Congratulations!

Congratulations on your admission to AU. This page includes resources and next steps to help you acclimate and enroll.CAS Battelle Building in summer.

Enrollment Deadlines

Deposit
Fall semester: April 15*
Spring/summer: within 3 weeks of acceptance
For deposit extension requests, please contact CASGRAD@american.edu
Final Transcript & Degree
Fall: August 29 (first day of class)
Spring: November 1
Summer: May 1
FAFSA
See Federal Student Aid: FAFSA
(early submissions recommended)

* or within 3 weeks if admitted after April 1

Next Steps

1. Set Up Student Account at MyAU

Create an account at MyAU using the AU student ID login credentials that you received in your email acceptance message.

2. Submit Deposit

Pay your deposit by credit card or e-check through Eagle Service (also accessible via MyAU) by April 15. The deposit is $250. The deposit is nonrefundable and will be held in your student account and credited toward your tuition.

After your enrollment deposit is processed, you will receive an email confirmation with advising and registration information.

*If your admission includes conditions of acceptance, it is your responsibility to meet those conditions according to the specified schedule.

1. Submit Official Transcripts

If you have not done so, please submit your final official transcript(s) to American University by the deadline listed at the top of this page. Final officials transcipts may be mailed by you or by your undergraduate institution.

Postal mail address:

CAS Graduate Admissions
Office of Enrollment
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8081

Express, Courier, Overnight (Express Mail, Fed Ex, UPS, DHL, etc.):

CAS Graduate Admissions
Office of Enrollment
Suite B
13201 New Mexico Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8081
USA

2. Register for Classes

Contact your graduate advisor for instructions on class registration.

Summer and fall class schedules are published in AU Eagleservice by late February.

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The CAS graduate experience extends beyond the classroom. Students can work in our state-of-the-art labs in our new Hall of Science, intern at notable institutions in DC, and engage with on-campus centers or the AU Museum. 

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Defer Enrollment

Graduate applicants who have been offered admission to American University may request to defer their enrollment for up to one year. Deferral requests are not guaranteed and must be approved by the respective program's department. Candidates who are approved for a deferral do not have to file a new application.

To submit a deferral request, email CASGRAD@american.edu by August 1 (for fall/summer)or November 1 (for spring).

Withdraw Application

Please email casgrad@american.edu if you would like to withdraw your application.