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Preview AU

Welcome to Preview AU!

Andrea Felder, the Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Admissions, introduces our new virtual Preview AU.

Experience the best of AU.

Preview AU is American University's virtual open house for prospective undergraduate students and their families. You'll have the chance to meet the Admissions team and learn about the admissions process. Schools and colleges will host academic overviews, and current students will participate in student panels. You'll also have a chance to meet staff and faculty who can't wait to show you the best of AU.

We encourage you to explore the recording for all our sessions, listed under the following categories:

Admissions & Financial Aid

Admissions 101

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
1:30-2:30 PM

Applying to college can feel like a full-time job. Join us for this webinar to learn some tips to make the process easier. AU admissions staff will be on hand to present as well as answer any questions you may have.

 

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Financial Aid: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
3:30-4:30 PM ET

This session will discuss the types of aid available at AU, the AU Financial Aid application process as well as important deadlines, timeline, and tips.

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Transferring to AU

Designed specifically for prospective transfer students, this session will provide an overview of the transfer application and the rolling admissions process. A Q&A will follow the presentation. 

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Covid-19 & Applying to College

Thursday, July 22, 2021
1:30-2:30 PM ET

Join AU admissions staff as we help to explain some of the changes to the upcoming application cycle and how it'll impact the evaluation of your high school transcript, essays, extra curriculars, and standardized testing. 

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Writing the College Essay

Thursday, August 5, 2021
1:30-2:30 PM ET

Join us as we share our tips on college admissions essays that work. Following a brief presentation, AU admissions staff will be available to answer all your college essay questions.

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Early Decision at AU

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
3:30-4:30 PM ET

Is AU your top choice? Then apply Early Decision (ED)! Join us for a session to learn if ED is right for you.

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International Students

Virtual Info Session

Hear from members of the AU International Admissions team as they walk through the American University admissions process and the advantages of studying at American University in Washington, DC.

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AU: The International Student Perspective

Want to know what life is like for international students at American University in Washington, DC? Watch our webinar with current international students who will share their experiences with you.

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Why Choose AU?

Hear from Evelyn Levinson, director of International Admissions, to learn more about American University in Washington, DC.

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Applying to AU

Ready to apply to AU? Review the 2021 application instructions and checklist for first-year international students and US Global Nomads. 

Review List

You Are Welcome Here

Our diverse body of international students are here to say: you are welcome here!

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Meet our AU Diplomats

Our international and U.S. Global Nomad students come from all over the world to attend American University! Meet our current AU Diplomats and read more about their first impressions of life at AU.

Our AU Diplomats

Life at AU

Meet Our Students

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
8:00-9:00 PM ET

Join us for a student panel where current AU students will answer the questions you really to want to know.

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The First-Year Experience

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
3:30-4:30 PM

The First-Year Experience is an integrative model that is focused on engagement inside and outside of the classroom. We'll discuss our First-Year Advising model, the first-year curriculum, and academic opportunities.

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AU: The Student Perspective

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
1:00-2:00 PM ET

Join us for a webinar to learn more about academic and campus life. An AU student will present and answer any questions you may have about living and studying at American University in Washington, DC.

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Housing & Dining at AU

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
3:30-4:30 PM

This session will provide a comprehensive overview of on-campus housing and dining at American University.

 

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AU's Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI)

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
1:30-2:30 PM

Join us for a discussion with CDI to see how they promote campus-wide education on specific topics affecting individual communities, as well as cross-cultural forums that discuss broader issues.

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Study Abroad & Internships

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
3:30-4:30 PM

Join us for a panel discussion on learning outside of the classroom over your four years at AU including the many opportunities for internships and study abroad here in the DC community and around the world.

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Meet Our Students

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
8:00-9:00 PM ET

Join us for a student panel where current AU students will answer the questions you really to want to know.

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AU: The Student Perspective

Thursday, August 12, 2021
1:00-2:00 PM ET

Join us for a webinar to learn more about academic and campus life. An AU student will present and answer any questions you may have about living and studying at American University in Washington, DC.

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Academics & Special Programs

College of Arts & Sciences

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
1:30-2:30 PM

Learn about the undergraduate programs and opportunities offered by the College of Arts & Sciences. Hear more about the student experience as well from current CAS students.

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School of Communication

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
1:30-2:30 PM ET

Learn about the undergraduate programs and opportunities offered by the School of Communication.

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School of International Service

Thursday, July 29, 2021
1:30-2:30 PM

Learn about the history of the School of International Service (SIS), our undergraduate program and various extracurricular activities and academic opportunities.

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Kogod School of Business

Thursday, August 5, 2021
3:30-4:30 PM

Learn about the undergraduate majors, minors, and various business specific resources available in the Kogod School of Business.

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School of Public Affairs

Thursday, July 15, 2021
3:30-4:30 PM

Learn about the undergraduate programs and opportunities offered by the School of Public Affairs (SPA).

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School of Education

Thursday, July 15, 2021
1:30-2:30 PM ET

This session will cover SOE's admission requirements and prerequisite courses and give you the opportunity to meet current faculty and recent School of Education alumni.

 

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Special Academic Programs

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
1:30-2:30 PM

Join us to learn more about a handful of our special academic programs to include, but not limited to our Honors Program, Community Based Research Scholars, Sakura Scholars Program, Three-Year bachelor's degree programs.

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SPA Leadership Program

Learn how the SPA Leadership Program merges leadership theory (in class) with leadership development (out of class) to provide a holistic view of leadership. This program works with any major offered by AU.

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Honors & Scholars Programs

Learn about AU's most rigorous academic programs and living-learning communities: the Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars, AU Honors, and the Community-Based Research Scholars.

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PPL Scholars

Interested in studying the intersection of politics, policy and law? The Politics, Policy, & Law Scholars 3-year program provides students an intensive and rigorous program of study to make great impact through action and knowledge. 

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Lincoln Scholars Program

Explore the great questions of moral and political life within the context of intellectual and political diversity by reading and discussing foundational texts in small group seminars. This program works with any major offered by AU.

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Social Science Majors

Learn about the undergraduate programs and opportunities offered by the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) in the social science fields.

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Performing & Studio Arts Majors

Are you interested in an arts major? Learn about the undergraduate programs and opportunities offered by the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS). 

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STEM & Pre-Health Overview

Learn about the STEM & Pre-Health undergraduate programs from the Sr. Director for Advising, Retention, and Recruitment, faculty, the Director of the Premedical Programs and members of the CAS Advising team. 

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