Undergraduate Admissions

The American University in Cairo seeks students who have distinguished themselves in a meaningful way and who show considerable academic performance. The University also considers applicants’ personal achievements outside the classroom, as demonstrated by sustained participation, commitment and leadership in school and community activities.

To qualify for admission, applicants must complete all secondary school graduation requirements, maintain a high level of academic performance and submit all required documents before the set deadlines.  Having the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission to the University, but rather ensures entry to the selection process.

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  1. Submit the online application form. (Application is available online only).

  2. Fulfill the requirements of your secondary school certificate. The most common secondary school certificates accepted by AUC are listed below. The minimum cut-off scores for each certificate may change from one semester to another according to University requirements. Having the minimum academic requirements does not grant you an offer of a place but rather insures entry to the selection process.
  3. If you plan to major in science or engineering, click here to know your requirements.
  4. Check that you have fulfilled all the University’s language requirements, as demonstrated by your TOEFL/IELTS scores.
    • Results of the TOEFL/IELTS exams may be sent directly to the admissions office. AUC’s code number is 0903
    • Both tests should be completed no more than two years prior to the first day of the term for which you are applying for admission
    • English placement depends on your English test scores
    • Students who believe their placement in the ELI is not appropriate for their level of English proficiency are encouraged to re-take the TOEFL or IELTS. AUC does not offer “exemption” exams of any kind
  5. Check that you have submitted all required documents by the set deadlines. Your application and final admission decision will be pending the submission of all these documents. Applications submitted after the set deadlines will be considered according to space availability.
  6. Provisional Admission: AUC considers the most academically qualified applicants for provisional admission if they earned excellent grades or submitted the necessary documents prior to the set deadline.
  7. Final acceptance will be given after submitting your final transcript and proof of graduation by or before the assigned deadlines. To view deadlines, click here.
  8. For information about tuition and fees, click here.

 

NOTE: Tuition and fees for newly admitted students are non-refundable.

 

Requirements for Students with Thanawiya Amma/Tawgihi

  • A score of at least 70 percent is required for admission consideration.
  • To view provisional admission, click here
  • To view deadlines, click here
  • To view the engineering requirements, click here


Thanawiya Amma (Arab Countries)

  • A score of at least 75 percent is required for admission consideration
  • To view the engineering requirements, click here
  • Other majors do not have special course requirements

 

Requirements for Students with German Abitur

  1. Applicants with a minimum academic average of 4 will be considered for admission. Transfer credits may be granted.
  2. Applicants are required to submit a proof of English proficiency at the early stage of the admissions cycle
  3. For more information on provisional admission, click here
  4. To view deadlines, click here
  5. To view the engineering requirements, click here
  6. The University grants up to 30 transfer credits for academic subjects with scores of 10 or more (out of 15). For transfer credit details, click here

 

Requirements for Applicants with GCE, GCSE or IGCSE Certificates

Admission of IGCSE applicants who have completed less than 12 years of schooling is not guaranteed and is subject to University approval and available slots. The following documents are needed as proof of 12 years of pre-university enrollment.

  1. Applicants who have completed 12 years of schooling in an international system are required to submit grade one final report in addition to year by year proof of enrollment (primary to secondary)
  2. Applicants who have completed six years after ibtedaya or three years after idadiya are required to submit the copy of the front and back side of the certificate (ibtdaya or idadiya) and insure that the academic year is clearly printed on the document. Ibtdaya or idadiya certificate with results of only Arabic and religion are not considered as a proof
  3. If an applicant shifted to an international system after ibtedaya or idadiya, rule number two should also be satisfied
     

General Requirements for Applicants with GCE, GCSE or IGCSE Certificates

  1. AUC requires eight GCE, GCSE or IGCSE subjects for admission consideration. However, applicants must submit all certificates, as well as their candidate number, to insure that the University calculates eligibility using the highest eight scores. Only copies with fresh stamp (from schools or British council) are considered as official documents 
  2. Preference is given to students who have completed advanced or advanced supplementary level subjects and have excellent grades
  3. AUC accepts a minimum grade of C to satisfy the eight subject requirement at the ordinary or advanced supplementary level, and a minimum grade of D at the advanced level
  4. AUC considers the highest grade in subjects completed more than once
  5. AUC counts the higher grade in the same subjects completed at both advanced and advanced supplementary levels
  6. Applicants who have completed advanced level subjects with a minimum grade of B may be granted transfer credits
  7. Applicants must complete a minimum of 12 years of schooling
  8. To view the engineering requirements, click here
  9. The University grants transfer credits for A-level subjects with grades of A or B. The University does not grant transfer credit for subjects completed at the AS, AO or O levels. For transfer credit details, click here
  10. AUC does not accept OL Arabic (as a second language) as one of the eight subjects

  11. For more information on provisional admission, click here
  12. To view deadlines, click here

 

Requirements for Students with American High School Diplomas

The following documents are needed as a proof of 12 years of pre-university enrollment.

