Confirm Your Acceptance

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Please use the fold-out sections below for specifics within each section:

  • Set up your account
  • Submit your enrollment deposit by April 15

  • Submit your official transcripts by August 1

Acceptance Steps

In order to submit your enrollment deposit, you must create an account with the intranet portal, which provides secure access to many of AU's online resources and personal links including:

  • Eagle Finances
  • Financial aid package
  • Tuition bill payment
  • AU e-mail account
  • Health insurance forms
  • Class schedule
  • Grades
  • Personal storage drive and allocated Web space

(If you already have an account please proceed to "Submit your enrollment deposit".) Please complete the following steps:

  • Click on "Create your account" > "I am a student" > "Create student account"
  • Use your AU student ID that you received in your email acceptance message and fill in the requested information in the Student Account Creation form.

To finalize your enrollment in the College of Arts and Sciences, please submit your enrollment deposit of $250* online. This deposit is nonrefundable and will be held in your student account and credited toward your tuition.

After setting up the account, you can pay your deposit by credit card or e-check through Eagle Service , or browse the myamerican top menu to "Finances">"Eagle Finance" (under "Personalized Links").

After your enrollment deposit is processed, you will receive an email confirmation with advising and registration information.

* The enrollment deposit is waived for students receiving a merit award or who are AU employees. If your admission includes conditions of acceptance, it is your responsibility to meet those conditions according to the specified schedule.

All graduate students must adhere to the American University graduate student regulations and academic integrity code . Please make sure to review this information online before courses begin.

If you have not done so, please submit your final official transcript(s) to American University by;

Fall semester: August 29 (first day of class)
Spring semester: November 1
Summer term: May 1

Final transcripts can be mailed to one of the following addresses:

Postal mail address:

CAS Graduate Admissions
Office of Enrollment
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8081

Express, Courier, Overnight (Express Mail, Fed Ex, UPS, DHL, etc.):

CAS Graduate Admissions
Office of Enrollment
Suite B
13201 New Mexico Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8081


If you are a candidate to a certificate program (not a full degree program) and wish to accept our offer of admission, please complete the following form prior to creating a myau.american account:

Certificate: Accept Offer to Enroll Form

Once you receive a confirmation from CAS Graduate Admissions that we have received your enrollment confirmation you will be able to create a myau.american account.



  • Deposit Deadline: Apr. 15 (or within 3 weeks if admitted after Apr. 1)
  • Final transcript (with degree): Aug. 1


Fall Application Deadline: Mar. 1

Deferral of Enrollment

  • Fall/Summer semester: August 1.
  • Spring semester: November 1.

Defer or Decline

Graduate applicants who have been offered admission to American University may request to defer their enrollment for up to one year. Deferral requests are not guaranteed and must be approved by the respective program's department. Candidates who are approved for a deferral do not have to file a new application. To submit a deferral request, use this this form by August 1 (for fall/summer) or November 1 (for spring).

Decline Your Admissions Offer

For graduate applicants who wish to decline their admission please submit this online form.