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Fall Operations and COVID-19 Resources The health and safety of the AU community remains our top priority. Learn about AU Forward: The Plan for Fall 2020 and our comprehensive response to COVID-19.

Fall 2020 COVID-19 Info

Welcome to AU

We can’t wait to see our new Eagles soon. Until then, we hope you’ll connect with the community, explore campus, and get to know the ins and outs of your new school.

Experience AU

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In-person events might be on hold, but don’t let that stop you from getting to know AU’s campus. Visit AU from anywhere with virtual experiences, webinars, and virtual info sessions.
Virtual Visit


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Ready for your next big step? Get started by exploring common questions and important things to know in our Frequently Asked Questions section.

New Student FAQ

Connect To Our Network

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Interested in talking to someone about a major, program, club, or anything about the AU experience? We’ll connect you with an AU Student Ambassador or someone from graduate admissions.
Connect With Us

Stay Home, Learn Together This Summer.

New Payment Plan Available

To safeguard the well-being of our community, our 2020 summer programs will be conducted online. We’re introducing a new payment plan, offering a 10 percent discount, and expanding our course catalog to help you make the most of your summer.
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Discover your future with AU

Six months after graduation,

% of Graduates are now Working, Grad School, or Both

% of Graduates Participated in an Internship

Top Employers
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First-Generation Proud

It’s great to realize I’m capable of more than I think.

As a first-gen student, my parents didn’t know what to expect from the college experience, so I had to learn about the higher ed environment and the different resources on campus. Every student has to find their way during their first year, and it’s challenging being in charge of your own routine for the first time.

I’ve learned how to take initiative to seek out resources–like the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Career Center–and make my own decisions. It’s made me more independent and aware of my choices.
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We are Eagles, and we are in this together.

We may be apart, but we are Eagles. We are resilient. We are determined. We are stepping up and helping out. We are in this together. And we are up to the challenge.

AU News & Events

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Communications ·

SOC's Borum Chattoo Launches New Book on Comedy and Social Justice

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AU Forward

Announcement ·

AU Forward: American University Announces Operating Plan for Fall Semester

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Alumni ·

A Taste for Entrepreneurship: KSB Alum Ensures Local Food Access in Pandemic

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Epidemiological model of those susceptible, infected, and recovered from COVID-19

Mathematics ·

AU Math-Stat Students Dive into Pandemic Modeling

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Recent SIS graduates Sophie Goguichvili, Alan de Beaufort, Alexia Gardner, and Maria Humayun.

Research ·

SIS Students Conduct Research for the State Department

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AU Is Carbon Neutral

Carbon Neutrality at AU = 10,000 passenger vehicles off the road per year

AU's electricity comes from 100 percent renewable sources

First University, Urban Campus, and Research University to reach carbon neutrality