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Graduate Admissions

Graduate program applications are handled through the School of Education. The undergraduate admissions process at American University is handled separately by the Office of Admissions.

Apply to a Graduate Program

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Step 1: Create Account

Once you have created an account you will be able to complete the application form. You do not need to complete the form in one sitting.
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Step 2: Pay Fee

Pay the application fee of $55. During checkout be sure to indicate if you have attended an event at AU. You may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

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Step 3: Upload Required Materials

Submit your supplemental materials as early as possible to allow time for them to be received before the application deadline. After admittance, you will be required to mail all official transcripts.
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Graduate Admissions Deadlines

Below are the Graduate Admissions Deadlines for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020.

Cohort Start Date Priority Deadline Final Complete Decision Date Deposit Deadline Start of Classes
Summer 2020 March 6 April 3 April 10 April 24 May 11
Fall 2020 June 12 July 10 July 17 July 31 August 24


Education Policy & Leadership (EdD) Admissions Deadlines
Online EdD applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the cohort has been filled. Early submission by the priority deadline is encouraged to ensure consideration for the upcoming start date.

Cohort Start Date Application Deadline Virtual Applicant Interviews Start of Classes
Fall 2021 January 29, 2021 February 2021 August 30, 2021


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