Every Fall and Spring, Graduate Academic Advisors will alert graduate business students to get ready for the following semester registration. The KSB Bulletin will publish information about important dates and reminders.
Prior to the start of registration:
Ensure your student account is up-to-date. Provided there are no holds on their student accounts, all graduate students are eligible to register as soon as registration opens.
To check if there are any "stops" or outstanding obligations on your student account:
Log on to the myAU Portal
Click on "Eagle Finance" on the right-hand side menu
Contact AU Central at (202) 885-8000 to resolve any financial obligations.
Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor, if desired. Your Graduate Academic Advisor is ready to assist you with information and support to:
Fulfill your degree plan
Choose a concentration (MBA students only)
Special registrations require Academic Advisor support and approvals.
Plan and prioritize the courses you wish to take. Review the course offerings listed in the AU Schedule of Classes. Each course is listed by pre-fix, course number, and section number. Graduate-level courses are 500-level or above. Kogod courses are listed under the following pre-fix codes:
ITEC: Information Technology
IBUS: International Business
REAL: Real Estate
Course Listing Notations
As you develop your plan, please be sure to note information about: Course dates - Start and end dates are listed on the AU Academic Calendar
Three credit hour classes typically run the entire semester
1.5 credit hour classes run half of the semester
Module A - noted by A after the section number runs the first half of a semester
Module B - noted by B after the section number runs the second half of a semester
Format - Alternative or abbreviated delivery may include:
Hybrid that combines online and in class sessions
Specific class session dates or days and times
Pre-requisites - Course listings may specify fulfillment of certain other courses as a pre-requisite. Permission - Submission of an application or approval of a faculty member may be required.
For courses offered in:
End of October
Last day of Add/Drop period
Summer and Fall
End of March
Last day of Add/Drop period
Add/Drop Period - At the beginning of each semester, there is a one- or two-week period when courses may be added or dropped without financial penalty. The Add/Drop dates differ depending on whether a class is a three credit hour or 1.5-credit Module course. The Add/Drop period for each semester and the associated schedule of refund for classes dropped after the Add/Drop period is published on the AU Academic Calendar. Additionally, graduate academic advisors notify students through the weekly KSB Bulletin.
Leave of Absence - Students who do not plan or are unable to take classes in any given fall or spring semester, must notify their Graduate Academic Advisor who will determine if a student is eligible and process a leave of absence, if applicable. Students who hold an F1 visa are unable to take a leave of absence.
Using the AU Online Registration
Online registration is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Log on to my.american.edu.
Click on "Course Registration" on the right hand side
Click on "AU Course Registration"
Follow the directions for adding courses
After you have completed your registration, you can review your final schedule under "My Schedule."
It is advisable to periodically check the online schedule of classes in the event course availability or professors change.
If a course is no longer available, you have the option to waitlist:
Select "Yes" under "Waitlist?" on the online registration screen. The way the process work is:
If someone drops the course and if you are first on the waitlist you will be notified through your AU email.
You will have until 6:00 a.m. the next day to register yourself for the course.
If you fail to register during this time period, you will be automatically dropped from the waitlist.
Check your AU email daily to learn if a space becomes available.
If you encounter any problems such as a notice that registration failed or instructor consent required or need clarification of any notations when registering, please contact your Graduate Academic Advisor.