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. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
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.
• American University is committed to meeting 100 percent of a family’s demonstrated financial need. • 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.