Since its founding, AU has been a place that welcomes students and faculty from around the world and has dedicated itself to advancing international service. Consistent with these inclusive values, students who are undocumented (with or without DACA) are welcome to apply to AU.
Citizenship is not, and has never been, a condition for admission to American University. All candidates for admission are evaluated on the basis of their academic strength and fit with the university.
Transfer applicants who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society may be eligible for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. Students must identify themselves as PTK members on the admissions application and provide a PTK advisor letter of recommendation. Upon verification of PTK membership, students are guaranteed a scholarship up to $10,000.
For outside financial resources for undocumented students, please visit the following resources: