Welcome

We are pleased to welcome you to American University and the Washington Semester Program. This web page will guide you through your next steps as you prepare to join your Washington Semester Program cohort.

Please check your AU email inbox regularly for important updates!

Summer 2020

  1. Accept your offer and enroll

    Available Now

    To enroll in the Washington Semester program, please submit your enrollment deposit of $400 online:

    • Create your myau.american.edu account using your AU ID, which can be found in your acceptance email.
    • Log into your Eagle Finance with you myAU username and password to pay your nonrefundable deposit by e-check or credit card. 
       

    Please note that this deposit is nonrefundable and will be held in your student account to be credited toward your tuition.

    Rules and Regulations

    All students must adhere to the American University Academic Integrity Code and Undergraduate Student Regulations. Please make sure to review this information before courses begin.

     
    Deadline:
    Wednesday, April 15

  2. Begin your internship search

    Available after submitting deposit.
    Polish up your resume and cover letter and review the internship guide "Intern & Learn" (to be sent by email).
    Pick an advising session from this schedule and email Amy Morrill-Bijeau to sign up.
    Questions? Amy Morrill-Bijeaumorrill@american.edu(202) 895-4967

  3. Complete the Registration Checklist

    Available Late April
    Questions? Anna Saavedrasaavedra@american.edu(202) 895-4987

     
    Deadline:
    Friday, May 15 [Updated]
  4. Attend the mandatory orientation

    Event Date: Monday, June 1

    Check your AU email for updates about times and platform.
    Questions? Anna Saavedrasaavedra@american.edu(202) 895-4987

  5. Pay your American University bill

    Available Late May
    Pay your AU bill by the first day of classes.
    Questions? Donna Chapman Williamsdchapma@american.edu(202) 895-4912

    Deadline
    Monday, June 1
  6. Attend your first day of class

    Wednesday, June 3
    Additional information will be provided to you by your professor.
    Questions? Anna Saavedrasaavedra@american.edu(202) 895-4987

  7. Submit the Experiential Learning Form (ELF)

    Deadline
    Friday, June 5

    ELF

  8. Begin your internship

    Begin your internship within the first week of the program, June 2-5. 
    Questions? Amy Morrill-Bijeaumorrill@american.edu(202) 895-4967

  9. Attend Professional Development Day

    Event Date: Wednesday, June 24
    Questions? Amy Morrill-Bijeaumorrill@american.edu(202) 895-4967

  10. Complete the Midterm Internship Evaluation

    Available Monday, June 22
    Check your AU email inbox for evaluation instructions.
    Questions? Amy Morrill-Bijeaumorrill@american.edu(202) 895-4967

     
    Deadline:
    Friday, June 26
  11. Submit transcript request form

    Available Monday, June 1
    Questions? Anna Saavedrasaavedra@american.edu(202) 895-4987

     
    Deadline:
    Friday, July 24
     

Fall 2020

Steps and deadlines are subject to change. View COVID-related FAQs. Please contact washsem@american.edu with any additional questions.

  1. Accept your offer and enroll

    Available Now

    To enroll in the Washington Semester program, please submit your enrollment deposit of $400 online:

    • Create your myau.american.edu account using your AU ID, which can be found in your acceptance email.
    • Log into Eagle Finance with your myAU username and password to pay your non-refundable deposit by e-check or credit card.


    Please note that this deposit is nonrefundable and will be held in your student account to be credited toward your tuition.

    Rules and Regulations

    All students must adhere to the American University Academic Integrity Code and Undergraduate Student Regulations. Please make sure to review this information before courses begin.

    Deadline:
    July 15

  2. Begin your internship search

    Available upon receiving email invitation
    Log into the Internship Web and upload your resume.
    Pick an advising session from this schedule and email Amy Morrill-Bijeau to sign up.
    Questions? Amy Morrill-Bijeaumorrill@american.edu(202) 895-4967
     

    Deadline:
    ASAP
  3. Upload your resume for review

    Upload your resume to the Internship Web to receive feedback and let internship supervisors have early access.
    Amy Morrill-Bijeau • morrill@american.edu • (202) 895-4967

     
    Priority Deadline:
    Wednesday, July 1
  4. Complete the Registration Checklist

    Available Now
    Questions? Marissa Whitakermwhitaker@american.edu(202) 895-4910
     

    Deadline:
    Tuesday, July 7
  5. Submit the Immunization Form

    Available Now


    Deadline

    Wednesday, July 15, 2020
     

    More Infoabout immunization requirements

  6. Submit a headshot for your AU ID card

    Available Now
    View photo requirements and then submit your headshot.

