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Transfer Credit Guidelines


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The Office of the Registrar will review all previous college-level transcripts to determine what credits may be eligible for transfer to American University (AU). Individual teaching units (schools, colleges and/or departments within the university) will determine how this credit will apply to specific degree programs and university requirements.

A student will not be able to register for a second semester at AU until all final official transcripts have been sent to the AU Office of Admissions from previously attended institutions.

Use the Transfer Credit Articulation Database

You can review the entirety of the Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policy here.


Policy Overviews

Policy for Math and Writing Requirements

Policy for Foreign Language Courses and Mathematics Courses

Policy for Transfer Credit by Exam

Policy for Credit Appeal Process

The Transfer Credit Policy was updated and approved by the Faculty Senate on September 17.