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Department of English
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 see below 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

English Language Requirements (ELPR)

 ENGL 100A

EEE: 375-449
SAT Writing = 350

TOEFL (PBT) = 490-500; TOEFL (IBT) = 57-61;
TOEFL (CBT) = 163-173
 ENGL 100B EEE: 450-499
SAT Writing = 360-370
TOEFL (PBT) = 503-567; TOEFL (IBT) = 62-87;
TOEFL (CBT) = 177-277
 ENGL 102 EEE: 500-530
SAT Writing = 380-470
TOEFL (PBT) = 573-587; TOEFL (IBT) = 88-95;
TOEFL (CBT) = 230-240
 ENGL 203 EEE: 531-569
SAT Writing = 480-640
TOEFL (PBT) = 590-653; TOEFL (IBT) = 96-99;
TOEFL (CBT) = 243-280
 ENGL 204 EEE: >570
SAT Writing = >640
TOEFL (PBT) = >657; TOEFL (IBT) = >99;
TOEFL (CBT) = >283

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


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