Application & admissions explained.

Application Deadlines

AUR operates a ‘rolling’ admissions process with preference given to early applicants. Please click here for undergraduate and here for graduate for specific timeframes related to our Admissions Rounds. Due to student visa purposes, Non-EU/EAA students are encouraged to complete their applications as soon as possible.  

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.  The necessary documentation will be provided to each accepted student once the deposit has been paid. It is the student's responsibility to ensure the student visa is obtained before arriving in Italy. As it may take several weeks to obtain an appointment with the local Italian Consulate, we recommend completing the application as soon as possible.  Please visit our Visas and Permits page for more information.


To be considered for AUR merit and need-based scholarships, students are encouraged to apply early--even before being accepted to the University--although notifications will arrive upon acceptance. The priority application deadlines are the following:

  • Fall: April 1st
  • Spring: November 1st

Financial Aid

If you are a US citizen or permanent 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.

Minimum GPA Scores

AUR requires a minimum high school GPA of 3.0. 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.

SAT and ACT Scores

SAT and ACT scores are optional requirements for U.S. applicants.
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.

Admitted Students

Once admitted, students will be sent an acceptance package and information regarding enrollment, housing & registration.  To reserve a place for you in our entering class, we must receive your enrollment confirmation form and your tuition deposit payment.

Fall semester: Deposit due May 1st, tuition payment July 15th.
Spring Semester: Deposit due November 1st, tuition payment December 1st.
Refer to our Payment Methods for more information or contact your Admissions Counselor at or the Finance Office at

Deferred Admission

A student who has been accepted to The American University of Rome but cannot enroll immediately may request a deferral, which will be confirmed upon payment of the enrollment confirmation deposit. The deposit is non-refundable and will be put towards tuition costs at the time of enrollment. A deferral can be granted up to one academic year after which the student must re-apply for admission to the University.
Enrollment deposit payment deadline for new students
Fall  May 1st
Spring November 1st