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AU Honors | Admission


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.