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Graduate Academic Regulations

An update of the Graduate Academic Regulations was approved by the American University Faculty Senate on May 13, 2015. These regulations currently govern all American University students enrolled in graduate degree programs, in graduate certificate programs, or as graduate non-degree students.

2015 Graduate Academic Regulations

Click here to read an HTML (web) version of the Graduate Academic Regulations.

Click here to read/download PDF version of the Graduate Academic Regulations. You must log onto the AU portal to download the document.


GPA Worksheet - This worksheet will help determine what grades are necessary to continue study at American University should a graduate student be placed on Academic Probation.

Bachelor's/Master's Planning Worksheet - This worksheet will help students and advisors design a proper Plan of Study for a student enrolled in a combined bachelor's/master's degree program.

Exceptions to the Graduate Academic Regulations from the Office of Graduate Studies must be submitted using this form. A copy of the student's transcript MUST be included unless instructed otherwise. Petitions must be emailed from the American University account of the Associate Dean in the appropriate academic unit. Please submit petitions to

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