Fall and Spring Requirements

Spring 2018
December 1, 2017
Fall 2018 (or Year Program)
May 15, 2018
Spring 2019
November 2, 2018
Fall 2019 (or Year Program)
May 15, 2019

The AU Gap program has rolling admissions. You can submit your application any time during the application cycle, up to the deadline.

The AU Gap Program aligns with the American University Academic Calendar.

Applicants must meet the minimum university requirements for undergraduate study (high school diploma) and possess a minimum of a 3.0 high school GPA. Admission decisions are based on each applicant's academic record, essays, recommendations, and motivations to have a Gap Program experience. Additionally, we assess other characteristics such as maturity, leadership, personal character and potential contribution to the American University community.

The fall and spring AU GAP program is open to U.S. students only.

  1. Create an account.
  2. After you have created an account, complete the application.
  3. After you have submitted the first portion of your application, you must return to your account and complete supplemental items (once you refresh the page, supplemental items should be an option).

    Note: Your application will not be considered until you have submitted the required supplemental items.

In addition to the online application, applicants must submit either electronically (upload with your application) or via mail:

  • Official copy of current high school transcript or international equivalent
  • Letter of Recommendation from a high school academic counselor
  • Letter of Recommendation from an extracurricular or community contact   

Your supplemental items may also be submitted by email to spexsdocuments@american.edu.

Mail Via United States Postal Service (USPS):

School of Professional & Extended Studies
Office of Enrollment
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016-8124

Mail Via Courier Service (UPS, FedEx, DHL):

Office of Enrollment
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 218
Washington, DC 20016-8001

Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements and have a complete application will be invited for a phone interview with the AU Gap Program before a final admissions decision is made. If the applicant is local to the DC, MD, VA area, applicants are welcome to request an in-person interview.

Summer Requirements

Summer 2018 Early Registration Deadline
February 20, 2018
Deposit Deadline for Early Registration
April 1, 2018
Summer 2018 Final Registration Deadline
May 15, 2018
Deposit Deadline for Final Registration
June 1, 2018

The AU Gap Summer Institutes have rolling admissions. You can submit your application any time during the registration cycle, up to the deadline.

Applicants should be a rising high school junior, senior, or recent graduate and possess a minimum of a 3.0 high school GPA. Admission decisions are based on each applicant's academic record, essay, recommendation, and motivations to attend the Gap Program Summer Institutes. Additionally, we assess other characteristics such as maturity, leadership, personal character and potential contribution to the American University community.

The summer AU Gap program is open to U.S. and international students.

  1. Create an account.
  2. After you have created an account, complete the application.
  3. After you have submitted the first portion of your application, you must return to your account and complete supplemental items (once you refresh the page, supplemental items should be an option).

    Note: Your application will not be considered until you have submitted the required supplemental items.

In addition to the online application, applicants must submit either electronically (upload with your application or by email) or via mail:

  • Official copy of current high school transcript or international equivalent

Please note: if you are an international applicant, you must also demonstrate proof of English Proficiency. As proof of English fluency, we accept the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson's Test of English (PTE).

Minimum scores for admission to the Gap Summer Institutes are:

Paper Based TOEFL
550
Internet Based TOEFL
80 (Minimum of 18 on Speaking & Listening)
IELTS
6.5
PTE
59
Your supplemental items may also be submitted by email to spexsdocuments@american.edu.

Mail Via United States Postal Service (USPS):

School of Professional & Extended Studies
Office of Enrollment
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016-8124

Mail Via Courier Service (UPS, FedEx, DHL):

Office of Enrollment
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 218
Washington, DC 20016-8001