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The Graduate Academic Regulations were approved by the American University Faculty Senate and currently govern all American University students enrolled in graduate degree programs, in graduate certificate programs, or as graduate non-degree students.

Graduate Academic Regulations

Read an HTML (web) version of the Graduate Academic Regulations.

Read/download PDF version of the Graduate Academic Regulations. You must log onto the AU portal to download the document.

GPA Worksheet - This worksheet will help determine what grades are necessary to continue study at American University should a graduate student be placed on Academic Probation.

Exceptions to the Graduate Academic Regulations from the Office of Graduate Studies must be submitted using this form. A copy of the student's transcript MUST be included unless instructed otherwise. Petitions must be emailed from the American University account of the Associate Dean in the appropriate academic unit. Please submit petitions to

Please allow 3-5 business days for a decision

Graduate Enhancement Workshop Series

We have an exciting line-up for the Fall 2018 Graduate Enhancement Workshop Series! We are offering sessions on financial aid, resumes, grant proposal writing, speed reading, international opportunities, and much more!

Upcoming Sessions