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Academic Support for your student

At AU, there are a variety of academic support services to help your student succeed. As a parent, you can empower your student to take ownership of their education by encouraging your student to seek the advising and academic support they need.

Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC)

Located in Mary Graydon Center, Room 243 the Academic Support and Access Center supports the academic development and educational goals of all American University Students. ASAC also provides accommodations for students with disabilities.

Mathematics & Statistics Tutoring Lab

The Mathematical & Statistics Tutoring Lab provides support to all students in Math and Statistics. Location: Gray Hall, Room 110.

Writing Center

Located on the first floor of the Bender Library, the Writing Center offers free, 45 minutes consultations, to work on issues such as organizing ideas and research, locating and sharpening a thesis statement or interpreting a writing assignment.

Orientation for First Year Students

Welcome to AU! Your student's decision to attend AU may be one of the most important decisions he/she ever had to make. The Staff of the Office of the Dean of Students through orientation programs is here to make sure all of AU's students - first year, transfer and graduate students start their academic year off right.

Planning for Graduation

The University confers degrees at the end of each summer, fall and spring term. Commencement ceremonies are held mid May and December, to recognize the summer and fall graduates and spring degree candidates. Additional information about graduation and commencement ceremonies can be found on the university's commencement page.

AU Portal

The AU portal is a secure website designed for use by currently enrolled students, alumni, and AU faculty and staff.  

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University Center & Student Activities

Getting involved on campus helps with the transition to college life and provides learning outside the classroom.

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Center for Community Engagement

As an institution, AU is committed to advancing social justice and civic responsibility, and the CCEI at the front lines of that effort.

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