Program Housing

IAP Off Campus Housing

All Undergraduate Accelerator students are guaranteed conveniently located housing as part of their program at the Park Crest Apartments, just over a mile away from campus. Students who live in an approved program residence during their first year are statistically proven to be more likely to complete their degree on time. Undergraduate Accelerator students are required to live in an approved program residence, as it not only helps them succeed in the classroom, but also fully integrates them into the campus community and social network.

Park Crest is located in historic Glover Park, adjacent to both American University and exciting Georgetown. Apartments are fully furnished and include all utilities, cable and WIFI at no additional charge. The complex also features a 24/7 fitness center and emergency maintenance, courtyard with grilling areas, on-site management, and on site laundry.

Please contact the Global Resident Advisors via email for any non-emergency matters. GRAs will check email daily and do our best to get back to you within 24 hours. If you have any urgent matters after hours, you can call them at (240) 794-2620. GRAs will be on call to assist with any emergencies every day from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. On weekdays during business hours, please contact them by clicking on the button below

Mackenzie

Global Resident Advisor

Mackenzie is a graduate of AU’s School of International Service where she majored in International Studies with a minor in Asian Studies. Mackenzie loves to travel and has spent some time in Asia. Prior to starting college, she spent a gap year in Taiwan! When Mackenzie has some down time, you can usually find her at an art exhibit, trail running through Rock Creek Park, or eating her heart out at one of DC’s many amazing restaurants.  

Kenna

Global Resident Advisor

Kenna is a graduate of AU’s School of International Service where she majored in International Studies with a minor in Economics. She studied abroad in Nairobi, Kenya and loves hiking. When she is not working, you can find her running on the National Mall or eating Ethiopian food!

Your room on campus comes with a free linen pack, which includes:

  • 2 twin size sheets and 2 pillow cases
  • 1 extra-fluffy pillow
  • 1 twin-size comforter
  • 1 twin-size mattress pad
  • 2 all-cotton bath towels, 2 hand towels and 2 washcloths
  • 1 shower curtain
  • 1 bath mat

Apartments are fully furnished and include all utilities, cable and WIFI at no additional charge. The complex also features a 24/7 fitness center and emergency maintenance, courtyard with grilling areas, on-site management, and on site laundry.

Submitting Maintenance Requests

I have something that needs attention from the Maintenance Team at Park Crest.  How do I submit a request?

Please call (202) 337-9511.  Please leave a message with your name and call back number and a Maintenance Technician will call you back.  If you need additional assistance or advice on how best to report a maintenance concern, please click the button below to contact your Global Resident Advisor.

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Summer 2022 Housing

If you are completing your program at the end of the Spring 2022 semester, you are eligible to extend your housing at a discounted rate.  There are a number of reasons to stay in DC this summer, and the easiest way to find housing is to simply extend in your current space. Please discuss with an ISSS Advisor whether it is possible of you to remain in Washington DC after the completion of your IAP or ACDC program in the Spring.

If you are eligible to stay, click on the button below to learn more about housing options.

Welcome to the American University IAP and ACDC academic support resources page. Here, you can find information on your tutor, navigating the university’s academics, and how to get help from other university offices. See the table of contents below!

The International Accelerator program provides tutoring resources designed specifically for the needs of our international students. Please see the list of our tutors below, including their hours of availability and links to make a tutoring appointment.

Ashley

I am an undergraduate senior at American University from Atlanta, Georgia, currently majoring in International Studies and minoring in the Russian Language. I have experience working with the Department of State, Department of Defense, and several educational programs. I will help with all things related to transfer application materials: resumes, personal statements, supplemental essays, and any questions on professional development!

Sessions available: Tuesday and Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm; Wednesdays, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Linmengyu

My name is Linmengyu Zhao, and I am originally from China. I graduated from the MA TESOL program at American University (AU) in December. Now I work as a Language Counsellor in the International Accelerator Program (IAP) at AU. I am committed to helping IAP students better adapt to American academic life, and to help students achieve their language learning goals from four aspects of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Please feel free to make an appointment with me if you need any help with your language and academic life!

