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AUBG welcomes students from all nations to begin their education journey

Application Deadlines

Fall 2023 Early Admission
March 1
Fall 2023 Regular Admission
June 1
Spring 2023 Admission
November 1
First Year

First Year

  • Complete AUBG's application form or submit the CommonApp.

  • Write an essay which will help the AUBG Admissions Committee become acquainted with you, understand your motivation for attending AUBG, and determine how well you can express yourself.

    Your essay should be no more than 650 words. It will be evaluated for its clarity, creativity, completeness of response, sentence structure, paragraphing, spelling, grammar, and style.

    The essay should be on one of the following topics:

    • If you could time travel to any time and place, where would you go?
    • Is it better to follow your dream or to investigate the job market when choosing a profession?
    • How do you imagine the ideal AUBG student and how do you fit in liberal arts education?
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, professors, college counselors, and/or academic advisors familiar with your academic performance.

    You can share this template with your recommenders.

  • Submit an official transcript from the last three years of high school.

    If you have already completed high school, submit an official copy of your high school diploma with the final grades. Transcripts may be submitted in English, Bulgarian, or Russian. Translations must be completed by a certified translator and verified by a notary.

    The recommended minimum GPA for applicants is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (4.5 out of six 6 on the Bulgarian scale).

    Your transcript should include:

    • a list of all courses taken,
    • grades earned, and
    • a calcuated annual grade point average (GPA).
  • Submit your official English proficiency test scores. AUBG does not accept personal score reports or photocopies.

    Proof of English proficiency may be waived if you are a citizen of the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada and were primarily educated in those countries or if you completed at least three years of full-time study at an English language accredited high school. Request a waiver from your Admissions Counselor.

    You can register for the Free Institutional English Proficiency Test offered annually.

    English Proficiency Qualifications:

  • Your achievements and awards help us get a better picture of your skills, interests and strengths. Submit copies of the awards you are most proud of, show us your most impressive work, or send a CV that summarizes your story.

    You may use this template.

  • The Admissions Interview is your chance to show your motivation, showcase your achievements, and ask a question to a representative of AUBG!

    The interview may be in-person or scheduled online. Your Admissions Counselor will invite you to the will interview after you upload your high school transcript and English proficiency test score.

  • AUBG does not require SAT or ACT results for admissions or financial aid purposes. However, scores may help you waive two AUBG introductory courses, MAT 100 and ENG 100.

    You can submit your official scores through CollegeBoard or ACT sites.

    AUBG's Institutional Codes

    • CollegeBoard | 2451
    • ACT | 5465
  • In order to be considered for need-based financial aid and need-based scholarships, you must submit an Application for Financial Aid and all necessary supporting documents. You and your parents should read all instructions carefully and be as thorough as possible.

Transfer

Transfer

  • Complete AUBG's application form or submit the CommonApp.

  • Write an essay that will help the AUBG Admissions Committee become acquainted with you, understand your motivation for attending AUBG, and determine how well you can express yourself.

    Your essay should be no more than 650 words. It will be evaluated for its clarity, creativity, completeness of response, sentence structure, paragraphing, spelling, grammar, and style.

    The essay should be on one of the following topics:

    • If you could time travel to any time and place, where would you go?
    • Is it better to follow your dream or to investigate the job market when choosing a profession?
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, professors, college counselors, and/or academic advisors familiar with your academic performance.

  • Submit an official transcript issued from the university or college you are or were enrolled in. Transcripts may be be submitted in English, Bulgarian, or Russian. Translations must be completed by a certified translator and verified by a notary.

    Further information can be found in the Academic Catalog under "Transfer Credit Policy".

    The recommended minimum GPA for applicants is a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

    Transfer credit for work completed at other universities will be limited to:

    • courses completed with a grade of C+ or higher,
    • academic coursework similar to what AUBG offers, and
    • a maximum of 60 credit hours from accredited institutions or institutions recognized by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education
  • For each course you wish to transfer to AUBG, you must submit a class syllabus. Complete the Transfer Evaluation Request Form .

    Each syllabus must include at least the university name, professor details, reading materials, course assessments and assignments, and course outcomes.

  • Submit a copy of your high school diploma with the final grades. Copies must be notary verified and translated into English or Bulgarian by a sworn translator.

  • Submit your official English proficiency test scores. AUBG does not accept personal score reports or photocopies.

