We are pleased to welcome you to American University and the Gap Program. You will soon be immersed in the nation's capital-the informational capital of the world and one of the most culturally diverse cities in the United States. This web page will guide you through your next steps as you prepare to join your Gap program cohort soon.

Fall and Spring Program

To enroll in the AU Gap program, please submit your enrollment deposit of $400 online:

  1. Create your myau.american.edu account using your AU ID, which can be found in your acceptance email.
  2. Login to your myAU portal account and go directly to Eagle Finance. Pay your deposit by e-check or credit card.

Please note that this deposit is nonrefundable and will be held in your student account to be credited toward your tuition.

Class Registration

After your deposit has been processed, your advisor will contact you with information on how to register for classes.

Rules and Regulations

All students must adhere to the American University Academic Integrity Code and Undergraduate Student Regulations. Please make sure to review this information before courses begin.

Use your myAU username and password to access the AU Gap Consent & Pre-Registration Form. After you have successfully submitted this form, our staff will register you for classes according to your responses.

Questions? Marissa Whitaker · (202) 895-4910

Our dedicated staff will support you throughout your internship journey. Please look for emails to guide you through resume and cover letter writing, the internship search, and more.

Our Internship Director, Amy Morrill Bijeau holds regular advising sessions on Thursdays and Fridays at 4 PM ET. Please email her to let her know if you will be attending.

Questions? Amy Morrill Bijeau • (202) 895-4967

Information about housing for the Fall 2021 semester will be emailed to you by mid-June 2021.

American University meal plan options

You need to either enroll in the AU health insurance plan or waive the health insurance plan if you have your own insurance.

Questions? Donna Chapman Williams • (202) 895-4912

Deadline: August 2

American University offers Allianz Tuition Insurance provided by GradGuard™, a service of Next Generation Group. Please read the terms of the policy thoroughly before purchasing. Key details include:

  • Flexible coverage up to $50,000
  • Coverage for pre-existing conditions
  • Cost of insurance depends on amount of coverage purchased
  • Price is based on cost of non-refundable tuition, fees, room and board
  • Insurance is paid directly to GradGuard and cannot be added to AU student account. 
  • Insurance must be purchased BEFORE the first day of classes.

For complete information and quote – visit the GradGuard website.

Submit the Immunization Form
Email your Immunization Form to immunizations@american.edu.

Questions? Student Health Center

Deadline: July 15

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