Application deadlines

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.

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 or the Finance Office at

Visas and Permit to Stay

Students who are not European citizens, or holders of an EU residency card, or of a current and valid EU visa, are required by law to obtain a student visa from the Italian consulate before departing from their home country.

Deferred Admission

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.

Advanced Standing

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).

Financial Aid

If you are a US citizen or eligible US resident, complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and have the information sent to us by submitting our school code on the FAFSA: G31025. International students are not eligible to submit the FAFSA or to apply for US Financial Aid.


Need Based Scholarship applications must be submitted to by the priority application deadline:

  • Fall: March 1st
  • Spring: November 1st

Merit Scholarships are awarded automatically by the Admissions Office upon acceptance to 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.