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Admission to the Preparatory Program

In order to meet the high admission standards for the degree programs, PMU offers a program of study for students who need additional preparation in the English language, mathematics and learning skills1. The decision on whether or not a student should complete the Preparatory Program depends on the results of the English proficiency test.

Admission Criteria

The applicant’s eligibility for admission is based on the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Acceptable secondary school GPA *80% or equivalent
  • Acceptable General Aptitude Test score *60% (Qudrat)  or equivalent (SAT 1) 
  • PMU English Placement Test or PMU recognized proficiency English language test certificate
  • Personal interview with the Admissions Office
  • College admission is based on separate criteria

*Students with a lower percentage can apply, however, acceptance will depend on the overall results of the following criteria:

  • Secondary School  30%
  • General Aptitude Test 50%
  • Personal Interview 20%

1Based on the student’s English level, the following study skills courses are required:

Level

PRPL 0011

PRPL 0012

Pre-Beginner

Yes

Yes

Beginner

Yes

Yes

Intermediate

Yes

Yes

Advanced

 

Yes

PRPL 0011 – Theories and application of learning I
PRPL 0012 – Theories and application of learning II

  • How to Apply:
  • Complete Online Application (Click here)
  • Submit documents before due date
    • Two recent passport-size photographs
    • Copy of secondary school certificate
    • Copy of General Aptitude Test (Qudrat) or equivalent (SAT 1)
    • Copy of Saudi ID or “Iqama” (for Non-Saudis)
    • Copy of Family ID Card (For female applicants - if available)
    • Copy of passport
    • If employed, a letter of no objection from the employer is required
  • Pay a non-refundable application fee of 500 SAR upon submission of documents
  • Submit a PMU recognized proficiency English language test certificate with acceptable scores (if available)
  • Admission Process
  • After receiving and reviewing the above requirements, the admissions office will set an appointment for an English placement test (https://www.britishcouncil.org/exam/aptis/take) appendix 3.3 Aptis Candidate Guide) and interview
  • The final decision will be communicated through the Admissions Office.