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How to Apply

To apply, please download the 2015 application and teacher/counselor recommendation form.

Community of Scholars 2015 Application

Teacher/Counselor Recommendation Form

Completed applications, along with a $250 nonrefundable deposit and high school transcript, should be sent to the following address:

Page Hogan

Director, Pre-College Programs

School of International Service

American University

4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20016-8071


Please ask a teacher or counselor to complete the recommendation form and submit to you in a sealed envelope. The application may also be scanned and emailed to communityofscholars@american.edu or faxed to 202-885-2494. Teachers and counselors may also email or fax the recommendation.

Note: The transcript does not need to be official. A photocopy is sufficient.

More Information

For more information about the program, call 202-885-2442 or email communityofscholars@american.edu. To request a printed copy of the 2015 brochure, email communityofscholars@american.edu. Click here for a PDF of the brochure.

For information regarding the accreditation and licensing of American University, visit www.american.edu/academics.

Contact Us!

Telephone: 202-885-2442

Fax: 202-885-2494

E-mail: communityofscholars@american.edu

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"I absolutely adored this entire program. It is an experience I will keep for the rest of my life."

- 2014 Community of Scholars Student


"Best experience for a summer."

- 2012 Community of Scholars Student


"The Community of Scholars program is highly value-added, well-organized, well-staffed with tangible personal growth and development benefits.”

- 2012 Community of Scholars Parent


"I liked the blended online/on-campus format because the online segment allowed me to learn at my own pace and on campus everything was tied together for me."

- 2012 Community of Scholars Student