Students from accredited institutions of higher education may apply for admission in an AU program in the same field of study if they have been of good academic standing, i.e., their Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is a least 2.0 on a scale of 4.0, or the equivalent, and if (they have not been subjected to academically or disciplinary dismissal).
However, students who have not been of good academic standing (i.e. those with a CGPA of less than 2.0 on a scale of 4.0) will be allowed to transfer only to programs in a field distinctly different from the one in which they were enrolled at the institution they previously attended. Any transferred student is required to meet the English Language Proficiency condition and present valid certification.
The transfer of credited courses is considered for students who are transferring to a similar program to the one studied previously if:
If the transfer of a student with a CGPA less than 2.0 is accepted in a program within a different field of study, the transfer of credited General Education courses may be considered if points 2-4 listed above are fulfilled.
Only grades obtained from courses taken at AU will be taken into account in the calculation of a student’s CGPA, i.e.: grades obtained from transferred courses at the previous institution will not be taken into account in the computation of the CGPA at AU.
It is important to note that AU does not grant transfer students a degree unless they successfully complete at least 50 percent of the credit hours of the program, including the majority of the final year courses at AU.