Admission and Re-admission

Admission at the School of Continuing Education (SCE) is open to learners 15 years or older who fulfill any of the following criteria:

  • Graduate or undergraduate student in good standing at AUC or any other approved university
  • Hold a Thanawiya Amma or any high school certificate
  • Individuals whose educational background or experience qualifies them for the courses/certificates they wish to take
  • Individuals of any English level competency who wish to study the English language

Learners applying for youth programs specifically are exempted from the minimum age limit.

Applicants to scheduled programs can first decide which program they wish to study and then apply. Applicants to scheduled programs who are unsure of their courses or career preference are encouraged to contact the Instructional Affairs (IA) counseling staff (cf C3).

All new applicants to scheduled programs must sit for one or more admission/placement tests (cf G1) depending on the desired field of study selected by the applicant at the time of admission to SCE to determine the language proficiency level before being accepted as learners in SCE. The type of test depends on the program the applicant wishes to join.

Learners who were studying in scheduled English courses, translation, teacher training certificates or professional diplomas and dropped for a period of more than one year, calculated from the end date of the last term they attended, and wish to resume their studies must apply for re-admission and take relevant admission/placement tests, according to tests validity periods. (cf G1)

Re-admitted learners may be required to take additional courses that may have been added to the curriculum during their absence.

Dates, times, and locations of admission tests are available on the online schedule and emailed to test takers to confirm test registration and test schedule information by the Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Office Test samples are available for test-takers on the SCE website under “Admission test samples”. The date of announcing test results is announced by the ETAD test administrator during the admission/placement paper-based test session or by email from ETAD for online tests.

Paper-based test applicants, who arrive late to the test after the test has started, have to obtain a re-scheduling slip or email from the ETAD office, re-schedule the test through the SEM office and pay an extra fee. Online test applicants who log in late to the session or encounter technical problems during the online test are reported by ETAD to SEM. SEM will reschedule the test taker to the next available test session.

Test takers who fail to attend the test session whether face to face or online, will have to register for a new test session and pay full tuition fees.

In case the minimum required number of test-takers per test session is not maintained, the session is to be left open and closed only one working day before the scheduled test date. If the minimum number of test-takers is not reached, the test session is to be repeatedly rescheduled.

The provision of in-depth information to prospective applicants who are interested in customized/tailor-made programs is the responsibility of instructional departments. Applicants bio-data is shared by instructional departments to SEM to complete the admission, registration cycle and email the student to pay the course fees through the cashless payment options, New applicants to customized / tailor-made programs may be required to sit for one or more admission/placement tests (cf G1) depending on the field of a study coordinated with the respective instructional department.

It is the responsibility of the SEM office to create AUC/SCE email accounts for new applicants registered in scheduled programs at the time of admission or after admission for those applying online. AUC/SCE email accounts for new applicants registered in customized/tailor-made programs can be requested from the SEM office as an exception. The University Digital Transformation Office is responsible for discontinuing the e-mail service in case learners are no longer active at SCE or don’t register in SCE programs for more than 1 year; approvals for exceptions are handled by the SEM office.

Acceptance into a program offered by SCE does not imply acceptance as a degree candidate in any department of the American University in Cairo.

PPM: C7 January 2022