Welcome

We are pleased to welcome you to American University and the Washington Semester Program. This web page will guide you through your next steps as you prepare to join your Washington Semester Program cohort.

Please check your AU email inbox regularly for important updates!

Spring 2023

  1. Accept your offer and enroll

    Available Now

    To enroll in the Washington Semester Program, please submit your enrollment deposit of $400 online:

    • Create your myau.american.edu account using your AU ID, which can be found in your acceptance email.
    • Log into Eagle Finance with your myAU username and password to pay your non-refundable 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.

    Questions? washsem@american.edu

    Deadline: December 1

  2. Begin your internship search

    WSP resources available 1 week after submitting your deposit

    • Access the Internship Web – which contains hundreds of internship openings and thousands of leads (Login and password available after submitting deposit)
    • Upload your resume and cover letter in the Internship Web following AU’s template
    • Review the internship guide “Intern & Learn”
    • See emails regarding internship advising sessions, generally held on Thursdays and Fridays at 4 PM ET 


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

    Deadline to login to the Internship Web: December 1 
     

  3. Review your off-campus housing options

    Available in late October

    For the Spring 2023 semester, all Washington Semester Program students will be living off-campus. Admitted students will receive more information about their DC housing options for the Spring over email. 

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

    Deadline: December 1

  4. Submit Registration Forms

    Available late October
    Before enrolling in courses at AU, all students must review:


    Questions? Camilla Alway • (202) 895-4910

    Priority Deadline: October 31
    Final Deadline: December 5

  5. Register for disability accommodations (if needed)

    Available After Submitting Deposit
    Students who are new to American University must register with the Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC) by submitting documentation and completing the three-step process outlined on their website.


    Questions? Camilla Alway • (202) 895-4910

    Priority Deadline: December 1
    Final Deadline: January 10

  6. Submit the Immunization Form

    Available After Submitting Deposit
    Email your Immunization Form to immunizations@american.edu.

    Questions? Student Health Center

    Deadline: December 15

    More Infoabout immunization requirements

  7. Submit a headshot for your AU ID card

    Available After Deposit
    View photo requirements and then submit your headshot.

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


    Deadline: December 15

    Submit Photo

  8. Enroll in or waive the AU health insurance

    You can only waive the insurance after you are registered in courses totaling 12 or more credits and the $1,265 Health Insurance charge appears on your student account.

    Available one week after receiving email confirming completion of course registration in 12+ credits from WSP staff.

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

    Deadline: December 15

    Health Insurance Options

  9. Review and/or settle your AU student account

    Available After Registration
    Confirm your financial aid, billing, and payment arrangements with AU and your home school.

    Questions? Donna Chapman Williams(202) 895-4912

    Deadline: January 6
     

  10. Attend the mandatory orientation

    Event Date: Wednesday, Jan 11 - Saturday, Jan 14
    Check your AU email for updates about times and locations.

    Questions? WSP Team(202) 895-4900
     

  11. Attend the first day of classes

    First Day of Classes: Tuesday, January 17

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

  12. Attend the Virtual Internship Fair

    Fair Date: Tuesday, January 17, 9 AM – Noon (tentative)
    Dress professionally and network with Washington, DC, employers. Check your AU email for updates.

    Questions? Amy Morrill Bijeau(202) 895-4967
     

  13. Pay your American University bill

    Available After Registration
    Your AU bill can be found via Eagle Service. View this page for more information about payment options.

    Questions? Donna Chapman Williams(202) 895-4912

    Deadline: January 10

    Pay Bill

  14. Request necessary changes to courses

    Available after submission of pre-registration form
    Email Camilla Alway to request any necessary changes to your registration. Monday, January 30 is the last day to add or drop an elective course or research project. Courses dropped after January 30 will be recorded with a “W” on your AU transcript.

    Questions? Camilla Alway • (202) 895-4910

    Deadline: January 30

  15. Submit the Experiential Learning Form (ELF) & begin your internship

    Complete this after you confirm an internship
    Begin your internship and complete the ELF in the Internship Web within the first 2.5 weeks of the semester.

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

    Deadline: January 30

    Submit ELF

  16. Complete the Midterm Internship Evaluation

    Check your AU email inbox for evaluation instructions.

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

    Deadline: February 21-24
     

  17. Complete the Final Internship Evaluation

    Check your AU email inbox for evaluation instructions.