Sessions Available: Tuesday through to Friday 7pm-9pm, Saturday 9-11am

Xueyan

Hello, I’m Xueyan Xia, a senior at the School of Communication. I speak Chinese and English. I had worked as a supplementary instructor at IAP before and helped a few students achieve their class goals. Having passed through IAP, I am very familiar with courses and problems students might encounter. This puts me in an excellent position to help students thrive. I consider myself caring, friendly and professional. When I am not busy studying, I enjoy photography and traveling a lot.

Sessions Available: Fridays 6pm to 9pm, Saturdays 4pm to 9pm

Center for Academic Success

Our tutors in the Center for Academic Success can assist you with the following:

  • Academic writing – generating ideas, organizing, summarizing, paraphrasing, revising/editing
  • Research skills: Finding credible sources and academic articles
  • Understanding academic integrity; avoiding plagiarism
  • MLA & APA citations and format
  • Academic presentation preparation and practice
  • Time management – weekly planning, semester-long planning
  • Reading strategies
  • Note-taking skills
  • Test preparation strategies
  • Class and groupwork participation strategies
  • Discussion skills
  • Grammar rules and practice
  • Academic communication etiquette – emails, office hours, requesting letters of recommendation
  • Business writing – emails, reports, meeting summaries
  • Career development – resume and cover letter writing

English Tutors

Alicia-Coe

Alicia Coe

I am Alicia Coe. I have been teaching English for academic purposes and critical writing at several universities in Europe and the United States for 17 years. Apart from teaching, I work as a curriculum developer, a writing consultant for undergraduate and graduate students, a copyeditor, and a Cambridge examiner. I am experienced in teaching international students; therefore, I can provide different learning approaches depending on the cultural background of each student.

Amanda-Wilcox

Amanda Wilcox

I am Amanda Wilcox. Originally, I hail from Macon, Georgia where I studied Biology and Spanish at Mercer University. After teaching foreign language for about 5 years, I began a master’s degree at Auburn University. Upon graduating, I continued to teach Spanish at the university and eventually began teaching in the ESL department where I found my calling. I have been involved in teaching, tutoring, and curriculum writing for international students learning English ever since. In total, I have nearly 20 years of experience teaching all ages from young children to adults in an academic setting.

Math Tutors

William-Bernardoni

William Bernardoni

William Bernardoni is a PhD student at Case Western Reserve University with a focus on Scheme Theory and Tropical Geometry. He has a background in Randomized Algorithms and Machine Translation. William graduated from Johns Hopkins in 2020 with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. He has recently taught Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, and Calc. 2, and is especially comfortable tutoring Discrete Math and Calculus.

Johnathon-Taylor

Johnathon Taylor

My name is Johnathon Taylor, but people just call me Johnny. I attended Purdue University Northwest for my Bachelor of Mathematics. I am currently a PhD student in Pure Mathematics at Case Western Reserve and my highlight skills would include subjects within standard Calculus sequence, Topology, Discrete Mathematics, Algebra, and Category Theory. My current interests and field of study is Categorical Homotropy Theory with applications to the theory of infinity categories and n-categories. I plan to pursue this and other fields in the future.

Writing Personal Statements
American Collegiate Program

Tuesday, January 18, 2022   |  11:00am-12:30pm
Thursday, January 20, 2022   |  11:00am-12:30pm

Resume Building
American Collegiate Program

Tuesday, February 1, 2022   |  11:00am-12:30pm
Thursday, February 3, 2022   |  11:00am-12:30pm

How to Succeed in Class
International Accelerator & American Collegiate

Wednesday, February 9, 2022   |  10:30am-11:30am

Read Smarter & Faster
International Accelerator & American Collegiate

Saturday, March 5, 2022   |  10:00am – 11:00am

Academic Writing and Standards of Citation (APA Format)
International Accelerator & American Collegiate

Saturday, March 26, 2022   |  10:00am-11:00am

How to Present like a Pro
International Accelerator & American Collegiate

Saturday, April 9, 2022   |  10:00am – 11:00am

The Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC) supports the academic development and educational goals of all American University students and is committed to promoting access for individuals with disabilities within the university’s diverse community.

