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Questions & Answers

What should I bring with me to the registration day?

The list of required documents is available on the Portal.

What is “Orientation”?

“Orientation” is a process to help you get a smooth start at LAU.  It will provide you with the who’s who at the campus and give you a chance to meet with them.  You will have the opportunity to connect with faculty, deans, staff, and students, who will help integrate you into university life, and introduce you to the many services, offices, and opportunities available to you at LAU. Attendance is Mandatory. 

Will I meet with my advisor during Registration?

During Registration, you will meet with your Academic Advisor who will help you select your courses and register them.

Can a friend of mine register my courses?

No! You should register your courses yourself by logging-in to the portal using your personal credentials.

Can I attend on any date during  Registration?

You are assigned a date according to your major. If you cannot make it on that specific date, you still can register on another day but you will miss information and details about your particular major. Your assigned day and time were sent to your phone and email. We strongly advise you not to miss the date, but in case you can’t make it,  please call 01- 78 64 64 Ext. 1923 or 1905 (Beirut) and 2012 (Byblos)

What is the offer of Admission?

It is your Acceptance Letter.

What is the Degree Evaluation Report?

The Degree Evaluation Report shows you the list of courses that you are required to complete in order to graduate from LAU with a B.A. or B.S. degree. It consists of:

  1. Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (LACC)/electives: 34/35 credits. Check the LACC courses in the Academics section of the LAU website.
  2. Major requirements: the number of credits required varies according to the major chosen.
  3. Other electives (if applicable)

All LAU students are expected to graduate within a minimum of 6 regular semesters (excluding freshman year) with a minimum of 122 credits depending on the major pursued.

What is the difference between a full-time student and a part-time student?

If you enroll in 12 credits and more you are considered a full-time student. If you enroll in fewer than 12 credits, you are considered a part-time student.

What is a GPA?

LAU’s grading system uses a series of letters (grades) to which points are assigned. The Grade Point Average (GPA) is the ratio of the number of points gained, to the number of credit hours attempted. Learn more.

What is a credit?

The credit system is an American system that reflects the number of hours of attendance in a specific course. At LAU, a credit reflects the time requirement of an academic course. The majority of courses offered at LAU are three-credit courses that cover 45 hours of lecture per semester (3 hours/week).

Why am I in college?

Choosing to go to college is a life-changing decision, and it’s so much more than the degree you earn. It is one of life’s best opportunities to develop your character and your intellect—with few distractions—through your interactions with faculty, staff, and students and through the exploration of your talents, skills, and curiosities. LAU is the place where it all happens. And our hope is that, by providing a supportive environment for self-discovery, all our students will become, not only successful but also ethical citizens who contribute in new and meaningful ways to their communities and societies. Get involved, try new things, and you’ll get the most out of college.

What is a Liberal Arts education?

“Liberal education is a philosophy of education that empowers individuals with broad knowledge, transferable skills, and a strong sense of values, ethics, and civic engagement. Your specific choice of major matters far less than the knowledge and skills you gain through all your studies and experiences in college. A liberal education includes general education that provides students broad learning in multiple disciplines and more in-depth study in one field.” —The Association of American Colleges and Universities.

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Undergraduate Applicants

Deadline to Apply for Admission

  • Spring 2018: Dec. 22, 2017
  • Regular Fall 2018: Jan. 31, 2018
  • Late Fall 2018: Jul. 15, 2018

Deadline to Apply for Financial Aid 

  • New students for Spring 2018:
    Sep. 22 - Nov. 15, 2017
  • New students for Fall 2018: 
    Nov. 16, 2017 -Apr. 15, 2018

Online F.A. Application
Federal Loans for U.S. Students

Apply for Housing (Dorms)

  • For Spring 2018
    Beirut: Starting December 8, 2017
    Byblos: Starting November 6, 2017

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