The Selection Process

AUA practices holistic admissions. We select students who have the skills and ability to succeed at AUA and to assure that AUA is well suited to their educational and career goals. Once you submit your application, it is screened for technical eligibility. If eligible, the admissions committee will then conduct a thorough review of your application, which may include inviting you to an interview.

As admission to AUA is competitive, the committee will consider both academic and personal information, including academic credentials, professional experience, graduate admissions test scores, the statement of purpose, recommendation letters, and the interview, if applicable.

Decisions made by the Admissions Committee are final and cannot be appealed.

If you are admitted to AUA with any of your official test scores below the minimum targets for the program for which you are applying, your admission status will be on probation. This means that you must attain a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the end of your first term or you will be subject to dismissal from the university.

Because English language proficiency is an important factor for succeeding in your studies at AUA, applicants with TOEFL scores below 79 or IELTS scores below 6.5 are strongly encouraged to improve their English language skills before commencing studies. This can be done either through AUA’s English for Enhancement Purposes course (EEP) or through another method of your choice. These courses are not required, but are strongly recommended. For more information on EEP, please email .