  1. AUC requires a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (on a scale of 4.0) from an accredited school for admission consideration from grade 9 through 12. Applicants attended different schools should submit official transcripts from all institutions attended
  2. Students must also submit copies of test scores from SAT I or ACT exams. The recommended scores for admission consideration are a combined total score of 950 for the new SAT 1(1400 if the older version of the SAT was taken, before March 2016) or comparable ACT scores. SAT1 scores could be sent directly from College Board/Educational Testing Services to AUC. AUC code number is 0903, whcih can be entered when registering for the SAT, or sent after the test is taken. For more information, please click here
  3.  Having the minimum recommended SAT score does not guarantee acceptance. AUC will not combine scores from old and new versions of tests. The highest scores reported from the same version of the test can be combined. Unlike the old SAT1, no English exemption will be granted based on the new SAT1 English components. Accordingly, all applicants are required to submit official International TOEFL or academic IELTS scores.
  4. Students with old SAT 1 score of 1000 on the English components, with a minimum score of 450 on each component, will be exempted from the English placement exam and placed into RHET 1010
  5. AUC calculates only academic subjects for admission consideration. In addition, students will be evaluated using a combination of GPA and SAT I or ACT results and the English placement level (TOEFL/IELTS)
  6. Students who spent less than one and a half years at an accredited American high school must submit SAT II results for two subjects of their choice. A total score of 1100 is required, with a minimum score of 500 for each subject
  7. Preference in admission will be given to students who have received an American high school diploma in 12 years of schooling
  8. To view the engineering requirements, click here
  9. The University grants transfer credits for holders of the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations for academic subjects with scores of 4 or 5 (out of 5). For transfer credit details, click here
  10. For more information on provisional admission, click here
  11. To view deadlines, click here

 

Requirements for Students with French Baccalaureate

  1. Applicants with a minimum average of passable will be considered for admission. Transfer credits may be granted.
  2. Applicants are required to submit a proof of English proficiency at the early stage of the admissions cycle
  3. For more information on provisional admission, click here
  4. To view deadlines, click here
  5. To view the engineering requirements, click here
  6. The University grants up to 30 transfer credits for academic subjects with advanced level scores of 14 or more (out of 20). For transfer credit details, click here

 

Requirements for Students with International Baccalaureate

  1. Holders of the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma will be considered for admission provided that they have completed their diploma requirements and meet the admissions scores for the applied semester. Holders of IB certificates may be accepted, provided they successfully complete the AUC admissions requirements for the high school diploma or British certificate. Transfer credit may be granted
  2. The University grants up to 30 transfer credits for the IB diploma as follows: transfer credits for higher level academic subjects with grades of 5, 6 or 7 (out of 7). In addition, up to 15 credits of lower-division general elective transfer credits for the completion of the IB diploma with minimum total points of 30. AUC does not grant transfer credit for subsidiary level subjects
  3. Applicants are required to submit a proof of English proficiency at the early stage of the admissions cycle
  4. For more information on provisional admission, click here
  5. To view deadlines, click here
  6. For transfer credit details, click here
  7. To view the engineering requirements, click here

 

Requirements for Students with Canadian Certificates

Manitoba Diploma:

  • Five courses on a senior level standard must be taken during grade 12 including English and mathematics ( code 40 S). If the applicant takes more courses, then all the courses will be calculated for admissions. 

Dogwood Diploma:

  • Holders should have a minimum average of 75 percent for admission consideration. The average is calculated based on grades 11 and 12. 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma:

  • Holders should have six university level subjects (U or M) completed in grade 12. A minimum score of is 75 percent is required for admission consideration. Six courses taken at grade 12 are calculated within the average.

 

Other Recognized Secondary School Certificates

  • Australian Secondary School Certificate
  • Canadian Secondary School Certificate (CEGEP/OSSD/Manitoba/British Colombia/Nova Scotia))
  • Greek Secondary School Certificate
  • Lebanese Baccalaureate, Part II
  • West and East African Secondary School Certificate
  • Others: Please contact the University for information about your specific program.

To view the engineering requirements, click here.