Admission to the Freshman Level

    All Lebanese and non-Lebanese applicants to the Freshman class who pursued their education on the basis of a foreign (non-Lebanese) program must fulfill the following conditions prior to their admission to the Freshman class:

    1. Hold a secondary school certificate or diploma based on 12 years of schooling, starting with Grade I. The certificate or diploma must be awarded by the respective governments or recognized private schools.
    2. Obtain "permission" from the Lebanese Equivalence Committee of the Lebanese Ministry of     Higher Education allowing them to pursue their higher education on the basis of foreign (non-Lebanese) program. This permission may be obtained by applicants who can provide evidence of having lived and studied in a foreign country for a minimum of 2 years of secondary education, or a minimum of 3 years of elementary education.
    3. Take the required SAT I subject Tests (Math , Evidence Based Reading and Writing)during their high school year and the SAT II  tests prior to or during their freshman year.

    The SAT II tests required for Freshman Arts are:
    • Math I or IC — Obligatory
    • Two other subjects to be chosen from the variety of SAT II subject tests

    The SAT II tests required for Freshman Science are:
    • Math II C — Obligatory
    • Two from Biology, Chemistry, Physics

    Note I: All new applicants to the Freshman Level at the American University of Science and Technology (AUST) who sat for the SAT I Tests during their last year at high school, should enter the AUST’s code 4973, and ask the Educational Testing Service (E.T.S) to send their SAT I scores directly to the Office of the Registrar at AUST.
     
    Similarly, applicants who have sat for the TOEFL or IBT should enter the AUST’s code 8593 and ask the Educational Testing Service (E.T.S) to send their scores on the said tests directly to the Office of the Registrar at AUST.
     
    Note II: In order to have their freshman year equated to the Lebanese Government Secondary Certificate (Bacc. II), candidates should fulfill the following four conditions:
    a- Obtain permission from the Lebanese Equivalence Committee, allowing them to pursue their higher education on the basis of a foreign non- Lebanese program.
    b- Receive a recognized Secondary School Certificate (High School Diploma based on 12 years of schooling, starting with Grade I) certified by the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
    c- Sit for the required SAT I & II Tests listed below. Candidats should enter the AUST’s code 4973, and ask the Educational Testing Service (E.T.S) to send their SAT scores directly to the Office of the Registrar at AUST.
     

    SAT I Tests

    SAT II tests

    Total score of SAT I & SAT II tests

    Subject Tests

     

    1- Math

     

     

    2- Evidence Based Reading and Writing 

     

     

    Required for Arts

    Math I or IC and two other subject test

     

     

    Required for Sciences

    Math IIC and two from Biology, Chemistry or Physics

    For Arts

    2150 in the 5 components of the SAT I & SAT II tests (with a minimum score of 300 in each subject)

    For Sciences

    2300 in the 5components of the SAT I & II tests(with a minimum score of 300 in each subject)



    d- Complete the freshman year with a minimum of 30-credit hours as follows: 9 credits from the Humanities and Social Sciences with no less than 3 credits in each; and, 6 credits from the Natural Sciences and Mathematics, of which, a minimum of 3 credits must be in Natural Sciences.
    Humanities: Languages, Literature, Philosophy, History.
    Natural Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Astronomy, Nutrition.
    Social Sciences: Business, Economics, Political Science, Public Administration, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Management.
    Mathematics: Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II.
    Additional Electives: Art or Music (not to exceed 3-credit hours).

    Note III: Freshman students must fulfill the SAT requirements and complete the 30 freshman level credits before they may register in sophomore level courses.

    Note IV: Freshman students who are heading toward the science programs, namely Computer Science, Information Communications Technology & Computer and Communications Engineering must take the appropriate Math and Natural Sciences courses based on their final scores on the entrance exams.
     






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Admission to the Freshman Level
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Admission of Applicants Not Holding Recognized Secondary School Certificates
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