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Preview AU

Welcome to Preview AU!

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

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 all our sessions, listed under the following categories. Live captioning will be provided during all sessions. Can't make a live session? Recordings of each session will be made available.

Admissions & Financial Aid

Financial Aid 101

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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Admissions 101

This session will be a Q&A with members of the admissions team answering FAQs related to the application process including: demonstrated interest, test-optional, early decision, and more!

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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

Current AU students will answer the questions you really to want to know! 

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AU's Center for Diversity & Inclusion

Join us for a meet and greet with AU's Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI). Learn about CDI's programs and the support services we offer to students.

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The First-Year Experience

At AU, 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 residential experience.

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Housing & Residence Life

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

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Academics & Special Programs

College of Arts & Sciences

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

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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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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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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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Social Science Majors

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

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School of International Service (SIS)

Students will learn about the history of SIS, our undergraduate program and various extracurricular activities and academic opportunities.

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The World of Humanities

Learn more about a major in humanities and the undergraduate programs and opportunities offered by the College of Arts & Sciences.

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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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School of Education

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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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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School of Public Affairs

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

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Kogod School of Business

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

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School of Communication

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

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