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Community-Based Research Scholars | How to Enroll

Enrollment in CBRS will begin April 1.

Early decision students will be able to enroll on February 15. All admitted American University freshmen who are invited to join the CBRS program as indicated in their acceptance letters are eligible to enroll in the CBRS program. Please complete the following steps by May 1, 2016:

  1. Go to the university’s Web portal ( Enter the user name and password that you created according to the instructions in your admission packet. If you have not already done this, you’ll need to take this step before you can gain access to the reservation form on the portal.
  2. When you are logged in, click on Life@AU, either from the list of links on the right or the menus across the top of the page. That will take you to another series of links; please click on CBRS Reservation, which is under "personalized links" and will take you to the reservation form. If you do not see this link, please click on the direct link here.
  3. On your reservation form, select and rank your seminar choices, with 1 being your first choice and 3 being your last choice. If your preferred courses are not available and you would like to be considered for any available open space in the CBRS program, please check the appropriate box on the form. Complete and submit your CBRS enrollment online by May 1. We’ll confirm receipt of your application by e-mail. Please note that all e-mail correspondence will be via your AU e-mail address.

If you have questions about advising and registration, please contact the school or college to which you have been admitted.

  • College of Arts and Sciences
    CAS Advising Team: (202) 885-2453
  • Kogod School of Business
    The Kogod Advising Team: or 202-885-1914
  • School of Communication
    The SOC Advising Team: 202-885-2061
  • School of International Service or 202-885-1639
  • School of Public Affairs (Dept of Government)
    Nathan Williamson: or 202-885-6142

If you have further questions, call 202-885-3879 or e-mail us at