Academic Info

​​​ Grading System 

 

CAV*GPA​​​​​​​​​​​ ​
 
    
    
CAV
GPA​​​​​​​​​​ 
   
CAVGPA
<600702.2813.29
601712.31823.38
611.13722.42833.46
621.26732.52843.54
​631.38742.62853.63
641.5752.73863.7
651.63762.82873.78
661.74772.92883.86
671.86783.02893.93
681.98793.11>=904
692.09803.2  

 

 
​I
​P
​PR
​W
​F
Incomplete
Pass
In Progress
Withdraw
Fail


* CAV   Cumulative Average


Term Average Distribution

 



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Lebanese equivalence of the Freshman Class

Students holding the Lebanese Baccalaureate Part II are eligible for consideration for admission to the Sophomore class of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences or the corresponding first year in the Faculties of Health Sciences, Agricultural and Food Sciences and the Maroun Semaan faculty of Engineering and Architecture; and Second Year in the School of Nursing. Non-Lebanese students who successfully complete the Freshman class are entitled for promotion to the Sophomore class in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and for consideration for admission to the corresponding year in the professional schools at the University. Lebanese students who have obtained permission from the Equivalence Committee of the Lebanese ministry of education to continue their education on the basis of a program leading to a high school diploma or certificate, are entitled, upon successful completion of the Freshman class, for promotion to the Sophomore class in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and for consideration for admission to the corresponding year in the professional schools at the University.

Below is the number of credits and the types of subjects that Lebanese student should take during their Freshman year in order to obtain the equivalence of Lebanese Baccalaureate Part II from the Equivalence Committee of the Lebanese ministry of education.


Minimum Number of Credits per Subject


 

Minimum Number of Credits per Subject
SubjectFreshman ArtsFreshman Sciences
Humanities129
Natural Sciences39
Social Sciences9--
Mathematics--6
“Electives”66
Total30​30

  

 

Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS)
 

 Please refer to the following link for Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS)



Language of Instruction

Courses at the American University of Beirut are conferred in English. English is the official language of instruction. Therefore, students enrolled at the University must  demonstrate a level of proficiency in English that is consistent with the demands of the academic programs.

 

Assignment of Credit Hours

All degree and certificate programs at the American University of Beirut (AUB) are approved and officially registered with the Ministry of Higher Education in Lebanon and with the New York State Education Department (NYSED). AUB is accredited read more

 

Periodic Review of Credit Hour Assignment

A periodic review of the credit hour assignment must be conducted by the pertinent department and results must be compiled by the faculty curriculum committees on an annual basis. The department must read more

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