Applications are selected based on academic performance, the student’s personal statement, the record of extracurricular activities and community activities. Shortlisted applicants are invited to sit for a locally administered entrance exam, which consists of a section on math and a section on English (sentence structure, written expression, reading comprehension, and essay writing). Shortlisted applicants must also sit for an interview in March or April. Applicants are then chosen for admission either to the Access Academy or the Undergraduate Program of AUW.
While all applicants are initially considered for the undergraduate program, if a promising applicant’s performance on the entrance exam shows the need for additional academic preparation, she will be admitted to the Access Academy. Upon successful completion of the Access Academy program and passing of its exit exam, the student can choose to enroll in the Undergraduate Program in the following academic year.