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Admissions Events

The College of Arts and Sciences offers visitors a number of ways to connect with us and explore all that we have to offer. Whether it's an on-campus visit for an open house, online information session, or one of our graduate school fairs across the country, the CAS graduate admissions team has you covered.

New online, on-campus, and regional events are added throughout the year, so be sure to check for updates.

Graduate Open Houses

Join the College of Arts & Sciences for an exploration of graduate school. Our Graduate Open Houses give prospective students an opportunity to tour campus, meet with faculty, current students, and graduate admissions staff to learn more about our programs and what it's like to be a student in the College.

Please check back for upcoming Summer and Fall open houses.

Off-campus Graduate EVENTS & Receptions

Can't make it to campus? Join Graduate Admissions representatives and alumni for a meet-and-greet near you.

  • Northern Virginia Coffee Chat at Panera near Rosslyn Metro Station
    Monday, February 25, 2019. 8:00am-10:00am.
    Register for February 25
  • Washington D.C. Afternoon Coffee Chat at Sohos Tea & Coffee
    Tuesday, March 5, 2019. 5:00pm-6:30pm.
    Register for March 5

Online Events

Join College of Arts & Sciences representatives for virtual presentations.

Campus Visits

Front of Battelle Tompkins building in spring time.

CAS offers prospective applicants and newly admitted students the opportunity to meet with a CAS Graduate Admissions Representative during the week, Monday-Friday, 10:00-4:00.

Campus visits include a meeting with Admissions Staff and optional campus tour. Faculty meetings can be requested, but are dependent on department availability.

To schedule a campus visit, please e-mail casgrad@american.edu with your intended visit date and timeframe. Please give us at least one week's advance notice to schedule your visit.

The PhD Clinical Psychology and Behavior, Cognition & Neuroscience programs do not participate in campus visits. Please contact those departments directly for more information.