at:
Al Fattan Plaza Building
Office Number 307
Garhoud, Dubai, UAE
The University City Hall is not handicap accessible. Spaces will be reserved for persons with disabilities if requested. Please contact the Office of the Public Affairs Mr. Gafar Abdel Rahman on [email protected] in advance if assistance is needed for disabled persons.