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Applied to AU Honors?

Click here to see the Round 2 application questions for the AU Honors Program.

Students who applied to American University and to AU Honors will be notified by email on or near February 6 about whether they have been admitted to the second round of applications. The due date for the Round 2 application is Sunday, February 15 at 11:59 pm (student's local time zone). If you do not submit your Round 2 application by the deadline, we will assume you are no longer interested in the AU Honors program. You will, however, still be considered for admission to American University. 

If you are accepted into the program, and applied Regular Decision, you will be notified in your letter of admission. If you are accepted into the program, and applied Early Decision (Round 1 or 2), you will be notified via email no later than April 1.

One thousand eight hundred and fifty students applied to AU Honors this year, but the program is capped at 45 first-year students. Many applicants may be invited to join the AU Scholars Program or the Community-Based Research Scholars Program. Still others elect to join the University College. All of these programs are learning communities that reflect American University's commitment to providing talented first-year students a variety of pathways for the fulfillment of their ambitions.

Click here to learn more about the most unique honors program you're likely to encounter.

Looking for AU Honors?

If you matriculated as a first-year student in fall 2014, you are a member of AU Honors, the university's bold reimagining of liberal arts education. Click here for all the information you need concerning core courses, merit scholarships, and more.

Faculty can find more information on teaching Honors core courses as well as information about reimbursements.

Looking for University Honors?

If you matriculated as a first-year student in fall 2013 or before, you are a member of the University Honors Program, which has been fostering academic excellence, community, and life-long learning since 1989. Click here for all the information you need concerning capstones, supplements, courses, graduation requirements, merit scholarships, and much, much more.

Faculty can find information on teaching Honors courses and colloquia as well as information about reimbursements and Department Honors Coordinators.

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