American University  

American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

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American University is a private, Christian, liberal arts and research university in Washington, D.C, founded in 1893. Students benefit from the school’s location in the political hub of the nation.  AU has earned a reputation among the best schools in the nation for international relations, government  and political science, as well as a for arts.  AU is especially known for promoting international understanding, which is  reflected in the diverse student body  who is from more than 150 countries.

Transfer Agreement Highlights

Students completing an AA at MDC will be considered to have completed all lower division General Education requirements at AU, provided they earned a grade of “C” or better. However, MDC students under this agreement must meet AU’s University Mathematics requirements for transfer students as specified in the AU catalog for the academic year of admission. To help prepare students, AU advisors will work in collaboration with MDC advisors to suggest MDC courses transferable to an AU major.  MDC students must sign a “Letter of Intent” by October first of the academic year prior to their desired matriculation date.  All MDC students will have a range of support services that facilitate student success, including financial aid (need and  merit-based), advising relationships, tailored transfer community-building activities and general social integration opportunities on campus.  AU will waive the admission application fee.


American University will provide financial support consistent with institutional policies. Students’ demonstrated financial need may be met using a combination of resources including AU and federal grant funds as well as student loans and Federal Work Study. Students may apply for financial aid (e.g. FAFSA and CSS Profile) by complying with all financial aid application and deadline requirements. Notification of awards will be concurrent with the offer of admission for those students who follow AU’s financial aid and deadline requirements.

MDC students with a GPA of 3.8 at the time of application will qualify for upper-level  honors courses at AU. These students will be considered for AU’s competitive merit scholarships. MDC’s Dean of The Honors College and President will recommend to the AU President a qualifying MDC students for its Upper Division Scholars Program merit scholarship.

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