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Let The Monumental Journey Begin

Congratulations and welcome to American University. We can’t wait for you to join our community of changemakers. Now that you’re admitted, you’ll take a number of steps to complete your enrollment. Find everything you need to know about getting started at AU right here.

First Steps

  1. Access your account using your AUID, located in your admissions letter
  2. Set up your AU email to receive updates
  3. View your personalized checklist on your student portal

What's Next?

  • Activate your student account

  • Take the math placement exam (you will receive an email)

  • Submit credit exam results and final high school transcript

Check back over the next few months for more upcoming deadlines.

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Available January - March

  1. Check out the AU Bookstore Optional for matriculation:

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    Once your classes are picked, it will be time for materials. The

  2. Activate your student account

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    Activate your student account - it only takes a few clicks.

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  3. Submit your enrollment deposit

    Available Now

    Submit your enrollment agreement and housing deposit by the following:

    Early Decision:
    January 15
    Early Decision 2:
    March 1
    Regular Decision:
    May 1
    Spring Admits:
    December 1

    Learn Moreabout Submit your enrollment deposit

  4. Grant proxy access to your student records Optional for matriculation:

    Available Now

    Will a parent, guardian, or other user be making payments or viewing your expenses? Grant them access to your student account.

    Learn Moreabout Grant proxy access to your student records

  5. Complete account recovery steps

    Available Now

    Establish your secret question and answer pairs in the event you need to reset a forgotten or expired password.

    Learn Moreabout Complete account recovery steps

  6. Download myAU Mobile Optional for matriculation:

    Available Now

    View your class schedule, grades, finances, and assignments all in one place. Access your new student checklist, get directions around campus, and stay up-to-date on campus life with events and news feeds.

    Learn Moreabout Download myAU Mobile

  7. Learn about tuition refund insurance Optional for matriculation:

    Available Now

    In the event that you might need to withdraw from AU, American University offers GradGuard tuition refund insurance through Allianz Global Assistance. If you believe that this is something you might benefit from, you have until the day before classes begin to enroll.

    Learn Moreabout Learn about tuition refund insurance

  8. Confirm your emergency contacts

    Available Now

    Make sure AU has an up-to-date list of your emergency contacts. To update, visit the academics tab on the student portal. Please note, if you are under 18, your parent/legal guardian must be your primary contact.

    Learn Moreabout Confirm your emergency contacts

  9. Submit placement credit exam results Optional for matriculation:

    Available Now — Due July 15, 2023 — Add to calendar

    If you have taken Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), A Levels, or other placement or leaving exams, please request that those results be submitted to American University’s Office of Admissions to receive placement credit (if applicable).

    Learn Moreabout Submit placement credit exam results

  10. Update Chosen Name and Pronouns Optional for matriculation:

    Available Now

    AU recognizes that students may use names other than a legal name to identify themselves. Students who would like their chosen name displayed across many AU systems are invited to submit a chosen name using the process linked here in the Learn More button.

    Learn Moreabout Update Chosen Name and Pronouns

  11. Submit school transcripts

    Available Now — Due June 30, 2023 — Add to calendar

    Send your final high school transcripts and, if applicable, any college-level credit transcripts by mail or email to American University’s Office of Admissions. We understand that it may take a bit more time to organize your final transcripts this year.

    Learn Moreabout Submit school transcripts

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For international students, check your immigration requirements.

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ASAC works with students with disabilities to provide equal access to university programs and services.

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Transfer Student?

If you are a transfer student and want access to your own personalized new student checklist, simply click below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have collected links with information that answers the most frequently asked questions we receive from new students and their families. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out directly to these offices.

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