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 Baccalaureat, French Baccalaureat, 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 Baccalaureat, French Baccalaureat, 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.

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.

2019-20 Transfer​

The deadline to apply as a transfer student (less than 54  credits) for the fall term 2019–20 is December 20, 2018 (Extended till February 28, 2019).
The deadline to apply as a transfer student (54 ​or more credits) for the fall term 2019–20 is end of April 2019.
The deadline to apply as a transfer student (any level) for the spring term 2019–20 is end of October 2019.

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 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 more than 800 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



Questions

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For further inquiries and clarifications, please check our FAQs and do not hesitate to contact us at the AUB Office of Admissions.