Transfer Students

To help you transition to D.C. and the AU campus, we have organized this page just for you as a transfer student.

On-campus housing is in high demand, so it is important that students submit their enrollment and housing deposits to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible to secure a space. If you have any questions regarding the deposit process, please contact the Office of Admissions through

How Do I Apply for On-Campus Housing?

The application opens in the AU Housing Portal on May 22 at noon for students who have already submitted a housing deposit with AU Admissions.

  • Students who deposit after this time will receive access to the AU Housing Portal within 3-5 business days of their deposit.

The housing application priority deadline is Wednesday, July 3, 2024.

How Are Housing Assignments Processed?

  • You can review information about all of our residence halls on our website.
  • Are transfer students guaranteed housing?
    • Incoming transfer students are guaranteed housing on AU’s main campus or in university-affiliated off-campus housing if they submit an enrollment deposit and housing application by July 3, 2024.
    • Transfer students who did not complete a housing application by July 3 will be housed, space permitting, but should be prepared to search for Off-Campus Housing
  • Where are transfer students assigned housing?
    • Transfer students will note their classification (first-year, sophomore, upperclass) preference on the Housing Application and AU Housing will then use this information to assign students. Each residnce hall has a classification(s) and these can be viewed here.
      • First-Year: Traditional and suite-style housing.
      • Sophomore: Traditional and suite-style housing.
      • Upperclass: Traditional, suite-style and apartment housing.
  • Are there any all-transfer floors?
    • Yes, for the 2024-2025 academic year, AU will offer an all-transfer floor in Leonard Hall. This transfer floor will provide residents the opportunity to connect with their peers and build community with other incoming students.

How Are Roommates Assigned?

Housing assignments will be made utilizing the housing type preference and My Roommate Profile answers provided on the housing application. 

When Will I Know Where I Am Living?

Transfer housing assignments (location, room number and room type, as well as roommate(s) information) will be released via a student's AU email account and available within the AU Housing Portal by Friday, July 19, 2024 for any student that applies by the priority deadline.

Key Dates

Applications open: May 22 at noon

Complete the first 2 steps of the ASAC Process (optional): July 3

Complete the Gender Based Consideration Form (optional): July 3

Priority Housing Applications Due: July 3

Housing Assignments & Move-In Timeslots Annouced: July 19

Housing Charges added to Eagle Service: Between July 19-July 26