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Graduate Admissions | Events & Visits


  • CAS-Graduate Admissions
    Fax: 202-885-1344
    Mary Graydon, Room 301

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Campus Visit Program

Visit our campus to learn more about our graduate programs, admission requirements, and graduate student life at American University. Campus visit hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Meet our faculty: Meet with faculty to gain a greater insight about our graduate programs.
  • Attend a class: Experience firsthand a graduate class at AU.
  • One-on-one meeting: Meet with an admission representative to learn more about the application requirements for your program of interest.
  • Campus tour: Meet with a current AU graduate student for a tour of our state of the art facilities and a chat about graduate student life at AU.

To schedule your visit, simply submit a Campus Visit Request Form one week in advance. Please note that the campus visit options vary by program, and some programs cannot accommodate a class visit or a meeting with a faculty member. We will, however, do our best to fulfill your campus visit request.


Graduate Open House

Join the College of Arts and Sciences for an exploration of graduate school. Our Graduate Open House gives prospective students an opportunity to meet with faculty, current students, and graduate admissions staff to learn more about our graduate programs and what it's like to be a student in the College. Individuals meet with faculty in their prospective department to learn about the program they're interested in and get a clear understanding of the degree requirements. A complimentary meal will be served followed by presentations covering merit awards, financial aid, and opportunities offered within the College. All open house attendees receive an application fee waiver.

The next Graduate Open House will take place on Friday, March 20, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Please RSVP by March 16.


Graduate School Fairs

Our admissions staff travels to multiple graduate school fairs during the year to meet with prospective students typically during the fall. 

2014-15 Schedule

  • University of DC, Sept. 17
  • Morgan State University, Sept. 17
  • Virginia Tech, Sept. 22
  • James Madison University, Sept. 23
  • University of Virginia, Sept. 24
  • William & Mary, Sept. 25
  • Mary Washington, Sept. 30
  • Colby College, Oct. 6
  • Bates College, Oct. 7
  • Bowdoin College, Oct. 7
  • Duke University, Oct. 20
  • Penn State University, Oct. 21
  • UNC - Chapel Hill, Oct. 21
  • Elon University, Oct. 22
  • East Carolina University, Oct. 23
  • DC Idealist - Convention Center, Oct. 28
  • Franklin & Marshall, Oct. 28
  • Bowie State, Oct. 29
  • Gettsyburg College, Oct. 29
  • Dickinson College, Oct. 30
  • Rutgers University, Nov. 5
  • Temple University, Nov. 6