All admitted freshman and transfer students, regardless of nationality, are considered for academic/merit scholarships for which they are eligible. In general, admitted students awarded scholarships have excellent academic credentials and exhibit exceptional leadership skills. The Admissions Committee makes all merit-based scholarship decisions and notifies students at the time they are admitted or shortly thereafter. No separate scholarship application is required except for the AU United Methodist Scholarship and Tuition Exchange Scholarship. AU offers a Presidential Scholarship, Deans Scholarship, Leadership Scholarship, Achievement and National Merit Scholarships, United Methodist Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, Athletic Scholarships and Tuition Exchange Scholarships.