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

    Deadline: April 19-22
     

  18. Submit transcript request form

    Available January 10
    You must complete this form to have a free copy of your official WSP transcript sent electronically or by mail to the Registrar of your home school. 

    Questions? Camilla Alway • (202) 895-4910

    Deadline: April 25

    Grading System

  1. Accept your offer and enroll

    Available Now

    To enroll in the Washington Semester Program, please submit your enrollment deposit of $400 online:

    • Create your myau.american.edu account using your AU ID, which can be found in your acceptance email.
    • Log into Eagle Finance with your myAU username and password to pay your non-refundable 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.

    Questions? Game Persse

    Deadline: October 15

  2. Initiate the process of requesting your J-1 visa

    Available After Depositing

    To proceed with the immigration process, submit the following via the application portal:

    • A copy of your passport’s biological page
    • An official bank letter stating you have the finances needed for your semester
    • A completed, signed, and dated CFIS form


    Questions? Game Persse

    Deadline: October 15

  3. Begin your internship search

    Available 1 week after submitting your deposit

    • Access the Internship Web – which contains hundreds of academic training openings and thousands of leads (Login and password available after submitting deposit)
    • Upload your resume and cover letter in the Internship Web following AU’s template
    • Review the internship guide “Intern & Learn”
    • See emails regarding internship advising sessions, generally held on Thursdays and Fridays at 4 PM ET


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

    Deadline to login to the Internship Web: Dec 1
     

  4. Submit Registration Forms

    Available late October
    Before enrolling in courses at AU, all students must review:


    Questions? Camilla Alway • (202) 895-4910

    Priority Deadline: October 31
    Final Deadline: December 5

  5. Review your off-campus housing options

    Available Late October
    For the Spring 2023 semester, all Washington Semester Program students will be living off-campus. Admitted students will receive more information about their DC housing options for the Spring over email. 

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

    Deadline: December 1
     

  6. Register for disability accommodations (if needed)

    Available After Submitting Deposit
    Students who are new to American University must register with the Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC) by submitting documentation and completing the three-step process outlined on their website.


    Questions? Camilla Alway • (202) 895-4910

    Priority Deadline: December 1
    Final Deadline: January 10

  7. Submit the Immunization Form

    Available After Submitting Deposit
    Email your Immunization Form to immunizations@american.edu.

    Questions? Student Health Center

    Deadline: December 15

    More Infoabout immunization requirements

  8. Submit a headshot for your AU ID card

    Available After Submitting Deposit
    View photo requirements and then submit your headshot.

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


    Deadline: December 15

    Submit Photo

  9. Enroll in or waive the AU health insurance

    You can only waive the insurance after you are registered in courses totaling 12 or more credits and the $1,265 Health Insurance charge appears on your student account.

    Available one week after receiving email confirming completion of course registration in 12+ credits from WSP staff.

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

    Deadline: December 15

    Health Insurance Options

  10. Review and/or settle your AU student account

    Available after registration
    Confirm your financial aid, billing, and payment arrangements with AU and your home school.

    Questions? Donna Chapman Williams(202) 895-4912

    Deadline: January 5
     

  11. Attend the mandatory WSP International Student Orientation

    Event Date: Tuesday, January 10th
    Check your AU email for updates about times and locations.

    Questions? WSP Team(202) 895-4900
     

  12. Attend the mandatory WSP Orientation

    Event Date: Wednesday, January 11th - Saturday, January 14th
    Check your AU email for updates about times and locations.

    Questions? WSP Team(202) 895-4900
     

  13. Attend the first day of classes

    First Day of Classes: Tuesday, January 17

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

  14. Attend the Virtual Internship Fair

    Fair Date: Tuesday, January 17th, 9 AM – Noon (tentative)
    Dress professionally and network with Washington, DC, employers. Check your AU email for updates.

    Questions? Amy Morrill Bijeau(202) 895-4967
     

  15. Pay your American University tuition bill

    Available after registration
    Your AU bill can be found via Eagle Service. View payment options.

    Questions? Donna Chapman Williams(202) 895-4912

    Deadline: January 10

    Pay Bill

  16. Request necessary changes to courses

    Available after submission of pre-registration form
    Email Camilla Alway to request any necessary changes to your registration. Monday, January 30th is the last day to add or drop an elective course or research project. Courses dropped after January 30th will be recorded with a “W” on your AU transcript.

