Online Programs

Information for International Students

American University welcomes students from around the world. On campus, we are home to more than 1,300 international students representing diverse cultures and viewpoints from more than 130 countries. This diversity is also reflected in our faculty, academic programs and exchanges.

Our online degree programs make it easier than ever for international students to earn a degree from a prestigious American institution. We invite all students with a thirst for knowledge, a commitment to active leadership and a passion for creating meaningful change to explore our online offerings.

In addition to the standard application materials, students who completed degrees at institutions outside the United States are required to submit:

  • A transcript evaluation (and a translation, if applicable) in addition to original transcripts. Please contact your Admissions Adviser for specific information about acceptable transcript evaluation services.
  • Official and current GRE test scores (may be waived for applicants with a master’s degree or higher)
  • TOEFL or IELTS score, if applicable
  • Letters of recommendation

Get more details about applying to American University as an international student: Call us toll-free at 855-725-7614 to speak with one of our Admissions Advisers, or request more information.