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Students completing 12 years of schooling and doing one of the following programs: High School Program, SAT program, AP program, IGCSE (O Levels), IB Certificate or any other school leaving certificate (other than Lebanese Baccalaureate) can apply to the freshman program at AUB.

The freshman program is a majorless year (2 regular semesters) whereby the student can take different courses and follow either a scientific track or a track in humanities. Once the student completes the freshman year, he/she gets to enroll in a specific major at the sophomore level based on his/her average or GPA.

To apply for regular admissions, the student needs to submit an undergraduate application along with the following documents: 

a. SAT1 results (reading + math)
b. High school records during grades 10 and 11
c. Counselor/Teacher recommendation(s)/Extracurricular Activities/Other Achievements

Admission is competitive and equally based on the above requirements as follows:

  • 50% is based on the student high school averages in grades 10 and 11
  • 50% is based on the SAT 1 exam (reading + math sections only)
  • A consideration of personal qualities and academic motivation, as determined in the completed application and personal statement as well as the recommendations from teachers and school counselor.

Of course, SAT 1 can be done several times and we usually chose the highest scores from each section and each session.

As for high school averages, students are compared to their class average and to the average issued from applicants from the same school. 

Once the student is admitted, he/she will be required to present evidence of having successfully completed Grade 12 and show a level of proficiency in the English language by obtaining a minimum score of 573 on the paper based TOEFL OR 230 on the Computer Based TOEFL (OR 88 on Internet Based TOEFL), OR 500 on the University English Entrance Examination (EEE) OR 380 and above on the writing section of the OLD SATI (Jan 2016 or Earlier) OR 5.5 on IELTS (for IELTS we also requires an additional English Placement test to be done at AUB).   For more info on the English requirements, please refer to the English Language Proficiency Requirement: ELPR

As for grade 12 records, they do not affect admission since students apply to AUB at the beginning of grade 12 nevertheless once the student is admitted and prior to enrollment, he/she must provide us with grade 12 scores as well as school leaving certification (IB certificate, IGCSE, High School Diploma) in order to make sure he/she passed grade 12 successfully.

Concerning early admission (only applicable for fall semesters) please note the following:

A special early admission plan for fall admission has been designed for students who fulfill the following requirements: 

  • Submission of application form by November 30, 2015
  • Class rank in the top 25 percent in each of the last two years prior to application
  • A score of 1050 on the SAT 1 (reading + math only)

The above 3 requirements must be present all at once for early admission to work. If any is missing, the application will be changed to regular admission.

Admission decisions are issued by January 30, 2016. Admission is conditional upon the student receiving the certificate or diploma (recognized by the Ministry of Education of the originating country) on the basis of which admission was sought and on evidence of having met the English Language Proficiency Requirement (ELPR). Students may not register until these conditions are met.

Applicants who apply early but are not granted early admission are automatically placed in the pool of all other applicants to the same level and same faculty/school and are given equal consideration.

Concerning medicine at AUBwe follow the American style of education. This means that the student needs to get a bachelor degree first, and then apply for medicine studies. At a first stage, the student may enroll in any major whether scientific or humanities. During undergraduate studies, the student takes preparatory courses for the medical school known as pre-med courses (specific core courses in biology, chemistry, physics, humanities, social sciences and English language), and sits for the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test). After completing those requirements, and based on the achieved grades in the undergraduate studies, the MCAT scores and the results of an interview process, the student can be admitted to the Medical School.


Deadline to apply for early admission for the fall semester 2016-2017 is November 30, 2015.

Deadline to apply for regular admission for the fall semester 2016-2017 is December 18, 2015.

Deadline to apply for the spring semester 2016-2017 is November 30, 2016.

Last SAT1 session considered for early admission for the fall 2016-2017 semester is that of November 2015.

Last SAT1 session considered for regular admission for the fall 2016-2017 semester is that of January 2016.

Last SAT1 session considered for the spring 2016-2017 semester is that of November 2016.

You can repeat the SAT 1 several times and we will take your highest score from each section and each session.

To know more about the SAT 1 exam, please refer to:


Application form for academic year 2016-2017 can be downloaded from:  

Applicants wishing to apply to AUB for undergraduate studies can apply online or can submit a paper application as follows:

1- Download the application form (Application for undergraduate studies)

2- Fill the application.

3- Include the following documents in the application:

Photocopy of ID or passport
Passport size photo
High School Grades 10-11
SAT 1 scores (official)
Recommendation Letters

4-Applications can be sent to the following address:

American University of Beirut
Office of Admissions
P.O.Box: 11-0236
Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020

Telephone: 00961 1 374374 – 00961 1 374444
Extensions: 2590 – 2591

Applicants living in North America may wish to send their applications to AUB’s New York Office address:
American University of Beirut
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303, USA
Tel: 212-583-7678
Fax: 212-583-7650

5- Application fees (80$ for paper application and 50$ for online application) can be paid in one of the following ways (only in USD or LBP):

Cash: at the cashier’s office in AUB (PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH IN MAIL)

Check: you can place a check along with the application and the documents and mail them to us at the admissions office (please note that only checks drawn to US or Lebanese Banks are acceptable).

Wire transfer the applications fees to the following account:

Lebanon Bank Address
HSBC, Beirut
Head office – St Georges
PO Box 11-1380, Mina El Hosn, St Georges Bay
Beirut, Lebanon

Lebanon bank account details
HSBC, Beirut
Account # 003 – 013687 – 104 [$US currency]
IBAN: LB62000700000000003013687104

Account # 003 – 013687 – 003 [LBP currency]
IBAN: LB73000700000000003013687003
Swift Code: BBMELBBX

To know more about majors and programs offered at AUB, please check:

To know more about tuition fees, please check:  

Regarding campus housing, please check:  

For university calendar, please check:

Concerning financial aid, please check:

For international students services, please check:  

For further inquiries and clarifications, do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Office at AUB on the following:
Tel: 00961 1 374374 – 00961 1 374444
Extensions: 2585 - 2590 – 2593 – 2596 - 2960 - 3505

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