Any changes to a registration must adhere to the following deadlines and will be subject to the refund policy.
Note: Start dates of AU courses correspond with the start date of the NSLC program associated with the AU course.
Add/Drop a Course
Last day to drop a course and receive a refund:
30 days prior to the start date of the AU course
Last day to add a course:
Start date of the AU course
Last day to drop a course without a “Withdrawal” notation on the student’s AU record:
Fifth day of the AU course
Last day to drop a course (after which students cannot drop a course and will receive a grade; a drop between the second day of the course and this deadline will result in a “Withdrawal” on the student’s AU record):
23rd day of the AU course
Change of Grade Type
Last day to change the grade type (e.g., letter grade or pass/fail):
First day of the AU course
Communicating Changes in Registration
Any changes in registration more than 30 days before the start of your AU course should be made directly to NSLC.
Any changes in registration within 30 days of the start of your AU course must be communicated to the NSLC first and then to American University by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refunds for dropping a Course
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.