The freshman program is a majorless year (2 regular semesters) whereby the student can take different courses and follow either a scientific track or a track in humanities. Once the student completes the freshman year, he/she gets to enroll in a specific major at the sophomore level based on his/her average or GPA.
To apply for regular admissions, the student needs to submit an undergraduate application along with the following documents:
a. SAT1 resultsb. High school records during grades 10 and 11c. Counselor/Teacher recommendation(s)/Extracurricular Activities/Other Achievements
Admission is competitive and equally based on the above requirements as follows:
a. 50% is based on the SAT1: (Evidence-Based Reading & Writing + Math) sectionsb. 50% is based on the student high school averages in grades 10 and 11c. A consideration of personal qualities and academic motivation, as determined in the completed application and personal statement as well as the recommendations from teachers and school counselor.
SAT 1 can be done several times. We will do super-scoring (i.e. taking the maximum of each section from all sessions).
As for high school averages, students are compared to their class average and to the average issued from applicants from the same school.
Accordingly, there are no specific scores that we ask for: The higher the above scores are, the better the chances of being admitted.
Concerning early admission (only applicable for fall semesters) please note that a special early admission plan for fall admission has been designed for students who fulfill the following requirements:
§ Submission of application form by the Early Admissions application deadline
§ Class rank in the top 25 percent in each of the last two years prior to application
§ SAT 1 scores as follows:
Minimum total SAT IRedesigned SAT1 of March 2016 or laterEvidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math
The 3 requirements must be present all at once for early admission to work. If any is missing, the application will be changed to regular admission.
Applicants who apply early but are not granted early admission are automatically placed in the pool of all other applicants to the same level and same faculty/school and are given equal consideration.
As for grade 12 records, they do not affect admission since students apply to AUB at the beginning of grade 12 nevertheless once the student is admitted, he/she will be required to present evidence of having met the following conditions (in general, no later than 1 month prior to the start of the semester):
As such, admission is conditional and students may not register until the above conditions are met.
Concerning medicine at AUB, we follow the American style of education. This means that the student needs to get a bachelor degree first, and then apply for medicine studies. At a first stage, the student may enroll in any major whether scientific or humanities. During undergraduate studies, the student takes preparatory courses for the medical school known as pre-med courses (specific core courses in biology, chemistry, physics, humanities, social sciences and English language), and sits for the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test). After completing those requirements, and based on the achieved grades in the undergraduate studies, the MCAT scores and the results of an interview process, the student can be admitted to the Medical School.Application deadlines and the corresponding latest SAT1 sessions considered for each admission type are as follows:
*Note: SAT1 registration deadlines are approximately 1-2month before the SAT1 test session date. It is required to register at least once, the optional SAT1 Essay section for the purpose of the English Language Requirements.
Applicants wishing to apply to AUB for undergraduate studies can apply online or can submit a paper application as follows:
3- Include the following documents & match them to the Checklist at end of application:
- Photocopy of ID or passport- Passport size photo- High School Grades 10-11- Form 3 "Secondary School Record and Recommendation" of the admission application- SAT 1 scores (How to send your SAT1 Scores)- Two letters of recommendation (1 from a Math/Science teacher and 1 from School Counselor)- Two Essays (Topics per the admission application)
4- Application package can be sent to the following address:
American University of BeirutOffice of AdmissionsP.O.Box: 11-0236Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020Lebanon
Telephone: 00961 1 374374 or 00961 1 374444Extensions: 2590
Applicants living in
North America may wish to send their applications to
AUB's New York Office address:American University of Beirut3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th FloorNew York, NY 10017-2303, USATel: 212-583-7600Fax: 212-583-7650
5- Application fees ($80 or L.L.120,000) for paper application and ($50 or L.L.75,000) for online application
The non-refundable application fees (only in USD or LBP) 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 115P.O. Box 11-1535Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanon bank account detailsSwift Code: CITILBBEAccount Name: American University of BeirutUSD Account #: 600224166 [USD currency]
USD IBAN: LB94011500000000000600224166
LBP Account #: 600224034 [LBP currency]
LBP IBAN: LB69011500000000000600224034