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Generic FAQs
1- How can I legalize my SCE certificate from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs? 
Please proceed with the certificate to the SCE Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Office, located on the ground floor of the Falaki Academic Center, room G05, weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm and from 9 am to 3 pm during Ramadan. After reviewing it, SEM will proceed to obtain the required AUC authorized signatures. The certificate is then stamped with the official stamp of the School of Continuing Education and returned to the learner within two to three working days, depending on availability of the SCE dean.  

2-What is meant by “CEU”?  
Continuing education unit (CEU) is the standard unit of measurement of individual participation in all noncredit continuing education programs offered by the School of Continuing Education. Each course is assigned a number of CEUs before being added to the course inventory of the Educational Management Information System (EMIS).

One CEU is defined as ten contact hours of participation in "an approved and organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable of direction and qualified instruction." When appropriate, a decimal part of a CEU may be awarded. One contact hour is equivalent to 60 minutes of clock hour interaction between the learner and the class instructor, whether in a classroom, laboratory or a learning experience designed outside the traditional boundaries of an SCE learning facility. CEUs are not expressed past the tenth place, i.e. 1.78 CEU = 1.8 CEU.
 
3- What is IACET?
The School of Continuing Education at AUC was the first school in Egypt to be fully accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET.) The continuous partnership with IACET is a demonstration of SCE's commitment to lifelong learning and the continuous refinement of standards for all SCE offerings. IACET is the only standard-setting organization approved by the American National Standards Institute for continuing education and training (ANSI) to offer IACET CEUs.

IACET accreditation requires compliance with rigorous standards, including continuing education and training organization, responsibility and control, learning environment and support systems, learning event planning, learning outcomes, planning and instructional personnel, content and instructional methods, assessment of learning outcomes, system for awarding CEUs and maintaining learner records, and program evaluation.

4- Who accepts the AUC School of Continuing Education CEUs?
Just like credits awarded by any university in the world and transferred to another, any institution has the right to accept or reject CEUs. If a participant is interested in finding out whether a particular institution or university will accept CEUs completed at SCE, it is advisable that the student correspond directly in advance to check if a particular body accepts IACET CEUs before taking a particular training course.

To check a list of organizations that accept IACET CEUs, click here.

5- What is Banner Self-Service? 

Banner Self-Service is the AUC web-based student information system and web for learners. Through Banner, learners enrolled at SCE have access to information such as registration, drop, adds, grades, term schedules, payment status, PIN update, course description, registration status and individual course schedule. This information is made available through the use of an assigned learner ID number and PIN to log in via the Internet.  

6- Who can use SCE Banner Self-Service and how do you access it?
SCE Banner is available to all learners enrolled at SCE. All you need to access it is the following:
  • Valid learner ID number
  • PIN (Personal Identification Number)

Report any problems logging in to sceregis@aucegypt.edu.

7- What should I do if I forget my PIN? 
If you forget your PIN, complete one of the following:
  1. Email sceregis@aucegypt.edu
  2. Call 16723 from 9 am to 4 pm during weekdays or 8:30 am to 3 pm during Ramadan, except Fridays and Saturdays and national holidays
  3. Visit one of the SCE Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Offices located at AUC Tahrir Square or AUC New Cairo weekdays during working hours

8- What is the use of @sce.aucegypt.edu email since I have my own email?
To ensure effective means of communication, SCE provides all enrolled students with an AUC email account to receive all important updates and emergency notifications. It is extremely important that you always read your new emails to be aware of all urgent updates and registration reminders.

To access your email, visit www.gmail.com and sign in with the credentials provided at the time you registered for the placement test in the sign-in box. Enter your full email address in the username field as “username@sce.aucegypt.edu” and password. You will be required to reset your password the first time you log in.

 

You are urgently requested to activate your AUC/SCE email as soon as possible and within 48 hours. Once you activate it, you may, if you wish, forward it to your own private email account so as to be updated with all notifications.


The AUC/SCE email service will be discontinued when you are no longer active at SCE or if you do not register in SCE programs for more than six months.

