Admissions

Students With a Bachelor's Degree

Students with a BBA degree from AUK may NOT take a second BBA degree; however, they may obtain a second BA, BE or BS degree.

Students with a bachelor’s degree from AUK are to take major courses only. They are not subject to any further requirements of general education and electives, unless otherwise noted by the Office of the Registrar.

They must complete major requirements for the second bachelor’s degree specified by individual program sections in the catalog.

Students must meet all AUK undergraduate admission requirements for the semester of intended admission.

Students who have earned their first bachelor’s degree from other institutions must meet all AUK general education requirements.

AUK will evaluate coursework from their first bachelor’s degree for possible transfer of courses (Please refer to Transfer of Credits).

Students from internationally-accredited four-year institutions of higher education approved by the Ministry of Higher Education in the State of Kuwait with minimum grades of C may petition for up to an additional 30 credits.

Any general education requirements not satisfied by transfer credits must be taken in residence at AUK.

Students holding BBA degrees from other institutions may NOT take a second BBA degree from AUK.

However, they may obtain a second BA, BE or BS degree.

Students must satisfactorily complete at least the final 30 credits in residence at AUK and fulfill all academic program requirements in order to graduate.Non-AUK graduates are subject to these additional conditions:

  • Applicants must have earned their first bachelor’s degree from an institution approved by the Kuwait Ministry of Higher Education.
  • Applicants who have earned their first bachelor’s degree from institutions whose language of instruction is not English must meet AUK’s English proficiency requirements for admissions purposes.

Students must meet all AUK undergraduate admission requirements for the semester of intended admission.

Accepted students may defer admission for up to one academic year.

Students who decide to defer admission must write to the Office of Admissions before the first day of classes of the admission semester.

Deferred students wishing to matriculate within the initial deferral year must notify the Office of Admissions of their intent by providing a deferral letter as well as updated transcripts in accordance with published admission deadlines.

Returning students must meet all AUK undergraduate admission requirements for the semester of intended admission.

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