    Proof of English proficiency may be waived if you are a citizens of the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada and were primarily educated in those countries or if you completed at least three years of full-time study at an English language accredited high school. Request a wavier from your Admissions Counselor.

    You can register for the Free Institutional English Proficiency Test offered annually.

    English Proficiency Qualifications

  • Your achievements and awards help us get a better picture of your skills, interests and strengths. Submit copies of the awards you are most proud of, show us your most impressive work, or send a CV that summarizes your story.

    You may use this template.

  • The Admissions Interview is your chance to show your motivation, showcase your achievements, and ask a question to a representative of AUBG!

    The interview may be in-person or scheduled online. Your Admissions Counselor will invite you to the will interview after you upload your transcripts and English proficiency test score.

  • AUBG does not require SAT or ACT results for admissions or financial aid purposes. However, scores may help you waive two AUBG introductory courses, MAT 100 and ENG 100.

    You can submit your official scores through CollegeBoard or ACT sites.

    AUBG's Institutional Codes

    • CollegeBoard | 2451
    • ACT
  • In order to be considered for need-based financial aid and need-based scholarships, you must submit an Application for Financial Aid and all necessary supporting documents. You and your parents should read all instructions carefully and be as thorough as possible.

Visiting

Visiting

  • Complete AUBG's application form.

  • Submit an official transcript issued from the university or college you are or were enrolled in. Transcripts may be be submitted in English, Bulgarian, or Russian. Translations must be completed by a certified translator and verified by a notary.

    The recommended minimum GPA for applicants is a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Submit your official English proficiency test scores. AUBG does not accept personal score reports or photocopies.

    Proof of English proficiency may be waived if you are a citizen of the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada and were primarily educated in those countries or if you completed at least three years of full-time study at an English language accredited high school. Request a wavier from your Admissions Counselor.

    English Proficiency Qualifications:

  • Write an essay which will help the AUBG Admissions Committee become acquainted with you, understand your motivation for attending AUBG, and determine how well you can express yourself.

    Your essay should be no more than 650 words. It will be evaluated for its clarity, creativity, completeness of response, sentence structure, paragraphing, spelling, grammar, and style.

    You may use this template.

    Essay Topic:

    • Why do you want to visit AUBG?
Part-Time

Part-Time

  • Complete and submit the Part-Time Application Form.

  • Submit a copy of your high school diploma with the final grades. Copies must be notary verified and translated into English or Bulgarian by a sworn translator.

    If you have not completed high school, submit an official transcript from for the last three years of high school. Transcripts may be be submitted in English, Bulgarian, or Russian. Translations must be completed by a certified translator and verified by a notary.

    The recommended minimum GPA for applicants is a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Submit your official English proficiency test scores. AUBG does not accept personal score reports or photocopies.

    Proof of English proficiency may be waived if you are a citizen of the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada and were primarily educated in those countries or if you completed at least three years of full-time study at an English language accredited high school. Request a wavier from your Admissions Counselor.

    English Proficiency Qualifications:

Readmission

Readmission

  • In one or two pages, describe what you have done since you were last enrolled at AUBG and why you believe this is an appropriate time for you to return. If you left AUBG because you were academically suspended, please include information about the steps you have taken to ensure your improved academic performance. You may attach supporting documents to strengthen your case.

  • Submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, professors, college counselors, and/or academic advisors familiar with your academic performance.

  • Submit a copy of your high school diploma with the final grades. Copies must be notary verified and translated into English or Bulgarian by a sworn translator.

  • In order to be considered for need-based financial aid and need-based scholarships, you must submit an Application for Financial Aid and all necessary supporting documents. You and your parents should read all instructions carefully and be as thorough as possible.

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How to send your scores

  • Login to ETS to send your results to AUBG using our institutional code 2451

    Learn more here.

  • Upload your IELTS TRF (Test Results Form) to your online application.

    Learn more here.

  • Login to englishtest.duolingo.com and navigate to the "Send Results" button. Select the American University in Bulgaria.

    Learn more here.

  • Upload your CAE results to your online application or email your CAE reference number and date or birth to your admissions counselor.

    Learn more here.

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Admissions Decisions

The American University in Bulgaria continually strives to notify prospective students of admissions decisions. Once the Admissions Office has received all required documents, the Admissions Committee will consider the student's application. The student will be officially notified of the Committee's decision via email and post to the mailing address provided in the application form.

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