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Transfer Orientation

Welcome to AU!

We know you're not new to college, but you are probably new to our campus and the Eagle family. Our orientation programs are designed for all of our New Eagle undergraduate students - we recommend them for our transfer students as well. In December, we will email transfer students with details about Orientation, including more ways to connect with each other and with our campus. Stay tuned. 

In-person Transfer Student Orientation

We're so excited to meet you at our in-person Transfer Student Orientation! We're gearing up for some great programs for your in-person Orientation and Winter Welcome in January 2024. See below for important details. 

  • In-person Orientation will take place on Friday, January 13th, 9am - 5pm.
  • Our Transfer Student Social will take place on Wednesday, January 17th, from 6 - 8pm. 
  • Some of what you can expect during Orientation
    • a special program designed with Transfer Students in mind
    • time to get social and meet other Transfer Students
    • tour campus with your Orientation Leader
    • academic support sessions
    • AU swag and so much more! 

Let's Get Started!

Ready to get ready? Click on the "getting started" link on the menu or click here for an overview and details. If you have questions or would like to speak to someone from the New Student and Family Programs team, please email

Class Registration for Transfer Students

Once you officially deposit to American University, you will begin receiving information from your AU school or college with information regarding class registration and other important tasks. If you do not receive information, please contact the advising office of the school or college that houses your intended major. We recommend responding to your advisor as timely as possible so that you can effectively create your class schedule.

Given the number and complexity of requirements in many majors, it is important to create an academic plan with your advisor. They will help you develop your interests and goals, review the transfer credits you have been awarded, and register you for your first semester classes. 

Note that you won't register for classes during orientation. Your advisor will review your proposed course selection for your fall classes, and-if appropriate-clear you to register. You'll then sign up for your courses using the online AU Registration System.

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Personalized Transfer Checklist

Begin preparing for your start at AU.

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Transfer Student Resources

Next steps, resources and FAQs to help New Transfer Students prepare for success at AU.

Transfer Student Resources

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Transfer Credit Process

Have questions about the process of transferring in credits?

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