Placement and Equivalencies for Communication Skills Courses

Placement Information


The Office of Admissions places all new students into Communication Skills courses based on their SAT, TOEFL, or EEE scores. Please go to the Office of Admissions English Language Requirement page for the test scores for Communication Skills placement.

If you did not take the SAT or TOEFL test, please consult with the Office of Admissions about taking AUB’s English Entrance Examination (EEE) or an alternate placement test. The schedule for the EEE can be found here

Questions? Check the FAQs and Contact the Office of Admissions

Course Equivalencies


If you took academic writing courses at another university, in or outside of Lebanon, prior to becoming an AUB student, you may request credit for the course using the Course Equivalence Form. Please fill out the “Course Equivalence” form using the Online Petitions and Forms System to request credit for any course taken inside Lebanon. Please fill out the paper Course Equivalence Form to request credit for any course taken outside Lebanon.

For a list of course equivalences that have been approved in the recent past, please refer to this document​. Note that the equivalences are organized according to the institution where the course was taken, not the course approved as equivalent by AUB.

Course Approval


If you are a regular undergraduate student at AUB but plan to take any courses abroad, please consult the Office of International Programs. For a course taken abroad to be given credit by AUB, it must be approved prior to travel. Please refer to the instructions here. ​