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 2021

  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.

    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.

    Deadline:
    December 1
  2. Submit survey for optional off-campus housing

    Available within one week of deposit submission

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

    Deadline:
    November 30
  3. Begin your internship search

    Available upon receiving email invitation
    Log into the Internship Web and upload your resume.
    Pick an advising session from this schedule and email Amy Morrill-Bijeau to sign up.

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

    Deadline:
    ASAP
  4. Upload your resume for review

    Upload your resume to the Internship Web to receive feedback and let internship supervisors have early access.

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

     
    Priority Deadline:
    November 15
  5. Complete the Registration Checklist

    Available in November

    Questions? Marissa Whitaker(202) 895-4910
     

    Deadline:
    December 1
  6. Submit the Immunization Form

    Available Now

    Deadline:
    January 11
     

    More Infoabout immunization requirements

  7. Submit a headshot for your AU ID card

    Available Now
    View photo requirements and then submit your headshot.
     

    Deadline:
    December 1
  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.
     

    Deadline:
    January 11
     

    More Infoabout health insurance options

  9. Review and/or settle your AU student account

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

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

     
    Deadline:
    January 12
  10. Attend the mandatory orientation

    Event Date: Thursday & Friday, January 14-15

    Check your AU email for updates about times and locations.

    Questions? WSP Team(202) 895-4900

  11. Upload your resume for review

    Upload your resume to the Internship Web to receive feedback and let internship supervisors have early access

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

     
    Final Deadline:
    January 19
  12. Attend the first day of classes

    First Day of Classes: Tuesday, January 19
    Questions? Marissa Whitaker(202) 895-4910
     

  13. Attend the Virtual Internship Fair

    Fair Date: Th, January 21, 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET
    Zoom Link: https://american.zoom.us/my/internandlearn
    Dress professionally and network with Washington, DC, employers. Check your AU email for updates.

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

  14. Request necessary changes to courses

    Available after submission of pre-registration form


    Email Marissa Whitaker to request any necessary changes to your registration. Monday, February 1 is the last day to add or drop an elective course or research project. Courses dropped after February 1 will be recorded with a “W” on your AU transcript.

    Questions? Marissa Whitaker(202) 895-4910

    Deadline:
    February 1
  15. Submit the Experiential Learning Form (ELF) & begin your internship 

    Available after being offered an internship
    Begin your internship and complete the ELF in the Internship Web within the first 2.5 weeks of the semester.
    Students who have not completed this step by September 9 will be required to speak with their internship professor about the Internship Alternative.

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

     
    Deadline:
    February 3
  16. Complete the Midterm Internship Evaluation

    Available Tuesday, October 13
    Check your AU email inbox for evaluation instructions.

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

     
    Deadline:
    March 5
  17. Complete the Final Internship Evaluation

    Available Tuesday, November 17
    Check your AU email inbox for evaluation instructions.

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

     
    Deadline:
    April 26 (last day of internship and classes)
  18. Submit transcript request form

    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. Available January 19

    Questions? Marissa Whitaker • (202) 895-4910

     
    Deadline:
    April 26
     

Summer 2021

  1. Accept your offer and enroll

    Available Now

    To secure your spot in the WSP Summer Program, please submit your nonrefundable 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:
    Thursday, April 15
  2. Begin your internship search

    • Access the Internship Web – which contains hundreds of internship openings and thousands of leads (Password available after submitting deposit)
    • Polish your resume and cover letter
    • Review the internship guide “Intern & Learn” (to be sent by email)
    • Join an advising session on a Thursday or Friday at 4 PM ET and/or arrange another time by emailing Amy Morrill-Bijeau
       

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

    Deadline:
    ASAP
  3. Submit survey for optional off-campus housing

    Take this housing survey to indicate your interest in Turnkey Housing


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

     
    Deadline:
    Thursday, April 15
  4. Submit Registration Forms

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


    Questions? Marissa Whitaker • (202) 895-4910
     

    Deadline:
    Monday, May 3
  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? Marissa Whitaker • (202) 895-4910
     

    Deadline:
    Priority Deadline: Thursday, April 1
    Final Deadline: Monday, June 7
  6. Submit a headshot for your AU ID card

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

    Deadline:
    Wednesday, May 16 (tentative)
  7. Submit the Immunization Form

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

    Deadline:
    Monday, June 7

    More Infoabout immunization requirements

  8. Attend the mandatory WSP Summer Orientation

    Event Date: Monday, June 7

    Check your AU email for updates about times and locations.

    Questions? Donna Chapman Williams(202) 895-4912

  9. Pay your American University bill

    Available Late May
    Pay your AU bill by the first day of classes.

    Questions? Donna Chapman Williams(202) 895-4912

  10. Attend your first day of classes

    First Day of Classes: Wednesday, June 9
    Additional information will be provided by your professor.

    Questions? Marissa Whitaker(202) 895-4910
     

  11. Submit the Experiential Learning Form (ELF)

    Begin your position and complete the ELF in the Internship Web within the first week of the program, June 7-11. Students who have not completed this step by Monday, June 14th will be required to speak with their experiential learning professor.

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

     
    Deadline:
    Monday, June 14
     
  12. Attend Mandatory Professional Development Day

    Event Date: Wednesday, June 30
    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 28
    Check your AU email inbox for evaluation instructions.

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

     
    Deadline:
    Friday, July 2
     
  14. Complete the Final Internship Evaluation

    Available Tuesday, July 20
    Check your AU email inbox for evaluation instructions.

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

     
    Deadline:
    Friday, July 30
  15. Submit transcript request form

    Available Monday, June 7

    Questions? Marissa Whitaker(202) 895-4910

     
    Deadline:
    Friday, July 30
     
April 1
Priority Housing Deadline
Housing is guaranteed if you submit your deposit and request housing before this deadline. After this date, housing is provided on a rolling basis as space is available.
April 15
Final Deposit and Housing Deadline
June 7
Orientation
June 8
First Day of Internships
June 9
First Day of Classes
July 28
Last Day of Classes
July 30
Last Day of Internships

Note: Dates are subject to change and all deposits are non-refundable