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First-Year Student Registration Support

Welcome First-Year Students! Prior to registering for classes at American University, it is recommended that you review the resources below that will aid you in planning your schedule.

Please make sure to use your AU email when communicating with your advisor, your faculty, and other staff at AU.

Registration Resources for First Year Students

Your first year advisor will email information on how to register, resources to support your planning of classes, and a reminder of how to make an appointment with them.

You will use the material you discuss in Class 6 in AUx1, the resources under "What Registration Resources Can I Use?" below, and support from your first year advisor to choose, plan, and register for classes.

Starting October 3, the schedule of classes will be available through Eagle Service. You will also be able to find your registration day and time in Eagle Service by opening your Spring Planner. To do this, click the “+” button next to “Fall 2022 Semester” on your Student Planner and choose “Spring 2023 Semester”. Your registration day and time will populate in a blue box.

Below are the registration resources you can use as you plan your courses on Eagle Service. If you need a refresher on using Eagle Service, review the Eagle Service 101 document.

  • Engage with the material for Class 6 in AUx1, which helps to prepare you for your Spring Registration. 
  • Course Planning Checklist - This will guide you through the course planning process including items to reflect on, items to prepare for, and items to plan. 
    • If you are part of a specific cohort, please make sure to plan the appropriate courses for your cohort in the spring.  
  • Student Advising Documents SharePoint – use to this to review what is suggested for next semester at AU through your major. You will need to login using NOT This site contains: 
    • Suggested First Year Courses by major – use this document primarily. If there are courses that were suggested for your major that you didn’t take this Fall, take those in the Spring. 
    • Blank Planning Documents – use these documents as a template for you while planning your Spring semester. 
    • Graduation Planning Documents 
  • Academic Programs section of the Course Catalog for your intended major – you can review your intended major requirements in full here. All majors and minors are located in this section of the Course Catalog.
  • For Frequently Asked Questions, registration tutorials, and other resources, please visit  

In your first year at AU, you want to progress through the AU Core Foundation Requirements. These requirements include:

  • AUx1 and AUx2
  • Complex Problems
  • Quantitative Literacy I
  • Written Communication and Information Literacy I

In consultation with your first year advisor, check that you are making progress to finish these requirements.

Review the entire AU Core

Registration Webinar Summer 2022

This recording will teach you how to use EagleService, understand your Suggested Course Letter, and discuss the next steps for registration.