    Questions? Camilla Alway • (202) 895-4910

    Deadline: January 30

  17. Submit the Experiential Learning Form (ELF) & begin your practicum

    Complete this after you confirm an academic training placement
    Begin your academic training and complete the ELF in the Internship Web within the first 2.5 weeks of the semester. 

    You are not allowed to begin your academic training until you have received an amended DS-2019 from AU’s Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS).

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

    Deadline: January 30

    Submit ELF

  18. Complete the Midterm Internship Evaluation

    Check your AU email inbox for evaluation instructions.

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

    Deadline: February 21 - 24
     

  19. Complete the Final Internship Evaluation

    Check your AU email inbox for evaluation instructions.

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

    Deadline: April 19-22
     

  20. Submit transcript request form

    Available January 10
    You must complete this form to have a free copy of your official WSP transcript sent electronically or by mail to the Registrar of your home school. 

    Questions? Camilla Alway • (202) 895-4910

    Deadline: April 25

    Grading System

Summer 2023

  1. Accept your offer and enroll

    Available Now

    To enroll in the Washington Semester Program, please submit your enrollment deposit of $400 online:

    • Create your myau.american.edu account using your AU ID, which can be found in your acceptance email.
    • Log into Eagle Finance with your myAU username and password to pay your non-refundable 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.

    Questions? washsem@american.edu

    Deadline: April 15

  2. Begin your internship search

    WSP resources available 1 week after submitting your deposit

    • Access the Internship Web – which contains hundreds of internship openings and thousands of leads (Login and password available after submitting deposit)
    • Upload your resume and cover letter in the Internship Web following AU’s template
    • Review the internship guide “Intern & Learn” (sent by email)
    • See emails regarding internship advising sessions, generally held on Thursdays and Fridays at 4 PM ET


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

    Deadline: ASAP
     

  3. Review housing options

    Admitted students will receive more information to their AU email about housing options in DC during Summer 2023. 

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

    Deadline: April 15

  4. Submit Registration Forms

    Available Early April
    Before enrolling in courses at AU, all students must review:


    Questions? Camilla Alway • (202) 895-4910

    Deadline: May 2

  5. Register for disability accomodations (if needed)

    Available After Registering for Classes
    Students who are new to American University must register with the Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC) by submitting documentation and completing the three-step process outlined on their website.


    Questions? Camilla Alway • (202) 895-4910

    Priority Deadline: April 1
    Final Deadline: June 6

  6. Submit the Immunization Form

    Available After Submitting Deposit
    Email your Immunization Form to immunizations@american.edu.

    Questions? Student Health Center

    Deadline: June 6

    More Infoabout immunization requirements

  7. Submit a headshot for your AU ID card

    Available Late April
    View photo requirements and then submit your headshot.

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


    Deadline: June 6

    Submit Photo

  8. Attend the mandatory WSP Summer Orientation

    Event Date: June 5
    Check your AU email for updates about times and locations.

    Questions? WSP Team(202) 895-4900
     

  9. Pay your American University bill

    Available After Registration
    Your AU bill can be found via Eagle Service. View this page for more information about payment options.

    Questions? Donna Chapman Williams(202) 895-4912

    Deadline: June 6

    Pay Bill

  10. Attend the first day of classes

    First Day of Classes: Wednesday, June 7

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

  11. Submit the Experiential Learning Form (ELF) & begin your internship

    Begin your internship and complete the ELF in the Internship Web within the first week of the program, June 6-10. Students who have not completed this step by Monday, June 13th will be required to speak with their professor.

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

    Deadline: June 13

    Submit ELF

  12. Attend the mandatory Professional Development Day

    Event Date: Wednesday, June 29
    Wear professional attire to this event where you will sharpen your professional skills.

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

  13. Complete the Midterm Internship Evaluation

    Available Monday, June 27
    Check your AU email inbox for evaluation instructions.

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

    Deadline: Friday, July 1

  14. Complete the Final Internship Evaluation

    Check your AU email inbox for evaluation instructions.

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

    Deadline: July 30
     

  15. Submit transcript request form

    Available June 6
    You must complete this form to have a free copy of your official WSP transcript sent electronically or by mail to the Registrar of your home school. 

