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.

Who Can Apply?

High school students who are 13 to 18 years old.

Important Dates

The next round will start on Monday, December 12, 2022.

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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


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

  • Join a community of young like-minded learners

  • Win an opportunity to visit AUC New Cairo campus after completion of 4 courses

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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

Course Eng 101

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.

102 Course Eng

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.

103 Course Eng

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.

201 English Course

201 Integrated English

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

202 Course Eng

202 Integrated English

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

301 Course Eng

301 College Prep English

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

Opportunities for Students after Completion

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Once you have completed four ARC Open English courses during a 12 month period  you may be eligible  to attend the Summer@AUC Boot Camps on AUC's New Cairo campus. More information can be found here.

Students who complete the four highest level ARC Open English courses will be eligible to apply for College Bound: AUC program in the summer, if they meet program requirements.


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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. The end date of this cycle is Monday, October 17, 2022.

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.

Contact Information

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