Admission Requirments

Admission requirements for New students

New secondary school graduate students can be admitted according to the following:

1.  Obtaining a secondary school certificate (Natural Science) or its equivalent from a school inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or abroad.

2.  Should not exceed more than five years after obtaining secondary school certificate.

3.Obtaining the required grade specified by the Council of Colleges in the secondary school certificate, General Aptitude Test (GAT) and Scholastic Achievement Admission Test (SAAT) by the National Center Assessment,or its equivalents (Scholastic Assessment Test -SAT) according to the following:

Medicine and surgery:  least 90% in secondary school certificate (GPA) and at least70% in the  General Aptitude Test and Scholastic Achievement Admission Test or 11100 in SAT .

Other majors : least 80%  in secondary school certificate (GPA) and at least  65%  in the General Aptitude Test is and 60% in the  Scholastic Achievement Admission Test or SAT 950.

4. Obtaining the required English language skills in each specialty. Medicine and Surgery College requires at least 40 score in the Oxford test or its equivalent from other standard examination (TOEFL iBT 40, IELTS (ACADEMIC), 3.5  or STEP 62) , and study English program at colleges.

5.  Exhibiting a good conduct and behavior.

6.  Should not be dismissed from other college or university due to disciplinary reasons.

7.  Passing any exam or interview required by the college for admission.

8.  Passing a medical test as required by each specialty by completing the medical examination at the approved hospital.

9. Should provide permission from his/her employer to continue as a fulltime student if he/she is working.

10. Pay non-refundable admission fee ( FEES PAGE ).

11.  Pay tuition fee ( FEES PAGE ) which is non-refundable if withdraw from the colleges

12. Satisfy any other requirements by the colleges that may be announced during admission period.

Note:

Admission to AlMaarefa colleges is very competitive.  It is based on the admission criteria.

Required documents:

1.  Original secondary school certificate (Natural Sciences).

2.  Copy of General Aptitude Test (GAT) score and the Standard Achievement Admission Test (SAAT) score or Scholastic Assessment Test( SAT).

3.  Original copy of English Language test results –TOEFL iBT/IELTS ( ACADEMIC) / STEP- (if available).

4. Copy of valid ID with original for verification.

5. Copy of guardian’s valid ID with original for verification (only for female students).

6. Copy of the guardian’s family book (only for female students).

7.  Four recent photos (6x4).

8. For non-Saudi students from Saudi mothers, a copy of valid ID of the mother and the birth certificate of the applicant.

Admission Requirements for Transferring Students

Transferring students from other accredited Colleges/Universities can be admitted according to the following:

1. Have studied at an accredited college or university.

2.  Obtaining a secondary school certificate (Natural Science) or its equivalent from a school inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or abroad

3.  Satisfy the GPA for transferring students required by the college according to the following table:

No. Major Required GPA 
1 Medicine and Surgery  (3.5/4) or its equivalent out of  5
2 Doctor of Pharmacy (2.75/4) or its equivalent out of  5
3 Nursing, Respiratory Care, Emergency Medical Services .  Computer Science, and Information System (2/4) or its equivalent out of  5

4. Obtaining the required English language skills in each specialty. Medicine and Surgery College requires at least 40 score in the Oxford test or its equivalent from other standard examination (TOEFL iBT 40, IELTS (ACADEMIC), 3.5  or STEP 62) , and study English program at colleges.

5.  Show a good conduct.

6.  Should not be dismissed from other school due to disciplinary reasons.

7.   Passing any exam or interview required by the college for admission.

8.   Passing a medical test as required by each specialty by completing the medical examination at the approved hospital.

9. Should provide permission from his/her employer to continue as a fulltime student if he/she is working.

10.  Pay non-refundable admission fee (FEES PAGE).

11. Pay tuition fee (FEES PAGE) which is non-refundable if withdraw from the colleges

12. Satisfy any other requirements by the colleges that may be announced during admission period.

Note:

Admission to AlMaarefa colleges is very competitive.  It is based on the admission criteria, Students  request course equivalency for what he/she has studied and passed in accordance with the college bylaws.

Required Documents

1.  Original secondary school certificate (Natural Sciences).

2.  Official academic transcript.

3.  Approved academic courses specifications from previous university/college.

4.  Original copy of English Language test results–TOEFL iBT / IELTS( ACADEMIC) / STEP (if available).

5. Copy of valid ID with original for verification.

6.  Copy of guardian’s valid ID with original for verification (only for female students).

7.  Copy of the guardian’s family book (only for female students).

8.  Four recent photos (6x4).

9. For non-Saudi students from Saudi mothers, a copy of valid ID of the mother and the birth certificate of the applicant.