In case you need to reset your password, contact SEM by emailing sceregis@aucegypt.edu or calling 16723 (from 9 am to 4 pm on weekdays, except Fridays and Saturdays and national holidays).

9- Where can I get information about available SCE programs? 
For more information on SCE programs, click here or you can receive additional updated information on the desired field of study as follows: 

  1. Email sce@aucegypt.edu
  2. Call 16723 from 9 am to 4 pm on weekdays, except national holidays
  3. Visit the SEM offices at AUC Tahrir Square or AUC New Cairo


10- How can I apply? Do I need to come in person?
Applicants are required to complete an admission application before scheduling the required entrance exam according to the desired certificate or course to be studied, based on the selected date and time appropriate to the student. This can be done in person by visiting the information desk or online by clicking here

In case an applicant is unable to visit the SCE for any reason, someone can apply on their behalf, provided that he or she has all the information required for admission.

In case an applicant is unable to visit the SCE for any reason, someone can apply on their behalf, provided that he or she has all the information required for admission.

11- When do classes meet during the 12-week term?  

- Three CEUs courses 
  • Most classes meet twice a week, each session is one and a half hours long. 
  • Class days are either Monday/Thursday, Sunday/Wednesday or Saturday/Tuesday. 
  • Classes are held either at 3 pm, 4:30 pm, 6 pm or 7:30 pm, in addition to morning classes in selected class sections.

- Six CEUs courses 
  • Most classes meet twice a week, each session is three hours long. 
  • Class days are either Monday/Thursday or Sunday/Wednesday or Saturday/Tuesday. 
  • Classes are held either from 3 to 6 pm or from 6 to 9 pm, in addition to morning classes in selected class sections.

- Nine CEUs courses 
  • Most courses meet three times a week, each session is three hours long. 
  • Class days are either Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday or Saturday/Monday/Wednesday. 
  • Classes are held either from 3 to 6 pm or from 6 to 9 pm, in addition to morning classes in selected class sections.

12- Is there any help available for selecting courses and certificates that suit the applicant's background and career objectives?
Basic certificate and program information is available at the SCE information desk, including certificate structure, course fees and term beginning and end dates. Applicants are welcome to visit the Career Guidance Unit, which assists SCE learners of any age and at any point in their lives in assessing their career possibilities. Additionally, it helps in identifying training related skills, setting their personal and professional goals, and provides career information services necessary for planning, achieving and maintaining employment. This includes information on occupations, skills, career pathways, trends in the labor market and training programs available to meet these goals. The Career Guidance Unit is located on the sixth floor of the Falaki Academic Center, room 601, AUC Tahrir Square. You may contact them at cgu@aucegypt.edu or 02.797.6824.

13- Can students select the course subjects they wish to register in after completing all admission requirements of the desired certificate or program? 
Scheduled certificates/diplomas and programs at SCE have structured subjects. Students are free to select the course for which they wish to register as long as it does not have a prerequisite.

14- How may I access the course description and content before registering in a course?
To access the course description of any course in the scheduled programs, click here. Select the certificate you are interested in and click on any course title to access the course description updated online. You may also access the course catalog from the SCE home page or through Banner Self-Service.

15- Are transportation services provided at AUC? 
The University does not provide any transportation except for students enrolled in programs at AUC New Cairo, for a extra fee. For more information on the service routes available and bus schedule, click here.

16- When should I register in a course I’m interested in studying?
Learners are always encouraged to begin course registration as of two weeks from the beginning date of the current term, until one day before the coming term is scheduled to begin. During that period learners will benefit from a larger selection of course sections and subjects that suit their personal needs and schedules and will benefit from requesting a refund in case they wish to drop a course. Continuing learners should not wait until the results of their current term courses are announced as they will forfeit the above advantages. Learners delaying their registration until the first day of classes will forfeit all of the above advantages and will not be able to receive any course refund for courses dropped once the term began.

17- Can a class be cancelled after a student registered in it and before the term begins? 
Before the first day of the term, classes with low student enrolment are cancelled. During the hold period, students may transfer to another class after seeking help from the division. In such cases students may obtain 100 percent tuition refund or may choose to postpone their tuition fee for the coming term.

