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Housing & Dining Programs

Transfer Student Housing

Related pages: Residence Hall ProfilesWhat to Bring | Living in the Halls | Housing Rates Orientation Information | Room Rentals

Welcome to American University! We know you have important decisions ahead and we want to make living on campus as smooth as possible.

On-campus housing is in high demand, so it is important that students submit their housing enrollment deposits to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible to secure a space. If you have any questions regarding the deposit, please contact the Office of Admissions. We encourage all transfer students to simultaneously pursue off-campus housing alternatives.

How Do I Apply for On-Campus Housing?

The online application opens at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 17 for students who have already submitted a housing deposit with AU Admissions.

Students who deposit:

  • Before April 17: will receive an invitation to apply via their AU email address on Monday, April 17.
  • After April 17: will receive an invitation to apply via their AU email address within 3-5 business days of their deposit.

The housing application deadline for transfer students is 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 5.

How Are Housing Assignments Processed?

Housing is offered to transfer students on a space available basis, but is not guaranteed. Preference is given to transfer students who are admitted with 36 or fewer credits and who have submitted an enrollment deposit and housing application by July 1.

Transfer students with fewer than 36 credits will be assigned housing in one of our residence halls for first year students. Available room types are traditional double with community style bathrooms, traditional triple with community style bathrooms, and double suite-style rooms with a single bathroom shared amongst suitemates. You can review all first year housing options on our Guide to First-Year Housing. A PDF version of the guide is available to download.

Transfer students with more than 36 credits will be assigned housing within our sophomore communities. Available room types are traditional double with community style bathrooms, traditional triple with community style bathrooms, and double suite-style rooms with a single bathroom shared amongst suitemates.

How Are Roommates Assigned?

Roommates are assigned using information collected on the Roommate Profile and the room type preferences. We will do our best to honor student’s preference request, however it will be based on space availability.

When Will I Know Where I Am Living?

Transfer housing assignments (location, room number and room type, as well as roommate(s) information) will be released via a student's AU email account and available within the AU Housing Portal in mid July for any student that applies prior to the deadline.