Academic Support Services

Disability Support Services

The Writing Center

The Writing Center is an intellectual home for all American University students. Our consultations are structured to maintain these philosophies as we strive to provide agency and access to all students. Following the National Council of Teachers of English, we believe that “language is powerful, empowering individuals to explore and change themselves and their worlds. We “stand strongly for the use of fact-based reasoning, writing, and communication to build a better, more ethical, more engaged nation,” and AU.

The Writing Center supports American University’s commitment to promoting academic writing skills and student-centered learning for every student. Our cooperative approach offers skilled peer to peer coaching. We maintain distinguished academic standards for ourselves and as an extension, for all writers who visit us. As active scholars, we are dedicated to inclusive excellence, writing and the teaching of writing, and promoting the development of writers across disciplines, genre conventions, and styles.

One-on-one tutoring support for Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Finance, Psychology, and SISU

Tutoring support for Math, Statistics, Computer Science, and Physics.

Academic integrity essentially means “intellectual honesty”: honesty in the use of information, in formulating arguments, and in other activities related to the pursuit of knowledge and understanding. It is a core principle that underpins how we live and learn in a community of inquiry.

Undergraduate Accelerator Classes

Masters Accelerator Classes

Frequently Asked Questions

Your academic course schedule is available through the MyAU portal. Once you have created your account and logged in, choose Academics and then Eagle Service – Student Planning. Class details such as the day, time, location, and professor name and email address can all be found here.

For step-by-step instructions on how to see your schedule, please click on the video below

While many professors make grades available in Canvas, the university’s official grades are reported through the MyAU portal

The most common reason that students become locked out of their MyAU portal is due to a required password update. If your password has expired, the AU Helpdesk (helpdesk@american.edu) will be able to help you reset it. To avoid this situation, always update your password as soon as you see the notification letting you know that a password update is required.

Unfortunately no. The IAP requires continuous enrollment.

Undergraduate Accelerator Requirements

The undergraduate International Accelerator Program (IAP) is a non-degree academic pathway program for international students lacking the required English proficiency to be admissible to degree programs at American University (AU). The program is comprised of two distinct tracks: The Extended Accelerator Program track and the Academic Accelerator Program track. Students are placed in a curricular program track based on their English language proficiency level. The Extended Accelerator track is a four-term program during which students earn a minimum of 24 credits transferable to an undergraduate degree. The Academic Accelerator is a three-term program during which students earn a minimum of 24 credits transferable to an undergraduate degree. Within the Academic Accelerator, students with higher language proficiency are placed in the Advanced Academic Accelerator sub-track. Students in all tracks must comply with minimum F-1 visa course enrollment requirements while in the IAP.

In order to successfully complete the program, you must:

  1. Complete all of the required courses in your program with satisfactory grades
  2. Maintain a Grade Point Average above the minimum level
  3. Maintain continuous enrollment
Masters Accelerator Requirements

The Masters Accelerator Program (MAP) is a non-degree academic pathway program comprised of two program tracks: Advanced MAP (AMAP) and MAP. Students are placed in a program track based on English language proficiency.

Students in MAP may select from participating graduate programs offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Kogod School of Business, the School of Education, and the School of Public Affairs. Students in MAP enroll in at least two (2) degree seeking courses in their graduate school of interest, plus English language coursework through the English Language and Training Academy (ELTA) and the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) department. MAP students are not required to enroll in coursework in the summer term but may be granted permission in consultation with MAP advising.