18 - Can students pay the term fees in installments or through deferred payment? Full payment of registration fees is required at the time of registration. No individual learners or learners sponsored by third party organizations, who have outstanding financial obligations to SCE, are allowed to attend classes on the first day of the term without settling the full payment of the tuition fees unless authorized by SCE Finance Office.

19 - What happens if after the add/change period a student needs to withdraw from a course?
Learners may withdraw from a course up until the sixth week of a 12-week term, third week in a six-week term or nine days in a three-week term, provided they notify the SEM office. No withdrawals are allowed after that deadline. A grade of W will be recorded on the student transcript and no other course may be added in its place. Learners who withdraw will forfeit all rights to a refund of any portion of the tuition fees. Failure to attend classes does not constitute a formal withdrawal from an SCE course. A grade of S will be recorded for students who stop attending after the deadline of the sixth week of classes or fail to notify the SES office during the withdrawal period.
To withdraw, learners must complete a designated form at SEM, hand in the plastic smart ID and the current schedule ID card in person at the SEM office. For additional information, email sce@aucegypt.edu.

20 - How long will it take me to finish a certificate program? 
It depends on two factors: the number of courses per certificate, and the number of courses that a student registers in, and passes, per term. For example, if the certificate contains 10 courses and the student registers in five courses per term and passes them all successfully, then the certificate can be finished in two terms. However, it usually takes more than two terms to complete 10 courses.

21- How do I get my certificate at the end of the course or program?
Students registered in regular English courses or conversation courses receive their free copy of the certificates at the end of each stage and not at the end of each level of study. For other areas of study, upon completion of the requirements of the course or program in which the student is registered, the student can request their first free copy of the certificate or transcripts as follows:

  1. Email sce@aucegypt.edu 
  2. Call 16723 from 9 am to 4 pm on weekdays, except national holidays
  3. Visit the SEM offices at AUC Tahrir Square or AUC New Cairo

22- How can I find more information on SCE refund policy?
For more information on the SCE refund policy please click here.

23- How do I submit a grievance regarding instructional issues?
All SCE learners have the right to report instructors’ disciplinary actions related to equal opportunities and University policies concerning racial, sexual, ethnic or religious nondiscrimination. The petition/grievance is found at the department and is submitted to the relevant program manager using the form (Form B11-1 September14).  

Departments handle students’ petitions/grievances within five working days of the receipt of the form. Learners are notified in writing by the department of the action taken. A learner may seek resolution at higher administrative levels if the matter is not resolved or if she or he is dissatisfied. All cases are handled with discretion, protecting the learners’ best interests. Anonymous petitions/grievances are disregarded. For more information on grievances please click here

24- What if I want to share feedback or a complaint about other issues at SCE?
SCE aims to operate an effective and fair procedure for dealing promptly and courteously with any complaints or feedback. Feel free to email to sce@aucegypt.edu and rest assured that all complaints are handled confidentially when needed and will be forwarded to the corresponding unit. You will receive a reply within two working days.

25- How much does a course cost? 
It depends on the number of credits or contact hours of a course. For information about fees, click here.

 

26- May I change my schedule after the beginning of a term? 
You are entitled to add and change courses during the first week of the term. You may only add a course if there is space in the course for more students.

 
27- How will I know if my class is cancelled? 
You can check for cancelled classes by contacting the department. The department also sends text messages to learners when a course is canceled and checks with them the options available to move to other courses within the same certificate. You may also ask at the Strategic Enrollment Management Office or call 16723.

 

28- How will a certificate from SCE help me? 
Completion of a certificate program at SCE will help you gain additional job skills and knowledge for your current job, a promotion, or career change to complement a college or university degree. Certificate programs provide an opportunity to examine a new field and demonstrate to others you have the discipline to work toward a specific goal.

 

29- I have a bachelor's degree and am employed. Would a certificate from SCE benefit me?
Yes, certificate programs at SCE offer concentrated study in areas directly applicable to many jobs currently in the market and can add breadth and depth to your existing knowledge and skills. By applying new skills at your workplace, it may also provide opportunities for career advancement.

