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NSLC College Credit Program        School of International Service 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016-8071 United States

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Registration

Accepted NSLC students interested in registering for the College Credit Option should go to the NSLC website for enrolled students and fill out the online registration form for College Credit. To register for courses you will need the NSLC Student ID that was assigned to you in your NSLC acceptance packet.

This credit option does not take away from your activities at the NSLC but further enriches your experience. This is an opportunity to widen your focus at the NSLC and to continue to learn after the program under the supervision of an AU professor.

The College Credit Option introduces high school students not only to the expectations of college-level academics but also to the responsibilities of registration at a university. Students and their parents/guardians should note carefully the associated registration, records, and refund policies and deadlines. Any changes to a registration must adhere to the published deadlines and will be subject to the refund policy.

Upon notification of a change in registration received by the NSLC at least 30 days prior to the start date of the session in which the student is registered, the difference in tuition paid for an AU course will be refunded. If a student cancels registration (or reduces the number of credits) within 29 days of the start of the session in which the student is registered for an AU course, or leaves while a program is in session, no refunds will be permitted. This policy is necessary to account for the program costs incurred with each enrollment.

Communicating Changes in Registration

Changes in registration (with the exception of a request for pass/fail) prior to the first day of the AU course should be communicated directly with NSLC. Changes in registration on or after the first day of the AU course must be communicated to the NSLC first and then to American University at collegecredit@american.edu. Requests to change grade type to pass/fail should be made to collegecredit@american.edu.

 

Tuition and Fees

In recognition of the scholastic aptitude and leadership merit of the students selected for NSLC, American University is offering a special reduced tuition rate of $820 per credit.

Upon written notification of cancellation received by the NSLC at least 30 days prior to the start date of the session in which the student is registered, all tuition paid for an AU course will be refunded. If a student cancels registration (or reduces the number of credits) within 29 days of the start of the session in which the student is registered for an AU course, or leaves while a program is in session, no refunds will be permitted. This policy is necessary to account for the program costs incurred with each enrollment.

Program Information

No. Students enrolled in the College Credit Option arrive on campus as other NSLC participants. There will be one introductory session held during their program. This class will be scheduled at a time that will not interfere with NSLC activities.

All college credit courses are taught by American University faculty.

Hundreds of NSLC students have participated in the College Credit Option. The students in your course will be your peers in your NSLC program.

Professors are happy to answer any questions you might have regarding their course. Before arriving on campus, students will read a welcome letter from their professor via the NSLC portal. During your online course, you may contact your professor at any time to ask questions. The contact information is on the course syllabus.

While the AU College Credit Option will not detract from the NSLC experience, it demands excellence in student performance. Participating students will be engaged, taught, and evaluated at the college-level by a university professor, who will provide a stimulating, innovative, and personalized learning experience that will help to prepare you for the expectations of higher education. This college course will require a commitment by students to access the online instructional materials upon their return home and to complete assignments, which will be due within 30 days after your NSLC program. Extensions are possible, but students must get confirmation in writing from their professors. For more information about what you can expect, please review the academic expectations.

All your work should be sent in by the due date specified on your syllabus, generally within 30 days after the end of your NSLC program. Course syllabi will give instructions for submitting your work.

Program Alumni

Students usually take the college credit as a letter grade (A-F), especially if they anticipate seeking to transfer the credit to another school. Many colleges and universities do not accept transfer credit taken pass/fail. However, students may elect take take the course on a pass-fail basis. To take the course pass-fail, a student must elect to do so before the course has begun. For more information, contact collegecredit@american.edu.

At your first class meeting, you will receive and should complete an American University transcript request form. When you have completed your assignments and once your professor has submitted a final grade, an official American University transcript will be mailed to the address you specified on the request form. Transcripts will be mailed shortly after final grades are posted to students' academic records. Additional transcripts can be requested.

If you are a former NSLC student who took an AU Credit course with your NSLC program and would like to receive an official American University Transcript of your grade, please fill out a transcript request form found here. Completed forms should be emailed to transcript_services@american.edu, faxed to 202-885-1016, or mailed to the following address:

Office of the Registrar
American University
201 Asbury
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8064

If you have any difficulties, please contact us at collegecredit@american.edu after you have submitted your form and followed the instructions above. Please include the following in all communications:

  • Full name
  • AU ID # (if you remember it)
  • Year Course was taken
  • Name and location of Course
  • Name of the professor who taught your course
  • Your full contact information including address and phone number