American Univesity of Beirut

University Preparatory Program (UPP)

​Harkouss, Samar
Lecturer:Harkouss, Samar
Instructors:El-Harake, Rima; Peltekian, Katia

The University Preparatory Program (UPP) is a unit within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Its main objective is to address the specific English language needs of students who have completed high school with strong academic records but are unprepared to function in all-English curricula at the university level.

The UPP also offers two intensive English summer courses for newly admitted graduate students coming from outside AUB who have not fulfilled the English Language requirement. These courses aim at enabling such students to function effectively in all English curricula.

Students who have not yet taken any English test or who have taken the test and achieved the scores below are eligible for enrolment in UPGR 001A.

Students who take this course and pass it with a minimum grade of 70 (C+) will be allowed to directly enroll in ENGL 300 without taking any English entrance exam again.

However, students who had not initially taken an English test will have to pass the course with a minimum grade of 70 (C+) and should take an English test and achieve the scores listed in the table below.


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