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
- Fall Transfers:
- July 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.
Take the AU math placement test
Available Now — Due June 5, 2019 — Add to calendar
Take the math placement test prior to course registration, which begins in early June, to determine what level of mathematics or statistics you will need to enroll in.
Submit placement credit exam results Optional for matriculation:
Available Now — Due June 30, 2019 — 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).
Get tuition refund insurance Optional for matriculation:
Available Now — Due August 25, 2019 — 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.
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.
Submit school transcripts
Available Now — Due June 30, 2019 — 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.
Complete online orientation
Available March 31, 2019
Ensure a smooth transition to AU and prepare for your life as an Eagle with online orientation. Learn about academics, support services, life at AU, financing your education, and policies and safety. The course should take you about 45 minutes and can be referred back to at any time.
Submit your housing application and preferences form
Available April 2, 2019 — Due May 5, 2019 — Add to calendar
It’s time to find your home away from home. Tell us what you’re looking for in a roommate and rank your preferred residence halls to make the most out of your time at AU.
Register for Eagle Summit Optional for matriculation:
Available April 2, 2019 — Due June 14, 2019 — Add to calendar
Get your first taste of life at AU during Eagle Summit, our summer on-campus orientation. It’s the best way to learn about academics and campus life, and a great opportunity to meet other incoming students. We recommend registering by mid-June, as it operates on a first-come first-serve basis.
Register for Explore DC Optional for matriculation:
Available May 1, 2019 — Due August 14, 2019 — Add to calendar
Explore DC is a two-day program that gives new students a chance to acclimate to their new city. Part of AU’s All-American Welcome, it will give you the chance to learn about logistical issues like transportation, explore issues faced by DC community members, and explore the city’s cultural and historical resources.
Submit your immunization form
Available May 1, 2019 — Due July 15, 2019 — 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.
Tell us about yourself
Available May 8, 2019 — Due May 22, 2019 — Add to calendar
Complete the Class of 2023 New Eagle Information questionnaire to help your First-Year Instructor/Advisor get to know you, your academic interests, and extracurricular plans.
Take the course registration tutorial
Available May 20, 2019 — Due May 31, 2019 — Add to calendar
Learn about your first semester courses, degree requirements, how to plan your courses, and how course registration happens by completing the Course Registration Tutorial. Your First-Year Instructor/Advisor will reach out with the link to complete the Course Registration Tutorial.
Learn about the American Payment Plan (APP) Optional for matriculation:
Available June 1, 2019 — Due July 15, 2019 — 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 June 1, 2019 — Due July 31, 2019 — 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.
Sign up for your meal plan
Available June 3, 2019 — Due September 10, 2019 — Add to calendar
Choose your meal plan for the 2019-2020 academic year. All first- and second-year students will be enrolled by default into the basic plan but can make changes up until September 10.
Review health insurance options Optional for matriculation:
Available June 7, 2019 — Due September 13, 2019 — 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 wish to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan you may waive coverage.
Register for classes
Available June 12, 2019 — Due August 23, 2019 — 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.
Get your books Optional for matriculation:
Available June 13, 2019
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.
View and pay student account bill
Available July 1, 2019 — Due August 1, 2019 — 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 alcohol and sexual assault policy training
Available July 15, 2019 — Due August 12, 2019 — 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 12.
Get ready for college writing
Available August 1, 2019 — Due August 26, 2019 — Add to calendar
Incoming students are assigned a community text to read before arriving in August. Previous texts explored issues of race in America, culture wars, and the Iraq war. The text will inform discussions and assignments in your future College Writing class, so be sure to read it by the first day of classes.
Write your "Letter to Self"
Available August 14, 2019 — Due August 23, 2019 — Add to calendar
Ready for your first college assignment at AU? As part of the American University Experience 1 (AUx1) course, you will be writing a letter to yourself. It will be returned to you once the class is completed, and you’ll see how much you’ve grown during your first 15 weeks of college. The assignment will be sent via Blackboard and should be completed by August 23.
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.
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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