Congratulations on Your Admission!

DC Internships: Six Washington Semester Interns at a social gathering

This page will guide you through your next steps as you prepare to join the Washington Semester Program in Washington, D.C.

Check your new student email regularly for important updates about your arrival in DC. The best thing to do right now is to download the Microsoft Outlook App on your mobile and turn on notifications. That way you won't miss a beat!

What we'll share to your new student email:

  • 1st internship advising session invite
  • housing selection
  • course selection
  • GroupeMe + Instagram
  • orientation
  • important dates (TurnKey move/in move out)
  • and more!

Admitted Student Checklists

  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? WSP Team (202) 895-4900 Book 1:1 Meeting

    Deadline: May 31

  2. International Students Only

    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? WSP Team (202) 895-4900 Book 1:1 Meeting

  3. Begin your internship search

    WSP resources available 1 week after submitting your deposit

    • Access the Internship Web
      contains hundreds of internship openings and thousands of leads
      Login and password available after submitting deposit
    • Use AU templates and upload your resume and cover letter to the Internship Web
    • Review the internship guide “Intern & Learn”
    • See emails regarding internship advising sessions


    Questions? Karen Carter • (202) 895-4968 • Book 1:1 with Karen

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

  4. Complete Housing Survey

    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? WSP Team (202) 895-4900 Book 1:1 Meeting

    Deadline: June 1

  5. Submit Pre-Registration Form

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


    Questions? WSP Team (202) 895-4900 Book 1:1 Meeting

    Deadline: June 15
     

  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.


    Questions? WSP Team (202) 895-4900 Book 1:1 Meeting

    Priority Deadline: July 12
    Final Deadline: August 28
     

  7. Submit Immunization Form

    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? WSP Team (202) 895-4900 Book 1:1 Meeting


    Deadline: July 15

    Submit Photo

  9. AU Health Insurance

    Students from U.S. Schools
    Explore AU Health Plans
    To Enroll: Fill out this AU form
    Use your AU ID # and PW to login

    OR

    Waive AU Helath insurance

    You can only waive the insurance after you are registered in 12+ credits and the Health Insurance charge appears on your student account.

    Deadline: September 11

    Students from International Schools

    All students from international schools are required to enroll in 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.

    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? WSP Team (202) 895-4900 Book 1:1 Meeting

    Deadline: September 11
     

  11. Attend the mandatory orientations


    U.S. Students
    Wed, Aug 23 at 3 PM
    Th, Aug 24: 10:30 AM to 2:45 PM
    Fri, Aug 25: 10 AM to 3 PM

    International Students
    Wed, Aug 23 at 9 AM with International Student Services
    Th, Aug 24: 10:30 AM to 2:45 PM
    Fri, Aug 25: 10 AM to 3 PM

    Check your AU email for updates about times and locations.
    Questions? WSP Team (202) 895-4900 Book 1:1 Meeting

  12. Attend first day of classes

    First Day of Classes: Monday, August 28

     

  13. Attend Virtual Internship Fair

    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? Karen Carter • (202) 895-4968 • Book 1:1 with Karen
     

  14. Pay your bill

    Available late September

    How and to whom you pay your AU bill is dependent on our arrangement with your homeschool. Eagle Service may not reflect the correct amount until a later date when everything is finalized. Check in with the WSP Team for specifics on your account.

    Questions? WSP Team (202) 895-4900 Book 1:1 Meeting
     

  15. Add/Drop Course Deadline

    Available after submission of pre-registration form

    Email your Academic Advisor to request any needed changes to your course registration.

    September 11 is the last day to add or drop an elective course or research project. Courses dropped after Sept 11 will be recorded with a “W” on your AU transcript.

    Questions? WSP Team (202) 895-4900 Book 1:1 Meeting

    Deadline: September 11
     

  16. Confirm Your Internship + Submit the Experiential Learning Form (ELF)


    All Students
    Complete the ELF after you confirm an internship
    (within the first 2 weeks of the semester)

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

    Questions? Karen Carter • (202) 895-4968 • Book 1:1 with Karen

    Deadline: September 13

    Submit ELF

  17. Complete the Midterm Internship Evaluation


    Check your AU email inbox for evaluation instructions.
    Questions? Karen Carter • (202) 895-4968 • Book 1:1 with Karen

    Deadline: October 13
     

  18. Complete the Final Internship Evaluation

    Available November 30

    Check your AU email inbox for evaluation instructions.
    Questions? Karen Carter • (202) 895-4968 • Book 1:1 with Karen

    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? WSP Team (202) 895-4900 Book 1:1 with Julia

    Deadline: October 15

  2. International Students Only
    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? WSP Team (202) 895-4900 Book 1:1 Meeting

