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Transfer Students

To help you transition to D.C. and the AU campus, we have organized this page just for you as a transfer student.

On-campus housing is in high demand, so it is important that students submit their enrollment and housing deposits to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible to secure a space. If you have any questions regarding the deposit process, please contact the Office of Admissions through

How Do I Apply for On-Campus Housing?

The application opens in the AU Housing Portal on Thursday, June 15, 2023 for students who have already submitted a housing deposit with AU Admissions.

  • Students who deposit after June 15, 2023 will receive access to the AU Housing Portal within 3-5 business days of their deposit.

The housing application priority deadline is Wednesday, July 5, 2023.

How Are Housing Assignments Processed?

  • You can review information about all of our residence halls on our website.
  • Are transfer students guaranteed housing?
    • Incoming transfer students are guaranteed housing on AU’s main campus or in university-affiliated off-campus housing if they submit an enrollment deposit and housing application by July 5, 2023.
    • Transfer students who did not complete a housing application by July 5 will be housed if spaces remains, but should be prepared to search for Off-Campus Housing
  • Where are transfer students assigned housing?
    • Transfer students will note their classification (first-year, sophomore, upperclass) preference on the Housing Application and AU Housing will then use this information to assign students. Each residnce hall has a classification(s) and these can be viewed here.
      • First-Year: Traditional and suite-style housing.
      • Sophomore: Traditional and suite-style housing.
      • Upperclass: Traditional, suite-style and apartment housing.

How Are Roommates Assigned?

Housing assignments will be made utilizing the housing type preference and My Roommate Profile answers provided on the housing application. 

When Will I Know Where I Am Living?

Transfer housing assignments (location, room number and room type, as well as roommate(s) information will be released via a student's AU email account and available within the AU Housing Portal on Friday, July 21, 2023 for any student that applies by the priority deadline.

Key Dates

Applications open: June 15 at noon

Complete the first 2 steps of the ASAC Process (optional): July 7

Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) Priority Deadline: July 7

Complete the Gender Based Consideration Form (optional): To be annouced.

Priority Housing Applications Due: July 5

Housing Assignments Annouced: July 21

Housing Charges added to Eagle Service: To be annouced.