Nondegree and Auditors
Nondegree students are not limited to a fixed set of undergraduate courses and are not affiliated with a study-abroad program.
Since AUC is accredited in both the United States and Egypt, students from U.S. universities are usually able to transfer AUC credits to their home institutions, but please check in advance.
- Nondegree students must submit the same application materials as degree-seeking students.
- Admission to the program is selective.
- Successful applicants must have completed 30 credit hours as indicated in their post-secondary transcripts and must have a satisfactory grade point average (GPA).
- Applicants coming from non-English-language universities must demonstrate competency that places them in or above RHET 1010: Approaches to Critical Writing.
Changing from a Nondegree to Degree-Seeking Student
Upon request, the University may approve a change of status from a nondegree to degree-seeking student. The department of major will consider accepting credit hours for courses taken as a nondegree student.
All academic regulations applicable to degree-seeking students will apply retroactively with such a change of status.
Individuals wishing to attend classes without receiving academic credit are not required to fulfill AUC's admissions requirements.
Auditors should submit an application form, application fee and two passport-size photos.
Admissions decisions are made during the first week of classes each semester and are dependent upon space availability and approval of professors.
Auditors are allowed to attend a maximum of two courses (six credit hours) per semester.
Each year, AUC welcomes study-abroad students from different parts of the globe who come to the University to get a taste of a unique educational experience in Cairo and the Middle East.
AUC is recognized by many U.S. colleges as an approved overseas study site for their students and has formal agreements with many institutions.
Applicants to the study-abroad program must be enrolled in a college or university that has a study-abroad agreement with AUC.
The maximum duration for study abroad is two semesters and a summer session.
Successful applicants must have completed 30 credit hours and must have a satisfactory GPA.
Applicants coming from non-English-language universities must demonstrate competency that places them in or above RHET 110: Approaches to Critical Writing and must have scored a total of 83 (essay 22) in the TOEFL exam or achieved a minimum band score of 6.5 (writing 7) in the IELTS exam.
Study-abroad students may select courses from general undergraduate listings and are not limited to a fixed set of courses.
Since AUC is accredited in the United States as well as in Egypt, students from U.S. universities are usually able to transfer AUC credits to their home institutions. However, study-abroad applicants are advised to plan the selection of courses with their academic advisers or registrars before applying to AUC.
Study-abroad applications must be submitted by the set deadline.
A large number of students from Egypt and from more than 30 other countries normally attend AUC’s summer session. While the majority are pursuing degrees at AUC during the academic year, many students who are not regularly enrolled at AUC join the summer session from the second week of June through the third week of July to pursue studies of their own interest. Moreover, the University offers a few accelerated courses during summer sessions. Summer A begins the second week of June, and Summer B begins first week of July; each session lasts for three weeks. Students can choose from a wide range of courses that are usually offered during the AUC summer session. For more information, click here.