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Undergraduate Freshman Applicants

You are a freshman applicant if…

You have completed 12 years of schooling and hold ONE of the following diplomas:

If you do not fit the above description, check if you are a sophomore applicant. 

Before you apply 

Step 1: Choose your track

It is important that you choose the right major by combining what you like to do with what you are good at. View the majors LAU offers, and if you need help with choosing your major, this page might help you. Since your are applying as a freshman, you will enroll either in the freshman Arts or freshman Science depending on the major you choose. Do not worry, if you are not certain about your choice of track, the below table will help you: 

Major Freshman Program
Arabic Language and Literature Arts or Science
Architecture Science
Bioinformatics Science
Biology Science
Business Studies Arts or Science
Chemistry Science
Civil Engineering Science
Communication Arts or Science
Computer Engineering Science
Computer Science Science
Economics Arts or Science
Electrical Engineering Science
English Arts or Science
Fashion Design Arts or Science
Fine Arts Arts or Science
Graphic Design Arts or Science
History Arts or Science
Hospitality and Tourism Management Arts or Science
Industrial Engineering Science
Interior Design Arts or Science
Mathematics Science
Mechanical Engineering Science
Mechatronics Engineering Science
Multimedia Journalism Arts or Science
Nursing Science
Nutrition Science
Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinated Program Science
Performing Arts Arts or Science
Petroleum Engineering Science
Pharmacy Science
Philosophy Arts or Science
Political Science Arts or Science
Political Science/International Affairs Arts or Science
Psychology Arts or Science
Social Work & Community Development Arts or Science
Television and Film Arts or Science
Translation Arts or Science

Step 2: Check the deadlines 

Applying for… Deadline
Late admission for fall 2024 July 31, 2024
Financial aid application for fall 2024 - New students  Deadline passed
Athletic Scholarship for fall 2024 Deadline passed

Step 3: Prepare the required documents and pass entrance exams

All applicants are required to submit:

  1. A recent passport-size photo.
  2. A clear photocopy of your identity card or passport (of the nationality to be used in the registration process at LAU).
  3. A clear photocopy of your Family Civil Status record (For Lebanese and Arab nationals)
  4. Official transcript from schools you attended in the last three years. If your grades from the last year or semester are not available when you apply, they should be sent as soon as they are available. 
  5. Certified copies of all official certificates or diplomas when available.
  6. Official SAT I scores. Learn how to send your SAT scores.
  7. Proof of English proficiency by submitting one of the below:
  8. If you are a U.S citizen or U.S. Green Card holder you must submit along with the application the W-9S form that can be downloaded from the IRS website, with proof of your social security number. With this information, LAU is able to provide U.S. students (or parents of dependent students) with Form 1098-T that is used for American tax related purposes.
  9. Permission from the Equivalence Committee of the Lebanese Ministry of Education to enroll in the freshman program.
  10. Ability to declare a major in a B.A. or B.S. program and joining the sophomore class will only be done once you satisfy both 1) the Lebanese Baccalaureate equivalency requirements set by the Lebanese Ministry of Education and 2) the freshman requirements set by LAU.

Learn how to prepare your documents to upload them on the online application. 


Step 4: View the financial aid and scholarships packages

Learn how to finance your education at LAU. 

How to apply

Step 1: Fill out and submit your application

Prepare your documents and apply online. You can do so through the LAU online application or via Common App:

Step 2: Activate your Portal

After you apply and you pay your application fees, you will receive an email within 3 to 10 working days to the email address you filled out in your admission application. This email will contain your unique username and tentative password and the steps you need to follow to activate your Portal account. 

The LAU Portal is a personalized online platform, log in to be able to:

Questions? Please contact the Admissions Office.

Step 3: Apply for financial aid and scholarships

Learn how to finance your education, and take a look at the financial aid and scholarships packages at LAU. 


If you are an international student, please contact the Office of International Services for a smooth start.

On your Portal, view your admissions package:

Questions? Please contact the Admissions Office.