2006 Summer Session: Admission & Application

General Registration for the Summer Session has closed. Applications submitted as of May 31, 2005, will be considered based upon space availability. Please contact arbitration@wcl.american.edu with any questions.

Academic Credit Application | Certificate of Attendance Application

To apply, candidates must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Hold a law degree either from a U.S. law school accredited by the American Bar Association or from a foreign law school with equivalent standards;

  • Be enrolled in a law degree program at a U.S. law school accredited by the American Bar Association or at a foreign law school with equivalent standards and have completed the first year.

Language Proficiency

Those applicants whose first language is not English must provide us with a minimum TOEFL score of 580 (7 computer base), Michigan test score of 74, or a written certificate of proficiency from an accredited language institute. This requirement is waived for applicants who hold a degree from an accredited U.S. institution.

Right to Revise

The statements and provisions contained herein are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between an applicant for admission to the law school or a law student at American University. The Washington College of Law reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses as necessary.

Program Changes and Withdrawals

Applicants who have registered or paid a deposit will be informed promptly of any changes in the Summer Session's course offerings and, in the unlikely event of a course cancellation, will receive a full refund for the course (excluding the application fee of $55 which is non-refundable).

Requests for refunds should be directed to the American University Office of Student Accounts. The address is as follows:

Student Accounts
American University
Asbury Building, 3rd Floor
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8073
Tel: 202-885-3541

For Academic Credit:
Applicants who have registered or paid a deposit should notify us immediately in case of withdrawal. Students who have registered to receive academic credit must also contact the Office of the Registrar for information about withdrawal forms and deadlines. You can contact the Office of the Registrar at:

Office of the Registrar
Washington College of Law
American University
4801 Massachusetts Ave, Suite 304
Washington, DC 20016
Tel: 202-274-4080
Fax: 202-274-4085

For Certificate students:
Full refund is only available if you withdraw before the start of classes. You will receive a 50% refund if you withdraw before the second day of classes.