Congratulations and welcome to American University. We can’t wait for you to join our community of changemakers. Now that you’re admitted, you’ll take a number of steps to complete your enrollment. Find everything you need to know about getting started at AU right here.
- Access your account using your AUID, located in your admissions letter
- Set up your AU email to receive updates
- View your personalized checklist on your student portal
All checklist items are required to enroll at AU except where noted. Check your progress on Link Requires Login your personalized checklist.
Activate your student account
Activate your student account - it only takes a few clicks.
Submit your enrollment deposit
Submit your enrollment agreement and housing deposit by the following:
- Early Decision:
- January 15
- Early Decision 2:
- March 1
- Regular Decision:
- May 1
Grant proxy access to your student records Optional for matriculation:
Will a parent, guardian, or other user be making payments or viewing your expenses? Grant them access to your student account.
Complete account recovery steps
Establish your secret question and answer pairs in the event you need to reset a forgotten or expired password.
Download myAU Mobile Optional for matriculation:
View your class schedule, grades, finances, and assignments all in one place. Access your new student checklist, get directions around campus, and stay up-to-date on campus life with events and news feeds.
Confirm your emergency contacts
Make sure AU has an up-to-date list of your emergency contacts. To update, visit the academics tab on the student portal. Please note, if you are under 18, your parent/legal guardian must be your primary contact.
Join University College Optional for matriculation:
Available Now — Due May 3, 2020 — Add to calendar
Join the oldest and largest living-learning community at AU! UC students live in first-year residence halls with their Complex Problems classmates and hold community events together throughout the semester.
Submit school transcripts
Available Now — Due June 30, 2020 — Add to calendar
Send your final high school transcripts and, if applicable, any college-level credit transcripts by mail or email to American University’s Office of Admissions.
Submit placement credit exam results Optional for matriculation:
Available Now — Due July 31, 2020 — Add to calendar
If you have taken Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or other placement exams, please request that those results be submitted to American University’s Office of Admissions to receive placement credit (if applicable).
Take the AU math placement test
Available Now — Due May 11, 2020 — Add to calendar
Take the math placement test prior to course registration, which begins in mid-June, to determine what level of mathematics or statistics you will need to enroll in.
Submit your immunization form
Available Now — Due July 15, 2020 — Add to calendar
District of Columbia law requires that all students under age 26 provide proof of the immunizations listed on the AU Mandatory Immunization Form.
Register for New Student Orientation Optional for matriculation:
Available Now — Due May 11, 2020 — Add to calendar
There will be no in-person orientation sessions this summer. Instead, we will be offering a 10-12 week interactive and engaging virtual online orientation experience beginning in mid-May and continuing through early August. You will be assigned an orientation leader small group, complete the online orientation modules, and attend weekly webinar sessions with various campus partners. This experience will conclude with an in-person August experience. This complete orientation experience is designed to help get you connected with current students, new students, and the campus community.
Get tuition refund insurance Optional for matriculation:
Available Now — Due August 23, 2020 — Add to calendar
In the event that you might need to withdraw from AU, American University offers GradGuard tuition refund insurance through Allianz Global Assistance. If you believe that this is something you might benefit from, you have until the day before classes begin to enroll.
Get ready for College Writing—read the Writer as Witness book
Available Now — Due August 26, 2020 — Add to calendar
As part of your first year College Writing class, we have chosen a book that we call our "community text" for you to read before you arrive in August. You and your classmates will discuss the book and write about it in your College Writing class.
Tell us about yourself
Available Now — Due May 22, 2020 — Add to calendar
Complete the Class of 2024 New Eagle Information questionnaire to help your First-Year Instructor/Advisor get to know you, your academic interests, and extracurricular plans.
Complete the First Year Fall Course Registration Webinar
Available Now — Due June 11, 2020 — Add to calendar
In this all-encompassing webinar, you'll learn about your first semester courses, degree requirements, how to plan your courses, and how course registration happens. Your First-Year Instructor/Advisor will reach out with information about these webinars. You only need to register and attend one webinar. They will be held once a day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from May 19 through June 11.
Learn about the American Payment Plan (APP) Optional for matriculation:
Available Now — Due July 15, 2020 — Add to calendar
AU offers an alternative to paying your bill in full at the start of every semester. The APP splits the fall and spring semester balances into monthly payments.
Upload your One Card photo
Available Now — Due December 12, 2020 — Add to calendar
The AU One Card will be your all-access pass to campus. You’ll use it to enter your residence hall, purchase meals, check out books, print and more. You can either submit your photo online, then pick up your card at the front desk of your residence hall during move-in, or take a picture once you arrive on campus.
Register for classes
Available Now — Due June 12, 2020 — Add to calendar
Now that you have completed the course registration tutorial, planned your courses, and your first-year advisor has reviewed your course choices, it's time to register for classes.
Review health insurance options Optional for matriculation:
Available Now — Due September 18, 2020 — Add to calendar
Health insurance is mandatory for full-time degree and resident students and international students on F-1 and J-1 visas. The Student Health Insurance Plan will automatically be billed to your student account. If you are covered under another insurance plan and would like to apply to waive coverage, you will need to submit a waiver.