 

30- What is the use of the Learner Handbook?
The learner Handbook lists all the important information learners need to be aware of about during their course of study at The American University in Cairo (AUC) School of Continuing Education (SCE). The information is based on the updated SCE Policies and Procedures Manual. To review the information listed in the Learner Handbook please click here

 

31- Is it possible to take a course in a shorter period of time? 
Our regular terms are either 12-week or six-week terms. However, if there is a special request from a group of learners (minimum 12) to have the course in a more intensive format during the six-week term, the department can arrange that.  

If you wish to take courses on a more intensive basis, you should revert to our customized programs where the training terms are different. However, the intensive courses that you might take are not equivalent to regular courses and do not lead to a certificate.

 

 
Testing FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about the Standardized English Proficiency Test (SEPT) & Oral SEPT 

 1- What is SEPT?

The Standardized English Proficiency Test (SEPT) is a test that is based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) which is an international benchmark used to describe language ability. SEPT is designed to measure the communicative language ability of individuals for whom English is a second or foreign language. The scores obtained from SEPT are used for placement decisions of learners into the different levels of the School of Continuing Education (SCE) CEFR-aligned English Language Program, Graduate School of Education and School of Business (Executive Education) programs. The scores can also be used for additional purposes such as occupational appointments, promotion, travel abroad and scholarships.
Three language skills are covered by this test, namely listening, reading and writing. These skills address four main contexts of language use as defined by the CEFR – namely personal, social, occupational and educational. For further information about SEPT, click here.

 

2- What is Oral SEPT?

Oral SEPT is designed to measure the speaking proficiency of individuals for whom English is a second or foreign language. The scores obtained from Oral SEPT are used for placement decisions of learners into the different levels of the SCE Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)-aligned English Language conversation program or other oral communication programs. The scores can also be used for additional purposes such as occupational appointments, promotion, travel abroad and scholarships. For further information about the Oral SEPT, click here.

 

3- How do I prepare for SEPT and/or Oral SEPT?

SEPT and Oral SEPT are designed in alignment with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR); so any CEFR-aligned materials would be useful for preparation. 
You can also download a sample of the SEPT and/or Oral SEPT format, to gain information on the test and how to answer during the test, click here.

 

You can as well receive a hardcopy of the SEPT and/or Oral SEPT format from the Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) office, ID card Service unit, at the following locations:

 

- AUC Tahrir Square Campus: 24 El Falaki Street, Bab El Louk, Cairo, Egypt
- AUC New Cairo Campus: Dr. and Mrs. Elias Hebeka Building, Entrance Gate 1 (Visitors Gate), New Cairo, Egypt

 

Working Hours from Sunday to Thursday (8:30 am - 3:00 pm) and (8:30 am - 2:00 pm) during Ramadan

4- Can I only do SEPT and/or Oral SEPT without taking any English language courses?

Yes, you can.

 

5- What is the minimum age to take SEPT and/or Oral SEPT?

You must be at least (15) years old.

 

6- Where can I find information on SEPT/Oral SEPT exam schedules?

To access the schedules online, please follow the below instructions:
a. Visit schools.aucegypt.edu/sce and select “online schedule” click on “Links and Services”
b. Select the desired term from the pull down menu and click “Submit”
c. From “Class Schedule Search” please scroll down the available menu and select the desired test beginning with “SCE – Test …” and finally click “Class search”

 

You can also visit the Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) office information desk at the following locations to review the schedules and register for the tests.

- AUC Tahrir Square Campus: 24 El Falaki Street, Bab El Louk, Cairo, Egypt
- AUC New Cairo Campus: Dr. and Mrs. Elias Hebeka Building, Entrance Gate 1 (Visitors Gate), New Cairo, Egypt

 

Working Hours from Sunday to Thursday (8:30 am - 3:00 pm) and (8:30 am - 2:00 pm) during Ramadan .

 

7- What forms of payment do you accept to pay test fees?

