Thank you for your interest in the Continuing Education Center (CEC) at the American University of Beirut (AUB). This letter will guide you through the admission procedure at CEC.
The attached application form may be typed or legibly handwritten. Please bring this completed application along with the following documents to our office at the CEC Building, across from AUB’s Medical Gate. You also may send the completed application form to email@example.com.
One passport-sized photograph
A photocopy of your identity card or passport
The grades of the last year in secondary school if you are not a university graduate
A non-refundable application fee of L.L. 50,000
The student has to pay a confirmation fee of USD 300 (deductible from the course fee) and bring the payment receipt to the CEC office before registration is done on the system.
A non-refundable placement test fee of L.L. 75,000 for those applying to study English and/or SAT
If employed: a recommendation letter from your current employer
A residence permit (for non-Lebanese)
For Certificate Programs:
1. A certificate of secondary education or a copy of your university degree
2. An English Entrance Examination (EEE or TOEFL) Score
Please note that submitting the application does not ensure acceptance. Admission is contingent on qualifications and availability of resources. Upon presenting the completed application with all required documentation and being admitted to your desired program of study you will receive additional instructions regarding registration procedures.
Once again thank you for your interest in CEC and please feel free to contact our office with any questions or concerns you may have.
Sincerely, Ziad Shaaban Director, Continuing Education Center
General Criteria for Admission to one of the Certificate or Diploma Programs
Admission Fee The non-refundable admission fee of L.L 50,000.
AUB EEE Attendance Applicants who need to sit for the AUB EEE should register for the test two days prior to the examination day, pay an exam fee of L.L. 50,000, and submit two passport photos and an identity card. Registration and test administration are done in Nicely Hall, Room 500.
Student IDs CEC students are provided with AUB identification cards which they should carry while on AUB campus. In case the student loses his/her ID card that he/she gets upon registration, s/he can get a new one by paying a replacement fee.
Course OfferingsThe updated course listing is posted each semester on the CEC website. CEC is under no obligation to offer any of the certificate or diploma courses at all times.
Course Cancellations CEC reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient enrollment or other unavoidable circumstances. All registrants will be notified and a complete refund is made automatically.
Student Withdrawal Should a student need to withdraw from a course anytime before or after classes officially begin, he/she must inform CEC in writing and return his/her AUB ID (if issued). Non-attendance does not constitute official withdrawal.
a. Prior to the beginning of classes 100 percent b. During the first week of classes 50 percent c. During the second week of classes 25 percent
Attendance to all classes is required. CEC instructors will record attendance at the beginning of each session. Students who are absent for more than one fifth the number of sessions of a course without a valid excuse will not be entitled to a final grade for that course. Students will receive "W" grade.
Late Arrivals and Early Departures
Late arrivals and early departures are tracked by the class instructor, the result of three unexcused late arrivals and/or early departures will be equivalent to a day of absence from a session and will follow the clause above. Late arrivals and early departure are recorded if the student arrives 15+ minutes late or leaves 15+ minutes before.
Reading Facilities Students enrolled in CEC courses are entitled to use the reading facilities at Jafet Library but not to check out books.
ExaminationsFinal Examinations are held within one week of the last class session unless the course instructor specifies otherwise.
Graduation Requirements (Certificate and Diploma Programs)A certificate or a diploma is offered upon the successful completion of all the required courses with a minimum grade of 60/100 in each course, and a cumulative average of 70/100. If the academic requirements change before the student finishes a specified program of study, the student may follow the new requirements upon the approval of the program coordinator.
Attestations Attestations are offered to students who enrol in individual courses to continue their professional development. Request for attestations can be made in person at the Registrar's Office.During registration and examination periods, attestations are not issued.
Repeating a CourseA student is not allowed to register for the same course more than two times.
HolidaysThe CEC follows the AUB calendar with respect to holidays. Click here to check theFall 2018-19 Calendar.pdf
AUB Rules and RegulationsAll students are expected to abide by the rules and regulations of the University.
Change of Personal Information Students are encouraged to inform CEC about any changes in their contact information.