Transfer from other Universities

Students from accredited institutions of higher education may apply for admission in any AU program in the same field of study if they have been of good academic standing, i.e., their Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is a least 2.0 on a scale of 4.0, or the equivalent, and if they are eligible to return to their current or formal institution (they have not been the subject of disciplinary dismissal). However, those students who have not been of good academic standing (i.e. those with a CGPA of less than 2.0 on a scale of 4.0) will be allowed to transfer only to programs in a different field from the one in which they were enrolled at the institution they previously attended.

Any transferred student is required to meet the English Language Proficiency condition (see Section 4.2).

The transfer of credited courses is considered for students who are transferring to a similar program to the one studied previously if:

  • their cumulative grade point average is at least 2.0 on a scale of 4.0, or the equivalent
  • the number of credit hours for the course is not less than that of the AUequivalent course
  • the grade obtained on the previous course must have been at least C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) irrespective of the course status ( Satisfactory, Good, etc) ) , or the grade that corresponds to “Merit/Good” for institutions using a different grading scale or better
  • the course content at the institution previously attended should be similar to that of the corresponding course offered at AU

If the transfer of a student with a CGPA less than 2.0 is accepted in a program within a different field of study, the transfer of credited General Education courses may be considered if points 2-4 listed above are fulfilled.

If a student meets these transfer conditions, but is unable to submit the course content that was covered previously, he/she may sit an examination set by the College after payment of a fee. The examination result will be used to determine whether the course will be transferred or not.

Only grades obtained from courses taken at AU will be taken into account in the calculation of a student’s CGPA, i.e.: grades obtained from transferred courses at the previous institution will not be taken into account in the computation of the CGPA at AU.

It is important to note that AU does not grant transfer students a degree unless they successfully complete at least 50 percent of the credit hours of the program, including the majority of the final year courses at AU.