The Foundation Program is open to all students, national and expatriates who have studied at secondary level in UAE, and have received a national (UAE) Secondary School Completion Certificate at any grade/percentage. It does not apply to students who receive High School Certificate from other systems, such as the British GCSE/IGCSE or American Diploma.
Program Admission Documentation
The following documents will be required during admission:
• An application for admission. Every item on the application must be completed.
• Non-refundable application fee of UAE Dirhams 1,500.
• A certified copy of the UAE High School Certificate.
• Six recent passport-size photographs.
• A photocopy of the applicant’s passport.
• A copy of residency visa (if applicable).
• Official copy of a valid TOEFL or IELTS scores report, if available.
All students applying to this program must take an English proficiency test, such as the TOEFL or IELTS (or any other equivalent test approved by the CAA). The English proficiency test result should have been obtained no more than two years prior to admission to the Foundation Program. Students who have not achieved the minimum passing score (TOEFL score of 400 or IELTS score of 4.0) will be required to complete the English Communication I course.
Students may test out of the English Communications level in the Foundation Program, by taking and passing the appropriate pre-test.
Testing Out Requirements:
- English Communications I– Academic IELTS 4.0 or iBT score of 32 (TOEFL 400)
- English Communications II – Academic IELTS 5.0 or iBT score of 61 (TOEFL 500)
The same applies to equivalent scores attained through one of the other English proficiency tests recognized by the CAA.
- College credits are not given for the Foundation Program, but a Certificate of Completion will be given when the student has passed all the requirements of the program.
- Students in the Foundation Program are not allowed to take any college credit courses.
Former students, whose enrolment at Foundation Program has been voluntarily or involuntarily interrupted/ stopped, including academic suspension or dismissal, must petition the Office of Student Admissions in writing for readmission to the Foundation Program. A committee comprised of the Dean, Program Manager of the Foundation Program, and Registrar, will look into the request and make a decision on a case by case basis. Readmission does not mean automatic transfer of components taken at Foundation Program. Students must present evidence proving that all conditions for readmission have been fulfilled. Students will not need to take components where pre-tests have been passed. The request for readmission must include reasons for leaving the college and reasons for returning. All requests must include current contact information and the semester for which readmission is being requested. If a student is readmitted, his/her account will be reactivated.
Student’s transcripts and course syllabi will be sent to the Manager of the Foundation Program for re-evaluation. In some cases, an interview with the student may be required.
Students who have withdrawn from Foundation Program for reasons of illness must have medical approval from the attending doctor prior to readmission.
Students applying for readmission must be cleared by the Finance Department before the decision to re-admit them is made.
Upon withdrawal, students must know and understand that readmission is not certain and is contingent upon a comprehensive re-evaluation of the student petition.