Freshman requirement

Freshman Requirements

 

Who Can Apply for Admission?

Admission to the freshman class is offered to all applicants, Lebanese and non-Lebanese, who hold a high school diploma or a secondary school certificate showing twelve years of schooling starting from Elementary I. The diploma or certificate must be from either a private or public school recognized by both the Ministry of Education and American University of Culture & Education (AUCE).
All applicants to the freshman class are required to take SAT I and SAT II (see Table 1), as well as an English Proficiency Test. 

Admission Requirements for Lebanese Students

Lebanese applicants seeking admission to the freshman class should obtain written permission from the Ministry of Education Equivalence Committee to pursue a higher education degree based on a foreign program; in this case, the American system of higher education. Applicants obtaining permission from the Equivalence Committee can have their freshman class equated to the Lebanese Baccalaureate Part II.
Students must successfully complete their freshman class in the required subjects, and meet the credit requirements set by, the Ministry of Education Equivalence Committee and American University of Culture & Education (AUCE). 

Requirements for the Lebanese Government Equivalence

The following documents must be provided to the Ministry of Education Equivalence Committee:

  • High school diploma or secondary school certificate showing twelve years of schooling
  • Written authorization to pursue a foreign (American system) program
  • SAT I and SAT II results
  • University transcripts showing the successful completion of 30 credits in the required subjects (see Table 2)

*SAT II may be taken during the first semester of the student's enrollment into the university. 

    Table 1

The Ministry of Education Equivalency Committee specifies that both SAT I and SAT II must be taken as follows:

FRESHMAN ARTS

SAT I- Reading Writing and Mathematics
SAT II-Math 1 or Math 1C
One Science-Biology, Physics, or Chemistry
English-Writing or Literature
A total score of 2600 or above is required on both the SAT I and SAT II 

FRESHMAN SCIENCES

SAT I-Reading Writing and Mathematics
SAT II-Math 2C
Two Sciences-Biology, Physics, or Chemistry
A total score of 2750 or above is required on both the SAT I and SAT II



 Table 2

SUBJECTS

FRESHMAN ARTS (CREDITS)

FRESHMAN SCIENCES (CREDITS)

Humanities (English Language & History)

12

9

Natural Sciences

3

9

Social Sciences

9

3

Mathematics

3

6

Electives / Life Skills

3

3