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FAQ for New Students

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

We look forward to helping you make the transition to American University and SOC.

This site provides information on the most frequently asked questions by our admitted students; please take the time to read it. As the fall semester approaches this page will be updated frequently, so check back often to ensure that you have the latest information.

If you have further questions or would like to suggest additional links and information, please contact the Graduate Office at 202-885-2040 or via email at

Have a wonderful summer.  We look forward to seeing you at orientation!


New & Updated Information

Helpful information for newly admitted students: