Transfer

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    Requirements

    ​If a student completes less than 54 credits (30 freshman and 24 sophomore) at another recognized institution of higher learning, the following documents will be required to apply as a transfer student:

    1. High school records during the last 3 years of high school (grades 10-11-12)
    2. ​SAT1 scores
    3. Updated official university transcript
    4. Detailed syllabi of all courses taken
    5. Certified copy of high school diploma or secondary school certificate, based on at least twelve years of schooling (ex: Lebanese Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, IB Diploma, GCE, high school diploma etc.)
    6. English language requirement (upon admission)

    Admission in this case is competitive and equally based on the above requirements (high school grades + SAT scores). Please go to freshman/sophom​ore admission for more information.

    On the other hand, if a student completes 54 or more credits (30 freshman and 24 sophomore) at another recognized institution of higher learning, the following documents will be required:

    1. Updated official university transcript
    2. Detailed syllabi of all courses taken
    3. Certified copy of high school diploma or secondary school certificate, based on at least twelve years of schooling (ex: Lebanese Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, IB Diploma, GCE, High School Diploma etc.)
    4. English l​anguage requirement (upon admission)

    Admission in this case is based on university GPA and each faculty has its own requirements. For more info on GPA requirements, please contact the faculty concerned

    You may get transferable credits for courses taken at another university, only if the courses match AUB requirements in term of contents and grades. You may check the general guideline and note that any transferable credits will be determined only after you submit your complete AUB application and upon the recommendation of the department(s) concerned.​

    We usually consider applications for transfer from all universities which are accredited by the ministry of higher education in their home countries.


    IMPORTANT NOTE:  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.

    Deadlines

    2020-21 Transfer

    The deadline to apply as a transfer student (less than 54 credits) for the fall term 2020–21 is December 20, 2019.
    The deadline to apply as a transfer student (54 or more credits) for the fall term 2020–21 is end of April 2020.
    The deadline to apply as a transfer student (any level) for the spring term 2020–21 is end of October 2020.

    2021-22 Transfer​

    The deadline to apply as a transfer student (less than 54  credits) for the fall term ​2021-22 is December 20, 2020.
    The deadline to apply as a transfer student (54 ​or more credits) for the fall term 2021–22 is end of April 2021.
    The deadline to apply as a transfer student (any level) for the spring term 2021–22 is end of October 2021.

    Apply

    ​Applicants wishing to transfer to AUB, must do the following (respective group of steps 1 to 3) then continue to steps 4 and 5 below:

    Transferring with less than 54 credits (30 freshman + 24 sophomore):

    1- Access the ap​plication form (Application for undergraduate studies) – OR APPLY ONLINE

    2- Fill the application.

    3- Include the following documents in the application:

    • Photocopy of ID or passport
    • Passport size photo
    • High school records during the last 3 years of high school (grade 10-11-12).
    • SAT1 exam.
    • Updated official university transcript
    • Detailed course syllabus of all courses taken
    • Certified copy of high school diploma or secondary school certificate

    Transferring with 54 or more credits (30 freshman + 24 s​ophomore):

    1- Download the application form (Application for undergraduate studies) – DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

    2- Fill the application.

    3- Include the following documents in the application:

    • Photocopy of ID or passport
    • Passport size photo
    • Updated official university transcript
    • Detailed course syllabus for all courses taken
    • Certified copy of high school diploma or secondary school certificate

    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 for tuition, housing, and other fees. Settlement of bills will continue to be possible in USD or Lebanese pounds 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 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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