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.
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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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