Special Orientation Program

The remedial program is designed to prepare students who had their secondary education outside of Lebanon and those who have obtained the appropriate Technical Baccalaureate but do not have an academic record that meets the University’s criteria for regular admission.

The Special Orientation Program through its rigorously structured courses provides students with the opportunity to improve their proficiency skills in English, Mathematics, the basic sciences – Physics, Chemistry and Biology - and other remedial courses as needed before enrolling in any of the University’s regular or special programs.

Admission Criteria:

  • Applicants to the Special Orientation Program must be holders of a Lebanese BT Baccalaureate or Thanaweyyah A’ammah.
  • Cases are studied individually, and acceptances are issued upon the recommendation of the Admissions Committee.

Completion of the Program
  • Students have a period of one year to complete the program, and at the end of the year, they may be required to sit for entrance examinations.
  • The student's performance is evaluated through mid-term and final examinations. The final grade is sent to the Office of Admissions and Registration.
  • Upon successful completion of the course, the student may apply for a regular university program or be re-admitted into another Special Orientation Program.
  • Special Orientation Program students are asked to submit a "Petition Form" to the Office of Admissions and Registration, informing about their intentions to join a future major. The "Petition Form" needs to be submitted no later than one month after the commencement of their supposedly final Special Orientation Program semester.