• *** Administration office hours are 8am - 5pm
  • *** The University will be closed on Thursday, September 21, 2017 to celebrate the Islamic New Year
  • *** Withdrawal deadline for Fall 2017 semester is on November 9, 2017
  • ***Senior’s meeting with the registrar regarding Degree Audits completion (September 18 – October 19)
  • *** AUD ID cards for new students will be available in the Registrar’s Office starting Sunday, September 17, 2017
  • *** Fall 2017 semester starts September 04, 2017 and ends December 21, 2017
Academic Proficiency Assessment
As previously noted, selection of students for admission into degree programs of study is based on an individual evaluation of each applicant’s capability or potential for successful completion of the program. To assist the institution in academically advising students, assessment of academic proficiency is required for all undergraduate first time applicants and transfer students who have not satisfied the institution’s English/Mathematics requirements. AUD will use the results of this assessment to determine appropriate academic placement and the need for developmental course work.
If it is determined that a student does not possess the minimal standards of proficiency in language, reading or mathematics, he or she will be enrolled in the appropriate developmental course.
Developmental Studies
Developmental studies courses enable the university to accept students (either into mathematics courses or the Intensive English Language Program [IELP]) who require academic support to develop basic academic proficiency in the areas of Mathematics and English. Students in the IELP Program have not been accepted into the university as degree candidates.

Enrollment in all developmental courses is determined by placement exam scores. Developmental courses carry no university credit; however, these courses will appear on the student’s transcript and will be calculated in a student’s academic progress. “P” is the minimum passing grade in all developmental courses.

First year incoming students who are placed into ENGL 100 (Developmental English) must matriculate as follows:
  • In the first semester, students will take ENGL 100 + UNIV 100 + three other courses from a pre-approved list;
  • Students are required to successfully complete all developmental courses (ENGL 100, MATH 090, MATH 100, UNIV 100) within their first 30 hours;
  • Students who fail to successfully complete their developmental courses within one year of initial registration will the next term in which the student is enrolled be limited to only those developmental courses remaining for completion. Failure to successfully complete these courses within two additional terms of enrollment will result in dismissal from the university. 
Intensive English Courses (IELP)
Descriptions for the following Developmental English courses (non-credit) are listed under Center for English Proficiency Program section.
  • IELP 096 Basic Intensive English
  • IELP 097 Low Intermediate Intensive English
  • IELP 098 High Intermediate Intensive English
  • IELP 099 Advanced Intensive English
ENGL 100
Students accepted into the university as degree candidates, but who do not achieve a sufficiently high score on the ACCUPLACER™ or another internationally-recognized exam, are placed in ENGL 100. This is a non-credit course.

ENGL 100 | Developmental English
Prerequisite: IELP 099 with a grade of P+/P and placement by ACCUPLACER™, or other internationally-recognized exam | F, S, SI, SII

The last of the five non-credit English courses, ENGL 100 prepares students for university level English classes. It focuses heavily on mastering basic writing skills - creating a thesis statement, providing specific and relevant support, using transitions and other paragraphing conventions and proofreading for accuracy in spelling, grammar and punctuation. Students in ENGL 100 may take four other courses concurrently with ENGL 100.

Mathematics Courses

MATH 090 | Developmental Mathematics I
Prerequisite: placement by ACCUPLACER™ | F, S, SI, SII

The first of two courses designed to provide students with the prerequisite for required mathematics courses at AUD. The topics covered include: algebraic expressions, basic geometry, linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables, systems of linear equations. 

MATH 100 | Developmental Mathematics II
Prerequisite: placement by ACCUPLACER™ or a grade of P+/P in MATH 090 | F, S, SI, SII

The second of two courses designed to provide students with skills that are prerequisite for required mathematics course at AUD. The topics covered include the algebra of polynomials, rational expressions and radicals, nonlinear equations and inequalities, functions and graphs and applications.

Computer Proficiency Examination
Students who believe that on the basis of computer proficiency acquired prior to joining university they should be exempt from taking COMP 101 may sit for the AUD Computer Proficiency Examination. If exempted, the student will be required to substitute COMP 101 with COMP 103 or ENGG 140. Students applying to any of the Engineering majors, are required to take the university’s computer Proficiency Exam prior to their first term of admission into Engineering. A student who fails the Exam will be required to enroll in and pass COMP 101 within his/her first term of admission. In such cases, COMP 101 will not count towards any of the School of Engineering program (Engineering majors are not required to substitute any course if they have been exempted from COMP 101).

COMP 101 | Introduction to Computers
This course develops students’ skills and critical thinking abilities that will enable them to understand computers and computer technology, trouble shoot problems, and improve their understanding of Information Technology applications in many career paths. This course builds a foundation for success in computer applications by introducing students to fundamental technology concepts such as Internet services and architecture, Data Security, Database Management System, and giving students essential computer skills.