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Process and Timelines


  1. Application is submitted.
  2. The Admissions Office may request additional documents after an initial application review. Depending on grade level and seat availability, students applying to ASD may have an assessment which could include a class visit for Lower Elementary (K1-Grade 2) students, review of standardized test reports and entrance testing.
  3. Depending on seat availability, the Admissions Committee formally reviews applications. If applying for August admission for the upcoming school year, initial spaces are offered starting March 1. If applying for the current school year, spaces are offered depending on availability.
  4. The Admissions Office contacts parents with the Committee’s decision. The Committee will decide one of the following:
    • Approved for Admission with a Seat Available
      The applicant is accepted to ASD and a seat is reserved for a particular grade level. A letter of acceptance is issued and a deposit is required.
    • Approved for Admission with No Seat Available
      The applicant meets ASD's admission criteria. However, no seat is available at the time. The student is placed on the waiting list until a seat is available.
    • Denied
      The applicant does not meet ASD eligibility and requirements for admission. Each year some applicants are denied admission on (1) the basis of academic and/or behavioral records, (2) when the applicant’s mastery of the English language is not proficient for the grade he/she is applying for or (3) when ASD lacks a program to meet the applicant’s needs.
    • Deferred
      Deferrals are given when, in the judgment of the admissions committee, the applicant needs additional time to improve his/her academic or behavioral record.


  • October 1 to December 10: Completed K1 applications accepted. December: Admissions Office emails parents with requests for recommendation forms.
  • January: Based on number of applications received, a lottery to allocate spaces may be held for category 3 applicants. 
  • Early February: Spaces are offered and provisional acceptance letters are emailed to applicable parents.
  • End of February: Prospective K1 students attend an hour and a half group visit in a classroom setting. Prospective students who are not in Dubai in February will be scheduled for their pre-admission observation visit in August.
  • Early March: Outcomes of the visit will be communicated via email to parents by mid-March. Students accepted into the program will receive final acceptable emails.
  • April: Deposits to secure seats are due.
  • May/June: Full tuition is invoiced.


  • October 1: Completed applications are accepted for the next academic year.
  • December: Further documentation may be requested from the admissions office, including recommendation forms.
  • December: Entrance assessments start.
  • January/February: Semester 1 report card for the current school year is submitted
  • February: Completed applications are reviewed.
  • March: Spaces begin to be allocated.
  • April/May: Deposits are due to secure seats.
  • May/June: Full tuition is invoiced.


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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