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First Time Non-Degree and Visiting Student Registration

First time students who wish to take nondegree coursework at American University should review the information below. Nondegree registration opens on the following dates: Summer semester: May 1; Fall semester: Graduate students, April 13; Undergraduate students, July 13.

Please note that if you are registering for the first time as a degree-seeking student, the Office of the Registrar site has information pertaining to your registration procedure.

Important Note for International Students

All F-1 and J-1 international students who are enrolling at American University for the first time or for a new program are required to bring their passport, I-94 and I-20 or DS-2019 to International Student Services (ISS). Non-native speakers of English, regardless of citizenship, must take an English language proficiency test before they register. International students in F-1 or J-1 student status should refer to specific instructions for international students. International students in F-1 or J-1 student status are not eligible to enroll as nondegree students.

Summer Registration

1. Review the Schedule of Classes.
2. Be sure that you have reviewed and met all the prerequisites.
3. Complete the enrollment form.

Registration for courses is subject to space availability and confirmation of eligibility. Your enrollment in courses will be confirmed within 5 business days of the first day of registration or the date your application is received, whichever date is later. Payment for classes is due upon the first day of class. Failure to comply with payment schedules may result in a financial restriction being placed on your account which would prevent any future registration or proof of completion of classes, including an official transcript, from being requested.

See Changes in Registration for more information on adding and dropping courses and see Add/Drop and Refund Dates.