The Achievement Academy Bridge Program at American University of Sharjah is designed to help new AUS students improve their English language skills and prepare for university success, while enjoying everything AUS student life has to offer.
Our program helps students to increase their language proficiency to a level suitable for study in courses taught in English. We also offer the option for students to register for math and physics courses (as applicable). Grades that students earn in courses completed in the Bridge Program count within the student’s undergraduate cumulative GPA (CGPA).
Our courses enhance students’ personal, academic and study skills to maximize the likelihood of success in their university experience. Our program provides a transition to higher education and helps students explore the wide range of opportunities that are available to them within the AUS community.
For more information about the Bridge Program, click here.
As an AABP student, you may be eligible for a financial grant. To find out more, click here.
For information about tuition and housing fees, click here.
The goal of the AABP is to help our students develop their English language proficiency as this will help them to meet the minimum IELTS, TOEFL or EMSAT requirements for entry to AUS and will be essential to success in their academic studies. We firmly believe in building solid language foundations which will serve the students through their academic journey and beyond.
Incoming students will take the math and physics placement tests. Based on the results of these tests and on consultation with an advisor, students have the opportunity to take foundation or 100-level MTH and PHY courses that are required for their major.
We strive to boost students’ holistic development through curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular events, encouraging them to participate in AABP club activities as well as other campus events to experience a sense of belonging to the AUS community. Our students’ contributions to the AABP and AUS are valued and recognized through messaging on social media platforms and in the AA Award Ceremony.
The AABP promotes the success of the students, providing them with the necessary skills (knowledge, experience or proficiency) that will help them move towards academic and personal excellence. It also enhances their creativity, encourages critical thinking and develops portable skills.
With its highly experienced, dedicated and friendly instructors, the department offers individualized monitoring, tracking, counseling and support, both in and out of class, as well as a dedicated mentoring program for general student well-being.