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Will my credits transfer to AU?

The Office of the Registrar will review all previous college-level transcripts to determine what credits may be eligible for transfer to American University (AU). Individual teaching units (schools, colleges and/or departments within the university) will determine how this credit will apply to specific degree programs and university requirements. We strongly encourage you to maintain a copy of college course syllabi as course syllabi may be required as part of the credit evaluation.

A student will not be able to register for a second semester at AU until all final official transcripts have been sent to the AU Office of Admissions from previously attended institutions.

To determine what credits will transfer, use the Transfer Credit Articulation Database.

The Undergraduate Transfer Credit Guidelines were updated on August 7, 2023.