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AU Central | Visiting Students

First Time Non-Degree and Visiting Student Registration

Thank you for choosing American University! First-time nondegree applicants at American University should review the information below: 

First-Time nondegree applications are currently being accepted for Summer and Fall 2016!

Registration begins on the following dates for first-time nondegree students:

Summer 2016:

Registration for ALL classes begins on March 21st.

Fall 2016:

Registration for Graduate classes begins on Thursday, April 14th.

Registration for Undergraduate classes begins on Thursday, June 9th.

**Please allow adequate time for processing by submitting your application early. **


Continuing Nondegree Students:

If you have taken classes at American University previously as a nondegree student, information concerning registration can be found


Please note: Continuing nondegree students are registered by the department in which their classes are housed.


Degree Seeking Students:

Please note that if you are registering for the first time as a degree-seeking student, the

Office of the Registrar site has information pertaining to your registration procedure.



Important Note for International Students

All F-1 and J-1 international students who are enrolling at American University for the first time or for a new program are required to bring their passport, I-94 and I-20 or DS-2019 to International Student Services (ISS). Non-native speakers of English, regardless of citizenship, must take an English language proficiency test before they register. International students in F-1 or J-1 student status should refer to specific instructions for international students. International students in F-1 or J-1 student status are not eligible to enroll as nondegree students.


1. Review the Schedule of Classes.

2. Be sure that you have reviewed and met all the prerequisites.

3. Complete the enrollment form

Registration for courses is subject to space availability and confirmation of eligibility. You will receive notification from AU Central with next steps in the enrollment process within 3-5 business days. Payment for classes is due upon the first day of class. Failure to comply
with payment schedules may result in a financial restriction being placed on
your account which would prevent any future registration or proof of completion
of classes, including an official transcript, from being requested.
If you need to change your
schedule for any reason, please contact AU Central.  Failure
to attend classes or pay your invoice does not automatically withdraw you from
 Your tuition will be
refunded based on your withdraw date and the
academic calendar. Refund dates for Summer Courses follow a special summer calendar.