American University and the National Student Leadership Conference have a unique partnership that enables NSLC students to earn college credit from AU. These credit-bearing courses are specifically designed to work within the framework of the NSLC program, allowing students to pursue areas of interest in greater depth with an AU professor without interrupting their NSLC activities. For more information on how the program works, please click here.
All courses, including those at locations other than American University, are taught by AU professors who collaborate with the NSLC to link the programs with the associated AU courses. The courses are taught primarily online. Students will attend an introductory class on campus and access instructional materials upon returning home at hours that suit their own schedules. This instruction may include lectures recorded by their professor, podcasts, documentaries, and discussion posts. Readings and assignments will be available via AU's Blackboard technology. Professors remain accessible to student questions for 30 days after the on-campus segment.