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Transfer Students

This Is American University

American University, Washington, DC

Transferring to AU

American University is a diverse body of students, who represent all 50 states and 123 countries. Many of our students join us from other institutions, and bring a unique perspective to our community of changemakers. If you're looking for a school that will challenge you intellectually and provide you with access to one of the most international cities in the world, look no further.

How to Apply

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International Transfer Students

Learn how to apply to AU as an international transfer student.

International Checklist

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Readmit Applicants

Students who wish to re-enroll after separating from AU for one or more semester(s) must apply for readmission.

Reapply to AU

Transfer Resources

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Future Eagle Portal

Check the status of your application, register for events, and receive more information about AU.

Future Eagle Portal

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Transfer Credit Guidelines

Use our Transfer Credit Articulation Database to determine what credits will transfer to AU.

Access Database

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to our most asked questions about transferring to AU.


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Credit By Exam

AU will accept a maximum of 30 credit hours from one or a combination of specific tests.

Exam Credit Info

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Financial Aid

In order to be considered for need-based financial aid, students must complete the FAFSA and CSS Profile. 

Financial Aid Info

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There are several scholarships available for eligible transfer students. 

Transfer Scholarships