Prospective students seeking admission to YU’s undergraduate programs must have completed high school within the last five years. In addition, they must:
- Provide a graduation certificate from a Saudi or recognized international secondary school with an average score of 75% for the BBA program and not less than 80% for all other undergraduate degree programs.
- Score at least 65% on the General Aptitude Test administered by the National Center for Assessment in Higher Education.
- Take the placement test on the date indicated.
- Fulfill any other requirements by the admissions officer at the time of application.
High school grades and the results of the aptitude test will be weighted (60/40 respectively), so that any applicant whose performance in either requirement falls below the standard may receive consideration upon the basis of superior results in the other.
Applicants who provide original documentation showing a minimum TOEFL score or 513 or equivalent (CBT 183, iBT 65), or IELTS Academic Test 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each section) will be exempted from the English placement test. In order to be accepted, test scores must be no more than three years old.
Any student with an IELTS Academic total band score of 5.5, with three of the four component skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) at 5.0 but a score of 4.5 in the other, will be required to complete the SILC module pertaining to the skill area receiving the low score. Such students will be assigned to take levels 7 and 8 (orientation 4 and 5) in that section, without a placement test, but shall be exempt from all other requirements of the English language orientation program.