In order to successfully complete the program, you must:

  1. Complete all of the required courses in your program with satisfactory grades
  2. Maintain a Grade Point Average above the minimum level
  3. Maintain continuous enrollment

Pre-Arrival & Orientation

Welcome to American University!

On behalf of the International Accelerator Program team, it is my pleasure to welcome you to American University (AU) community. Located in Washington DC, the capitol of the United States, AU is one of the top-ranked universities in the country. We use DC as our laboratory for learning, providing students with high-impact educational practices that give them the knowledge and experience to succeed. AU students are encouraged to explore their interests and find what they are passionate about. If you are looking for engaging classes combined with hands-on experiential learning, then you have come to the right place! Here at the International Accelerator Program, we will take the time to help you adjust both to the culture of the United States and to life at American University to help you make the most out of your studies. The next few days will be a wonderful adventure, full of exploration, learning and making new friends. I wish you the best in the year ahead, and again, welcome to American University!


 

Let the Monumental Journey Begin!

Coming August 2022

Day One

Monday, August 22

8:30am – Arrival & Check in
9:00am – Welcome Remarks from the Managing Director
9:30 am – Student Services
10:30 am – Your Academic Setting
12:00 pm – Break
1:00 pm – International Student & Scholar Services

On your own:

2:00 pm – Take a COVID-19 Test (East Campus)
3:00 pm – Schedule your COVID-19 Booster Shot (Wallgreens)

Day Two

Tuesday, August 23

9:00 am – Breakout Session by Academic Cohort
11:00 am – Academic Technology
12:00 pm – Break

With a negative COVID-19 test, you may:

2:00 pm – Get your University ID
3:00 pm – U-Pass Transportation Card

Day Three

Wednesday, August 24

9:00 am – Health & Safety
10:00 am – IAP Program Housing Mandatory Meeting
11:00 am – Student Activities & Involvement

Health & Wellness

Welcome to the Covid-19 Guide for American University — one of AU’s key coronavirus resources. Here you can find the current guidelines, core protocols, and relevant university websites, compiled into a multi-departmental online guide. Whether you’re a student, faculty member, staff member, or visitor, here’s where to find answers and information quickly.

To schedule an appointment, schedule it online via the student health portal, or call 202.885.3380 and press 1 & 2. When you schedule your appointment online, it allows you to view all available appointments and enables you to select the available appointment.

The Health Promotion and Advocacy Center (HPAC) is the home for student-centered wellness resources at AU, with programs and initiatives to support healthy lifestyles, reduce high-risk behaviors, and empower students to take charge of their own health and lives at AU and beyond.

The AU Counseling Center Services

All of services at the AU Counseling Center are free and confidential, protected by law and ethical standards. Whatever your concerns, a confidential conversation with a Counseling Center clinician is a good place to start. Here are some of the options available to you through the Counseling Center:

Frequently Asked Questions

Students, staff and faculty with a campus presence must participate in regular testing to screen for COVID-19. Testing is mandatory and free of charge. Please note: ONLY those with a campus presence may test; if you are not on campus, you must test with your provider or at a community testing site.

Click HERE for more information.

The Student Health Center remains open for students.

Hours of operation: Monday—Friday, 8 am—5:00 pm

If you’re a student and have health-related questions or concerns, please reach out to the Student Health Center via secure messaging (within the Student Health Portal) and you’ll hear back from your provider within one business day.

To schedule an appointment, schedule it online via the student health portal, or call 202.885.3380 and press 1 & 2. When you schedule your appointment online, it allows you to view all available appointments and enables you to select the available appointment.

Please see more information at
https://www.american.edu/ocl/healthcenter/making-an-appointment.cfm

Schedule an Appointment HERE

Yes! During these trying times, with COVID-19, students are faced with a myriad of issues. The IAP Insurance Provider, Wellfleet, understands that these problems exist and is here to make the lives of students easier. Therefore, they have put these policies in place.

Please click HERE for more information.

