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spexs graduate gateway program overview

Accepting your offer

To enroll in the School of Professional & Extended Studies, please submit your enrollment deposit online. This deposit is nonrefundable and will be held in your student account and credited toward your tuition.

Deposit amounts may vary by program. If you have any question regarding your deposit amount, please email spexsadmissions@american.edu

Graduate Gateway Program: $400
Washington Semester Program: $400
AU Gap Program: $400

Submitting your deposit online

After your enrollment is processed, your advisor will contact you with information on how to register for classes.

All students must adhere to the American University academic integrity code and Graduate or Undergraduate student Regulations (depending on level of study). Please make sure to review this information online before courses begin. 

Deferring Enrollment

An admitted student may request to defer his/her enrollment once for up to one academic year. For example, if you are admitted for Spring 2015, you may defer your admission to Fall 2015, or Spring 2016. To request a deferral, please email the SPExS Admissions Office with the following information: 

  • Your name
  • Program to which you are requesting deferred admission
  • Reason for requesting deferral
  • Semester to which you would like to defer (up to one year) 

Your deferral must be approved by your program advisor. You will receive an email with a final decision.

Declining Enrollment

If you decide not to enroll at AU, let us know via e-mail. Please include your reasons for choosing another institution.