Fall and Spring Semesters: 12 to 15 credit hours for undergraduate students and nine credit hours for graduate students.
Summer Semester: The summer semester is a six-week period. The maximum load for summer enrollment at AUC is six credit hours (two courses), but you are still entitled to take only one course (three credit hours). You can only take two courses from the the six-week summer session OR one course from three-week summer session (A) AND one course from the three-week summer session (B).
Winter Semester: three credit hours (one course)
Overload: In fall and spring, UG students can take up to 18 credits, and GR students can take up to 12 credit hours - paying an additional fee for the extra 3 credits. Both AUC and your home university advisers must approve all overloads.
Advising for non degree International students
Once you are accepted as a nondegree international student, following are some steps you need to follow to start your advising:
- Create an AUC email by clicking on this link
- Please check the course offerings and the class schedule here. This step is essential for your advising. Course descriptions are available in the AUC catalog.
- For UG: Please complete your Preliminary Course Planning Form (PCP) using this link. For fall and spring terms, it is mandatory to fill in five courses and at least three alternative courses on your PCP form. For the summer term, please only fill in two courses and at least two alternative courses.
- For GR: Please complete your Preliminary Course Planning Form (PCP) using this link with only the approved courses listed in your letter of admission and at least two alternative course.
Please submit your PCP as soon as you can to ensure availability in classes.
Tips for non-degree undergraduate and graduate students:
- You can also enroll in one graduate (5000-level) course, with permission from the professor and the IPO academic adviser. You must send the IPO academic adviser a short paragraph stating why you want to take the course, your academic preparation for that course and how the course fits into your academic career plans.
- Make sure that you fulfilled the prerequisites for the courses, as noted in the AUC catalog.
- Your home university adviser should approve the courses (both main choice and alternatives) before you fill out the PCP form, so that you will know that you can transfer course credits to your home university.
- Most AUC classes meet on Sunday and Wednesday (UW) or Monday and Thursday (MR). 5000-level courses and special seminars meet once a week.
- Enrollment in requested courses cannot be guaranteed.
How to Find out About Programs at AUC
- More information on undergraduate offerings are found here
- More information and FAQ on graduate offerings and studies are found here
Arabic Language Courses:
The Department of Arabic Language Instruction (ALI) is the academic unit within AUC responsible for the teaching of the Arabic language. Among its units, ALIN unit offers Arabic Language Intensive Program from 12 to 15 credits of only Arabic. The ALNG unit also provides regular Arabic language courses with a minimum of 3 credits, for degree and nondegree students. For more information, please click here. Please note that although advising and registration in Arabic courses are done through ALI, exchange students need to contact and coordinate with the International Programs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding the credits/courses taken. Your level of Arabic is determined based on the background form (ALNG)/ application form (ALIN), the online placement test, and an oral interview.
In order to Enroll, please:
- Click here to fill out the ALNG online Arabic Language Background Form or click here to fill out the ALIN application form. If you studied Arabic before, check your email and follow the instructions to sit for the online placement exam.
- Take the online placement exam.
- Send an email to email@example.com (ALIN) or to firstname.lastname@example.org (ALNG) to make an appointment for the oral interview.
You do not need to register online. The International Programs Office adviser registers you in all your classes (except the Arabic courses) during the registration period. If you have any inquiries, please email email@example.com