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First Time Non-Degree and Visiting Student Registration

First time students who wish to take nondegree coursework at American University should review the information below. Nondegree registration opens on the following dates: Spring 2015 semester: November 3 (graduate students); December 8 (undergraduate students); Summer semester: May 1.

Please note that if you are registering for the first time as a degree-seeking student, the Office of the Registrar site has information pertaining to your registration procedure.

Important Note for International Students

All F-1 and J-1 international students who are enrolling at American University for the first time or for a new program are required to bring their passport, I-94 and I-20 or DS-2019 to International Student Services (ISS). Non-native speakers of English, regardless of citizenship, must take an English language proficiency test before they register. International students in F-1 or J-1 student status should refer to specific instructions for international students. International students in F-1 or J-1 student status are not eligible to enroll as nondegree students.


1. Review the Schedule of Classes.

2. Be sure that you have reviewed and met all the prerequisites.

3. Complete the On-Campus or Online enrollment form.

Admission to courses is subject to space availability and confirmation of eligibility. Your enrollment in courses will be confirmed within 5 business days, but validation of registration is subject to settlement of your student account within the stipulated period for payment of tuition and fees. Failure to comply with payment schedules may result in cancellation of registration and will necessitate reregistering for courses. Note: students will not be allowed to re-enroll in course sections that have closed.

See Changes in Registration for more information on adding and dropping courses and see Add/Drop and Refund Dates.