You can pay either by cash, credit cards or online by visiting schools.aucegypt.edu/sce and clicking on “new Students”.

8- What is the test fee refund policy?
Test fees are refundable only if you officially notify the Strategic Enrollment Management office of the withdrawal at least one (1) working day prior to the exam date. For more information on SCE refund policy, please click here

 

9- I have a good English Language; can I be exempted from SEPT and/or Oral SEPT?
In some cases, applicants are exempted from SEPT and/or Oral SEPT as follows:
- Graduate or undergraduate learners of AUC or any other English medium university abroad
- AUC full-time or part-time faculty 
- SCE English language faculty members. Language Department should provide ETAD with the documentation demonstrating the faculty members’ proficiency in English.
- Holders of a valid International English language test score; such as IELTS and/or TOEFL.

 

10- What should I bring on the SEPT and/or Oral SEPT day?

You should bring your SCE examination card and an original, valid photo ID (i.e. a national ID, a passport, or a driving license).  Test takers will not be admitted to the test without an official ID.  For SEPT, you can also bring two soft lead pencils (B2) and an eraser.

 

11- Is there a break during SEPT and/or Oral SEPT?

No; however, in SEPT, you can go to the restroom at any time after the listening part of SEPT has been completed but this time is deducted from your test time (i.e. this time is part of the test and no extra time is given to you in turn!). 

 

12- Can I take notes during SEPT and/or Oral SEPT?

No, you are not allowed to take notes during SEPT and/or Oral SEPT.

 

13- If I finished before the time ends in any part in SEPT can I start with the writing part?

No, you are not allowed to start any part until its start time is announce by the test administrator.

 

14- Can I leave early if I finish the writing part before the time ends in SEPT or I should remain until the test administration is over?

You can leave the testing location early only during the first (30) minutes of the writing part.

 

15- Does SEPT offer accommodations to test takers with disabilities?
Yes, the Evaluation, Testing and Assessment Department (ETAD) is committed to serving test takers with disabilities but you have to inform ETAD at any of its locations (AUC Tahrir Square Campus, room G04A, Falaki building or New Cairo Campus, Dr. and Mrs. Elias Hebeka building), to arrange for the suitable accommodations to your test administration.

 

16- Do you have SEPT online?
ETAD is currently in the process of developing online SEPT.

 

17- If I miss the date or time of my SEPT and/or Oral SEPT, what should I do? 

You will need to register for a new test session and pay the test fees again by visiting the Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) office to select a new test date at the following locations:

- AUC Tahrir Square Campus: 24 El Falaki Street, Bab El Louk, Cairo, Egypt
- AUC New Cairo Campus: Dr. and Mrs. Elias Hebeka Building, Entrance Gate 1 (Visitors Gate), New Cairo, Egypt

Working Hours from Sunday to Thursday (8:30 am - 3:00 pm) and from (8:30 am - 2:00 pm) during Ramadan 

 

18- Can I request a special SEPT and/or Oral SEPT test session on a specific date and time that suits me? 

Yes, this can be done by a prior arrangement through the ETAD office in Tahrir Square Campus (room G04A, Falaki building) or New Cairo Campus (Dr. and Mrs. Elias Hebeka building) after paying extra fees for the special test arrangement. For more information, you can email ETAD at etad@aucegypt.edu

 

19- How long are SEPT and/or Oral SEPT scores valid?

They are valid for six (6) months starting from the date of the test.

 

20- When can I repeat or re-take SEPT and/or Oral SEPT?

You can repeat or re-take the test after a minimum period of (1) month from the last test date.

 

21- I applied for a course from more than six (6) months and would like to continue, should I re-take SEPT again? Or there is an exception?

Learners who were registered in any AUC containing education certificate and did not attend any classes for a 6-month period or more, calculated from the end date of the last term they attended, and wish to resume their studies must apply for re-admission and take all entrance exams once again in the first term following the six-month or calculated period. However, learners who completed a Foundation certificate or AUC continuing education certificate are required to sit for the SEPT if they dropped out for a period of one year or more from the date of completing the certificate. 