    Deadline: October 15

  3. Begin your internship search

    Available 1 week after submitting your deposit

    • Access the Internship Web
      contains hundreds of academic training openings and
      thousands of leads
      Login + password available after submitting deposit
    • Use AU's template and upload your resume and cover letter to the Internship Web
    • Review the internship guide “Intern & Learn”
    • See emails regarding internship advising sessions


    Questions? Karen Carter • (202) 895-4968 • Book 1:1 with Karen

    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? Italia Rababah • (202) 895-4910

    Priority Deadline: October 31
    Final Deadline: December 5

  5. Complete Housing Survey

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

    Questions? Italia Rababah • (202) 895-4910 • Book 1:1 with Italia

    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? Italia Rababah • (202) 895-4910 • Book 1:1 with Italia

    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? WSP Team (202) 895-4900 Book 1:1 Meeting

    Deadline: December 15

    Submit Photo

  9. AU Health Insurance

    Students from U.S. Schools
    You have two options: enroll or waive in AU health insurance.

    Enroll in AU Health Insurance (includes cost sheet)
    Go to All Other Students tab
    Click the button "Click Here to Enroll Yourself"
    Use your AU ID # and PW to login
    OR
    Waive AU Helath insurance

    You can only waive the insurance after you are registered in 12+ credits and the Health Insurance charge appears on your student account.

    Deadline: January 31

    Students from International Schools

    All students from international schools are required to enroll in 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.

    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? Italia Rababah • (202) 895-4910 • Book 1:1 with Italia

    Deadline: January 5

  11. International Students Only
    Attend the mandatory International Student Orientation
    Event Date: Tues, Jan 10

    Check your AU email for updates about times and locations.

    Questions? WSP Team (202) 895-4900 Book 1:1 with Julia

  12. Attend the mandatory WSP Orientation

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

    Questions? WSP Team (202) 895-4900 Book 1:1 with Julia

  13. Attend the first day of classes

    First Day of Classes: Tuesday, January 17
     

  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? Karen Carter • (202) 895-4968 • Book 1:1 with Karen
     

  15. Pay your American University tuition bill

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

    Questions? Italia Rababah • (202) 895-4910 • Book 1:1 with Italia

    Deadline: January 10

    Pay Bill

  16. Request necessary changes to courses

    Available after submission of pre-registration form
    Email the WSP Team  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? Italia Rababah • (202) 895-4910 • Book 1:1 with Italia

    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. 

    International Students Only
    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? Karen Carter • (202) 895-4968 • Book 1:1 with Karen

    Deadline: January 30

    Submit ELF

  18. Complete the Midterm Internship Evaluation

    Check your AU email inbox for evaluation instructions.

    Questions? Karen Carter • (202) 895-4968 • Book 1:1 with Karen

    Deadline: February 21 - 24
     

  19. Complete the Final Internship Evaluation

    Check your AU email inbox for evaluation instructions.

    Questions? Karen Carter • (202) 895-4968 • Book 1:1 with Karen

    Deadline: April 19-22

  20. Submit transcript request form at orientation

    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? Italia Rababah • (202) 895-4910 • Book 1:1 with Italia

    Deadline: Orientation

    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? 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? Karen Carter • (202) 895-4968 • Book 1:1 with Karen


    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? WSP Team • (202) 895-4900 • Book 1:1 Meeting

    Deadline: April 15

  4. Submit Registration Forms

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


    Questions? WSP Team • (202) 895-4900 • Book 1:1 Meeting

    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? WSP Team • (202) 895-4900 • Book 1:1 Meeting

    Priority Deadline: April 1
    Final Deadline: June 6

  6. Submit a headshot for your AU ID card

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

    Questions? idcards@american.edu


    Deadline: June 6

    Submit Photo

  7. 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
     

  8. 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? AUCentral@american.edu

    Deadline: June 6

    Pay Bill

  9. Attend the first day of classes

    First Day of Classes: Wednesday, June 7

    Questions? Karen Carter • (202) 895-4968 • Book 1:1 with Karen
     

  10. 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? Karen Carter • (202) 895-4968 • Book 1:1 with Karen

    Deadline: June 13

    Submit ELF

  11. 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? Karen Carter • (202) 895-4968 • Book 1:1 with Karen
     

  12. Complete the Midterm Internship Evaluation

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

    Questions? Karen Carter • (202) 895-4968 • Book 1:1 with Karen

    Deadline: Friday, July 1
     

  13. Complete the Final Internship Evaluation

    Check your AU email inbox for evaluation instructions.

    Questions? Karen Carter • (202) 895-4968 • Book 1:1 with Karen

    Deadline: July 30
     

  14. 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? WSP Team • (202) 895-4900 • Book 1:1 Meeting

    Deadline: July 29

    Grading System

Important dates for Summer, Fall, and Spring Students!