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American University in Washington, D.C.

Applying to AU

American University is a diverse body of students, who represent all 50 states and 123 countries. Many of our students are international, as well as U.S. citizens (“U.S. Global Nomads”) from secondary schools outside the United States, who bring a unique perspective to our community of changemakers. If you're looking for a school that will challenge you intellectually and provide you with access to one of the most international cities in the world, look no further.

Why Choose AU

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Welcome

Learn why American University in Washington, D.C. is home to more than 1,830 international students.

Why AU

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Meet Our AU Diplomats

Our international and U.S. Global Nomad students come from all over the world to attend American University! 

Read Their Stories

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Our Vibrant Community

Learn about the many opportunities and experiences available to international students and U.S. Global Nomads.

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International Student Perspective

Hear AU senior Lori from Lebanon share her perspectives about campus life at AU as an international student.

Hear Lori's Perspective

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Secondary School Counselors

Resources to assist your international and U.S. Global Nomad students in the college admissions’ process.

Counselor Resources Page

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International Events

From college fairs to information sessions, we are hosting a number of remote events for International students and U.S. Global Nomads.

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First-Year Student Resources

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Future Eagle Portal

Check the status of your application, register for events, and receive more information about AU.

Future Eagle Portal

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How to Apply

Learn more about how to apply to AU as a first-year international student or U.S. Global Nomad.

 

First-Year Instructions

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Credit by Exam

AU will accept a maximum of 30 credit hours from one or a combination of specific tests

Exam Credit Info

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AU EGL Scholarship

The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship promotes educational access and opportunity while enhancing international diversity.  

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First-Year Student Merit Awards

AU's merit scholarships for international students are partial, not full, awards that are highly competitive.

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Special Academic Programs

AU offers a variety of special academic programs to which prospective first-year students can apply to.

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Financial Resources: Prospective Students

Resources for prospective international students who have questions about financing an education in the U.S. 

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Financial Planning: Admitted Students

Resources and ideas for admitted international students to consider when developing a plan to study in the U.S.

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Financial Aid

Learn how to apply for need-based financial aid as a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident applicant from outside the United States.

Financial Aid

International Transfer Student Resources

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Future Eagle Portal

Check the status of your application, register for events, and receive more information about AU.

Future Eagle Portal

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Transfer Instructions

Learn how to apply to AU as an international trnasfer student.

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Credit By Exam

AU will accept a maximum of 30 credit hours from one or a combination of specific tests.

Exam Credit Info

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Transfer Merit Awards

Transfer applicants who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society may be considered for partial merit scholarships. 

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Transition Programs

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International Accelerator Program

IAP provides a pathway program that is designed to prepare students for degree-seeking status at AU.

More About IAP

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American Collegiate

American Collegiate is a unique transfer program, designed for aspirational international students.

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