Arab East Colleges

Admissions

Admissions

General guidelines:

Applicants seeking to enrol in a masters programs are required to hold a bachelors degree or its equivalent from a recognised university with at least a GPA of “B”, applicants with a “C” GPA and at least “B” grade in core courses maybe considered. Applicants must also submit a letter of good conduct. The college board —with recommendation from an academic department council— may include other terms for enrolment when deemed necessary. An academic department council is permitted to enrol an applicant in a program different to their undergraduate program in accordance with an established set of terms. An academic department is permitted to require an applicant to attend a set of supplementary courses with the following conditions: Supplementary courses should not exceed two semesters. A supplementary course has to be passed on the first attempt with at least a grade of “C”. An overall grade of at least “B” has to be achieved for all supplementary courses. Applicant shall not enrol in a graduate program until passing all supplementary courses. An academic department is permitted to enrol the applicant in a graduate program if only one supplementary course remains. Time required to fulfil supplementary courses will not count towards the time required to complete a graduate program. Supplementary courses’ grades do not factor into a students graduate GPA. For programs where english proficiency is required, a TOFEL or IELTS exam grade must me submitted or their equivalent. Student can forgo this requirement if undergraduate studies were taught in english or if the student passes a test set by the college.

Required Documents:

The following documents must be submitted when applying to the Colleges:

Before admission is finalized, the applicant must present the original of each of the previously mentioned document to the admissions department for verification.

Admission Process:

Academic departments are responsible for application review and applicant admittance in coordination with Admissions department. The Admission process is as follows:

  1. Applicants submit a complete application to the Admissions department at the start of the second week up to the end of the fifth week of the semester that precedes the start of the program.
  2. Admissions department forwards applications to the appropriate Academic department no later than the end of the sixth week of the semester that precedes the start of the program.
  3. Academic department boards tasked with reviewing applications give their recommendations no later than the tenth week of the semester that precedes the start of the program. The applications are returned to the Admissions department within two weeks of the boards recommendation.
  4. The Dean of the College issues final acceptance decisions.

Transferring to the Colleges:

A student may transfer to the Colleges from a recognized university or college based of the recommendation of the academic department’s board and approval of the College board, taking into account the following:

Study method at the Colleges:

Study towards a Masters degree is achieved through two methods:

  1. Through courses and thesis.
  2. In programs of practical nature it is done through courses and a research project that accounts for at least three credits.

Graduation and Grade Requirements:

A student graduates after completing all degree requirements and achieving a GPA of at least "B".