    Deadline
    Wednesday, July 31
  7. Enroll in or waive the AU health insurance

    Available one week after receiving confirmation email from WSP staff

    Questions? Donna Chapman Williams • dchapma@american.edu • (202) 556-1397

    Deadline
    Friday, July 31, 2020
     

    More Infoabout health insurance options

  8. Attend the mandatory orientation

    Event Date: Thursday & Friday, August 20-21

    Check your AU email for updates about times and locations.
    Questions? WSP Teamwashsem@american.edu(202) 895-4900

  9. Upload your resume for review

    Upload your resume to the Internship Web to receive feedback and let internship supervisors have early access
    Questions? Amy Morrill-Bijeaumorrill@american.edu(202) 895-4967

     
    Final Deadline:
    Monday, August 24
  10. Attend the first day of classes

    First Day of Classes: Monday, August 24
    Questions? Marissa Whitakermwhitaker@american.edu(202) 895-4910

  11. Attend the Virtual Internship Fair

    Fair Date: Wednesday, August 26, 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET
    Dress professionally and network with Washington, DC, employers. Check your AU email for updates.
    Questions? Amy Morrill Bijeaumorrill@american.edu(202) 895-4967

  12. Request necessary changes to courses

    Available after submission of pre-registration form


    Email Marissa Whitaker at mwhitaker@american.edu to request any necessary changes to your registration. September 4 is the last day to add or drop an elective course or research project. Courses dropped after September 7 will be recorded with a “W” on your AU transcript.

    Questions? Marissa Whitakermwhitaker@american.edu(202) 895-4910

    Deadline:
    Friday, September 4
  13. Submit the Experiential Learning Form (ELF) & begin your internship 

    Available after being offered an internship
    Begin your internship and complete the ELF in the Internship Web within the first 2.5 weeks of the semester.
    Students who have not completed this step by September 9 will be required to speak with their internship professor about the Internship Alternative.
    Questions? Amy Morrill-Bijeaumorrill@american.edu(202) 895-4967

     
    Deadline:
    Wednesday, September 9
     
  14. Complete the Midterm Internship Evaluation

    Available Tuesday, October 13
    Check your AU email inbox for evaluation instructions.
    Questions? Amy Morrill-Bijeaumorrill@american.edu(202) 895-4967

     
    Deadline:
    Friday, October 16
     
  15. Complete the Final Internship Evaluation

    Available Tuesday, November 17
    Check your AU email inbox for evaluation instructions.
    Questions? Amy Morrill-Bijeaumorrill@american.edu(202) 895-4967

     
    Deadline:
    Friday, December 4
     
  16. Submit transcript request form

    Available Thursday, August 20
    Questions? Marissa Whitakermwhitaker@american.edu(202) 895-4910

     
    Deadline:
    Friday, December 11
     

Steps and deadlines are subject to change. View COVID-related FAQs. Please contact washsem@american.edu with any additional questions.

  1. Accept your offer and enroll

    Available Now
    To enroll in the Washington Semester program, please submit your nonrefundable enrollment deposit of $400 online:

    • Create your myau.american.edu account using your AU ID, which can be found in your acceptance email.
    • Log into Eagle Finance with your myAU username and password to pay your nonrefundable deposit by e-check or credit card.

    Please note that this deposit is nonrefundable and will be held in your student account to be credited toward your tuition.

    Rules and Regulations

    All students must adhere to the American University Academic Integrity Code and Undergraduate Student Regulations. Please make sure to review this information before courses begin.

    Questions? Marissa Whitaker • mwhitaker@american.edu+1 (202) 895-4910

    Deadline:
    Wednesday, July 15
  2. Proceed with the immigration process

    If you intend to enter the U.S. to participate in the fall semester and would require immigration support, contact Marissa Whitaker at mwhitaker@american.edu.
    Questions? Marissa Whitakermwhitaker@american.edu(202) 895-4910

  3. Begin your search

    Available after receiving email invitation
    Log into the Internship Web and upload your resume.
    Pick an advising session from this schedule and email Amy Morrill-Bijeau to sign up.
    Questions? Amy Morrill-Bijeaumorrill@american.edu+1 (202) 895-4967

     
    Deadline
    ASAP
  4. Upload your resume for review

    Available upon login to the Internship Web
    Upload your resume to the Internship Web to receive feedback and have it added to the employer resume book.
    Amy Morrill-Bijeau • morrill@american.edu • +1 (202) 895-4967

     
    Priority Deadline:
    Wednesday, July 1
  5. Complete the Registration Checklist

    Available Now
    Questions? Marissa Whitakermwhitaker@american.edu(202) 895-4910

     
    Deadline
    Tuesday, July 7
  6. Submit the Immunization Form

    Available Now
    Email your Immunization Form to immunizations@american.edu.
    Questions? WSP Student Services Team • spexsstudentservices@american.edu+1 (202) 895-4900

     
    Deadline
    Wednesday, July 15

    More Infoabout immunization requirements

  7. Submit a headshot for your AU ID card

    Available Now
    View photo requirements and then submit your headshot.

