Candidates for admission to the school must present evidence of excellent personal and academic qualifications. To be considered for freshman admission, an applicant should have earned at least a B average in secondary school. Cultural factors are considered in evaluating transcript and examination results. Other factors taken into account are leadership qualities, character, and personal interest. Students from other regionally-accredited collegiate institutions, and students in other programs at American University who have completed the freshman year, should maintain a cumulative grade point average of (on a scale) to be considered for transfer to the school. For students who do not enter American University as International Studies majors, successful completion of SISU-105 World Politics FA3 (3) is required before the declaration of major.
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