The Office of the Registrar provides the following services:

  • verifying and issuing of official transcripts
  • certifying student enrollments
  • confirming the awarding of degrees and managing the registration process
  • maintaining and providing the timely and accurate official records of the academic progress and accomplishments of the university's students

For courses offered, click here.

Final Examinations

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.

Maximum Number of Exams

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

Illness Prior to and During Final Examinations

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.     

Failure to Appear for a Final Examination

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. 

Transcripts and Degree Attestation


To get a copy of your academic transcripts, please complete the Transcript Request Form. Transcripts are released only with the signature of the student concerned. A nominal fee applies.

Degree Attestation

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.

Transfer of Credits

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.


Congratulations to the Class of Spring 2021!

Our warmest congratulations on your much deserved success. AUS wishes you the very best for the future!

Please the use menu on this page to find the information you need to know about the commencement ceremony and getting your diploma. Make sure you check the Timeline of Events so that you do not miss any deadlines.

The university will also share important information with you through your AUS email over the coming weeks.

Eligibility to Participate

To participate in the commencement, students must:

  • file the Application for Graduation as they register for what they expect to be their final semester of study
  • register for their final courses/internship/thesis/project in what they expect to be their final semester of study
  • have not walked or qualified to walk in a preceding commencement
  • master's students: must be confirmed for graduation by their college/school (contact your graduate program director)

Note: All graduating students who are registered in their final courses up until the end of the withdrawal period (10th 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.

Attestation Certificate

The attestation certificate is a certificate issued by the Office of the Registrar to confirm graduation. It bears a smart chip at the back and is to be attested by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education (MOE). These are to be issued a little earlier than the diploma. The attestation certificate can be used for higher education admission and job searches.


Smart Chip Fee

The Ministry of Education (MOE) requires the SMART Document Attestation chip to be installed on your attestation certificate before MOE can attest it. This chip will prove to the MOE that the AUS attestation certificate you are carrying is authentic.

The MOE requires this chip to be placed on the attestation certificate of each student who has graduated from Fall 2007 onwards. The chip costs AED 200. Students deemed prospective candidates for graduation will have been billed for the smart chip some time after the end of the add and drop period of their expected final semester at AUS. It is important for students to check and see that they have been billed. If you paid the fee in one semester and did not graduate in that semester, you do not need to pay for the chip again. 

Attestation Certificate Distribution

You will be informed through your AUS email when attestation certificates are ready for collection. All holds on a student record should be cleared before the attestation certificates can be collected. You may request that the attestation certificate to be couriered to you.

Attesting the AUS Attestation Certificate

For the most current information on how to attest your attestation certificate with the Ministry of Education (MOE), please click here.

Getting More Attestation Certificates

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.


Stated on your diploma are:


  • degree (i.e., BA or BS)
  • major and option, if applicable
  • date of graduation
  • honors, if applicable
Honors Policy (Baccalaureate Students)

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:

  • Summa Cum Laude (GPA 3.9–4.0) 
  • Magna Cum Laude (GPA 3.7–3.89) 
  • Cum Laude (GPA 3.5–3.69)

Contact your program office for further information.
Questions regarding diplomas and the honors policy should be addressed to the Office of the Registrar.

Diploma Distribution

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.

Diploma Replacement

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.

Diploma Sample  |  Replacement Diploma Sample

Please note that the time taken for the replacement to be prepared might vary depending on the availability of the concerned authorities' signatures. 

Regalia and Rings

The virtual celebration for Fall 2020 commencement will feature a video with photos of those graduates who choose to participate in the video. If you would like to have your photo featured, you can choose to wear the traditional graduation regalia or to wear formal attire.

The deadline for submitting your photo for the video is December 6. If you wish to wear the graduation regalia in your photo, please make sure you have it before this date so that you can submit your photo by the deadline. Details on the photo requirements and how to submit your photo have been sent by email from the Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing.

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) or from a vendor in their home country if they wish. A separate email has been sent to our graduating students with ordering details. 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 and master's 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. 


The prices for the graduation regalia and rings from SSI are as follows:

Undergraduate/Bachelor’s Regalia

  • Package Price (Gown, Cap, Tassel, Stole): AED 190 VAT inclusive

Individual Bachelor's Items (VAT inclusive): 

  • Bachelor's Gowns: AED 125
  • Black Cap: AED 30
  • Black Tassel with Year Date: AED 30
  • Stoles/Sachets: AED 40

Graduate (Master's) Regalia

  • Package Price (Gown, Cap, Tassel, Hood): AED 240 VAT inclusive

Individual Master's Items (VAT inclusive):

  • Master's Gown: AED 125
  • Black Cap: AED 30
  • Black Tassel with Year Date: AED 30
  • Hoods: AED 100

Class Rings (both graduate and undergraduate)

  • Class Rings: White Lustrium Metal: AED 890 VAT inclusive 
  • Metal upgrade options available (prices vary based on selection; details in the link)

Home Delivery (UAE): AED 25

Outside UAE: Delivery charges will be communicated to the student based on location if required.

How to Order and Pay

Students can purchase their graduation regalia for Fall 2020 directly through the School Solutions International (SSI) Company. An email from SSI has been sent to all students who will graduate in Fall 2020 with instructions on how to order.

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 should contact SSI directly.

Vendor Contact Details

For any inquiry or complaints about the gowns and rings purchased from SSI, please contact SSI directly and copy Mr. Ahmad Rashidi, [email protected].

Mr. Roy Kalbakji, SSI
[email protected]
[email protected]
[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

Timeline of Events

September 20–October 1

Submit the Application for Graduation and a copy of UAE ID card to the Office of the Registrar. CEN submit to Ms. Nevine Ezzat; CAS and CAAD to Ms. Amal Muzaini; and SBA and master's degree candidates to Ms. Lynn Lukwaro.

December 6, 2020

Deadline to submit photo for inclusion in the special graduation video.

December 26, 2020 

Virtual Graduation Celebration at