As an international applicant, you are required to submit the following information:
1. Application and personal essay
2. Official academic records from each secondary school, college or university you have attended
3. Two letters of recommendation
5. Demonstrate English Proficiency - TOEFL/IELTS score**
6. Financial statement
*If your secondary/high school education was outside the United States (US), you are not required to submit an SAT/ACT score. However, if you are graduating or graduated from a secondary school in the US or completing an American or International Baccaluareate (IB) curriculum are required to submit an SAT or ACT score.
**The TOEFL can be waived if your SAT critical reading score is 530 or higher. All applicants whose first language is not English, regardless of citizenship, must submit a TOEFL score of 550 or higher on the paper-based test or 213 or higher on the computer-based test or 80 or higher on the internet-based test unless they have completed at least two academic English writing courses from a regionally accredited U.S. university with a grade of "C" or better. Applicants may also submit a score of 530 or higher from the SAT I: Critical Reading test or a score of 6.5 or higher on the IELTS in place of the TOEFL. International transfer applicants who have completed two academic English-writing courses with a grade of C or better at an accredited U.S. college or university or with a B or better from an AP-rated, regionally accredited U.S. college are exempt from submitting scores from these examinations.
You may apply online. Go to the Admissions Web site at http://admissions.american.edu and select Prospective Student Portal/Apply On-line: Undergraduate Students. The instructions will show you how to create a portal, receive your password from AU, and then log back in to begin the online application. Read the on-line application instructions for international students first. We also accept the paper and on-line version of the Common Application. For an online or print application, you must include the U.S. $60 application fee. Application deadlines for international transfer students (those who have taken some university courses but have not completed university studies) are: - Fall term (starting in late August): May 1 - Spring term (which starts in January): September 1 You can visit our International Student Services Web site at: http://www.american.edu/ocl/iss/.
AU is committed to providing academic quality and excellence, hands-on learning, and to creating an environment that welcomes students from around the world who wish to make a difference in today’s world. For further assistance with the application process and information specific to your country, please contact your local US Embassy, US Consulate or Office of Public Affairs for referral to an overseas educational advising center near you. You may also wish to consult the US Department of State's website, educationUSA to locate an Educational Advising Center in your region. Visit them at: http://educationusa.state.gov/centers.htm.