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Our offices have moved from the Tenley Campus to the fifth floor of 4200 Wisconsin Avenue, above the Greenberg Theatre. Please contact us with any further questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-885-5962.
The application for Summer 2013 will be made available on March 15, 2013. The deadline for the first session is May 17 at 5 p.m., and for the second session July 5 at 5 p.m.
Individuals who have earned a degree from American University and who are in good financial standing with the university may audit one course each fall, spring, and summer semester for the nominal fee of $100 (plus course fees). The Alumni Audit Program supports the Alumni Association Scholarship by donating $75 of your $100 registration fee to the scholarship's endowment. The scholarship is awarded every other year. For more information on the Alumni Association Scholarship, please contact us at 202-885-5962 or click on the link on the right hand side of the page.
Please refer to the steps below to guide you through the registration process.
Check the Schedule
Please check the registrar's schedule of classes, linked on the right side of this page. A course must be listed as open for an auditor to enroll in it.
Institutes and seminars are NOT available for alumni audit, NOR are courses that require a special tuition rate or are taught at other institutions through the consortium. Online course are not eligible for alumni audit. If you have a question about a course's availability, please contact the us at 202-885-5962.
The following departments require alumni auditors to receive professor approval (in the form of a signature or e-mail) before they can enroll in the class. Please contact us if you have any questions about this issue.
College of Arts and Sciences
-All courses that have a prerequisite require professor approval.
-Anthropology (courses at the 500 level and above)
-Audio Technology (all courses)
-Art (all courses)
-Health and Fitness (all courses)
*Please note that there is a $150 course fee for all Health and Fitness classes.
-History (courses at the 500 level and above)
-Language and Foreign Studies (all courses)
*Please note that intensive language courses have an alumni audit fee of $200 (instead of $100), in addition to any course fees.
-Literature (courses at the 400 level and above)
-Psychology (all courses)
Kogod School of Business
-All courses that have a prerequisite require departmental approval.
School of International Service
-All courses that have a prerequisite require professor approval. Please note that SIS-633 and SIS-033 are not available for alumni auditors.
School of Communication
-All courses must be approved through Laura BonDurant at email@example.com.
-Click here for a list of Communication courses that cannot be audited.
-American University announces a new online graduate certificate in Digital Media Skills. For more information, contact Graduate Admissions at 202-885-2040. These classes needed for this graduate certificate are not available for Alumni Audit.
School of Public Affairs
-All courses must be approved through the respective department.
Check Your Status
Please call the Office of Student Accounts to make sure that you are in good financial standing with the university. Any outstanding balances must be paid before you can enroll in the alumni audit program.
Complete Your Registration
Once your form is received, the Alumni Relations office will double-check to make sure that you have graduated from the university, are in good financial standing, and that your preferred course is open. If all those conditions are met, a request will be sent to the Office of the Registrar to enroll you in the course. Please note that alumni audit registration occurs during the first two weeks of classes for the fall and spring semesters and only for courses which have not reached their enrollment limits.
Confirmation of Enrollment
While we hope to confirm all registrations as quickly as possible, please note that it can take up to three business days following the end of the add/drop period to verify all registrations. Please work with your professor during this time to stay up to date with any Blackboard postings. We appreciate your patience.
Once you have received your confirmation e-mail, you will be able to sign into "Blackboard" to fully experience life as a student. If your class requires access to any particular software programs, please contact the IT Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in gaining access.
Click here for answers to our frequently asked questions.