Abroad at AU | Application Checklist

Application Deadlines

Application Deadline  Study Term
March 15

 Fall Semester (August - December)
 Full Academic Year (August - May)

October 1

 Spring Semester (January - May)
 Full Calendar Year (January - December)

* Please note that all application materials must be received in the Abroad at AU office by the application deadline *

Print off this page and keep track of all application materials submitted for the Abroad at AU program at American University. Your application is complete when you have checked off all required documents.

Submit Online Application

(no need to resend with supplemental materials)

_____ Abroad at AU Application

_____ Essay (in online application)

_____ Career goals (in online application)

_____ Departments/fields of interest (in online application)

_____ Requirements to Enter the United States (in online application)

_____ Upload Signature Verification Form (accessed and uploaded in online applicaiton)

Mail Supplemental Materials to Abroad at AU Office

(send email with PDF attachment of following documents to abroadatau@american.edu)

_____ Copy of the photo page of your passport

_____ Proof of English language proficiency

_____ Financial documents (Certification of Finances for International Students (CFIS) Form AND bank documents)

(post original documents - no copies - to Abroad at AU)

_____ Official university transcript - in English

_____ Letter of recommendation from a professor


Once we have received all materials from steps 2 and 3 of the application instructions above, your application to Abroad at AU is complete. You will receive an email confirmation when we receive the documents above in hard copy. We will review your completed application and email a final admission decision. It normally takes 2-3 weeks from the time we receive a completed application to notify the student of our decision.

Supplemental materials should be mailed by post to the Abroad at AU Office. The documents must be originals (no copies) and addressed to:

American University
AU Abroad-Abroad at AU Office
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Rockwood Building
Washington, DC 20016-8039