If you are considering submitting an application to American University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 15 and the application fee is $75.
Students who submit their applications to American University for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.
The following is an overiew of some of American University's admissions stats.
|American University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
These are the application deadlines for American University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 15||December 31|
|Early Decision II||Yes||January 15||February 15|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 1||April 1|
American University offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 31.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 15. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at American University is 87%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 64%. Last year, American University admitted 673 of the 773 students who applied early decision.
Some students apply early because they believe it will boost their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of acceptance, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.
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For applicants who are non-residents, getting into American University is very difficult.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
In 2022, American University waitlisted 3,589 students and 1,082 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 81 eventually were offered a spot.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.
What does American University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
Make sure to check with American University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to American University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with American University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
American University has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
American University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
American University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to American University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is May 1.
Transfer students can enroll in American University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to American University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to American University.
Does American University accept transfer credits?
✅ American University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. American University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does American University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ American University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to American University?
❌ No, American University is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is American University's acceptance rate?
✅ American University's acceptance rate is 64%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at American University?
✅ American University's early decision acceptance rate was 87% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into American University? American University is a very selective institution. The American University acceptance rate is 64%. This means that the institution accepts 64 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to American University is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to American University is May 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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