AUR operates a ‘rolling’ admissions process with preference given to early applicants.
|Fall entry||Application deadline||Decision date|
|Round 1||by 1st November||by 15th November|
|Round 2||by 1st February||by 15th February|
|Round 3||by 1st March||by 15th March|
|Round 4||by 1st June||by 15th June|
|Round 5||after 1st June||2 weeks after submission|
|Spring entry||Application deadline||Decision date|
|Round 1||by 1st October||by 15th October|
|Round 2||by 1st November||by 15th November|
|Round 3||after 1st November||2 weeks after submission|
Minimum GPA Scores
AUR requires a minimum high school GPA of 2.5. However, each applicant is reviewed individually; leadership, motivation, academic improvement, the level of the high school program’s difficulty, involvement in activities, and potential for growth are important considerations in the selection process.
The American University of Rome SAT institutional code for reporting purposes is 0262. Information concerning the SAT may be obtained at College Board.
The American University of Rome ACT institutional code for reporting purposes is 5392. Information concerning the ACT may be obtained at ACT.
English Language Proficiency
Applicants whose native language is not English:
Official TOEFL score or IELTS English language proficiency exam (Institutional code for TOEFL reporting purposes is 0579). Information concerning the TOEFL may be obtained at TOEFL.
Minimum Required Score for Admission:
- Internet-based TOEFL: 79
- IELTS: 6.5
If you have attended three or more years at an English speaking high school or university, the TOEFL/ IELTS requirement may be waived by the Admissions Office. If official records are not written in either English or Italian, the Admissions Office requires a certified translation into English.
Registration, Deposit and Tuition*
Once admitted, students will be sent an acceptance package including information regarding enrollment, housing & registration. You may pay your enrollment deposit and tuition with cash, check, credit card, or wire transfer to the Finance Office via fax +39 06 5833 0992. Refer to our Payment Methods for more information or contact your Admissions Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Finance Office at email@example.com.
Visas and Permit to Stay
Students with a non-European Union citizenship, EU residency card, or current and valid EU visa, are required by law to obtain a student visa from the Italian consulate before departing from their home country.
A student who has been accepted to The American University of Rome but cannot enroll immediately may request a deferral. A deferral can be granted up to one academic year, after which the student must re-apply for admission to the University.
Candidates in possession of credentials from European lyceums, (Italian Maturità, International Baccalaureate, the British A levels, etc.) or students who receive a 3 or higher on any AP examination must submit official records of the last year of high school and a copy of the diploma (if granted).
If you are a US citizen or eligible US resident, complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and have the information sent us by submitting our school code on the FAFSA: G31025. International students are not eligible to submit the FAFSA or for US Financial Aid.
Need Based Scholarship applications must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by the priority application deadline:
- Fall: March 1st
- Spring: November 1st
Merit Scholarships are awarded automatically by the Admissions Office upon the acceptance stage to all eligible students that have completed the application process by the priority deadlines listed above. Eligibility for the Merit Scholarships are based on GPA and submission of a standardized test.