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TRANSFER APPLICANTS
 
Category I:
Students Transferring with Fewer than 24 Credit Hours
Category II:
Students Transferring with 24 Credit Hours or More

Category III:
Students transferring with a College Diploma (ALL Types of 2 year College Diplomas)

A Transfer applicant is an undergraduate student who graduated from high school, attended another college-level institution approved by the Ministry of Higher Education in the State of Kuwait, and attempted one or more courses irrespective of credits earned.
Applicants for transfer admissions are divided into three categories:
Category I: those who have earned fewer than 24 credit hours.
Category II: those who have earned 24 credit hours and more.
Category III: those who have earned a college diploma.

 

Category I: Students Transferring with Fewer than 24 Credit Hours
 
Minimum Admissions Requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 2.00 from all prior institutions.
  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.00 (see table above of common high school systems and the corresponding minimum high school GPA requirements for admission to AUK).
  • Must meet the English language proficiency requirement for admission purposes.
  • Must meet program specific admissions requirements listed below.
  • Only courses taken at institutions certified by the Ministry of Higher Education in the State of Kuwait with a grade of “C” and above may be considered for transfer evaluation.

Required Documents:

  • Personal photo and a copy of the Civil ID/Passport.
  • Complete Application Form with a non-refundable application fee.
  • Official high school transcripts complete up to the time of application.
  • High School Equivalency certified by the Kuwait Ministry of Education.
  • Official transcript(s) of college-level courses attempted for each college/university attended. If courses are in progress at the time of application, a final and official college/university transcript must be sent to the Office of Admissions upon completion. Candidates are required to disclose all institutions at the time of application.
  • Course descriptions and syllabi for courses to be evaluated for transfer to AUK, or an official evaluation of courses attempted if the transfer institution is not based on the American model of higher education.
  • Official scores from any accelerated programs such as Advanced Placement (AP), A-Level (IGCSE), French Baccalaureat and International Baccalaureate (IB).
  • Typed personal essay composed by the applicant.

Program-Specific Admission Requirements for Students Transferring with Fewer Than 24 Credit Hours
Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to specific programs. Certain academic programs require specific types of secondary school certificates as well as a certain high school GPA. Please refer to the table below for program-specific admissions requirements.

MAJOR TYPE OF HIGH SCHOOL GPA REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Scientific High School
Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering

 

Category II: Students Transferring with 24 Credit Hours or More
 
Minimum Admissions Requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 2.00 from all prior institutions.
  • Successful completion of high school.
  • Must meet the English language proficiency requirement for admission purposes.
  • Only courses taken at institutions certified by the Ministry of Higher Education in the State of Kuwait with a grade of “C” and above may be considered for transfer evaluation.

Required Documents:

  • Personal photo and a copy of the Civil ID/Passport.
  • Complete 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. If courses are in progress at the time of application, a final and official college/university transcript must be sent to the Office of Admissions upon completion. Candidates are required to disclose all institutions at the time of application.
  • Course descriptions and syllabi for courses to be evaluated for transfer to AUK, or an official evaluation of courses attempted if the transfer institution is not based on the American model of higher education.
  • Typed personal essay composed by the applicant.

Program-Specific Admission Requirements for Students Transferring with 24 Credit Hours or More
Certain academic programs require specific types of secondary school certificates as well as a certain high school GPA. See the table below for program specific admissions requirements.

MAJOR TYPE OF HIGH SCHOOL GPA REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Scientific High School
Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering

 

Category III: Students transferring with a College Diploma (ALL Types of 2 year College Diplomas)
 
Minimum Admissions Requirements:

  • Must have a college diploma GPA of 2.00.
  • Must have successfully completed high school.
  • Must meet program specific admissions requirements listed below.
  • Must meet the English language proficiency requirement for admission purposes.
  • Only courses taken at institutions certified by the Ministry of Higher Education in the State of Kuwait with a grade of “C” and above may be considered for transfer evaluation.

Required Documents:

  • Personal photo and a copy of the Civil ID/Passport.
  • Complete 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. If courses are in progress at the time of application, a final and official college/university transcript must be sent to the Office of Admissions upon completion. Candidates are required to disclose all institutions at the time of application.
  • Applicants must submit course descriptions and syllabi for courses they want to be evaluated for transfer to AUK and are required to submit an official evaluation of courses attempted if the transfer institution is not based on the American model of higher education.
  • Typed personal essay composed by the applicant.

Program-Specific Admission Requirements for Students Transferring with a Diploma
Certain academic programs require specific types of secondary school certificates as well as a certain high school GPA. Please see the table below for program-specific admissions requirements.

MAJOR TYPE OF HIGH SCHOOL GPA REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Scientific High School
Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering

 

 
 
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