    Questions? One Card & Dining Services • idcards@american.edu+1 (202) 885-2273

    Deadline
    Wednesday, July 31
  8. Enroll in or waive the AU health insurance

    Available one week after receiving confirmation email from WSP staff
    Questions? Donna Chapman Williams • dchapma@american.edu • +1 (202) 556-1397

    Deadline
    Friday, July 31

    More Infoabout health insurance options

  9. Attend the mandatory orientation

    Event Dates: Monday, August 17 (International Orientation - tentative)
    Thursday & Friday, August 20-21 (WSP Orientation)

    Check your AU email for updates about times and link to join.
    Questions? WSP Teamwashsem@american.edu+1 (202) 895-4900

  10. Upload your resume for review

    Available upon login to the Internship Web
    Upload your resume to the Internship Web to receive feedback and let internship supervisors have early access.
    Amy Morrill-Bijeau • morrill@american.edu • +1 (202) 895-4967

     
    Final Deadline:
    Monday, August 24
  11. Attend the first day of classes

    First Day of Classes: Monday, August 24
    Questions? Marissa Whitakermwhitaker@american.edu(202) 895-4910

  12. Attend the Virtual Internship Fair

    Fair Date: Wednesday, August 26, 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET
    Questions? Amy Morrill Bijeaumorrill@american.edu+1 (202) 895-4967

  13. Request necessary changes to courses

    Available after submission of pre-registration form
    Email Marissa Whitaker at mwhitaker@american.edu to request any necessary changes to your registration. September 4 is the last day to add or drop an elective course or research project. Courses dropped after September 7 will be recorded with a “W” on your AU transcript.

    Questions? Marissa Whitakermwhitaker@american.edu(202) 895-4910

     
    Deadline
    Friday, September 4
  14. Submit the Experiential Learning Form (ELF) & begin your position

    Available after being offered a position
    Begin your position and complete the ELF in the Internship Web within the first 2.5 weeks of the semester. Students who have not completed this step by September 9 will be required to speak with their experiential learning professor about the Internship Alternative.
    Questions? Amy Morrill-Bijeaumorrill@american.edu(202) 895-4967


    Deadline:
    Wednesday, September 9
  15. Complete the Midterm Internship Evaluation

    Available Tuesday, October 13
    Check your AU email inbox for evaluation instructions.
    Questions? Amy Morrill-Bijeaumorrill@american.edu+1 (202) 895-4967


    Deadline:
    Friday, October 16
  16. Complete the Final Internship Evaluation

    Available Tuesday, November 17
    Check your AU email inbox for evaluation instructions.
    Questions? Amy Morrill-Bijeaumorrill@american.edu+1 (202) 895-4967


    Deadline:
    Friday, December 4
  17. Submit transcript request form

    Available Thursday, August 20
    Questions? Marissa Whitakermwhitaker@american.edu(202) 895-4910

     
    Deadline:
    Friday, December 11

Fall 2020 Courses

Based on information received from our faculty, Fall 2020 courses at School of Professional & Extended Studies received a “tag” which indicates which modality will be used for each course.

School of Professional & Extended Studies courses will have three modalities in the Fall 2020 semester:

  • The course will have some face-to-face meetings during the semester, as well as online live sessions and asynchronous materials. If students can not come to campus for face-to-face meetings alternative arrangements will be made.
  • The course will meet at its scheduled time in live online sessions, with no in-person class meetings.
  • This course meets online only (asynchronous) and is recommended for students who cannot meet at a set class time.
Fall 2020 Course Modality
Section Name Modality Course Title Section Title Days Start Time End Time Faculty
WSEM-016-001 Some face to face U.S. Politics and Policy U.S. Politics and Policy TH 11:20AM 2:10PM TBD
WSEM-018-003 Some face to face Global Politics Global Politics M 11:20AM 2:10PM TBD
WSEM-019-001 Some face to face International Peace & Security International Peace & Security W 8:10AM 11:00AM TBD
WSEM-022-001 Some face to face Public Law and Society Public Law and Society T 11:20AM 2:10PM TBD
WSEM-091-010 Live online Washington Semester Practicum American Politics T TBD by professor TBD by professor Jeffrey Sosland
WSEM-091-011 Live online Washington Semester Practicum Foreign Policy T TBD by professor TBD by professor Jeffrey Sosland
WSEM-096-004 Live online Selected Topics:Non-Recurring Making of the President 2020 W 5:30PM 8:00PM TBD
WSEM-396-002 Live online Selected Topics:Non-Recurring Making of the President 2020 W 5:30PM 8:00PM TBD
WSEM-416-001 Some face to face U.S. Politics and Policy U.S. Politics and Policy TH 11:20AM 2:10PM TBD
WSEM-418-003 Some face to face Global Politics Global Politics M 11:20AM 2:10PM TBD
WSEM-419-001 Some face to face International Peace & Security International Peace & Security W 8:10AM 11:00AM TBD
WSEM-422-001 Some face to face Public Law and Society Public Law and Society T 11:20AM 2:10PM TBD
WSEM-491-010 Live online Washington Semester Internship American Politics T TBD by professor TBD by professor Jeffrey Sosland
WSEM-491-011 Live online Washington Semester Internship Foreign Policy T TBD by professor TBD by professor Jeffrey Sosland
WSEM-491-012 Live Online Washington Semester Internship Journalism & Communication T TBD by professor TBD by professor Jeffrey Sosland
WSEM-491-013 Live Online Washington Semester Internship Justice and Law T TBD by professor TBD by professor Jeffrey Sosland