Students must visit the transfer credit unit at the Office of the Registrar before taking any courses for transfer credit. To visit the office, book an appointment prior online. All courses need to be approved by the transfer unit before attending another institution. If the semesters or sessions overlap at the schools, the transfer credit will not be approved.
General rules for transfer credit award
- Credits completed more than five years prior to enrollment at The American University in Cairo (AUC) are not transferable
- Transcripts from other schools must be sent directly to the AUC. AUC will not accept transcripts directly from the students
- Before leaving the prior institution, an official transcript should be requested and sent by email or mailed directly to the following address:
Office of the Registrar
The American University in Cairo
New Cairo 11835, Egypt
Students who are transferring from accredited post-secondary institutions and have taken university-level courses:
The coursework must be taken at a post-secondary institution that is recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education or the Supreme Council of Universities for institutions operating outside the United States. Post-secondary institutions operating in the United States must be accredited by a regional accrediting organization.
Transfer of credits are only considered for university-level courses with a grade that is comparable to at least a C grade or higher at The American University in Cairo. Transfer courses from the United States that use a standard grading system require a minimum of a C grade (a C- grade or lower will not be eligible for transfer).
- Grades of "Pass", "Credit" or "Satisfactory" are not accepted for transfer credits
- Transferred credits will be added to your earned hours, but grades will not be computed in the grade point average of your program at the AUC
- Transfer of credits toward equivalent courses at 3000 to 4000 levels within a student major is limited in accordance with the residency requirements rule at AUC
- Credits earned to satisfy the requirements of a previous degree are not considered for transfer credit
Students who have completed, prior to joining the University, collegiate-level studies with a grade that is comparable to at least a B at AUC:
The University grants up to a total of 30 transfer credits for the IB diploma, using higher-level academic subjects with grades of 5, 6, or 7 (out of 7) and/or grants up to 15 credits of lower-division general elective transfer credits for the completion of the IB diploma with a minimum total point of 30. AUC does not grant transfer credits for subsidiary level subjects. To view IB equivalency list, click here.
The College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examination
The University grants transfer credits for academic subjects with scores of 4 or 5 (out of 5). To view AP equivalency list, click here.
Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife – Abitur
The University grants up to 30 transfer credits for academic subjects with scores of 10 or more (out of 15). To view Abitur equivalency list, click here.
French Baccalaureate II
The University grants up to 30 transfer credits for academic subjects with advanced level scores of 14 or more (out of 20). To view French Baccalaureate equivalency list, click here.
British Certificates (GCE Advanced Level)
The University grants transfer credits for A-level subjects with grades of A or B. The University does not grant transfer credit for subjects completed at the AS, AO, or O levels. To view GCE (advanced level) equivalency list, click here.
Transfer Credits After Matriculation
- After matriculation at AUC, the University transfers a maximum of 36 hours of semester credit
- A maximum of 12 transfer credit hours of the permissible 36 hours will be allowed for courses completed in any one summer session, including summer at AUC
- The University transfers a maximum of nine credits for courses completed through correspondence and/or distance learning. Students may not enroll in such courses offered by other institutions during the academic term in which they are registered for courses at AUC. If the semesters or sessions overlap at the schools, the transfer credit will not be approved