Sophomore
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Who can apply to the Sophomore Level? ​

Students completing 12 years of schooling and doing one of the following programs: Lebanese Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, Syrian Baccalaureate, Jordanian Tawjihi, German Abitur, Official Government Secondary School leaving Certificate, full IB Diploma or IGCSE/GCE (2 A levels or 4 AS levels) can apply directly to the sophomore level at AUB.

Requirements

​For specific IB or GCE requirements for certain majors, please check& the last page of the Admission Manual ​and note that applicants who lack one of the required A level or HL subjects may be required to take remedial course(s) in the missing subject.

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

  • SAT1 results
  • High school records during grades 10 and 11

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

  • 50% is based on the SAT1:  (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math) sections
  • 50% is based on the student high school averages in grades 10 and 11

SAT 1 can be done several times.  We will do super-scoring (i.e. taking the maximum of each section from all sessions).

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

Accordingly, there are no specific scores that we ask for: The higher the above scores are, the better the chances of being admitted.

Concerning early admission (only applicable for fall term) please note that a special early admission plan for fall admission has been designed for students who fulfill the following requirements:

  • Submission of application form by the early admissions application deadline
  • Class rank in the top 25 percent in each of the last two years prior to application
  • SAT 1 scores as follows:​





Applying to ​​

Minimum total SAT I
Redesigned SAT1 of March 2016 or later

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math

Sophomore Arts (except Economics) and Nursing

1170

Sophomore Sciences (except Biology) and Economics

1270

First year Graphic Design

1270

First year all faculties (Agricultural and Food Sciences, Health Sciences and Business) except Engineering and Architecture

1270

Sophomore Biology

1310

First year Engineering and Architecture​​​

​1​​360

The 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.

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.

IMPORTANT: Shortlisted applicants to Architecture or Graphic Design majors will be required to take the AUB Design Aptitud​e Test.

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, he/she will be required to present evidence of having met the following conditions (in general, no later than 1 month prior to the start of the term):

  • Successfully met the English language requirement
  • Successfully completed Grade 12 
  • Successfully received the certificate or diploma (recognized by the Ministry of Education of the originating country) on the basis of which admission was sought (example: Lebanese/French Baccalaureate, IB Diploma, GCE, etc.)

As such, admission is conditio​nal and students may not register until the above conditions are met.

Concerning medicine at AUB, we 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.​


Deadlines

​Application deadlines and the corresponding latest SAT1 sessions considered for each admission type are as follows:  

2020-21​ Sophomore​

Admissions Type​

Application 
Deadline
Latest SAT1 
session considered*
Decision Notification Date
Early Admissions to Fall 2020-21
End of October 2019
October 2019
by end of January, 2020
Regular Admissions to Fall 2020-21
December 20, 2019
December 2019
by early April, 2020
Regular Admissions to Spring 2020-21
End of October 2020
October 2020
by mid-January, 2021


2019-20 Sophomore


Admissions Type Application Deadline Latest SAT1
session considered*​
Decision Notification Date
Early Admissions to Fall 2019-20End of October 2018October 2018by end of January, 2019
Regular Admissions to Fall 2019-20December 20, 2018
Extended till
February 28, 2019​
March 2019​by early April, 2019
Regular Admissions to Spring 2019-20End of October 2019October 2019by mid-January, 2020

​*​​Note:  SAT1 registration deadlines are approximately 1-2month before the SAT1 test session date.  
 It is required to register at least once, the optional SAT1 Essay section for the purpose of the English language requirement.

To know more about the SAT1 exam and its registration, please refer to: www.collegeboard.org​​

Apply

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

1- Access the application form (Application for undergraduate studies)
2- Fill the application.
3- Include the following documents and match them to the checklist at end of application:

    - Photocopy of ID or p​assport
    - Passport size photo
    - High School Grades 10-11
    - Form 3 "Secondary School Record and Recommendation" of the admission application
    - SAT 1 scores (How to send your SA​T1 Scores)

4-Application package 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
Lebanon

Telephone: 00961 1 374374 or 00961 1 374444
Extensions: 2590

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

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that starting fall term 2019, the American University of Beirut will begin billing students in US dollars rather than Lebanese pounds for tuition, housing, and other fees. Settlement of bills will continue to be possible in either currency at the market rate of exchange. The change is being made after AUB joined the Common Application for admissions to nearly 900 US and international institutions.

The non-refundable application fees (only in USD) can be paid in one of the following ways:

Cash: You can pay at the Cashier's Office in AUB (Please do not send cash in mail).

Check: You can place in your application package, a check drawn to US or Lebanese banks and payable to the American University of Beirut.

Wire Transfer: You can wire transfer the application fee to one of our bank accounts (listed below) and please make sure to include the Transfer Instruction referring to your applicant's full name: "Admissions application fee for applicant's full name."

Lebanon Bank Address
Citibank, N.A.
BERYTUS Parks BCD,
Reg. No. 69781 BDL 115
P.O. Box 11-1535
Beirut, Lebanon

Lebanon bank account details
Swift Code:                  CITILBBE
Account Name:            American University of Beirut

USD Account #:           600224166   [USD currency]
USD IBAN:                   LB94011500000000000600224166

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Questions

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