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).
Winter Semester: three credit hours (one course)
Overload: In fall and spring, undergraduate students can take up to 18 credits, paying an additional fee for the extra 3 credits. Both AUC and your home University advisors must approve all overloads.
Advising for non degree International students
Once you are accepted as a non-degree 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.
- Please complete your Preliminary Course Planning Form (PCP) from this link. It is mandatory to fill out five courses and at least three alternative courses on your PCP form based on the schedule of classes for the specific semester
- If you are a graduate non degree student, the PCP form should include the list of approved courses in your acceptance letter. 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 Students
In order to enroll in the Department of Arabic Language Instruction (ALI), please click here for further information.
How to Enroll in Arabic Classes
The Department of Arabic Language Instruction teaches the Arabic language courses.
You first fill out the online Arabic Language Background Form, in which you specify:
- The type of Arabic course you want to study: colloquial, Modern Standard Arabic, media or special topics courses. You will be registered in the course types you choose.
- Mention the Arabic courses that you have taken, including the specific books and chapters you have studied.
- If you have studied Modern Standard Arabic, attach a 250 word paragraph essay to the form. Topics are listed on the background form.
- If you have not studied any Arabic, state that on the form. You will be placed in an elementary-level class.
You do not need to register online. The International Programs Office advisors registers you in all your classes during the Registration Period. If you have any inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org