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