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Tips mention: Interview (3), ACT/SAT (18), Grades (20), Sports/Extracurriculars (4), College Essay (6)
To get into American I participated in and wasMar 24 2019Political Science
To get into American I participated in and was chair of a number of extra curricular activities. Having higher grades and good test scores is practically a necessity because American does not have a host of sports teams students can get in on. American is also interesting because they care a lot about demonstrated interest in the school so, they will document if you visit campus on a tour. Learning who your admissions counselor is at American and reaching out is also a good idea. In my case, American offered interviews in my area to get to know students better and inform prospective students if they had any questions.

I would highly recommend applying Early Decision because American offers a fall deadline for ED1 in November and then a winter deadline for ED2 in January. Early Decision is a binding agreement but, when I applied ED2 I knew I wanted to go and the acceptance rates are higher for ED students because, to the university, they are guaranteed enrollments.
ACT: 34 Male

Not really that hard to get inJun 30 2014Unknown
Not really that hard to get in. Maintain a 3.5+ GPA. Most kids have a few AP courses under their belts when they get here so take at least 4 of those. Have at least one extra-curricular that you were pretty involved in.

Test scores are optional so don't sweat that. Also, unless you are trying to major in a science, don't bother with taking 4 years of high school science unless you are looking to AP out of GenEd classes.

I took IB courses in high school, and participatedNov 13 2012Other
I took IB courses in high school, and participated in activities not just in school but outside of school. Volunteer activities, too!
If you really want to go here you firstApr 24 2012Other
If you really want to go here you first need to be really, really rich or incredibly, incredibly persistent. You need to be involved in something political. (I was involved in rally organization and awareness campaigns in high school. My room mate was a campaigner for Obama in 2008.) Maintain above a 3.0 gpa and make sure you're taking the hardest classes available at your school. It also helps to have other leadership activities under your belt.
SAT: 1250 Male
Getting in is pretty easySep 13 2011Undecided
Getting in is pretty easy. Just have a high enough ACT or SAT score and American University will be glad to take your money from you.
ACT: 31 Male
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