 

22- Can I know my weak points based on my SEPT results?

Yes, you can fill a request form from the ETAD’s front desk, room G04A, Falaki building, Tahrir Square Campus or Dr. and Mrs. Elias Hebeka Building, New Cairo Campus; also you can send an email to etad@aucegypt.edu.

 

23- When and where will I know the result?

The date and time of test results are announced in testing rooms by test administrators and are written on your testing card.  As soon as your test result are available on the system, you will receive an automated email at the SCE email created for you at the time you registered for the test. To access your results you will need to activate your SCE email. You can also test receive your test result from the Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Office at the following locations:

- AUC Tahrir Square Campus: 24 El Falaki Street, Bab El Louk, Cairo, Egypt.
- AUC New Cairo Campus: Dr. and Mrs. Elias Hebeka Building, Entrance Gate 1 (Visitors Gate), New Cairo, Egypt

Working Hours from Sunday to Thursday (8:30 am - 3:00 pm) and from (8:30 am - 2:00 pm) during Ramadan

For more information:
1. SCE email (please send a request to sce@aucegypt.edu
2. SCE hotline (16723)

 

24- Can I receive a letter with my test score?

Yes, ETAD offers a “To Whom it May Concern” letter with the test taker name, SID, English level stage and CEFR level along with the description of the stage in which the applicant has been placed. This letter is issued after 48 hours from receiving a test taker’s request through the ETAD’s front desk, room G04A, Falaki building, Tahrir Square Campus or Dr. and Mrs. Elias Hebeka Building, New Cairo Campus. The letter does not show your SEPT score. This letter is free for charge only in the first time. In the event that you want additional letter(s), you have to pay extra fees for each extra copy of this letter.

 

25- Is the “To Whom it May Concern” letter valid for immigration?

It depends on the country so please contact the embassy of the country to which you are interested to immigrate. 

 

26- If my organization wants to test a large group of test takers, what are the procedures? 

Yes, prior to conducting any test for an organization, there must be a testing agreement signed by ETAD and the organization. Additionally, ETAD can conduct its exams at your organization. Please contact: 

Tel. 20.2.2797.6419/6869 – 20.2.2615.1465 
- Email: etad@aucegypt.edu

 

Frequently Asked Questions about the International Exams

1- I am studying at an International University, and we are currently sourcing venues for term examinations, can I take my exam through AUC?

Yes, ETAD is willing to host examinations on behalf of your University at the School of Continuing Education.

- Exam Venue Address:
- The American University in Cairo, School of Continuing Education (SCE) Evaluation, Testing & Assessment Department (ETAD),  AUC Tahrir Square Campus, 24th  Falaki St., Bab el Louk, Cairo, Falaki Building, Room G04B.

- Contact Person Details:
. Tel. (202) 2797-5466
. Email: etad@aucegypt.edu

 

2- Does AUC/SCE offer Cambridge tests?

Yes, the Evaluation, Testing and Assessment Department (ETAD) of the AUC School of Continuing education (SCE) is certified as a test center from Cambridge University, UK to administer all its tests at its venues: 
- AUC Tahrir Square Campus: 24 El Falaki Street, Bab El Louk, P.O. Box 2511, Cairo 11511, Egypt
- AUC New Cairo Campus: Dr. and Mrs. Elias Hebeka Building, Entrance Gate 1 (Visitors Gate), P.O. Box 74, New Cairo 11835, Egypt.

 

3- Where can I receive my Cambridge test results and certificates?

You can receive your Cambridge test results from the EATD office located at:
- AUC Tahrir Square Campus: 24 El Falaki Street, Bab El Louk, Room G04A, P.O. Box 2511, Cairo 11511, Egypt.

 

4- How can I register any Cambridge Main Suite exam (KET/PET/FCE/CAE)?

