Admissions Calendar and Application Deadlines
The Office of Admissions launches applications well before the deadline dates. We strongly encourage you to start your application as soon as you are able and submit it well before the published deadline. Any applications submitted after deadlines are moved to the next available deadline. If there are no remaining deadlines, applications will NOT be considered.
We understand that this year’s slightly revised application deadlines will negatively impact those applicants who already registered to take the SAT and ACT. Fortunately, the Undergraduate Admissions Committee will consider the following tests for the following deadlines:
Early Applicants – December 4 SAT and December 11 ACT
Regular Applicants – March 12 SAT
Rolling Applicants – June 4 SAT and June 11 ACT
We urge applicants to apply to AUA as soon as they are able. For more information about the differences between early admissions, regular admissions, and rolling admissions.
The Office of Admissions launches applications well before the deadline dates. We strongly encourage you to start your application as soon as possible and submit it well before the published deadline. Applications submitted after a deadline are moved to the next available deadline. If there is no remaining deadline, applications will NOT be considered.
* MSM applicants are not eligible for rolling admission as classes for the program commence during the summer term. All other applicants submitting complete applications by the rolling admission deadline are considered on a space-available basis.
MSE, ME IESM, and MS CIS program applicants with no corresponding educational background, if admitted, should take summer preparatory courses starting in June. We encourage these applicants are encouraged to apply by early or regular admissions. As for rolling applicants, approach the corresponding programs by the end of May to check if you need to take these courses and register, even if you have not yet submitted your application and have not received your admission notification. Visit catalog.aua.am/graduate/application-requirements, and read Point 8 regarding educational background requirements for these programs.
Applicants ask us about the difference between early admissions, regular admissions, and rolling admissions. We’ll try to explain it here.
If you’re certain that you want to study at AUA, then we highly recommend you apply by the early admissions deadline. The benefit? If you submit a complete application, then you’ll receive your application status decision within 12 weeks of the deadline. And you’ll know about your financial aid package sooner too. An important reminder: if you plan on applying for financial aid, you must do so by their first deadline. Finally, we often get asked “Is it easier to get in if I apply by the early admission deadline”. Sometimes the admission rate for early admissions is higher. But that is not always true and can change from year to year.
If you know you want to apply to AUA but you need more time to prepare for your entrance exams, then consider applying by the regular admissions deadline. Have you had some challenges in high school? Then applying during this deadline will also give you time to work hard, improve your grades, and show progress. If you apply by the regular deadline and are also planning to apply for financial aid, make sure to apply by their second deadline. Once you have submitted a complete application, you will receive your application status update within 12 weeks of the regular deadline.
Usually, rolling applicants are those who decide late that they want to study at AUA. Alternatively, you may simply need some more time preparing for your exams. Just remember that applicants who ultimately apply by the rolling admissions deadline are considered on a space-available basis. What does this mean? If there is no space in a program, then we cannot offer you admission, regardless of how strong your application is. If you do decide to apply by the rolling deadline and need financial aid, make sure to submit that application by their third deadline. We will notify rolling applicants of their status by early August.