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Continuing Education Center (CEC)

Admission Application

  Dear Applicant,


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

  • 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.

Ziad Shaaban
Director, Continuing Education Center

General Criteria for Admission to one of the Certificate or Diploma Programs

  • For students applying to one of the certificate or diploma programs, a minimum score of 400 in EEE (TOEFL: CBT 163 or IBT 57) is required for admission. Applicants who are graduates of an English speaking university are exempted from the English language test. An applicant might also be required to report for an interview with the program coordinator. 
  • A student with an EEE score of 350-399 (TOEFL: CBT 155 or IBT 50) might be allowed to take a maximum of two courses in one of the certificate programs provided that he/she sits for the EEE/TOEFL at the end of the first and/or second course and meets the minimum requirements. If the student does not meet the minimum required English score for entry into that program by the end of the second course, he/she will be disqualified for the certificate and will not be allowed to register for another course in that certificate. The student will have to take more English courses before being allowed to re-register to complete the courses in that certificate program and become eligible for a certificate upon completion of course requirements.
  • Students applying for enrollment in English language courses are required to sit for a placement test given at CEC to all new applicants before the semester begins.
  • Enrollment in special courses is generally open to all learners from diverse educational backgrounds.
  • Please note that some programs have special admission requirements. 

General Regulations

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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. 

Course Registration

Course Registration.pdf

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 Offerings
The 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.

Refund Policy

For students deciding to withdraw from a course(s) in which they have already registered, fees are refunded according to the following: 
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 

Requests for refunds are not accepted after the third week of classes. ​Refund checks may take up to four weeks for processing. 


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.

Final 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 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 Course
A student is not allowed to register for the same course more than two times.

The CEC follows the AUB calendar with respect to holidays. Click here to check theFall 2018-19 Calendar.pdf

AUB Rules and Regulations
All 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.


Policies and Procedures

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