Application Requirements


Submitting a complete application is an important part of the holistic admissions process. To confirm that your application is complete and eligible, make sure you meet the following requirements:

1. Application for Admission to Undergraduate Study

Submit a complete application including all required supplements as outlined on this page and in the application instructions.

2. English Language Proficiency

Present valid and official results confirming English language proficiency typically through the  following options:

  • TOEFL iBT or TOEFL iBT Home Edition Tests (target score: 79*)
  • IELTS Academic or IELTS Indicator Exams (target score: 6.5*)
  • English Language Proficiency Test WaiverNative and near native speakers are eligible for a waiver. For more information, please read the English Language Proficiency waiver policy. To apply for a waiver, visit here.
  • Internal Assessment (for ROA male citizens already SERVING in the army ONLY) – if you started serving in the army in August 2021 or earlier, you may pass the Internal Assessment, which consists of the Duolingo English Test coupled with a mandatory interview and two on-the-spot essays.

Score Validity and Reporting
You must submit official score reports confirming English language proficiency either from the TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition Test) or IELTS Academic (including Indicator) exams. For AUA application purposes, the TOEFL iBT/IELTS Academic scores are valid only if your test date was less than two years before the application submission date. You must ensure that official test scores are sent to AUA directly from the testing service, using AUA’s institution codes as noted below:

  • TOEFL iBT – 4151
  • IELTS Academic – 40 Baghramyan Ave, Yerevan

Important Notice for Applicants from Lebanon
Due to the recent tragedy in Lebanon, AUA will accept the verbal sections of the SAT and ACT exams in place of the TOEFL iBT or IELTS Academic. We will not require the essay section. However, as the SAT and ACT are not exams that test for English language proficiency, you may be asked to partake in a mandatory interview and two on-the-spot essays. 

* If any of your official test scores are below the minimum targets for the program to which you are applying, you may be offered conditional admission.

3. Math Proficiency

Present valid and official results confirming math proficiency through the SAT or ACT exams. This requirement is optional for Fall 2022 applicants to the English & Communications and Politics & Governance programs. Visit this link for a list of our target scores by program. 

Score Validity and Reporting
You must submit official score reports confirming math proficiency directly from the College Board or ACT. For AUA application purposes, these exams are valid only if your test date was less than three years before the application submission date. Make sure to indicate AUA’s institution codes as follows to ensure proper receipt of the score report:

  • SAT – 7257
  • ACT – 6982 

Math Waiver for Transfer Applicants
If you have taken college level math courses, you may be eligible for a math proficiency waiver. To confirm whether we will waive you of your math proficiency requirement, please email [email protected] with a scan of your university transcript that shows all math courses you have taken along with grades you have received.

4. A scan of the photo and registration pages of your passport (or National ID for Armenian citizens)

5. A photo meeting the online application requirements 

6. Proof of High School Graduation
Submit proof of high school graduation or equivalent. For our applicants in Armenia, this is typically the attestat. Others include:

  • IB diploma
  • AB diploma
  • GCSEs (8 subjects passed with grades of C or higher)
  • A-levels (3 A level exams with a result of C or higher)
  • High school diploma
  • GED: We accept the GED as an equivalency of the proof of high school graduation.  An overall score of 660 (with a minimum of 145 on each section) is required.

Applicants in their Final Year of High School: If you are in your final year of high school, you must submit your current, official transcript that includes courses taken for each year of your high school education along with the grades received. More information about this requirement is listed in the application itself. If admitted, you will then need to submit your official diploma (typically an Attestat for applicants in Armenia) and final transcript to complete your admissions process. This usually happens in July, prior to the start of your AUA studies.

7. Non-refundable Application Fee

After submitting an application, you will see details about available application fee payment options (online, bank transfer, or AUA’s on-campus EasyBank machine). 

   Armenian Citizens*, Armenian Special Passport Holders, and Lebanese Citizens
Early and Regular Admissions 15,000AMD 30,000AMD
 Rolling Admissions 25,000AMD 30,000AMD

* Citizens of the Republic of Armenia also include those citizens mentioned in Chapter 1, Article 6, Clause 3 of the Republic of Armenia Law on Higher and Postgraduate Professional Education.

8. Transfer Applicants
Upload scan(s) of your official transcript(s) for all colleges and universities you have attended to the “Attachments” section of your application. Transcript(s) must include all courses you want to transfer to AUA. You must also upload syllabi for each course you would like to transfer. AUA also accepts certain international standardized exams for transfer credit. Visit our transfer policy for more information.