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:
Minimum total SAT I
Redesigned SAT1 of March 2016 or later
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math
Sophomore Arts (except Economics) and Nursing||
Sophomore Sciences (except Biology) and Economics|
First year Graphic Design|
First year all faculties (Agricultural and Food Sciences, Health Sciences and Business) except Engineering and Architecture|
First year Engineering and Architecture||
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.
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):
As such, admission is conditional and students may not register until the above conditions are met.
- 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.)
All students (Lebanese or non-Lebanese) must secure from the Lebanese Ministry of Education - Equivalence Committee
(Beirut, UNESCO Palace area), either the equivalence of their diplomas or the permission to enter the freshman class. The Equivalence Committee requires the students to have their official papers such as the original final high school or university grades and diplomas authenticated from countries where they studied: Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Lebanese Embassy. Failure to submit the equivalence/permission to the Office of Admissions by course registration date will result in registration hold and delay/refusal of the residency permits for non-Lebanese students.
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.