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Student Grievance Policy
Required Documents for Registration:
Lebanese students must have the following documents:
A duly completed application form (supplied by the registrar)
A photocopy of the Lebanese identity card.
A photocopy of the Lebanese family record.
A copy of the Lebanese Baccalaureate or its official equivalence.
An official transcript of Baccalaureate results.
A copy of his/her grades for the last two school years issued by the registrar of the attended school(s).
A copy of his card of National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Medical Branch, if available.
5 passport-size photos (7 photos for boarding students).
If parking on Campus, a copy of the certificate of registration for the vehicle and insurance papers should be submitted.
New applicants are accepted starting May 1st of each year.
Students need to register for a minimum of 10 credits and a maximum of 20 credits per semester for a BA degree, and a minimum of 12 credits and a maximum of 25 credits per semester for a DUT degree. Choices of subjects will be discussed with the respective Head of Department and notified to the Registrar’s office.
The academic year is divided into three semesters: 2 semesters of 15 weeks, known as "regular semesters", and the summer semester which lasts for 6 weeks.
Students must have successfully completed the Lebanese Baccalaureate or its official equivalence and pass an entry exam.
For some majors, an interview is obligatory.
The date of the entry exams is determined every year by the academic administration and is announced by the registrar.
The entry exam is an evaluation of the student’s level in foreign languages (both French and English) and an IQ test.
For certain majors, students must pass a test for an additional subject directly related to their discipline.
Following the evaluation of the entry test, compulsory reinforcement sessions are offered to new students in parallel with their courses.
These sessions aim at improving students’ performance in various subjects and fields of major particularly in:
Once the sessions are completed, students will be evaluated again.
Students currently enrolled in other universities and wishing to transfer to AKU must meet the following requirements:
To submit a file that complies the required documents for registration.
To submit a written description of previous academic track together with relevant certificates proving that the student had passed courses taken at other universities.
To pass the entry test and the oral interview.
To complete a total of four semesters at AKU. Request for transfer during the last year or the last two semesters is not accepted.
To obtain his/her degree, a student should pass a minimum number of credits; this number varies according to the chosen discipline and is mainly determined by the Head of department and the Academic Administration based on an individualized evaluation of each file.
Drop and Withdraw:
Students have the right to drop only one subject per semester, granted that the remaining total credits is not less than 12 for the DUT and 10 for the Bachelor Degree.
Students wishing to drop more than one subject must submit an official request to the academic administration (not later than 3 weeks after the start of the semester).
Once approved, they can proceed with the drop. Students withdrawing for any reason before the start of their courses will be reimbursed for all fees and academic expenses.
Students are forbidden from withdrawal during the last 15 days of the course.