Apply for Admission

Application Requirements for Grades 1 to 12

  • Completed application form
  • Copy of student's passport
  • Copy of parents' passports (one set per family)
  • Copy of student's birth certificate     
  • Two photos of student
  • One photo of each parent (one set per family)
  • Two years of previous school records (if available)
  • Most recent report from the current school year
  • Official transcript (high school students only)    
  • Any recent standardized testing (if taken) such as the SAT, MAP, IOWA or state testing
  • Recommendation Forms*
  • ASD Consent form
  • ASD Tuition Authorization Form
  • Student questionnaire for grades 6 to 12 applicants
  • HS course summary for grades 10 to 12 applicants
* The Recommendation Forms are signed by parents and given to the current school. It should be returned directly to ASD. Recommendation forms are not needed at the initial stages of application and will be emailed to you if required.

Recommendation forms for applications for the 2015/16 school year are accepted from December onwards only.

We prefer to receive applications in hard copy directly to our office, by regular mail or by courier. Applications may be emailed (to only if the documents are combined into one single pdf file per application.

Incomplete applications will not be registered on the wait list.

Clicke here for an application package for grades 1 to 5.
Click here for an application package for grades 6 to 12.

Before enrollment, ASD also needs.... the TRANSFER CERTIFICATE!


The Transfer Certificate (TC) is a document required by the Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates in order to register a student in any school in Dubai.

It is not needed for the application, only upon enrollment.

The form should be completed on the current school's letterhead and signed and stamped by the school. This is done close to the withdrawal date of your child to reflect the last day of school.

Note: Depending on the school's location (not curriculum), the TC needs the following attestation:
  • US, 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