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 5, 2021 — 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, 2021 — 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, 2021 — 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, 2021 — 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.
Complete your pre-orientation modules
Ensure a smooth transition to AU and prepare for your life as an Eagle with our pre-orientation modules. Learn about academics, support services, life at AU, financing your education, campus policies and safety. The modules should take you about 45 minutes and can be referred back to at any time.
Join New Eagle Connect
New Eagle Connect, our online platform for the AU admitted Class of 2025, is the best place to meet other admitted students and to find your community at AU! You will receive an email from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with your personalized link to join New Eagle Connect.
Submit your immunization form
Available Now — Due July 15, 2021 — 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.
Get tuition refund insurance Optional for matriculation:
Available May 1, 2021 — Due August 23, 2021 — 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 May 1, 2021 — Due August 26, 2021 — 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.
Confirm your participation in Orientation Optional for matriculation:
Available May 3, 2021 — Due May 17, 2021 — Add to calendar
All new students are pre-registered for orientation, but you need to confirm your participation by creating profile in New Eagle Connect. In May students who have created their profile will receive an e-mail with your Orientation Leader group information and next steps to start orientation. A full schedule of summer events will be released in early May. We will be offering an interactive and engaging virtual orientation experience beginning in late May and continuing through the first week of August. Your orientation will conclude with in-person programming in August during All-American Welcome. This complete orientation experience is designed to help get you connected with current students, new students, and campus resources.
Tell us about yourself
Available May 11, 2021 — Due May 22, 2021 — Add to calendar
Complete the Class of 2025 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 May 19, 2021 — Due June 11, 2021 — 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.
Take the Language Placement Exam (required for specific majors) Optional for matriculation:
Available May 24, 2021 — Due June 17, 2021 — Add to calendar
If you plan on taking a language while at AU and have prior experience in that language, you will need to take the Language Placement exam to find out which course you place into. SIS students must take a language while at AU. If you have questions about whether a language is required, please contact your advisor. Once you have completed your Language Placement exam, please take a screenshot of your score and send it to your advisor. For information on how to take the placement exam for the language you want to pursue, visit the link in the Read More button.
Learn about the American Payment Plan (APP) Optional for matriculation:
Available June 1, 2021 — Due July 15, 2021 — 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.
Register for classes
Available June 3, 2021 — Due June 24, 2021 — 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. This date is applicable for all regular decision admits (with the exception of students who are Pell eligible or first generation as they may register beginning on June 22).
Upload your One Card photo
Available June 7, 2021 — Due December 1, 2021 — 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.
Review health insurance options Optional for matriculation:
Available June 15, 2021 — Due September 18, 2021 — 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 June 16, 2021 — Due June 23, 2021 — 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:
Available June 18, 2021
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:
Available June 21, 2021
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 July 1, 2021 — Due August 1, 2021 — 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 July 15, 2021 — Due August 18, 2021 — 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 late August.
Sign up for your meal plan
Available July 21, 2021 — Due September 14, 2021 — Add to calendar
Review, enroll or modify meal plan enrollment for the 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. One Card & Dining Services office 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. - Second-year students living on campus are required to have at least a 100-Block meal plan.
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.
In May, students who have created their profile will receive an e-mail delivered to your AU student email with your Orientation Leader group information and next steps to start orientation. Orientation Leader small groups assignments will have new first year students in groups with other new first years, while transfer students will be grouped with other transfers.
All-American Welcome is a multi-week celebration that welcomes new and returning students to campus. It starts with new student move-in and concludes in early September. It's a time to meet new friends, build community, explore involvement opportunities, and enjoy events and activities as you are welcomed (or welcomed back) to American University. The days of All-American Welcome are filled with a variety of events. There's something for everyone!
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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