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FAQ for Newly Admitted Graduate Students


  • Graduate Admissions
    McKinley, Room 111

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Newly Admitted Graduates

Welcome to SOC

You are beginning one of the most memorable periods in your life, and we at the School of Communication are honored to be a part of it.

Congratulations on your admission to American University's School of Communication!

This page provides answers to the most frequently asked questions by our newly admitted graduate students. We update this page frequently so check back often to ensure that you have the latest information regarding your transition to American University's School of Communication.

New Student Checklist

  • Have you paid your seat deposit?
  • Filled out a FAFSA form?
  • Started exploring housing options?
  • Looked through the schedule of classes to start planning for the upcoming semester?

Important Dates and Info:

  • Admitted Students Day is Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 10:30 am in the McKinley Building.
  • From this point on, all correspondence to you from the University will be sent to your american.edu email account. It is critical that you check your AU email regularly. You are responsible for information sent to that account, including wait list notifications.
  • Your myau.american.edu portal contains a wealth of information – fees, registration and waitlist status, course schedules, etc.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at the SOC Graduate Office with any questions at 202-885-2040 or via email at gradcomm@american.edu.

Follow this link for more helpful information to ease your transition to SOC.

What are Current Students Saying About SOC?

"The professors are active in the industry. I am getting an education based on real-world experience."

"The faculty are phenomenal!"

"You learn a lot in class and gain real-world experience."

"I feel as if I've learned more in one semester than I did in all of undergad!"

"I love the public comm graduate program at AU!"