New Students

New Students applications will be considered in 2 cycles for the Fall Term: Early Application Deadline February 28 and Regular Application Deadline July 31. Students who do not satisfy all the requirements for admission in the Early Application phase may be placed on a waiting list, to be decided upon at the end of May.  New Students applications for the Spring Term will accepted by with a deadline of February 14.

Students with the minimum required SAT score and Excellent/Good standing will be automatically accepted, on a first-come first served basis, according to quota. Students with required SAT score and Passing standing will be placed on a Waiting List, to be finalized at the end of the Admission Period.

Applicants to SArD will be considered based primarily on the following criteria:

For a comprehensive list of requirements, see the table below.

Architecture requirements

Lebanese Students holders of the Lebanese Baccalaureate:

  1. Students must have completed and obtained the Lebanese Baccalaureate, or its equivalence approved by the Ministry of Higher Education in the following areas: General Science (GS), Life Science (LS), Economics and Sociology (ES) or Literature and Humanities (LH).
    Note: For students with Economics and Sociology (ES) or Literature and Humanities (LH)] a set of remedial courses in Math and Physics will be required.
  2. Students should have passing general average for their High School Grades 10 and 11 with a minimum of 10% above their school’s average.
  3. Students should have a passing grade average for Math and Physics with a minimum of 10% above their school’s average.
  4. All Applicants should present a SAT I combined score for Math and Critical Reading.

International Students holders of the International Baccalaureate (IB):

  1. Students must have completed and obtained the International Baccalaureate with a High level Math and a Standard level Physics.
  2. Students should have passing general average for their High School Grades 10 and 11 with a minimum of 10% above their school’s average.
  3. All Applicants should present a SAT I combined score for Math and Critical Reading.

International Students holders of the General Certificate of Education (GCE):

  1. Students must have completed and obtained two Advanced levels or equivalence to include an Advanced level in Math and an Advanced Subsidiary level in Physics.
  2. Students should have passing general average for their High School Grades 10 and 11 with a minimum of 10% above their school’s average.
  3. All Applicants should present a SAT I combined score for Math and Critical Reading.

International Students declaring major after their Freshman year:

  1. Students must have completed their Freshman Science requirements with a minimum passing grade of ‘C+’ in all of the required Math and Physics and a General Point Average (GPA) of minimum 3.00.

Fashion Design Requirements

Lebanese Students holders of the Lebanese Baccalaureate:

  1. Students must have completed and obtained the Lebanese Baccalaureate, or its equivalence approved by the Ministry of Higher Education in the following areas: General Science (GS), Life Science (LS), Economics and Sociology (ES) or Literature and Humanities (LH).
  2. Students should have passing general average for their High School Grades 10 and 11 with a minimum of 10% above their school’s average.
  3. All Applicants should present a SAT I combined score for Math and Critical Reading.

International Students holders of the International Baccalaureate (IB):

  1. Students must have completed and obtained the International Baccalaureate.
  2. Students should have passing general average for their High School Grades 10 and 11 with a minimum of 10% above their school’s average.
  3. All Applicants should present a SAT I combined score for Math and Critical Reading.

International Students holders of the General Certificate of Education (GCE):

  1. Students must have completed and obtained two Advanced levels or equivalence [recommended that one AS is in Arts with its portfolio].
  2. Students should have passing general average for their High School Grades 10 and 11 with a minimum of 10% above their school’s average.
  3. All Applicants should present a SAT I combined score for Math and Critical Reading.

International Students declaring major after their Freshman year:

  1. Students must have completed their Freshmen Arts or Freshman Science requirements with a minimum General Point Average (GPA) of 2.50.

Fine Arts Requirements

Lebanese Students holders of the Lebanese Baccalaureate:

  1. Students must have completed and obtained the Lebanese Baccalaureate, or its equivalence approved by the Ministry of Higher Education in the following areas: General Science (GS), Life Science (LS), Economics and Sociology (ES) or Literature and Humanities (LH).
  2. Students should have passing general average for their High School Grades 10 and 11.
  3. All Applicants should present a SAT I combined score for Math and Critical Reading.
  4. International Students holders of the International Baccalaureate (IB):

  5. Students must have completed and obtained the International Baccalaureate.
  6. Students should have passing general average for their High School Grades 10 and 11 with a minimum of 10% above their school’s average.
  7. All Applicants should present a SAT I combined score for Math and Critical Reading.

International Students holders of the General Certificate of Education (GCE):

  1. Students must have completed and obtained two Advanced levels or equivalence [recommended that one AS is in Arts with its portfolio].
  2. Students should have passing general average for their High School Grades 10 and 11 with a minimum of 10% above their school’s average.
  3. All Applicants should present a SAT I combined score for Math and Critical Reading.

International Students declaring major after their Freshman year:

  1. Students must have completed and passed their Freshmen Arts or Freshman Science requirements

Interior Architecture/Design Requirements

Lebanese Students holders of the Lebanese Baccalaureate:

  1. Students must have completed and obtained the Lebanese Baccalaureate, or its equivalence approved by the Ministry of Higher Education in the following areas: General Science (GS), Life Science (LS), Economics and Sociology (ES) or Literature and Humanities (LH).
  2. Students should have passing general average for their High School Grades 10 and 11 with a minimum of 10% above their school’s average.
  3. All Applicants should present a SAT I combined score for Math and Critical Reading.

International Students holders of the International Baccalaureate (IB):

  1. Students must have completed and obtained the International Baccalaureate.
  2. Students should have passing general average for their High School Grades 10 and 11 with a minimum of 10% above their school’s average.
  3. All Applicants should present a SAT I combined score for Math and Critical Reading.

International Students holders of the General Certificate of Education (GCE):

  1. Students must have completed and obtained two Advanced levels or equivalence [recommended that one AS is in Arts with its portfolio].
  2. Students should have passing general average for their High School Grades 10 and 11 with a minimum of 10% above their school’s average.
  3. All Applicants should present a SAT I combined score for Math and Critical Reading.

International Students declaring major after their Freshman year:

  1. Students must have completed their Freshmen Arts or Freshman Science requirements with a minimum General Point Average (GPA) of 2.50.

 Graphic Design Requirements

Lebanese Students holders of the Lebanese Baccalaureate:

  1. Students must have completed and obtained the Lebanese Baccalaureate, or its equivalence approved by the Ministry of Higher Education in the following areas: General Science (GS), Life Science (LS), Economics and Sociology (ES) or Literature and Humanities (LH).
  2. Students should have passing general average for their High School Grades 10 and 11 with a minimum of 10% above their school’s average.
  3. All Applicants should present a SAT I combined score for Math and Critical Reading.

International Students holders of the International Baccalaureate (IB):

  1. Students must have completed and obtained the International Baccalaureate.
  2. Students should have passing general average for their High School Grades 10 and 11 with a minimum of 10% above their school’s average.
  3. All Applicants should present a SAT I combined score for Math and Critical Reading.

International Students holders of the General Certificate of Education (GCE):

  1. Students must have completed and obtained two Advanced levels or equivalence [recommended that one AS is in Arts with its portfolio].
  2. Students should have passing general average for their High School Grades 10 and 11 with a minimum of 10% above their school’s average.
  3. All Applicants should present a SAT I combined score for Math and Critical Reading.

International Students declaring major after their Freshman year:

  1. Students must have completed their Freshmen Arts or Freshman Science requirements with a minimum General Point Average (GPA) of 2.50.