You can contact the ETAD office located at the SCE Falaki Building (room G04A); specifically: 
-AUC Tahrir Square Campus: 24 El Falaki Street, Bab El Louk, P.O. Box 2511, Cairo 11511, Egypt 
Working Hours: from Sunday to Thursday (8:30 am - 4:00 pm) and from (8:30 am - 3:00 pm) during Ramadan.
Contact Details:

- tel 20.2.2797.6275/6878 - 20.2.2615.1465 
- mobile 010.0923.9011 - 012.2351.0653
- Email: etad@aucegypt.edu

 

  

5- Does AUC/SCE offer Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) for teachers?

Yes, to register for a TKT test, please contact:

- tel 20.2.2797.6275/6878 - 20.2.2615.1465 
- mobile 010.0923.9011 - 012.2351.0653
- Email: etad@aucegypt.edu

 

 

6- How much do Cambridge exams cost?

Please contact

- tel 20.2.2797.6275/6878 - 20.2.2615.1465 
- mobile 010.0923.9011 - 012.2351.0653
- Email: etad@aucegypt.edu

 

 

7- What is the IELTS test?

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It measures the ability of non-native English speakers to use and understand the English language. It covers the four English language skills – namely listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It has two (2) formats:
- Academic for test takers wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels and
- General Training for test takers wishing to migrate to an English peaking country (e.g. UK, Canada, etc…)

 

8- How often is the IELTS test given?

The IELTS test is given on fixed dates. To know test dates you can contact ETAD’s front desk at 20.2.2797-6419 or visit www.idpielts.me.

 

9- How can I apply for the IELTS test at AUC?

To apply for the IELTS test, you can visit www.idpielts.me for online reservation, or you can visit the ETAD front desk at one of the following locations to fill an application and  select a preferable IELTS test date (in this case you have to bring your passport or national identification card). 
- AUC Tahrir Square Campus: 24 El Falaki Street, Bab El Louk, Room G04A, P.O. Box 2511, Cairo 11511, Egypt
- AUC New Cairo Campus: Dr. and Mrs. Elias Hebeka Building, Entrance Gate 1 (Visitors Gate), P.O. Box 74, New Cairo 11835, Egypt
Working Hours from Sunday to Thursday (8:30 am - 4:00 pm) and from (8:30 am - 3:00 pm) during Ramadan.

 

10- How much does the IELTS test cost?

Please refer to the IDP webpage, www.idpielts.me.

 

11- Where can I take the IELTS test at AUC?

At both AUC venues: 
- AUC Tahrir Square Campus: 24 El Falaki Street, Bab El Louk, P.O. Box 2511, Cairo 11511, Egypt
- AUC New Cairo Campus: Dr. and Mrs. Elias Hebeka Building, Entrance Gate 1 (Visitors Gate), P.O. Box 74, New Cairo 11835, Egypt.

 

12- What is the IELTS test format and how long will it take?

The IELTS test takes about three (3) hours to complete. For further information, please visit www.idpielts.me

 

13- What identity should I bring on the IELTS test day?
You should bring the passport or national identity card written on your IELTS application form. Please refer to the IDP webpage, www.idpielts.me for more details.

 

14- When do I receive my IELTS test results?

Your Test Report Form is posted to you thirteen (13) calendar days after your test date. Please refer to the IDP webpage, www.idpielts.me for more details.

 

15- How long the IELTS test score valid for?
IELTS test results are valid for two (2) years from the date of the certificate`es issued.

 

16- How do I prepare for the IELTS test?
The School of Continuing Education offers a preparation course for the IELTS test. You can register for any preparation course through the Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) office at the following locations:
- AUC Tahrir Square Campus: 24 El Falaki Street, Bab El Louk, P.O. Box 2511, Cairo 11511, Egypt
- AUC New Cairo Campus: Dr. and Mrs. Elias Hebeka Building, Entrance Gate 1 (Visitors Gate), P.O. Box 74, New Cairo 11835, Egypt
Working Hours from Sunday to Thursday (8:30 am - 2:00 pm) and from (8:30 am - 2:00 pm) during Ramadan 

In addition, you can practice for the test from here.

