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The American University of Kuwait may offer non-degree admission to individuals who wish to take courses at AUK for personal or professional enrichment. Individuals admitted as non-degree students are to abide by the following rules and conditions:

  • May take a maximum of 12 undergraduate credits.
  • Must have a high school certificate or higher level of education recognized by the Ministry of Education in the State of Kuwait.
  • Must meet AUK’s English Language Proficiency Requirement (see English Language proficiency requirements above).
  • Are subject to pre- and co-requisite requirements as defined in the AUK catalog.
  • Are held to the same academic and Student Code of Conduct standards as degree-seeking students.
  • Tuition and fees are applicable to non-degree students as they apply to regular students.

Required Documents:

  • Personal photo and a copy of the Civil ID/Passport.
  • Complete the “Visiting/Non-degree Admissions Application Form” with a non-refundable application fee.
  • High School Equivalency and official final high school transcript certified by the Kuwait Ministry of Education.
  • Official transcript(s) of college-level courses attempted for each college/university attended.
  • Evidence of English language proficiency (See English Language Proficiency Requirement for Admission in to AUK).

Transferring from Non-Degree Status to Degree-Seeking Status
To apply for degree-seeking status, a non-degree student must meet all AUK undergraduate admission requirements for the semester of intended admission and must submit all appropriate application materials and supporting documents to the Office of Admissions. Students may apply a maximum of 12 credit hours earned in courses passed with a grade of “C” or higher taken in non-degree status at AUK toward a degree program. Non-degree students who earn a GPA below 2.0 while at AUK are subject to the university Academic Probation and Dismissal policies. Non-degree students cannot transfer into the university until all holds are cleared.


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