AUC Road To College: Open English for Success

What is AUC’s Road to College Program?

AUC's Road to College program is your free online gateway to independent English-language learning from The American University in Cairo (AUC). Whatever your ability, the program will enhance your English language skills and prepare you for success in school and university.

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If you have pre-enrollment inquiries, reach out to our student services team at

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AUC Road to College Provides Free, Online English Courses for High School Students

AUC is the first educational institution in the Middle East to offer free, English-language online courses designed specifically for high school students in Egypt.

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Why Learn English?

  • It is the most widely spoken language in the world
  • It is the language of hospitality, tourism, science, business, and media
  • It can help you get into an esteemed English instruction university
  • It opens up better job opportunities
  • It empowers you to study and travel all over the world
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Why Study English with AUC’s Road to College Program?

  • Study at your own pace anytime, anywhere
  • Learn from AUC's expert English faculty
  • Earn a badge once you complete each course. For information about Badges, check the FAQs page
  • Join a community of young like-minded learners
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How to Enroll?

1. Create an Account


Create a free account to access the courses.

2. Find Your Level


Take a short placement test to determine the appropriate level for you.

3. Get Started


Enroll at the appropriate level and start studying anytime, anywhere. 

Courses Offered

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101 Foundations of English

Learn to use basic English in your everyday life through a variety of activities and tasks, and develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

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102 Foundations of English

Understand simple topics of immediate need and use words and phrases to talk about familiar topics and describe simple actions. Gain the ability to talk about personal information and to express what you like or dislike.

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103 Foundations of English

Learn to read different types of text, understand formal and informal conversations, write effective short descriptions and messages, and express yourself using simple sentences.

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201 Integrated English

Enhance your understanding of the English language so you can better handle short social exchanges with English speakers

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202 Integrated English

Deepen your knowledge of English expressions and skills required for everyday communication.

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301 College Prep English

​​​​​​Become an independent language user by developing your ability to interact and express what you want to in many situations.

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302 College Prep English I

Be an independent user of the English language and use it in a variety of contexts and situations. This course will include interesting topics, such as etiquette, making a medical appointment, and discussing a favorite book.


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401 College Prep English II

Engage in a variety of self-paced activities, quizzes and discussion boards that will help you understand the core values and expectations of university life and academic culture in Egypt while practicing your English language.

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402 College Prep English III

Improve your four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing)  and widen your vocabulary range of environment, health, technology, entertainment, tourism, and consumerism through various activities.

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403 College Prep English: Collaborate

Acquire the essential skills and knowledge needed to be able to work collaboratively with other students. This course will allow  you to optimize your learning experience when you are required to work collaboratively whether that be on a group project or a small task.

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501 College Prep English: Global Connections

Be able to handle short social interactions with English speakers, as well as understand English texts and materials. In this course, you will cover topics like eating out, electronic devices, health and fitness, trips and holidays, clothes and accessories, and, finally, the environment

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502 College Prep English: Being a Global Citizen

Become familiar with what is meant by Global Citizenship to further practice your English language. In this course, you will practice the language by engaging with topics about the world we are part of.


How much time do I need to complete a course?

We estimate each course will take 4 - 6 weeks to complete, however, each course is self-paced between specific scheduled start dates.

Are the courses free?

Yes! The courses are free for Egyptian high school students. The program is created and funded by AUC and is designed to give Egyptian young people an opportunity to join English language instruction universities such as ours.

Are there any prerequisites or restrictions to enroll in the courses?

No, you can start right away.

Opportunities for Students after Completion

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Once students have completed four ARC Open English courses during a 12-month period, they may be eligible to attend the Summer@AUC Boot Camps on AUC's New Cairo campus if they meet program requirements through a rigorous selection process. More information can be found here.

Top students who complete the four highest levels of  ARC Open English courses will be eligible to apply for College Bound: AUC program in the summer if they meet program requirements through a rigorous selection process. 


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Contact Information

Working Hours: Sunday - Thursday, from 9 am to 3 pm

Hotline: 20.2.2615.4050

If you have pre-enrollment inquiries, reach out to our student services team at