May 20, 2024  
2008-2009 Academic Catalog 
2008-2009 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

2008-2009 Academic Catalog

All the materials included in this catalog have been approved by the university senate and the president.
AUC reserves the right to repeal, change, or amend the rules, regulations, and courses contained in this bulletin at any time.

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Admission Application Target Dates

For consideration for the Winter session of 2009:
Category   Target Date
Non-degree/Study Abroad   September 15, 2008
For consideration for the Spring semester of 2009:
Category   Target Date
Degree seeking undergraduate applicants   October 15, 2008
Readmission undergraduate applicants   October 15, 2008
Graduate applicants   November 1, 2008
Readmission graduate applicants   December 2, 2008
Auditors   1st week of classes
ALI   September 15, 2008
Non-degree/Study Abroad applicants   August 1, 2008
For consideration for the Summer session of 2009:
Category   Target Date
Non-degree applicants   February 15, 2009
ALI   January 1, 2009
For consideration for the Fall semester of 2009:
Category   Target Date
Degree seeking undergraduate   March 2, 2009
  Early admission    
Degree seeking undergraduate applicants   May 15 , 2009
Readmission undergraduate applicants   August 3, 2009
Graduate applicants   April 1, 2009
Graduate readmission applicants   June 15, 2009
Auditors   1st week of classes
ALI applicants   March 1, 2009
Non-degree/Study Abroad applicants   February 1, 2009

Non-Discrimination Policy


The American University in Cairo admits students regardless of race, color, religion, gender, disability or national origin with all rights and privileges to programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the university. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, or national origin in the administration of its academic policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Student Responsibility


Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the information presented in this catalog and for observing all policies and procedures related to their participation in the university community. In addition, AUC has adopted a set of policies and procedures concerning the statutes and regulations on the campus. Copies of these policies and procedures may be obtained at the Office of the University Registrar.

Regulations will not be waived nor exceptions granted based on a student’s lack of awareness of the policies and procedures of the American University in Cairo. Although a number of university personnel (e.g. advisors, faculty members, registrar, departmental staff, and student affairs staff members) assist students, the student is personally responsible for following all policies and meeting deadlines and requirements. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to, academic requirements and the rules listed under the appropriate information sections of this catalog.

Privacy Rights of Student Records


Students have the right to access their own official records. The written consent of the student must be received before personally identifiable data is released from the student’s records to any party other than the exceptions specified below.

While the university is authorized under the United States Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 to release “directory information” about students, AUC does not publish a student directory. Student information is subject to release by the university unless the university has received prior written objection from the student specifying information that the student requests not to be released. Such written objection should be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar.

AUC is authorized to provide access to student records to campus officials and employees who have legitimate educational interests in such access. These persons are those who have responsibilities in connection with the academic, administrative, or service functions of the university and who have reason for using student records connected with their academic or other university responsibilities. Disclosure may also be made to other persons or organizations under certain conditions (e.g. as part of an accreditation or program evaluation; in response to a court order or subpoena; in connection with financial aid; or to US institutions to which the student is transferring).