Application Requirements

 

To confirm that your application for admission is complete, make sure that 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. We understand that fulfilling all parts of your application (transcripts, diplomas, etc.) may be difficult at this time given the Coronavirus pandemic, so the Undergraduate Admissions Committees will remain flexible and review delayed application materials on a case by case basis.

However, please note that incomplete applications as of one deadline will be moved to the next deadline. Any incomplete applications as of the rolling admissions deadline will be deemed ineligible.


2. English Language Proficiency

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

  • TOEFL iBT or TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition Tests (target score: 79*)
  • IELTS Academic or IELTS Indicator Exams (target score: 6.5*)
  • English Language Proficiency Test Waiver – Native 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  and application form here.

Score Validity and Reporting
You must submit official score reports confirming English language proficiency either from the TOEFL iBT (including Special  Home 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 code 4151
  • IELTS Academic – 40 Baghramyan Ave, Yerevan

Alternative Assessment for Fall 2021 Applicants
AUA and the Undergraduate Admissions Committee will give preference to applicants who meet English language proficiency through the TOEFL iBT (including Special Home Edition) test, IELTS Academic (including Indicator) exam, or are approved for a Waiver. If you are unable to take any of these exams, we will offer an alternative through the Duolingo English Test coupled with a mandatory interview and two on-the-spot essays. However, if you are admitted to the American University of Armenia through an internal assessment, you risk not qualifying for certain merit-based scholarships and government or other programs that require standardized exams.

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. Fall 2021 applicants to the English & Communications and Politics & Governance programs will be waived from this requirement. Visit this link for a list of our target scores. 

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 code 7257
  • ACT code 6982 

Alternative Assessment for Fall 2021 Applicants
AUA and the Undergraduate Admissions Committee strongly encourage Business, Computer Science, Engineering Sciences, and Data Science applicants to meet our math proficiency requirement through the SAT or ACT exams. However, if you are unable to take one of these exams, we will offer an in-house alternative assessment for Fall 2021 applicants. This internal assessment will include an extended admissions interview to assess your quantitative and mathematical aptitude. Keep in mind that if you are admitted to the American University of Armenia through an internal assessment, you risk not qualifying for certain merit-based scholarships and government or other programs that require standardized exams.

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.

If you are unable to obtain the required documents from your school given the State of Emergency, not to worry. Send it as soon as you are able to obtain it from your school. However, note that your proof of high school graduation is required to complete the admissions process. 


7. Non-refundable Application Fee
For Armenian citizens, Armenian Special Passport Holders, and Citizens of Lebanon:

  • 15,000 AMD

For International Applicants:

  • 30,000 AMD

Application Fee Waiver for Residents of Artsakh

Residents of Artsakh are eligible to receive a waiver to the application fee. To receive a fee waiver, email [email protected] with a scan of your passport confirming you are a resident of Artsakh. Make sure to email your request ASAP and prior to submitting your application. If we approve your request, you will not need to pay the application fee.


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.