Apply or opt-out of on-campus housing
Available Now — Due June 23, 2020 — Add to calendar
If you previously paid the housing deposit to American University, you must now apply or opt-out of on-campus housing through the Housing Portal. The portal will open on June 16 at 3 pm.
Get your books Optional for matriculation:
Once your classes are picked, it will be time for materials. The AU bookstore will have everything required for your courses, plus all the AU apparel and accessories you need for a full Eagle wardrobe.
Complete your recreational sports and fitness registration Optional for matriculation:
Skip the lines on you first visit to our fitness centers. In order to gain access to our recreational sports and fitness centers and programs, you are required to register. Make your first visit more seamless by submitting your registration online.
View and pay student account bill
Available Now — Due August 1, 2020 — Add to calendar
Students will receive an email notice in early July from the Office of Student Accounts indicating that their bill is available to view.
Take online alcohol and sexual assault awareness training
Available Now — Due August 18, 2020 — Add to calendar
All AU students must complete online educational trainings on alcohol awareness and sexual assault prevention. The link and registration code will be emailed to students individually in late July and must be completed by August 18.
Sign up for your meal plan
Available Now — Due September 14, 2020 — Add to calendar
Review, enroll or modify meal plan enrollment for upcoming Academic Year. First- and second-year students residing in campus housing are required to be on a meal plan, based on credits earned at AU. The office of One Card & Dining Services will default enroll required meal plan holders in their specified meal plan as noted below. Students may elect to increase their meal plan enrollment from the minimum required meal plan through the meal plan portal. - First-year students living on campus are required to have at least a 175-Block meal plan.\r - Second-year students living on campus are required to have at least a 100-Block meal plan.\r
Advanced credit exams may be used for major, minor, and elective credit, but may not be used to satisfy AU Core requirements. Specific information about exam credit is maintained by the Office of Admissions and is available in all advising units.
Written Communication and Information Literacy (W1) requirement: Incoming first-year students may satisfy the W1 requirement by completing the 6 credit hour Written Communication and Information Literacy I sequence of classes (2 courses) with a grade of “C” or better or receiving advanced credit for specific exams (published annually by the Office of Admissions) and earning a grade of “C” or better in the 3-credit hour WRTG-106.
Quantitative Literacy (Q1): Incoming first-year students may satisfy the Q1 requirement by completing a designated Quantitative Literacy I course with a grade of “C” or better or by receiving advanced credit for specific exams (published annually by the Office of Admissions), and also earning a grade of “C” or better in an appropriately designated Quantitative Literacy I course.
Yes. You can request to room with another incoming first-year student. The only exception is that students who are part of a Living-Learning Community (LLC) cannot room with those who are not, or who are part of a different LLC.
AU has 10 dining locations on campus, from the Terrace Dining Room (TDR) to retail locations, all of which are included in your AU Dining Meal Plan. Once you select your meal plan, your AU OneCard works like a debit card. Swipe your card and a Meal Allowance, Meal Exchange, or EagleBucks will be deducted from your account automatically.
- Meal Allowance: The number of meals that can be used in TDR, the all-you-care-to-eat dining spot. When you go in, the cashier will deduct one meal from your plan, and you’ll be free to eat as much as you like. You can also take your meal as a carryout (or “Meal 2 Go”), just let the cashier know when you enter.
- Meal Exchange: You can exchange a meal allowance swipe for purchases at our on-campus retail food locations. This includes Global Fresh, freshii, Einstein Bagel, PI & FRY, Elevation Burger, SUBWAY, Eagle’s Nest POD Market, and Bleeker Street POD.
- EagleBucks: These work like money on a debit card. Each time you make a purchase, the total is subtracted from the balance in your account. One EagleBuck equals one dollar. EagleBucks are accepted at all dining locations on campus, and also at many off-campus locations in the AU neighborhood.
At AU, our orientation is called Eagle Summit. After you submit your enrollment deposit, you’ll get an invitation email, delivered to your AU student email, once Eagle Summit registration opens in early April. You’ll be eligible to register 48 hours after you deposit.
All-American Welcome is a two-week celebration that welcomes new and returning students to campus. It starts with new student move-in, which starts on Tuesday, August 20, and concludes Friday, September 6. Packed with more than 70 events, it’s a time for new students to get to know campus, their fellow students, and Washington, DC.
All-American Welcome is different to All-American Weekend, which is our weekend for alumni, families, and current students to come together and celebrate AU! This year, All-American Weekend will take place October 4–6, 2019.
You can access your student account through Eagle Service by following these steps:
- Visit Eagle Service - Financial Information
- For a printable statement, select 'View Statement'
You can print a PDF of your bill for any semester. Additionally, you can view a list of your charges and credits by semester, verify your account balance, see whether a payment has been posted, and view pending financial aid.
Please note that your bill will continue updating as you make schedule changes and while charges, like housing and dining, are finalized. To get a full picture of the amount due, please ensure that you are registered full-time and can see both housing and meal plan charges on your account if applicable.
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