Important Note: The courses listed below may be subject to change for summer 2021.

College Bound: AUC

Pre-College Summer Program for High School Students

Discover college life and explore various fields of study.

Get a glimpse of the AUC learning experience, attend classes with top-notch faculty, make new friends, and join the diverse, global AUC community. Enroll in one of several exciting College-Bound: AUC courses* and get a fast-track, world-class college education.

*Courses eligible for transfer if a student enrolls as an undergraduate at AUC after high school graduation.



Elementary Arabic

Learn the essential skills required for daily communication and interactions in Arabic through an interactive and engaging approach. Your learning will extend to the streets of the magical, culturally rich, ancient city of Cairo. Embark on this unforgettable journey. Apply now!
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Academic English for Freshmen

Effective communication through writing and speaking is one of the most beneficial transferable skills that enhance academic success, employability and lifelong learning. Improve your critical reading skills, polish your written communication and strengthen your oral presentation skills. Apply now, and join us on a learning journey you won’t forget. 
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Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs view the world with an eye on opportunity and creating value amid challenges. Partake in this critical analysis of the entrepreneurial mindset, and develop these valuable skills essential for twenty-first-century careers and education.
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Free-Hand Representation for Architects

Develop your free-hand drawing skills and techniques, and learn to sketch buildings and architectural space accurately from observation. Join us on an exciting discovery journey of architectural drawing and design. Apply now!
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Freshman Physics

Learn how the world around you operates, from the colors of the sunset and the tones you hear in a concert to the movement of a dancing leaf. Engage with the universe around you through the exploration of the concepts of physics in an interactive and engaging course environment. Apply now for a whole new appreciation for physics. 
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Introduction to Psychology

Embark on a human psychology exploration journey. Explore the various fields of psychology to learn about human thought processes, feelings and behaviors.
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Statistical Reasoning

Learn how to use data, make valid conclusions and researched assumptions; and work through numerical evidence to reach concrete decisions and conclusions. Sharpen your data-crunching skills to enhance your problem solving and analysis abilities in all fields of study.
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The Journalism Academy: Fundamentals of Communication

Get a 360-degree understanding of how the journalism and communications industries operate, addressing three areas of study: multimedia journalism, communication media arts and integrated marketing communication. Apply now! 
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Learning Outcomes

In addition to the individual learning outcomes for each course, the following AUC freshman program learning goals are achieved through CBA courses. These goals enhance academic, social and cognitive skills at all levels.

  • Critical Thinking: Explore, connect and evaluate issues, ideas, artifacts and events before accepting or formulating conclusions or informed opinions.
  • Oral Communication: Engage effectively and constructively in discussions, and present information orally in a stimulating manner.
  • Written Communication: Develop and express ideas in writing for a variety of purposes; persuade different audiences, and use writing to communicate effectively.
  • Critical Reading: Analyze, interpret and make connections through a variety of written texts and other media.
  • Teamwork: Collaborate and contribute effectively to team goals.
  • Information Literacy: Identify, locate and evaluate information from a variety of sources, and use it responsibly in communicating your ideas.
  • Ethics and Civic Engagement: Engage with social and ethical issues; recognize and critically reflect on civic identity and responsibilities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • High-school students entering 10th grade or beyond.
  • Students may only enroll in one College Bound: AUC course per summer.
  • A maximum of nine credits (three different College Bound: AUC course titles with a passing grade) may be transferred towards the undergraduate program, each taken in a separate year.


  • Submit an English writing sample (at least 750 words): essay or reflection, except for the Arabic course(s), no essay required
  • Submit a copy of your report card for the past two years of school
  • Submit a recommendation letter from a high-school teacher within the past academic year. The teacher must mention the student’s capacity for academic study in English


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