Transfer Application Checklist

  • Complete your personal statement; 500-750 words on the following:
    • To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment – Ralph Waldo Emerson. 
      What is something about you that you would never change?

  • Complete a short essay question (500-750 words) on:
    • Our favorite hashtag is #LifeAtAUR.
      ​What do you imagine your life at AUR to be like?
  • You'll also need to supply
    - Your official high school transcripts, if less than 30 transferable credits.
    - Your official University transcripts (if you have attended more than one university please send transcripts for all institutions attended).
    - Course descriptions for all courses where credits are being transferred.
    - One academic recommendation from the principal, a guidance counselor, teacher or professor.
    - A copy of a your (valid) passport.

Applicants whose native language is not English, (unless they have been attending an English speaking school/university for at least 3 years) will need to supply an official TOEFL score or IELTS English language proficiency examination result.

​All documents must be original and sent from their original source.

Please note: there is a $50/€50 Application Fee, payable on submission of your application form.

Finally, you will be invited to a personal interview with a member of the Admissions Team once your completed application form has been submitted and all supporting documents have been received. Interviews may be conducted face-to-face, on the phone or via Skype.

You can complete your application form online.

Application materials should be sent through our online application system or via email to or by regular mail to:

The American University of Rome
Attn: The Admissions Office
Via Pietro Roselli 4
00153 Rome, Italy

Note: If all your supporting documents are not ready when first submitting your application, we will send you a link to upload outstanding materials.

The American University of Rome’s Admissions Office reserves the right to request additional items in order to complete the application process.

  See our Application F.A.Q. for supporting information