 

17- What if I need to postpone or cancel my application of the IELTS test?
You have to contact the IDP office. 
- Address:  31 Omar Bekeir St., off Othman Bin Affan, behind the military academy, Nozha, 11361 Heliopolis
- Telephone:  20.2.27744 -204 / 206 / 308


18- How can I get my hardcopy of the IELTS test certificate?
You can collect your IELTS certificate from the IDP office. 
- Address:  31 Omar Bekeir St., off Othman Bin Affan, behind the military academy, Nozha, 11361 Heliopolis
- Telephone:  20.2.27744 -204 / 206 / 308

 


 
English Courses FAQs
1- How many courses of English language  and conversation English  do you provide? 
 Mainstream  English is divided into  four stages, each stage includes 4 courses. English conversation  is divided into  three stages, and each stage includes 3 courses. 

2- If I am studying an  English at SCE , and I want to take a conversation, do I need to retake the SEPT?
If you have not stopped studying at SCE for more than six months, then you can register for an English conversation course without retaking the SEPT.

3- If I am studying English conversation , and I want to take an  English course, what do I do? 
You have to sit for the SEPT to be placed in the appropriate English course, unless your SEPT score is still valid within six months. 

4- What is the passing grade in the English courses? 
Any grade above 60 percent is a passing grade for any English courses. 

5- If I’m studying English, when do I receive a certificate?
Student registered in English or conversation courses receive their free copy of the certificates at the end of each stage and not at the end of each course of study. Students wishing to receive documentation for the course they are registered in, may request from the Strategic Enrollment Management Office (SEM) a letter of enrollment in English or Arabic after settling the required service fees. The letter will have the course, grade and student attendance.

6- If I am applying for any courses other than English language, do I still need to take the SEPT?
Yes, you need to sit for the SEPT whether you are applying for a certificate or a stand-alone course at SCE.
 
7- What will happen if I don’t achieve the minimum SEPT score needed for admission to my desired certificate program?
You can register for an  English course(s) until the required English proficiency level is achieved, and then apply for the desired certificate. This is except for the Fundamentals of English Language Teaching (FELT) and Professional Certified Trainer (PCT), which mandates that the applicant scores the required level upon admission.


 
Career Developing Offerings FAQs

Under Development

 


 
Youth Offerings FAQs
1- How are students placed in the Youth Summer Program or conversational English for young learners? 
There is no admission test, as this is a summer program and learners are placed according to their school grade.

 

2- Is the July Youth Summer Program identical to the June program? 
The content of the program offerings and activities in each session are different and cater to the needs and interests of students enrolled in both sessions. 

 

3- Why is there a difference in tuition between the Youth Summer Programs at the different AUC campuses?
This difference is due to the duration of each program and the activities included at each of the campuses.

4- Are there homework assignments in the Youth Summer Program? 
As this is a summer educational, cultural and recreational program, no homework is assigned. 

5- Can students choose subjects and activities they wish to participate in? 
The program has a structured daily schedule of subjects and activities, which are offered according to age group. All students are expected to attend classes and participate in activities scheduled for a particular group. 


 
Organization and Customizing Services
1- If a company or an individual wants to have tailor courses taught on or off site, who do we contact? 
The Program and Partnership Department is responsible for coordinating all logistics needed to offer special programs that fit the needs of individuals and companies, and tailors courses either on or off site. For more information please contact the Program and Partnership Department at AUC Tahrir Square, Falaki Building as follows:
sceppd@aucegypt.edu  tel: 02.797.6998/6773

2- Where can learners sponsored by organizations and firms apply and register for regular scheduled courses? 
Learners sponsored by organizations or firms may register through their organization or firm representatives. Representatives need to proceed first to the SCE Student Service Center in the ground floor of the Falaki building, AUC Tahrir Square, during regular office hours.  

3- Do you offer discounts for large groups or corporations? 
Yes. Special discounts can be arranged to be offered to large groups. For testing services please contact the Evaluation, Testing and Assessment Department (ETAD):
02.2797.6869/6857 
Mobile 010.0923.9011 or 012.2351.0653

 

For tailor made and customized offerings, contact the Programs and Partnerships Department:

sceppd@aucegypt.edu or 02.797.6998/6773.