AU Central | Visiting Students

First Time Non-Degree and Visiting Student Registration

First-time nondegree students at American University should review the information below. Nondegree registration opens on November 25th for graduate and undergraduate courses. Students are encouraged to complete the registration form before this date to allow adequate time for processing.

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


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.


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. You will receive notification from AU Central with next steps in the enrollment process within 3 business days. 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.