Call 833-381-8545 for professional medical advice at any time.
Available to all AU students.
For a list of Urgent Care Facilities near campus, please visit this page: https://www.american.edu/ocl/healthcenter/student-health-center-after-hours-care.cfm

American University Meal Plans

What is a Meal Plan?

A Meal Plan consists of Meal Swipes and Eaglebucks and may be purchased by actively enrolled students. This page provides information regarding Meal Plans at American University, including details about rates, requirements, usage, and terms and conditions.

For additional information and questions, please contact One Card & Dining Services at 202-885-CARD (2273) or email mealplans@american.edu.

Common Questions

All-Access Plan ($3,157/semester)

This plan provides unlimited TDR visits, as well as 5 meal exchanges per week, and $100 Eaglebucks.

175 Block Plan ($2,527/semester)

This plan provides 175 meals per semester, approximately 10-11 meals per week, plus $400 Eaglebucks.

100 Block Plan ($1,644/semester)

This plan provides 100 meals per semester, approximately 6 meals per week, plus $400 Eaglebucks.

50 Block Plan ($719/semester)

This plan provides 50 meals per semester plus $100 Eaglebucks.

$800 Eaglebucks ($800/semester)

This plan provides 800 Eaglebucks and no meal swipes.

Meal Plans consist of meal swipes and Eaglebucks.

Meal Swipes are the total number of swipes associated with a particular meal plan. For example if a student is enrolled in a 100 Block Meal Plan the total amount of swipes available for that meal plan are 100 Swipes.

A swipe is deducted from a student’s account each time the Meal Plan is utilized. All swipes will expire at the end of every semester. There is no rollover for swipes.

Eaglebucks are dollar amounts added to the meal plan account when a meal plan is purchased. The balance (in dollars) decreases when the student makes a purchase (in dollars) from the account. These are used at on-campus and off-campus dining locations. Additional Eaglebucks can be added ot the account through Eaglebucks.com. Unused Eaglebucks will carry foward throughout a community members tenure at American University.

Meal Exchanges allow a student to use one swipe from their meal plan in exchange for a meal from an AU Dining Retail location. A meal exchange consists of an enrtree, side and a drink.

Meal Swipes and Meal Exchange can only be utilized at dining locations managed and operated by AU Dining. For more information on AU Dining Retail locations visit the AU Dining website.

Minimum Meal Plan Requirements are based on the Housing License Terms and Conditions as agreed upon by Housing & Residence Life. Students living on campus are required to have a minimum 175 Block Meal Plan.

Disability-Related Accommodations
Students who have a disability-related dietary need(s), such as a food allergy that substantially limits their dining experience are strongly encouraged to make the university aware of their accommodation needs as early as possible. To request disability-related dining accommodations, please complete the Getting Started with Disability Accommodations request form.

For more information about accommodations, please visit the Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC) website titled “Registering for Accommodations,” or contact the ASAC at asac@american.edu or calling 202.885.3360.

Religious Considerations
On occasion, students’ religious observance necessitates consideration academic, housing, or food-related purposes. If you have a need for such a religious consideration, you may submit a request through Kay Spiritual Life Center.

Economic Considerations
The office of One Card & Dining Services does not make exceptions to the mandatory meal policy based on economic reasons.

Please refer to American University’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page that reflect current policies and resources. This page is designed to provide the AU community with up-to-date answers to help you navigate the university’s response to the evolving COVID-19 situation.

Progression

Undergraduate Accelerator Requirements

The program is comprised of two distinct tracks: The Extended Accelerator Program track and the Academic Accelerator Program track. Students are placed in a curricular program track based on their English language proficiency level.  Students in all tracks must comply with minimum F-1 visa course enrollment requirements while in the IAP.

In order to successfully complete the program, you must:

  1. Complete all of the required courses in your program with satisfactory grades
  2. Maintain a Grade Point Average above the minimum level
  3. Maintain continuous enrollment
Masters Accelerator Requirements

The Masters Accelerator Program (MAP) is a non-degree academic pathway program comprised of two program tracks: Advanced MAP (AMAP) and MAP. Students are placed in a program track based on English language proficiency. MAP students are not required to enroll in coursework in the summer term but may be granted permission in consultation with MAP advising.

