The Selection Process

AUA practices holistic admissions. We select students who have the skills and ability to succeed at AUA and to assure that AUA is well suited to their educational and career goals. Once you submit your application, it is screened for technical eligibility. If eligible, the admissions committee will then conduct a thorough review of your application, which may include inviting you to an interview.

As admission to AUA is competitive, the committee will consider both academic and personal information, including academic credentials, professional experience, graduate admissions test scores, the statement of purpose, recommendation letters, and the interview, if applicable.

Decisions made by the Admissions Committee are final and cannot be appealed.

Applicants with scores below the targets may be considered for conditional admission.  

Because English language proficiency is an important factor for succeeding in your studies at AUA, applicants conditionally admitted with TOEFL iBT scores below 79 or IELTS Academic scores below 6.5 are strongly encouraged to improve their English language skills before commencing studies. However, applicants with a 67 or lower on the TOEFL iBT or 5.5 or lower on the IELTS Academic will be automatically denied admission. More information regarding the selection process is available in the Graduate Admissions Policies.