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Undergraduate Admissions
202-885-6000
Fax: 202-885-1025
admissions@american.edu

Undergraduate Admissions
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8001

Our Admissions Committee is interested in knowing about you, including your academic interests and life outside of the classroom. The application is used for this purpose. Additional information—your transcripts, test scores, essays and letters of recommendation—helps them evaluate you on your own academic merits. So please be sure to submit this information so that our committee is able to review your application thoroughly. (Note: In the absence of receiving this information, the committee reserves the right to withdraw a student's application.)

Students may apply online through the Common Application or the Coalition Application (coming soon!). A nonrefundable $70 processing fee (or fee waiver obtainable from your high school counselor) is required of all applicants.

Application Checklists

Freshman Applicants

Early Decision Applicants
International First-Year Applicants 


 

Freshman (First-Year) Application Deadlines


Fall Semester

  • Early Decision: November 10
  • Early Decision 2: January 10
  • Regular Decision (students living in the U.S.): January 10
  • Regular Decision (students living outside the U.S.): January 10


Spring Semester

  • Regular Decision: October 1


Admitted Student Profile for Fall 2016

•  GPA Middle 50%: 3.48—4.00 (school reported)
•  SAT Middle 50%: 1200—1370 (critical reading and mathematics)
•  ACT Middle 50%: 27—32

Scholarships & Financial Aid

 •  83% of admitted freshmen received some form of financial aid and/or merit scholarship.
•  Your admissions application is your application for a merit scholarship. No separate scholarship application is required, except for the United Methodist Scholarship and the Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program.
•  Complete both the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you wish to be considered for financial aid.

 

Undergraduate Costs of Attendance

For the most up to date undergraduate costs of attendance, please visit the Student Accounts page.

Tuition and Fees