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First Time Non-Degree and Visiting Student

First-time nondegree registration for Spring 2018 is currently closed* We hope you can take classes at AU in a future semester! Please check back in mid March for updates concerning registration for Summer and Fall 2018

*If you are planning to take a non-standard course for Spring 2018, please email for the link to registration.

Please address any questions to Thank you!

Continuing Nondegree Students:

If you have taken classes at American University previously as a nondegree student, information concerning registration can be found here:

Please note: Continuing nondegree students are registered by the department in which their classes are housed.

Degree Seeking Students:

Please note that if you are registering for the first time as a degree-seeking student, the Office of the Registrar site has information pertaining to your registration procedure.


1. Review the Schedule of Classes.

2. Be sure that you have reviewed and met all the prerequisites. 

3. Complete the enrollment form 

Registration for courses is subject to space availability and confirmation of eligibility. You will receive notification from AU Central with next steps in the enrollment process within 3-5 business days. Payment for classes is due upon the first day of class. Failure to comply with payment schedules may result in a financial restriction being placed on your account which would prevent any future registration or proof of completion of classes, including an official transcript, from being requested.If you need to change your schedule for any reason, please contact AU Central. Failure to attend classes or pay your invoice does not automatically withdraw you from classes. Your tuition will be refunded based on your withdraw date and the academic calendar. Refund dates for Summer Courses follow a special summer calendar.

Important Note for International Students

All F-1 and J-1 international students who are enrolling at American University for the first time or for a new program are required to bring their passport, I-94 and I-20 or DS-2019 to International Student Services (ISS). Non-native speakers of English, regardless of citizenship, may be asked to take an English language proficiency test before they register. International students in F-1 or J-1 student status should refer to specific instructions for international students. International students in F-1 or J-1 student status are not eligible to enroll as nondegree students.