    Questions? Camilla Alway • (202) 895-4910

    Deadline: July 29

    Grading System

Fall 2023

  1. Accept your offer and enroll

    Available Now

    To enroll in the Washington Semester Program, please submit your enrollment deposit of $400 online:

    • Create your myau.american.edu account using your AU ID, which can be found in your acceptance email.
    • Log into Eagle Finance with your myAU username and password to pay your non-refundable 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.

    Questions? washsem@american.edu
    Deadline: May 31

  2. Begin your internship search

    WSP resources available 1 week after submitting your deposit

    • Access the Internship Web – which contains hundreds of internship openings and thousands of leads (Login and password available after submitting deposit)
    • Upload your resume and cover letter in the Internship Web following AU’s template
    • Review the internship guide “Intern & Learn”
    • See emails regarding internship advising sessions, generally held on Thursdays and Fridays at 4 PM ET


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

    Priority Deadline for Resume and Cover Letter: July 5
    Final Deadline for Resume and Cover Letter: August 28
     

  3. Indicate your interest in off-campus housing

    Available after submitting deposit

    After you submit your deposit, you will receive more information about your fall housing options from the WSP team at your AU email. 

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

    Deadline: June 1

  4. Submit Registration Forms

    Available Early April
    Before enrolling in courses at AU, all students must review:


    Deadline: June 15
     

  5. Register for disability accomodations (if needed)

    Available After Submitting Deposit
    Students who are new to American University must register with the Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC) by submitting documentation and completing the three-step process outlined on their website.


    Questions? 

    Priority Deadline: July 12
    Final Deadline: August 28
     

  6. Submit the Immunization Form and COVID-19 Information

    Available After Submitting Deposit
    Email your Immunization Form to immunizations@american.edu.

    Questions? Student Health Center

    Deadline: July 15

    More Infoabout immunization requirements

  7. Submit a headshot for your AU ID card

    Available Late April
    View photo requirements and then submit your headshot.

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


    Deadline: July 15

    Submit Photo

  8. Enroll in or waive the AU health insurance

    You can only waive the insurance after you are registered in courses totaling 12 or more credits and the $1,139 Health Insurance charge appears on your student account.

    Available one week after receiving email confirming completion of course registration in 12+ credits from WSP staff.

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

    Deadline: August 1

    Health Insurance Options

  9. Review and/or settle your AU student account

    Available Mid-August
    Confirm your financial aid, billing, and payment arrangements with AU and your home school.

    Questions? Donna Chapman Williams(202) 895-4912

    Deadline: August 19

  10. Attend the mandatory orientation

    Event Date: Wed, Aug 23 - Fri, Aug 25
    Check your AU email for updates about times and locations.

    Questions? WSP Team(202) 895-4900
     

  11. Attend the first day of classes

    First Day of Classes: Monday, August 28

     

  12. Attend the Virtual Internship Fair

    Fair Date: Mon, Aug 28, 9:30 AM – Noon (time subject to change)
    Dress professionally and network with Washington, DC, employers. Check your AU email for updates.

    Questions? Amy Morrill Bijeau(202) 895-4967
     

  13. Pay your American University bill

    Available late August
    Your AU bill can be found via Eagle Service. View this page for more information about payment options.

    Questions? Donna Chapman Williams(202) 895-4912

    Deadline: August 28

    Pay Bill

  14. Request necessary changes to courses

    Available after submission of pre-registration form
    Email your Academic Advisor to request any necessary changes to your registration. Monday, Sept 12 is the last day to add or drop an elective course or research project. Courses dropped after Sept 12 will be recorded with a “W” on your AU transcript.

    Deadline: September 11
     

  15. Submit the Experiential Learning Form (ELF) & begin your internship

    Complete this after you confirm an internship
    Begin your internship and complete the ELF in the Internship Web within the first 2.5 weeks of the semester.

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

    Deadline: September 13

    Submit ELF

  16. Complete the Midterm Internship Evaluation

    Available October 12
    Check your AU email inbox for evaluation instructions.

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

    Deadline: October 13
     

  17. Complete the Final Internship Evaluation

    Available November 30
    Check your AU email inbox for evaluation instructions.

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

    Deadline: December 8 (last day of internships and classes)

  1. Accept your offer and enroll

    Available Now

    To enroll in the Washington Semester Program, please submit your enrollment deposit of $400 online:

    • Create your myau.american.edu account using your AU ID, which can be found in your acceptance email.
    • Log into Eagle Finance with your myAU username and password to pay your non-refundable 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.

