Admission Requirements and Procedures

The Admissions Committee will compile a dossier of documents to be considered for student’s application to the university. To complete the dossier, applicants must submit all the following:

  • An official application to join the university programs
  • Two (2) recent passport-size photographs
  • A photocopy of the identity card or passport
  • A certified copy of the Lebanese Baccalaureate Certificate, or its equivalent
  • A report and recommendation from each of the schools attended during the past three years
  • The English entrance (or placement) examination (EEE) result
  • An English Entrance (or placement) Examination fee of L.L. 50,000
  • An application fee of L.L. 40,000

The applicants file must be fully completed before the date announced by the Admission Office. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the committee. Any documents submitted to the Admissions Office will be property of the university and may not be reclaimed by the applicant.

The application is valid only for the academic year to which the applicant is applying.

The Admissions Committee will inform the applicant of its decision.


Applicants to the Sophomore Class must hold the Lebanese Baccalaureate or its equivalent. The university receives applications on dates announced by the Admissions Office. Applications are processed three times a year, for the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

The Admissions Office provides notification of the time and place of the required entrance examinations.


Applicants who do not meet university admission requirements may be granted probational admission upon the recommendation of the Admissions Committee. This acceptance continues until the end of the first regular semester. The probation is removed when university admission requirements have been fully met.


Students who fail to meet CITYU’s established academic standards will be placed on probation. The probation period may last for only two regular semesters.

An academic warning will be issued to a student at the end of a semester in case the student’s AGPA falls below 2.0 (70%).

The warning may be issued twice and, if the student during the said period was unable to improve his/her AGPA to above 2 points, then he/she will be subject to suspension of study or advised to change major.

The academic warning will appear on the student’s transcript and will be sent to the student with a copy to his/her parents or guardian. As a result, the student during the following semester will not be allowed to register for more than 12 credit hours. Should the student’s AGPA continue to be less than 2.0, the maximum credit hours for the subsequent semester will be reduced to 9 hours.


The student’s transfer process may fall into one of the following two types:

  • Transfer from one major to another within the same Faculty, or to a different Faculty within CITYU.
  • Transfer from another college or university to CITYU.

In the first case, the student must apply for the transfer process and obtain the approval of the Director. The academic advisor will decide which courses can be transferred to the new major after consultation with the concerned Faculty.

In the event the student is transferring from another college; the following criteria should be met:

  • The student must be transferring from an accredited college or university.
  • The student’s transcript must be sent directly from the college or university to CITYU’s Admissions Office.
  • The equated courses taken in the previous college or university will be transferred to the student and appear on his/her transcript, carrying the letter “T”, provided that the equated course grade is “C” and above, and the course syllabus corresponds to CITYU’s syllabus for that particular course.
  • The maximum number of credit hours the student is entitled to transfer will not exceed 50% of CITYU’s curriculum for that particular major.

Students enrolled at CITYU taking courses at other universities

A full-time student studying at CITYU may be permitted to cross-register for a course at other recognizable university if all of the following conditions are met:

  • Required by CITYU
  • Not offered at CITYU during the semester at the end of which the student expects to graduate
  • Equivalent to the course that CITYU offers
  • To seek the approval of the chairperson and the registrar to cross-register

The student has the right to suspend his/her study for two consecutive semesters, during which he/she may resume his/her study without any penalty. If the student fails to resume study after two consecutive semesters, then he/she has to register again as a new student. The student may exercise such right only once per program of study.


Student’s Acts Requiring Disciplinary Action

  • Any disturbance by a student during lectures in the classrooms, laboratories, library, or any place within the premises of the University.
  • Any act committed by a student and considered as misconduct or immoral by the Disciplinary Committee.
  • Any act which causes damage to University property of any type.
  • Any aggressive behavior against University employees.
  • Any act which causes damage to the computer equipment and network.
  • Deliberately not attending lectures and/or not performing class work related to any course.
  • Violating the examination rules as set by the Administration.
  • Any act of cheating, attempting to cheat, or helping others to cheat.

The Disciplinary Committee reserves the right to impose the following measures, as appropriate for each case:

  • Drawing the student’s attention to the problem, either orally or in writing.
  • Issuing an oral or written warning.
  • Denying the student the right to attend certain lectures.
  • Suspending the student for one week.
  • Failing the student in the course.
  • Suspending the student for one semester.
  • Dismissing the student from the university.
  1. The student has the right to appeal any decision taken against him/her by the Disciplinary Committee.
  2. The student has the right to petition any grade given to him/her at the end of the semester within one week of the posting of the grade.