1. The AUST English Entrance Examination (EEE).
2. The International Paper-Based TOEFL with a score of 550, or Computer-Based TOEFL with a score of 213, or Internet-Based TOEFL (IBT) with a score of 72 (offered at AUST). Applicants should enter the AUST’s code 8593 and ask the Educational Testing Services (E.T.S) to send their scores directly to the Office of the Registrar at AUST. P.O.Box 16-6452 - Beirut - Lebanon.
3. SAT I (verbal reasoning test) critical reading or writing with a minimum score of 500. Applicants should enter the AUST’s code 4973 and ask the Educational Testing Services (E.T.S) to send their scores directly to the Office of the Registrar at AUST P.O.Box 16-6452 - Beirut - Lebanon.
4. American College Training Program (ACT) with a minimum score of 20 on the English test.
5. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score (Overall band) of 6.5 for applicants to the Freshman Level, 7.0 for applicants to the Sophomore Level in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, or to the equivalent classes in other faculties
All candidates who pass in one of the said English exams, other than the AUST (EEE), will be required to take an AUST English Essay Test in order for the University to determine the appropriate English course or / program in which the candidate is to be placed.
Note: Institutional TOEFL scores are not accepted for consideration for admission to any class at AUST.
The AUST English Entrance Exam (EEE) extends over a period of 2 hours 10 minutes; it is divided according to the following table:
|Section||Number of items||Time allowed|
|I. Writing||1 essay||30|
|II. Listening Comprehension||50||30|
|III. Structure & Written Expression||40||25|
|IV. Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension||60||45|
|151 items||130 min.|
Candidates who score between 300–551+ on the AUST English Entrance Exam (EEE) will be placed in (or join) the appropriate English level which extends over a period of 15 weeks according to the following table:
|EEE Score & Essay Rating||Placement Levels|
|300 - 350||Remedial English: it is taken 3 times a week (M-W-F), for a period of 15 weeks (180 hours)|
|351 - 450||Intensive English I: it is taken 3 times a week (M-W-F), for a period of 15 weeks (180 hours)|
|451 - 500||Intensive English II: it is taken 3 times a week (M-W-F), for a period of 15 weeks (180 hours)|
|501 - 550||Writing Skills: it is taken 6 hours per week for a period of 15 weeks (90 hours)|
|551 -||Composition & Rhetoric I: it is taken 3 hours per week for a period of 15 weeks (45 hours)|
The syllabus of the EEE covers the following:
PART I: Writing Section
This section is an essay test that measures composition skills' standards. Students are given one topic which requires no specialized knowledge of specific subject matter. The score received will be the average of the scores given by a committee of scorers.
PART II: Listening Comprehension Section
This section assesses the student’s abilities to understand spoken English. Students should be able to answer what is stated or implied in regular and long conversations. This section is divided into two levels, namely
Level A: Closest in meaning, 20 items.
Level B: Appropriate answer: contextualization
PART III: Structure and Written Expression Section
This section is designed to measure the student’s abilities to recognize language that is appropriate for standard written English, and is divided into two parts:
Part A: Written expression (usage) 15 items on
|order and adjectives||causatives||passive|
|nouns and pronouns||tenses||tag questions|