Application Policies and Procedures - Graduate

Policy number: AD005EN
Last review date: 3 July 2018
Next review date: 1 November 2021
Issuing office: Admissions & Financial Aid


Candidates for admission must have completed all requirements for a Bachelor’s degree recognized or accredited by their state, regional, or national educational certifying agency. No student will be allowed to finish undergraduate credits concurrently with graduate courses. The American University of Paris evaluates applicants based on the breadth of their program of study, their academic record, the results of national examinations, and the evaluation of teachers and counselors. The applicant’s written statement of purpose, as well as evidence of his or her maturity, also weigh heavily. Admission interviews, either in person or by telephone, are strongly encouraged. The Admissions Committee welcomes any other supporting material that reflects the applicant’s special qualities and achievements. In the American system, all applicant qualifications are taken into consideration, in combination with his or her academic accomplishments. 

The University complies with the Statement of Students’ Rights and Responsibilities in the College Admission Process of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC). Decisions on admission are made without regard to the race, color, sex, religion or national origin of the candidate. 

Further information and application materials may be obtained from the university Web site or from: 

The American University of Paris
International Admissions Office
5 boulevard de la Tour Maubourg
75007 Paris, FRANCE
Tel. 33/(0)1 40 62 07 20
Fax 33/(0)1 47 05 34 32

For application deadlines, please see the admissions pages of the website.

All documents must be certified and submitted in either English or French. Original documents in other languages should be accompanied by a certified translation into one of these two languages. Official transcripts from all schools previously attended must be submitted as part of the application process. Transcripts and advanced standing certificates submitted after the first semester of study will not be considered for transfer credit. Submission of incomplete or false information may be grounds for rejection of an application or subsequent disciplinary action, including dismissal from the University. 


Who is affected by this policy: Graduate Applicants, Staff

Legal context or regulatory body: The University complies with the Statement of Students' Rights and Responsibilities in the College Admission Process of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC).

Responsibilities: Applicants are responsible for understanding and adhering to this policy. The Vice President of Enrollment Management oversees the Office of Admissions and is responsible for ensuring that Office of Admissions staff and the Admissions Committee adhere to this policy and assist applicants in understanding it.

Issuing office and contact: The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, 5 Bd de la Tour-Maubourg, 75007 Paris,, +33 1 40 62 08 17.