The Early Decision Plan at American University is an application option for freshman students for whom American University is their first choice. It is a binding program, which means that when you apply as an Early Decision candidate, you agree to enroll at American University, if admitted, in exchange for receiving your admission decision early.
The deadline for Early Decision is November 15, and students will be notified of their admission decision by mid-December. In addition, Early Decision candidates who are eligible are also notified of their financial aid, honors and merit scholarship status at the point of admission.
Remember that as an Early Decision candidate at AU, you may apply to other schools while your application to AU is being reviewed. However, if you are offered admission to AU, you must withdraw applications to all other colleges and universities at that time.