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    Apr 12, 2024  
American University Catalog 2020-2021 
American University Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

American University Gap Program

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The School of Professional & Extended Studies  American University Gap Program offers students a one or two semester Washington, DC immersion experience. The AU Gap Program is designed for students who have finished high school and are seeking academic enrichment before formally starting college. Students earn 7 credit hours per semester from American University for an internship experience (3 days/week Mentored Field Practicum) and a classroom seminar (2 days/week). Seminar classes are interactive sessions featuring guest speakers and site visits. The internship is guided by an AU professor who meets regularly with students to discuss professional development topics related to the internship experience.

For more information, contact 202-895-4859, email, or go to

Course Requirements

Optional Elective (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following, or other approved electives: 

Note: Students enrolling in this optional elective must pay an additional fee.

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