Also, take a look at these helpful checklists to keep you on track. They list things you can do before and after transferring to help streamline the transfer process.
Provide information to Office of Admissions
Accept your Offer of Admission
Information about how to accept your offer of admission will be included in the letter of acceptance
Submit official Transcripts: Official transcript(s) or mark sheets enclosed in a sealed envelope from all colleges or universities attended should be sent to AU. Make sure that your full legal name and Social Security number (or date of birth) are on the transcripts.
Note: you will not be able to register for a second semester at AU until all final official transcripts have been received.
Submit Official Exam Scores: All exam scores must be received by the American University Office of Admissions no later than the end of the second enrolled term. Exam scores more than six years old will not be accepted for credit.
Review Credit by Exam information on the Office of Admissions website for more details
Orientation: Orientation is not required for transfer students, however, it can be extremely beneficial. Even if you have been a college student for several years, please consider attending orientation so you can learn more about the culture at American University, academics, activities, etc. Learn more about Orientation at AU.
Transfer Success Series: American University is pleased to offer transfer students the opportunity to engage in a program designed specifically to assist transfer students in their adjustment to AU. The highly successful Transfer Success Series program offers workshops in careers and internships, utilizing campus resources, time management, and more.
Discover AU Academics: Review the University Catalog to familiarize yourself with the various majors and minors offered at AU. Review the requirements for the program(s) of interest, and visit the Schedule of Classes to start planning your next semester.
Complete the Online Math Placement Exam: this timed online exam is required for all incoming students, regardless of whether or not the math requirement has been satisfied through exam or transfer credit. Should you wish to continue with math courses at AU, this exam will help to ensure you are placed in the appropriate level. Once you have submitted your deposit, you will receive an email with information about how to take the exam. Note: you will not be able to register for classes until you take the exam. Accommodations can be made for students who wish to take the exam in person, need additional time, etc. The notification email will include information for requesting accommodations.
Register for Classes: You will register for classes online. Your academic advisor will contact you with further information about the registration process.