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Admissions Requirements

Admission to American University’s online programs vary depending on the program you select and your student status. International students and Military Students can get more details on their admissions process on the International Students page and Military Students Page. To speak to an Admissions Adviser request more information online.

International Students Admissions Information

American University welcomes students from around the world. On campus, we are home to more than 1,300 international students representing diverse cultures and viewpoints from more than 130 countries. This diversity is also reflected in our faculty, academic programs and exchanges.

Our online degree programs make it easier than ever for international students to earn a degree from a prestigious American institution. We invite all students with a thirst for knowledge, a commitment to active leadership and a passion for creating meaningful change to explore our online offerings.

To get more details about applying to American University as an international student request more information.

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Military Students Admissions Information

As an institution located in the capital of the United States, American University is particularly invested in supporting our nation’s service members and their dependents and honoring the sacrifices they have made to our country. The convenient and flexible nature of our online programs make them especially suited for active and reserve members of the military as well as for veterans seeking to transition into civilian life. American University thanks you and your family for your service to our country. If you are using VA Education Benefits, served in the Armed Forces, or are a dependent/spouse of a service-member, we would like to extend our appreciation by offering you an application fee waiver when you apply.

View more information for Active Military, Veterans, & Dependents.