In order to successfully complete the program, you must:

  1. Complete all of the required courses in your program with satisfactory grades
  2. Maintain a Grade Point Average above the minimum level
  3. Maintain continuous enrollment
American Collegiate Program Requirements

The American Collegiate is two to four semester program designed to prepare international undergraduate students for rigorous academic study and to transfer to a U.S. institution of higher education. American Collegiate students are required to complete the Program in consecutive semesters, including summer. Students must comply with full-time enrollment requirements as defined through the International Student and Scholar Services. Course selection and load will be selected in consultation with advising.

In order to successfully complete the program, you must:

  1. Complete all of the required courses in your program with satisfactory grades
  2. Maintain a Grade Point Average above the minimum level
  3. Maintain continuous enrollment

International Student & Scholar Services

Get your I-20 from ISSS

Now that you will be finishing your time with the International Accelerator Program, you will need a new I-20 for your degree program. This is because you will be undergoing an F-1 change of level. First, you will need to successfully meet all progression requirements of program. Second, you will need submit required financial documents. Submit the AU Certification of Finances form and supporting financial documents to: isss@american.edu

American University Health Insurance

The student health insurance that you purchased with the International Accelerator Program is valid for one calendar year. For example, if you entered in Fall 2019, your insurance coverage is valid from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020. Therefore, you will need to obtain Health Insurance from American University for your next academic year, beginning in August 2020.

Pay your AU Tuition & Fees

As an international accelerator student, you would have paid for everything before arriving in the US. Housing, dining, tuition, health insurance, etc, and you were billed for the entire duration of your program (1, 2 or 3 terms). Now that you are transitioning to your academic degree program, you will be billed by the Office of Student Accounts for each of these elements on a semester-by-semester basis.

American University Meal Plans

This will depend on where you are living next year. Since on-campus housing options generally do not include a kitchen, if you will be living on campus next year, it makes sense for you to purchase a meal plan. If you will be living off campus next year, you may have your own kitchen and you may not want a meal plan, but you are free to purchase one anyway.

Please see the links below for information about AU Meal plans, as well as how to register for them.

Housing & Residence Life

In the International Accelerator Program, you were required to live in Program Housing, either on campus or off campus. Now that you will be progressing our of our program, you will need to arrange for your housing for the next academic year. If you like your current program housing and would like to stay, please let your current IAP advisor know as soon as possible (this is for off-campus program housing only), as this may be possible, depending on availability. Otherwise, please use the resources below.

Academic Support

While you were in the International Accelerator Program, your Student Services Advisor was your “one stop” for all of your questions. Now that you will be progressing to your degree program, there are different offices that can support your different needs.

Job & Career Support

On-Campus Employment

This is a benefit available to all students maintaining valid F1 status. It is not necessary to obtain special work authorization from USCIS to work on-campus; however, you must obtain an on-campus employment certification signed by an ISSS advisor to submit to AU Human Resources. Please review the F-1 On-Campus Employment Online Information to make sure you understand all the policies and regulations on this type of employment.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

CPT is a practical training that is performed for academic credit (part of the school curriculum and commensurate to degree level) AND that is required as part of the academic plan or program curriculum from ALL students in the program.  Please note, that you must be enrolled in your degree program for at least two sememsters to be eligible for CPT.  Please see more information about CPT here.

This includes:

  • Required internship, practicum, student teaching or field experience (paid or unpaid)
  • Optional internships for credit (MUST be in student’s major or program of study)
  • Cooperative (Co-op) education programs for credit (MUST be in student’s major or program of study

To learn more about CPT, you can visit the CPT information section on the ISSS website.

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a period during which undergraduate and graduate students with F-1 status are permitted by the USCIS to work towards getting practical training to complement their field of studies once they have completed their program of studies.

