Residency Requirement

Transfer of credits toward equivalent courses at 3000-4000 Levels within the student major is limited in accordance with the residence requirements at AUC.

To obtain a bachelor’s degree, a student must take at least 45 credit hours of courses in residence at The American University in Cairo. At least 30 of the 45 hours must be in courses at the 3000 and 4000 levels, with a stipulation that no more than 15 transfer credits in 3000-4000 level courses will satisfy the concentration requirement of any program.  The maximum credit to be considered for each program is as follows:

  • A maximum of 15 transfer credit hours in the 3000-4000 level courses in programs offered by the School of Business.
  • A maximum of 15 transfer credit hours in the 3000-4000 level courses in programs offered by the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, except for the Middle East Studies program, where there is a maximum of 12 transfer credit hours.

AUC students who join a year-abroad exchange program administered by the University are exempted from the residence requirement of maximum transfer credits in 3000-4000 level courses toward concentration requirements.