There are three requirements which the student must meet in order to be considered for enrollment at DAS.
The student's age must be within the range required by the Saudi government. At the level of pre-school and grade 1, this means that the child must reach the required age before the end of the month of November in the year of entry.
For a child entering grade 2 and above, the parent must submit records from the student's current school showing that the child is at a level of or above.
For a child entering at any grade level, he must achieve at least the minimum requirement on the DAS entrance tests. Applicants achieving a score lower than the minimum requirement will not be considered for enrollment.
Of the students who meet the three requirements listed above, the DAS Admissions Committee will make its selection according to the following priorities:
- The children of DAS employees
- The 50% of seats reserved for Saudi Aramco: Children of Saudi Aramco employees who come within the Aramco quota of 50% of the seats in each grade level and/or 50% of the school as a whole are taken first. They will be accepted according to the following priority:
a. Children who have brothers and/or sisters already enrolled at DAS (first-come-first-served according to the official date of the completion of the applicant’s file in DAS)
b. Children who do not have brothers and/or sisters already enrolled at DAS (first-come-first-served according to the official date of the completion of the applicant’s file in DAS)
Note: Children of DAS graduates who are Aramco employees are accepted according to normal Aramco priorities
3.The 50% of seats reserved for non-Aramco:
a. Non-Aramco students who have brothers and/or sisters already enrolled at DAS
b. Non-Aramco children of DAS graduates
c. Non-Aramco Saudi children who do not have brothers and/or sisters already enrolled at DAS
d. Non-Saudi children who have brothers and/or sisters at DAS
e. Non-Saudi children who do not have brothers and/or sisters already enrolled at DAS (These children are placed in order of priority according to their scores on the entrance tests.)
NOTE: Saudi Aramco students who fulfill the first three requirements, but who do not find space in the 50% quota allotted to Aramco, may re-apply to be accepted in one of the other categories listed above. If there are still spaces left after the children of other members of the community have been admitted, they can be accepted as non-Aramco students. In that case, they must pay the full fees, i.e., they will not take the Aramco discount. They will continue in this status for as many years as necessary until a space opens up within the 50% allotted to Saudi Aramco in the child's class. At the beginning of the new academic year after this space becomes available, the child moves into the Aramco quota according to the Aramco order of priority and begins to pay only 65% of the tuition.