Admissions COVID-19 Information and FAQs

As we all face the Covid-19 situation around the world, many aspects of regular life seem to have been interrupted. AUP has reacted quickly and taken measures to ensure that our community of global explorers is safe and that our daily operations continue.    

We are still accepting applications for the Fall 2020 Semester with several modifications to our existing procedure as explained in the questions below.

Prospective Students

Can I visit the AUP campus?

Since Monday March 13th, AUP has been closed to the public and to current students, switching completely to remote learning for the Spring 2020 Semester.

If I can’t visit the AUP campus for a tour and information session, what are my other options?

Following the temporary suspension of tours on campus, there are still ways to virtually visit AUP. We encourage you to visit AUP’s digital campus where you can listen to our daily morning podcast and learn about AUP’s switch to remote learning and working through our Explore and Discover section. You can also check out our online campus tour here and at any time you can contact the Admissions Office at:            

Is AUP still accepting applications for the Fall 2020 Semester?

Yes. We are still accepting applications on a rolling basis for undergraduate and graduate studies for the Fall 2020 Semester with several modifications to our existing procedure as explained in the questions below.  

Will there be any changes to the fall semester?

It is our intention to deliver the 2020/21 academic year in person. We anticipate beginning the fall semester later than usual, likely at the end of September, to align with the French university schedule and maximize the opportunity for our international students to secure the necessary visa permitting them to study in France.


What should I do if my school is now closed and I am unable to provide transcripts?

Most schools are still open, but remotely. Please see if you can log on to your school portal and download an unofficial transcript. However, we will also accept scans of your transcripts from home.  Please remember we will ask to see the official transcript when you start your studies, if you are accepted.

What should I do if my exams have been cancelled?

We completely understand in the current climate that certain exams such as the IB Diploma Program will no longer be held. Please provide your last three years of transcripts (unofficial or official) and any mock exam results.  Please also provide any official grades that are issued in place of exams. We will ask to see the official transcript when you start your studies, if you are accepted.

What should I do if I can’t take a standardized test?

Some providers have moved to online tests in certain countries. Please look at the provider’s websites. AUP considers a variety of criteria in order to make informed, accurate admissions decisions.  Highlight certain strong points of your application and make sure that all of the other required sections of your application are complete.

My school is closed and I am having difficulty in providing letters of recommendation. What can I do?

For undergraduate studies, only one of your letters need to be from a teacher/professor. Please consider reaching out to your counselor. We accept the second letter from someone who can comment on your life outside of school such as volunteering, sports, music or some form of employment. 

My application is incomplete for a reason beyond my control. What should I do?

Please send us a message and we will work with you and the AUP Admissions Committee to establish the best way forward.

English Test: I study in an institution where English is the language of instruction. Do I still need to submit this requirement?

The Admissions Committee will decide whether or not to waive the English test after you have completed your application and submit this requirement.                 

How do I check my application status?

You can check your application status by logging in to your application portal.

I have three pages of transcripts to submit, but I can only upload 1 page. How do I upload the other two pages?

You can make only one upload per requirement. If you have several pages for a requirement, transcripts for example, you must merge all the pages into one PDF file (not more than 2 MB) and upload. 

After I create my account, I have to verify my email to continue with the application process. However, each time I click on the link, it says that the link has expired. How do I verify my account?

After you have requested for a link to be sent to you, you have to wait for a while. If you have requested for the link several times, you have to wait until you receive the final link before you click on it.

When will I receive the Admissions Decision?

You will receive the Admissions Decision approximately two to three weeks from the date your application is complete. If you have not heard back from us after this time, please check your application status by logging in to your application portal, or contact your Admissions Counselor.

Admitted students for Fall 2020

Is the Confirmation Deadline still May 1st?

No. We completely understand that this is a time of anxiety and uncertainty. For this reason, AUP has extended the Confirmation Deadline to June 1st for all degree-seeking and independent visiting students. For all students participating in our Freshmen Partnership Programs as well our Study Abroad exchange programs the Confirmation Deadline is now June 15th.

What will happen with my AP, IB credit as well as advanced standing credit from A Levels, the French Baccalauréate, German Abitur and other national exams?

Due to the COVID-19 interruptions around the world, AUP will be re-examining its credit awarding and advanced standing policies for Fall 2020. AUP’s team of Academic Advisors will work with students on a case by case as they prepare for their arrival so that students are treated as fairly as possible and are ready to start their studies in the Fall.

Where can I go if I have a question and I can’t seem to find the answer on the AUP Web Site?

Every admitted student is assigned to an individual Admissions Counselor who acts a single point of contact for all of your questions and concerns. Always feel free to reach out to your counselor and if you are unsure, please send an email to and we’ll take care of the rest. 

Can I set up an appointment to speak with my Admissions Counselor via telephone or video chat?

Of course! Your admissions counselor would be more than happy to set that up. Simply contact them and ask or email


I am a parent of an admitted student for Fall 2020. Is there a dedicated office at AUP to which I can direct any questions and find out more?

Yes! Our Parent Relations Office serves as a connection to AUP’s campus and would be happy to hear from you. There is much more information here:

Financial Aid

Where can I direct questions about applying for AUP institutional Financial Aid for Fall 2020, or question about my current award?

As with all other questions concerning Fall Admission, your Admissions Counselor is responsible for guiding you through the Financial Aid process. If you are unclear as to which is counselor is responsible for your file, please email Admissions at :

Have I missed the deadline to apply for Financial Aid for Fall 2020?

No. There is still time to submit your financial aid application and if you haven’t yet done so, you are encouraged to complete it. We base our financial aid awards many different factors, and although awarding for Fall 2020 began in February, there is still scholarship money available.