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Welcome AU Parents & Families

An informed, engaged, and supportive family plays an instrumental role in a student's academic success. 

Confidentiality

Parents and guardians may be granted access to make payments and view account activity. To protect student privacy, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires us to obtain student permission before sharing educational records. Details on obtaining access to a student portal are available through AU Central.

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Parent AND FAMILY Resources

At AU, we know that parents and families are important partners on a student's academic journey. We're dedicated to keeping you informed and helping you find the answers and guidance you're looking for.

  • The AU Parents and Family Facebook page is an active source for updates, news and information sharing
  • AU's Family Update newsletter will keep you informed on topics of interest, campus news and issues that affect the campus community. Sign up at auparent@american.edu 
  • To help you on this journey, we provide a single point of contact for parents and families. If you need assistance navigating AU's many offices, please reach out to the Parent and Family Engagement office, auparent@american.edu, 330K Mary Graydon Center

The resources below will also help you find the information, offices and resources you need as families and parents: