The Center for Pre-Academic Studies at the Shamoon College of Engineering is designed for candidates who do not meet the college's admissions criteria.
The aim of the center is to enable discharged soldiers, women who have completed National Service, new immigrants and anyone who do not meet the college's admission requirements to complete their secondary education and improve their grades so as to be accepted by the school.
The Center for Pre-Academic Studies offers two main tracks:
· The engineering-designated track (one or two semesters) prepares students for passing the college's entrance criteria.
· The matriculation completion and grade improvement track (1 or 2 semesters).
Students who successfully pass the designated track receive priority for admission.
Full assistance is offered to discharged soldiers or women who have completed national service, five years from the date of discharge or until the age of twenty-six (twenty-eight in special cases).
Partial assistance is offered to anyone who has received a legal deferment from military service, from the age of nineteen to twenty-six (twenty-eight in special cases).
Regular tuition fee is determined by the Ministry of Defense and the Association for the Advancement of Education according to the socioeconomic status of the candidate's family.
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