Admissions

Advanced Standing Credit Transfer

AP courses accepted by AUK are recorded as transfer credits (TR) on students’ transcripts, and count towards the total credit hours required for graduation.

These transfer credits will not be assigned grades, and therefore will not be factored into students’ grade point average (GPA) calculations. Students cannot receive AP credit for an equivalent course taken at AUK or another university, and AP credit may be removed from a student’s record if subsequent AUK coursework duplicates AP credit course content. Students may earn up to 30 transfer credits at AUK based on qualifying AP exam scores.

Students seeking AP credit have to provide the office of the registrar copies of their official AP score results. In cases where the AP exam has not previously been evaluated by AUK, students must also provide syllabi and other supporting documents pertaining to the AP subject matter so AUK faculty can complete an accurate transfer credit evaluation.

For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions.

AUK awards college credit for students earning A-Level subjects above a minimum of 8 different IGCSE subjects with a minimum grade of “C” for each subject. Only subjects classified as academic (including arts and creativity group subjects) will be considered for corresponding AUK courses.

Contact an Admissions Counselor for further information.

IB courses accepted by AUK are recorded as transfer credits (TR) on students’ transcripts, and count towards the total credit hours required for graduation.

These transfer credits will not be assigned grades, and therefore will not be factored into the students’ grade point average (GPA) calculations.

Students cannot receive IB credit for an equivalent course taken at AUK or another university, and IB credit may be removed from a student’s record if subsequent AUK coursework duplicates IB credit course content.

Students seeking IB transfer credit at AUK have to provide the office of the registrar with official copies of their IB diploma and/or certificate transcripts.

Students must also provide course descriptions for each of the IB courses they wish to have transferred to AUK.

Additionally, it is the student’s responsibility to provide laboratory notebooks and reports when seeking laboratory credit.

IB transfer credits will only be accepted under the following conditions:

  1. American High School graduates applying to AUK can transfer up to a maximum of 3 courses earned in IB Diploma Program (DP) or the International Baccalaureate (IB).
  2. These courses are to be transferred only to 100 Level courses at AUK.

Transfer conditions are:

  1. A minimum of a grade of 6 on the standard level (based on IBO grading scale 1-7).
  2. A minimum of a grade of 5 in the Higher Level (based on IBO grading scale 1-7).
  3. These DP or IB certificates need to be approved and verified by the International Baccalaureate organization.

AUK awards college credits for students who have completed the French Baccalaureate or its equivalent with a minimum average score of 10, or 60% cumulative average.

Only courses or subjects with a grade of “C” and equivalent to AUK courses will be given credit.

For more information, contact the admissions office.

Students who are currently enrolled in high school or another university/college may receive provisional admission to the American University of Kuwait. In these cases, the students’ undergraduate admissions remain provisional, pending the completion of in-progress coursework for the period of one semester only.

Requirements for Provisionally Admitted Students:

  • A student must submit a certified final transcript certified by the Ministry of Higher Education that meets the AUK admissions requirements.
  • The student must meet the Ministry of Education’s equivalency requirements.

NOTE: Students who meet the university admissions requirement, but who are missing one subject to be considered in the "Scientific" track may be provisionally pending fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. The missing subject is to be taken at Kuwait University, as a non-degree student, and passed with a grade of C or above.
  2. The grade will not be calculated in the high school GPA, nor in the university GPA.
  3. Students will not be allowed to declare in a major requiring Scientific High School until the fulfillment of the above requirements.

Students who have their admission to the American University of Kuwait rescinded for failing to satisfy these requirements will not be entitled to any refund of their tuition or university fees.

Readmission

Students who voluntarily withdrew but are in good academic standing must meet all admissions requirements and deadlines as per the catalog at the time of re-entry.

Students dismissed for academic reasons are requested to consult the “General Academic Information” section of the catalog.

Students who voluntarily leave while on academic probation may be readmitted but must meet the academic standards listed in the “General Academic Information” section of the catalog, as well as admissions requirements and deadlines as per the catalog at the time of re-entry.

Students who have been granted an official leave of absence may resume their studies without applying for readmission if it is still within one academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer) of their last enrolled semester.

Prospective students with disabilities who are requesting accommodations must declare this in the relevant section of their admission application and will be requested to provide specific verifiable documentation to the Student Counseling Center (SCC) at AUK.

Prospective students will be informed if AUK has the resources to accommodate their request.

Failure to comply with disclosure requirements waives the student’s right for evaluation of need for reasonable accommodations.

For questions regarding accommodation services, please contact the Student Counseling Center at (+965) 2224-8399 Ext. 3232.

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