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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Recommended
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20016-8001
Phone: (202) 885-6000
Admissions Phone: (202) 885-6000
Admissions: http://www.american.edu/admissions/
Application: http://www.american.edu/admissions/apply.cfm


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Bastian from San Jose, CA
  • Mar-29-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Apply for one of the three-year accelerated programs, there is no obligation if you are accepted and it shows that you are serious about your education at AU.

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  • a student from NC
  • Jan-14-2014 I am a current student here

    Living in DC can be expensive, AU offers the ability to live on campus all 4 years. There are tons of clubs and events that can be helpful deciding on what you would like to do with your life. Internships are everywhere. The students are from all over the world and everyone seems to fit in.

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  • Alice
  • Jan-05-2014 I am a current student here

    If you're considering visiting the school, or even the capital more than once, pick up a Smart Trip Metro Card as soon as you can. It'll save you a lot of money as you travel around the city! If you have the opportunity to sign up for the University College program, please take advantage of it. Living with classmates makes the adjustment to college a lot easier than and you have a lot more fun than most freshman. And be there for Welcome Week! There's something for everyone every single night and it's a great chance for you to make some friends before classes start.

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  • Jesse from Westfield, NJ
  • Jan-04-2014 I am a past student here

    In your college essay, definitely stress any community service you have done in the past or if you are diverse in any way, express it. American University loves diversity and is continually trying to make the school more diverse

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