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How to Apply

To apply, please download and complete the application. Please ask a teacher or counselor to complete the recommendation form and submit it to you in a sealed envelope.

Community of Scholars 2015 Application

Teacher/Counselor Recommendation Form

The completed application, along with an unofficial high school transcript, a $250 nonrefundable deposit*, and the sealed recommendation form should be sent by May 1 to the following address:

Page Hogan
Director, Pre-College Programs
School of International Service 
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8071

*The deposit will be refunded if the application is not accepted.

Note: Your teacher or counselor may also scan and email the recommendation form to communityofscholars@american.edu in lieu of providing it to you in a sealed envelope. The application may also be scanned and emailed to communityofscholars@american.edu or faxed to 202-885-2494.

More Information

To request a brochure or to obtain more information about the program, call 202-885-2442 or email communityofscholars@american.edu. Click here for a PDF of the brochure.

For information regarding the accreditation and licensing of American University, visit www.american.edu/academics.

Contact Us!

Telephone: 202-885-2442

Fax: 202-885-2494

E-mail: communityofscholars@american.edu

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"I absolutely adored this entire program. It is an experience I will keep for the rest of my life."

- 2014 Community of Scholars Student


"Best experience for a summer."

- 2012 Community of Scholars Student


"The Community of Scholars program is highly value-added, well-organized, well-staffed with tangible personal growth and development benefits.”

- 2012 Community of Scholars Parent


"I liked the blended online/on-campus format because the online segment allowed me to learn at my own pace and on campus everything was tied together for me."

- 2012 Community of Scholars Student