WHAT WE LOOK FOR
At AUA, we select students who have the skills and ability to succeed in their studies and for whom the University is well suited to their educational and career goals. We are looking for students who demonstrate passion and commitment, are dedicated to enhancing their communities, have the potential to thrive academically, and have a sense of curiosity and desire to learn.
OUR SELECTION PROCESS
After you submit your application, the Office of Admissions conducts a thorough review ensuring that you have met all requirements. This review can take place up to 6 weeks after your application submission. We call this the technical eligibility review. Once the Office of Admissions deems an application complete, it is forwarded to the Undergraduate Admissions Committee (UAC) for a thorough review.
The process of selecting students is done holistically by the UAC. They spend a great deal of time on each application knowing how much time and effort you devoted to applying to AUA. In their review, your school grades and entrance exam scores are extremely important. But they are not the only factors. The committee also considers your extracurricular and volunteer experience, leadership roles, your essays, and an interview if you are invited to one. Once they make a decision, the Office of Admissions will release your application status update electronically within 12 weeks of the deadline date to which you submitted your application.
Decisions made by the Undergraduate Admissions Committee are final and cannot be appealed. For more information, we recommend you review the Undergraduate Admissions Policy at policies.aua.am/policy/132.
As you prepare to submit your application, we want to provide you with a set of guidance related to required entrance exams. Below you can find a list of target scores, auto denial thresholds, and the entering class profile that we hope will be helpful as you prepare to apply.
Important note for applicants applying prior to serving in the army: If you are applying to AUA and may be called for your mandatory military service, the UAC and Office of Admissions will make every effort in expediting your application review and releasing your decision. To request an expedited review of your application, please email [email protected] with your full name, tentative start date of your military service, and a letter from your military office (also known as zincomissariat) with details of your upcoming service.
The target and mean scores are for informational purposes only. You should know that scoring above the target scores does not guarantee your admission to AUA. On the other hand, if you score less, you may be considered for conditional admission.
AUTOMATIC DENIAL THRESHOLDS
If you score at or below the following thresholds, you will be automatically denied admission to AUA.
Note: Fall 2022 applicants to the English & Communications (EC) and Politics & Governance (PG) programs should note that submitting proof of math proficiency is optional. The UAC will conduct a holistic review of your application which includes looking at your academic performance, test scores, extracurriculars and community involvement, essays, and an interview (if you are invited to one). However, note that if you are admitted to EC or PG and petition during your studies to change your major to one that requires math, you must demonstrate math proficiency by taking the ACT or SAT exams (and scoring at or above the targets) or by successfully taking and completing a math course at AUA. This does not apply to applicants who meet the math target scores for other programs at the time of application.
2021 ENTERING CLASS PROFILE
While we have listed target scores above, we think the 2021 entering class profile may be even more helpful. Of all students admitted during the Fall 2021 undergraduate admissions cycle, the below is a list of their mean test scores. As you’ll note, these scores are higher than the target scores. As admission to AUA is competitive, we urge you to study hard and score as best as you can on your entrance exams.
* Fall 2020 data
** Includes home versions of these exams