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American University

Washington, DC

Academics

  • Graduation Rate
    79%
  • Majors Available
    117
  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio
    11:1
  • Retention Rate
    86%


AP Credit Policy

All Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores must be received by the American University Office of Admissions no later than the end of the second enrolled term. American University will accept a maximum of 30 credit hours from one or a combination of AP or other AU approved exam credit. Exam scores more than six years old will not be accepted for credit. AP exam credits may be applied toward the major or minor, or as elective credit. AP exam credits may not be used to satisfy AU Core requirements. Eligibility to receive advanced credit for specific exams as well as course equivalencies are determined by American University faculty.

  • Offers credits

    Yes

  • Offers placement into advanced courses

    Yes



Study Options


Majors and Degrees

The college offers the following degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral

  • No majors found

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Special Academics Program

  • Accelerated Study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double Major
  • Dual Enrollment of High School Students
  • English as a Second Language
  • Honors Program
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
  • ROTC, Air Force
  • ROTC, Army
  • Student-Designed Major
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Visiting/Exchange Student Program
  • Weekend College


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