Schedule a Visit

Thank you for your interest in the College of Arts and Sciences. We are excited to connect with you. Along with our events calendar, we offer private visits both online and in-person.

Please note: this office can only represent graduate degrees (PhD, Master's, and Graduate Certificates) within the College of Arts & Sciences. Check our Degrees & Programs page for a full list of our graduate programs. Don't see your program listed? Please email and we we can get you in touch with the appropriate school.

Virtual Visits

Admissions representatives, Jonathan Harper and Laurel Semple, are available for virtual visits using the Zoom platform. While it is best to speak with the representative who works with your intendend program, any staff member can assist you with questions regarding our graduate programs and the application process.

On-Campus Visits

For applicants who wish to visit campus, we offer in-person meetings with an admissiosn representative. This can include a campus tour and faculty visit (contingent on availability). Meeting details and parking instructions are emailed the week of the visit. Please provide at least one week's notice for all requests.

American University cannot provide travel funds, accommodations, or VISAs to attend an on-campus visit.

To request a visit, please pick from the options below. All visits are scheduled on Eastern Standard Time. For international applicants, please contact for questions about VISAs.

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Laurel Semple

Asst. Director, Graduate Enrollment
Meet with Laurel

She works closely with STEM-designated programs as well as admissions for:

  • Anthropology 
  • Biology and Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Environmental Science
  • Health Promotion Management
  • Public Health, Innovation & Practice
  • Statistics
  • Sociology
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Postbaccalaureate Pre-medical Certificate
  • Translation Certificate

Jonathan Harper

Asst. Director, Graduate Recruitment
Meet with Jonathan

He is an alumnus of the MFA Creative Writing program and handles admissions for:

  • Art History
  • Arts Management
  • Asian Studies Certificate
  • Audio Technology
  • Behavior, Cognition & Neuroscience
  • Creative Writing
  • Ethics, Peace, and Human Rights
  • History and Public History
  • Literature, Culture, and Technology
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology (PhD Clinical Psychology and Master's)
  • Studio Art

On-Campus Visit

Meet with the Graduate Admissions Team in person.

Schedule an on-campus visit


On-campus visits take place on American University's main campus on Mondays and Fridays. 


We offer individual visits appicaitons to graduate degrees (PhD, MA, Graduate Certificates) in AU's College of Arts & Sciences.


Faculty meetings can be requested but are contingent on availbility. Faculty visits are not available for the PhD Behavior, Cognition & Neuroscience and PhD Clincial Psychology programs. Please contact the department directly to reach out to a faculty member.


American University cannot provide travel funds, VISAs, or accommodations for in-person visits.