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As one of only a few independent, not for profit schools in the region, ASD offers what is best about American education to provide learning experiences to promote the maximum potential of its students.

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Apply for Admission

Below are the general steps in the admissions process and the documents required to submit a completed application. The Admissions Office will contact parents if additional documents, such as teacher recommendations and transcripts, are required.
After a student is admitted and offered a seat, additional enrollment documents are required to register students with the UAE Ministry of Education.


These documents are required to initiate the applciation process. There is no application fee when the applicaiton is submitted. A non-refundable registration fee of AED 500 is invoiced with tuition once a space has been offered. 
Please send applicatiosn in directly to the ASD Admission Office by regular mail or by courier. Applications may be emails only if the documents are combined into one single PDF file per application. 
Incomplete applications with not be reviewed or entered on the waiting list. 

K1 and K2 Application Package
Grade 1-5 Application Package
Grade 6-12 Application Package

Forms listed below are included in the application packages above.

Required for all applicants

Application Form
Consent Form
Tuition Authorization Form
Copy of Student's Passport
Copy of Parent's Passports
Copy of Student's Birth Certificate
2 Passport Size Photos of Student
1 Passport Size Photo of Each Parent Per Family


K1-K2: Parent Questionnaire
Grade 6-12: Student Questionnaire
Grade 10-12: High School Course Summary (Only required if student attends a school with a non-North American curriculum)

School Records

K1-K2: Nursery/School Report
Grade 1-12: Two Years of Report Cards 
Grade 10-12: Official High School Transcript (if available)
Recent Standardized Testing Scores 

2. Follow-Up Documents and Recommendation Forms

The Admissions Office will request the following grade-specific documents later in the admissions process. Please do not send recommendation forms until requested to do so.

K1 and K2

Kindergarten Recommendation Form

Grade 1 to 5

Classroom Teacher Recommendation Form

Grade 6-12

Principal/Counselor Recommendation Form
English Teacher Recommendation Form
Math Teacher Recommendation Form

Parents sign each recommendation form and forwards to the child’s current school. The child’s current school returns the completed forms to ASD directly. If applying for the next school year, recommendation forms are submitted after December. 

3. Enrollment Documents

Once a student is accepted for admission and a seat is offered, the following documents are required to register a student with the UAE Ministry of Education. Please note, these documents are not needed at the application stage, only at enrollment.

Original End-of-Year Report Card
Student’s Emirates ID (student and one parent) - present cards to Registrar's Office.
Health Office Information Form and immunization records
Transfer Certificate*

*Transfer Certificate
The Transfer Certificate (TC) is a document required by the UAE Ministry of Education to register a student in any school in Dubai. The form should be completed on your child’s current school's letterhead and signed and stamped by the school. This is done close to the withdrawal date to reflect your child’s last day of school.
Note: Depending on the school's location (not curriculum), the TC needs the following attestation:
  • United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia or New Zealand: only the stamp and signature of the school
  • Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries: stamp and signature of the school and Ministry of Education of the GCC country
  • All other countries: stamp and signature of the school, the country's Ministry of Education and Foreign Affairs, and the UAE Embassy in that country.

Special Note

Applications are not considered until all documents (excluding the Recommendation Forms) have been submitted.

Applications are preferred in hard copy delivered directly to the Admissions Office. Emailed applications must be combined into one PDF file and to

American School of Dubai
PO Box 71188 Dubai United Arab Emirates
Tel: (+971 4) 395-0005
Fax: (+971 4) 395-0008
Makani: 16827 77215

Courier Address: American School of Dubai, Intersection of First Al Khail & Hessa Street, Opposite the Saudi German Hospital, Al Barsha Dubai, UAE

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