    Questions? washsem@american.edu 

    Deadline: May 15

  2. Initiate the process of requesting your J-1 visa

    Available Now

    To proceed with the immigration process, submit the following via the application portal:

    • A copy of your passport’s biological page
    • An official bank letter stating you have the finances needed for your semester
    • A completed, signed, and dated CFIS form


    Questions? Game Persse

  3. Begin your internship search

    Available 1 week after submitting your deposit

    • Access the Internship Web – which contains hundreds of internship openings and thousands of leads (Login and password available after submitting deposit)
    • Upload your resume and cover letter in the Internship Web following AU’s template
    • Review the internship guide “Intern & Learn”
    • See emails regarding internship advising sessions, generally held on Thursdays and Fridays at 4 PM ET


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

    Priority Deadline for Resume and Cover Letter: July 5
    Final Deadline for Resume and Cover Letter: August 28
     

  4. Submit Registration Forms

    Available Early April
    Before enrolling in courses at AU, all students must review:


    Deadline: June 15
     

  5. Indicate interest in off-campus housing

    Available after submitting deposit

    You will receive more information about your housing options for the fall at your AU email once you have submitted your deposit.

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

    Deadline: June 1

  6. Register for disability accomodations (if needed)

    Available After Submitting Deposit
    Students who are new to American University must register with the Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC) by submitting documentation and completing the three-step process outlined on their website.

    Priority Deadline: July 12
    Final Deadline: August 28
     

  7. Submit the Immunization Form and COVID-19 Information

    Available After Submitting Deposit
    Email your Immunization Form to immunizations@american.edu.

    Questions? Student Health Center

    Deadline: July 15

    More Infoabout immunization requirements

  8. Submit a headshot for your AU ID card

    Available Late April
    View photo requirements and then submit your headshot.

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


    Deadline: July 15

    Submit Photo

  9. Enroll in AU health insurance

    All international students are required to purchase AU's health insurance during their semester(s) in the Washington Semester Program. You will automatically be enrolled in AU health insurance after you are registered for courses by your academic advisor.

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

    Health Insurance Options

  10. Review and/or settle your AU student account

    Available Mid-August
    Confirm your financial aid, billing, and payment arrangements with AU and your home school.

    Questions? Donna Chapman Williams(202) 895-4912

    Deadline: August 19
     

  11. Attend the mandatory WSP International Student Orientation

    Wednesday, August 23 
    Check your AU email for updates about times and locations.

    Questions? WSP Team(202) 895-4900
     

  12. Attend the mandatory WSP Orientation

    Event Date: Wed, August 23 - Fri, August 25
    Check your AU email for updates about times and locations.

    Questions? WSP Team(202) 895-4900
     

  13. Attend the first day of classes

    First Day of Classes: Monday, August 28

     

  14. Attend the Virtual Internship Fair

    Fair Date: Mon, Aug 29, 9:30 AM – Noon (subject to change)
    Dress professionally and network with Washington, DC, employers. Check your AU email for updates.

    Questions? Amy Morrill Bijeau(202) 895-4967
     

  15. Pay your American University bill

    Available late August
    Your AU bill can be found via Eagle Service. View payment options.

    Questions? Donna Chapman Williams(202) 895-4912

    Deadline: August 28

    Pay Bill

  16. Request necessary changes to courses

    Available after submission of pre-registration form
    Email your Academic Advisor to request any necessary changes to your registration. Monday, Sept 12 is the last day to add or drop an elective course or research project. Courses dropped after Sept 12 will be recorded with a “W” on your AU transcript.

    Deadline: September 11
     

  17. Submit the Experiential Learning Form (ELF) & begin your practicum

    Complete this after you confirm an internship
    Begin your internship and complete the ELF in the Internship Web within the first 2.5 weeks of the semester. 

    You are not allowed to begin your academic training until you have received an amended DS-2019 from AU’s Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS).

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

    Deadline: September 13

    Submit ELF

  18. Complete the Midterm Internship Evaluation

    Available October 11
    Check your AU email inbox for evaluation instructions.

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

    Deadline: October 13
     

  19. Complete the Final Internship Evaluation

    Available November 30
    Check your AU email inbox for evaluation instructions.

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

    Deadline: December 8 (last day of internships and classes)