“Optional Practical Training (OPT) is temporary employment that is directly related to an F-1 student’s major area of study. Eligible students can apply to receive up to 12 months of OPT employment authorization before completing their academic studies (pre-completion) and/or after completing their academic studies (post-completion). However, all periods of pre-completion OPT will be deducted from the available period of post-completion OPT.”

To learn more about OPT, you can visit the OPT information section on the ISSS Website.

How can I get a social security number?

You may apply for a social security number ONLY if you have been offered a job on-campus or if you have been granted practical training (CPT or OPT) employment authorization (keep in mind that practical training options are generally not available to new students). An SSN will be given to you for employment purposes only, NOT for purposes such as applying for credit cards, renting an apartment, etc.

If you do have a job offer and need an SSN, you must apply for a social security number through your local Social Security Administration (SSA) office. If the SSN is for an on-campus job you must first bring your offer letter to ISSS because an ISSS advisor must sign off on the letter from your hiring department. For the SSA location nearest you, please visit the Office of Social Security and type in your zip code. You may also call 1-800-772-1213 or visit International Students and Social Security. You may download the social security application (Form SS-5) online.

The Career Center at American University

The American University Career Center is here to support your career advising needs.  Please select on one of the links below to access their services.

On campus employment

F-1 and J-1 students who are enrolled full-time and in good academic and immigration standing are eligible to work on-campus part-time (20 hours a week or less) while school is in session and full-time (more than 20 hours a week) when school is not in session or during annual vacation.

There are restrictions for working at third-party service providers on-campus. Please consult with an ISSS advisor.

On campus employment authorization process

  1. Find a Job On-Campus and Get Hired
  2. Request Employment Authorization from ISSS
    1. Log in to iEagle. Submit the On-Campus Employment Authorization e-form under Current Student. ISSS will process your request for authorization and notify AU Human Resources when your authorization has been processed.You must request authorization every semester you work on-campus. On-campus employment authorizations are valid from the first day of the requested semester or term (fall, spring, summer, or winter break)
    2. J-1 students must also obtain an authorization letter from ISSS before reporting to work.
  3. Schedule an Appointment with the University’s Payroll Office.
    1. Follow all instructions available on HR’s website here.
    2. The University’s Payroll Office will provide detailed information about how to apply for a Social Security Card. Please direct specific questions to their office.
    3. Students working on-campus at third party service providers, such as the Campus Bookstore or the IAP office will contact them directly for the tax forms and the employment verification letter.
  4. Schedule an appointment with an ISSS advisor to have your on-campus employment letter signed and stamped by ISSS and apply for a Social Security Card.

Student Services Advisor

Your Student Services Advisor is your guide to life and academics in the International Accelerator Program.  They can assist with your course registration, finding academic and language support, concerns about your cultural adjustments, advice on how to become better connected on campus and in Washington DC.  If your question is best answered by another office on campus, your advisor will help you make the connection.

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Cecilia Gou

Cecilia Gou advises all IAP students in the Extended, Academic and Advanced Academic Accelerator Programs.  She also advises and supports all students enrolled in the Presessional English Program. Cecilia teaches AUx and Live, Learn & Grow: Final.  To schedule a meeting with Cecilia, please click the link below.

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Sara Tabarkakait

Sara Tabarkakait advises all IAP students in the Masters and Advanced Masters Accelerator Program.  She also provides academic advising and support to all students in the American Collegiate DC program. Sara teaches Professional Development and Live, Learn & Grow: Final. To schedule a meeting with Sara, please click on the link below.

For all other questions for students in International Accelerator and American Collegiate Programs, please email:
studentservices@auaccelerator.com

Center for Academic Success

Develop your English language, math, and overall academic skills and gain the confidence to succeed in your US university classes. Improve your study habits, prepare for exams, and get your questions answered: Our helpful tutors and counselors are here to support you, every step of the way.