If you are a prospective freshman to American University
You are eligible to apply to the AU Honors Program through a supplement to the Common Application.
The program seeks students from every major to create a fully interdisciplinary team of 25 students.
Grades and standardized scores are important, but most important is demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving. Ultimately, we are looking to build a strong team who can work well together on the projects they will pursue through this one-of-kind program.
Students can apply to the AU Honors Program and to the University College, or a three-year program such as Global Scholars, Public Health, or Politics, Policy, and Law. Students can only enroll in one of them, however, because each has its own living-learning community and a different curriculum.
All Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars also participate in the AU Honors Program.