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Undergraduate Admissions
202-885-6000
Fax: 202-885-1025
admissions@american.edu

Undergraduate Admissions
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8001

Our Admissions Committee is interested in knowing about you, including your academic interests and life outside of the classroom. The application is used for this purpose. Additional information—your transcripts, test scores, essays and letters of recommendation—helps them evaluate you on your own academic merits. So please be sure to submit this information so that our committee is able to review your application thoroughly. (Note: In the absence of receiving this information, the committee reserves the right to withdraw a student's application.)

To apply online, please visit the Common Application website. A nonrefundable $70 processing fee (or fee waiver obtainable from your high school counselor) is required of all applicants.

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Transfer Applicants

International Transfer Applicants


Transfer Application Deadlines


Fall Semester

  • Students living in the U.S.: July 1
    (March 1 is the deadline to be considered for financial aid)
  • Students living outside the U.S.: May 1


Spring Semester

  • Students living in the U.S.: November 1
  • Students living outside the U.S.: September 1


Summer Semester

  • U.S. citizens: April 1

Financial Aid

  • To be considered for need-based financial aid, you must submit the CSS Profile and the FAFSA by March 1 for both the fall and spring semester.



Undergraduate Costs of Attendance

For the most up to date undergraduate costs of attendance, please visit the Student Accounts page.

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