Course Registration

Course Registration for New Students

Newly-admitted students who have a TOEFL score of at least 500, iBT 61, or IELTS Band 5, will be allowed to register for between 9 and 18 credit hours according to their study plan. Newly- admitted students who have a TOEFL score of between 480 and 499, iBT 54 - 60, or an IELTS Band 4.5, will be allowed to register up to nine credit hours according to their study plan, subject to concurrent registration in the Advanced Level of the Intensive English Program (nine hours per week), which is offered by the College of University Requirements and Academic Counseling.

Newly-admitted students who have a TOEFL score of between 450 and 479, iBT 45 - 53, or an IELTS Band 4, will be allowed to register for up to six credit hours according to their study plan subject to concurrent registration in the Intermediate Level of the Intensive English Program (15 hours per week) which is offered by the College of University Requirements and Academic Counseling.


Newly-admitted students who have a TOEFL score less than 450 or 45 iBT, or less than Band 4 of IELTS, will be allowed to register for a three credit hours course according to their study plan subject to concurrent registration in the Lower Level of the Preparatory English Program (15 hours per week) which is offered by AUST Continuing Education Centre.

Intensive English Program Requirements for New Students

TOEFL (Paper-Based) TOEFL (iBT) IELTS (Academic)  Number of IEP Hours Required
Number of University Credit Hours Permitted
500 or more 61 5 None 9-18
480-499 54-60 4.5 9 Not more than 9
450-479 45-53 4.0 15 Not more than 6
Below 450 Below 45 Below 4 15 3

Important: Students are allowed to complete at most 15 credit hours before fulfillment of English Language Proficiency. If they complete 15 credit hours without achieving 500 score in TOEFL, they will be allowed to register only in the appropriate IEP program for the next semester. If the student does not achieve the 500 TOEFL score during 3 semesters after his/her admission, the Council of the College may consider dismissal of the student from his/her program. In this case, the student may be allowed to transfer to a program taught in Arabic if he/she satisfies its admission conditions.

Once a student’s selected courses have been approved by the academic advisor, and on payment of the tuition fees, the student will be given a timetable which states the name of the courses, the schedule of classes, the name of the lecturer and the number of the classroom or laboratory in which the course is held.
The offer of admission may be canceled if the student fails to finalize his/her registration during the registration week.

Course Registration for Continuing Students

Colleges encourage non-warned students (see Section 9 for an explanation of the academic warning system) to use the early registration period to select courses in consultation with their academic advisor. The early registration period is specified in the academic calendar. Warned students and students who did not benefit from the early registration phase can register during the registration week. See the academic calendar. Registered AUST students may take some courses