In order to become a non-degree student at AU, you must not be currently enrolled in a degree program at any other Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area schools. You must also be in good standing with any other college or university in which you are currently enrolled. Students dismissed from another institution during the past year are not eligible to enroll as non-degree students at AU. International students are ineligible for student visas under non-degree status and therefore cannot enroll this way.
Non-degree students pay the same per-credit tuition as our degree seeking students. Please see the AU Registrar for current costs. For purposes of non-degree study, any course numbered 500 or above is considered graduate level. Credit hours are listed in the schedule of classes. Financial aid is not available for non-degree study. American University does not accept credit cards as payment for tuition. Payment is due upon enrollment.
Returning School of Communication Non-Degree Students
Students who have previously taken courses at AU under non-degree status do not need to resubmit the enrollment application to continue taking courses. Graduate level courses can be approved in the academic department. Undergraduate courses are approved in the academic advising office. Please send an email to your advisor with your full name, AU id number and the course number you wish to register. You should also indicate that you are a non-degree student.