Admissions & OTME
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If I graduated from an English speaking high school, do I need to submit a TOEFL/ English Placement test score?

I did not do the SAT 1. Can I take the University's Entrance Exam?

I did not do the TOEFL and /or the SAT 1. Can I take the University's English Exam?

What are the required scores in the International TOEFL and the EET?

I am very weak in English. Can I still join NDU?

When can I take the University Placement Exams?

When is the deadline to submit my application?

Can I transfer my credits from NDU to another university?

How many letters of recommendation do I need?

When is the admissions office open?If I studied in an accredited college or university, what do you consider "official transcripts"?

What are each Faculty Admission Requirements?

What are the required documents with the undergraduate and graduate applications?

I want to transfer into one of the undergraduate programs at NDU. Will all of my credits transfer?

MBA Program

1- If I graduated from an English speaking high school, do I need to submit a TOEFL / English Placement test score?
The TOEFL or the writing section in SAT I or the NDU English Entrance Test is still required.

2- I did not do the SAT 1.  Can I take the University's Entrance Exam?
You can substitute the SAT 1 for the University's Aptitude Test. 

3- I did not do the TOEFL and /or the SAT 1.  Can I take the University's English Exam?
You can substitute the TOEFL for the University's English Entrance Test (EET).

4- What are the required scores in the International TOEFL and the EET?
These scores are posted on our website under the Admissions & OTME section, "Requirements” subtitle.

5- I am very weak in English. Can I still join NDU?
Yes of course. Students in this case will attend Intensive English classes (four hours a day / five days per week). 

6- When can I take the University Placement Exams?
These dates are posted on our website under the Admissions & OTME section - "Application Deadlines” subtitle.

7- When is the deadline to submit my application?
If you are applying for the Spring semester, the deadline is November 30.
If you are applying for the Fall semester, the deadlines are: May 1st -June 1st and July 1st –August 1st

8- Can I transfer my credits from NDU to another university?
NDU is accredited by the Lebanese Ministry of Higher Education. Transfer policies differ between universities. Students need to check the transfer policy of the university they wish to transfer to and contact the university directly to make transfer arrangements.

9- How many letters of recommendation do I need?
One letter of recommendation is required. It must be stamped by the students' secondary schools. In the case of transfer students, the stamp must be from their college/university.

10- When is the admissions office open?
Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (winter time)
Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (summer time: July-August and September)

11- If I studied in an accredited college or university, what do you consider "official transcripts"?
Transcripts are considered official when they are received from the accredited college/university, in a sealed envelope.

12- What are each Faculty Admission Requirements?
These requirements are posted on our website under the Admissions & OTME section- "Requirements” subtitle.

13- What are the required documents with the undergraduate and graduate applications?
These documents are posted on our website under the Admissions & OTME section - "Admission Applications” subtitle.

14- I want to transfer into one of the undergraduate programs at NDU. Will all of my credits transfer?
Transfer of credits is subject to evaluation. Students must provide the Admissions Office with official transcripts and course descriptions.

15- I want to apply to the MBA Program:

a. Do I need to take the International TOEFL or the University English Placement Exam? 
All students need to submit TOEFL scores or sit for NDU English Entrance Test. Students who have completed their Bachelor's Degree from an Accredited American university will be exempted.

b. Do I need a GMAT?
Applicants are required to submit a GMAT score.

c. When are the MBA classes held?
Classes are held in the evening. Each class meets one night a week from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.