In order to be able submitting your enrollment deposit, you have to create your myau.american.edu account first. (If you already have an account please proceed to "Submit your enrollment deposit".) Please complete the following steps:
Click on "Create your account" > "I am a student" > "Create student account"
Use your AU student ID that you received in your email acceptance message and fill in the requested information in the Student Account Creation form.
Submit your enrollment deposit*
To finalize your enrollment in the College of Arts and Sciences, please submit your enrollment deposit of $250* online. This deposit is nonrefundable and will be held in your student account and credited toward your tuition.
After setting up the myau.american.edu account, you can pay your deposit by credit card or e-check at this website, or browse the myamerican top menu to "Finances">"Eagle Finance" (under "Personalized Links").
After your enrollment deposit is processed, you will receive an email confirmation with advising and registration information.
* The enrollment deposit is waived for students receiving a merit award or who are AU employees. If your admission includes conditions of acceptance, it is your responsibility to meet those conditions according to the specified schedule. Students in partnership programs such as City Year, TFA, TNTP/CTR, or Masters International also get the enrollment deposit waived by contacting the School of Education, Teaching and Health at firstname.lastname@example.org or: 202-885-3786.
Once you receive a confirmation from CAS Graduate Admissions that we have received your enrollment confirmation you will be able to create a myau.american account.
Request an Admission Deferral for a Future Term
Graduate applicants who have been offered admission to American University may request to defer their enrollment for up to one year. Deferral requests are not guaranteed and must be approved by the respective program's department. Candidates who are approved for a deferral do not have to file a new application. To submit a deferral request, use this this form by the deadline as outlined below.
Decline Your Admissions Offer
For graduate applicants who wish to decline their admission please submit this online form.
Deadline to accept/decline an admission offer
Fall/Summer semester: Applicants who were offered admission by April 1 must accept their offer by April 15. Applicants admitted after April 1 have three weeks to accept.
Spring semester: Applicants admitted who were admitted before October 1, should accept their offer by October 15. Applicants admitted after October 15 have three weeks to accept.
Deadline to Request a Deferral of Enrollment
Fall/Summer semester: Applicants who were offered admission for the Fall or Summer semester and want to defer their enrollment should submit this form by August 1.
Spring semester: Applicants who were offered admission for the Spring semester and want to defer their enrollment should submit this form by November 1.
Important Dates & Events
Admitted Student Reception: March 24, 5:30-9:00 p.m. RSVP