Congratulations on Your Acceptance!


Fall semester: April 15 or within 3 weeks if admitted after April 1
Spring/Summer semester: within 3 weeks of acceptance
For deposit extension requests, please contact
Final transcript (with degree)
Fall: August 29 (first day of class)
Spring: November 1
Summer: May 1
FAFSA Application Deadlines
(early submissions recommended)
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Submit Your Deposit

Create an account at MyAU using the AU student ID login credentials that you received in your email acceptance message.

Please note: if you applied to a certificate program, you must complete the Certificate: Accept Offer to Enroll form prior to creating an account.

Pay your deposit by credit card or e-check through Eagle Service (also accessible via MyAU) by April 15. The deposit is $250. The deposit is nonrefundable and will be held in your student account and credited toward your tuition.

After your enrollment deposit is processed, you will receive an email confirmation with advising and registration information.

*If your admission includes conditions of acceptance, it is your responsibility to meet those conditions according to the specified schedule.


Enroll at American University

If you have not done so, please submit your final official transcript(s) to American University by the deadline listed at the top of this page. Final officials transcipts may be mailed by you or by your undergraduate institution.

Postal mail address:

CAS Graduate Admissions
Office of Enrollment
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8081


Express, Courier, Overnight (Express Mail, Fed Ex, UPS, DHL, etc.):

CAS Graduate Admissions
Office of Enrollment
Suite B
13201 New Mexico Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8081

Contact your graduate advisor for instructions on class registration.

Defer Enrollment

Graduate applicants who have been offered admission to American University may request to defer their enrollment for up to one year. Deferral requests are not guaranteed and must be approved by the respective program's department. Candidates who are approved for a deferral do not have to file a new application.

To submit a deferral request, email by August 1 (for fall/summer)or November 1 (for spring).

Withdraw Application

To withdraw your application, please contact your Program Director within your department.