Global Bridge Program


  • Fast-track into an undergraduate degree program
  • 2 semester program (which can be extended to 3 semesters)
  • Students who complete the program with a 2.5 GPA/30 credits do not need to submit a TOEFL or SAT score for undergraduate admission
  • Auburn has 3 academic semesters per year:
    Fall Semester (August-December)
    Spring Semester (January-May)
    Summer Semester (May-August)
  • Global Bridge students can start in May
  • In the 1st semester, students will live on campus and take 9 credits of advanced English language skills and 6 credits in academic courses.
  • In the 2nd semester, students can take 15 credits of academic coursework, completing the program.
  • Students who find 15 credits unduly strenuous have the option of taking only 12 credits a semester. In this case, the student would need to stretch the program to 3 semesters. During the third semester, the student would take 12-15 credits. All of these credits count toward the student's undergraduate degree. (An F-1 visa requires that a student enroll for a minimum of 12 credits per semester).
  • Transient vs. Transfer status: Students in the Global Bridge Program will be transient until they successfully complete the program. Upon acceptance into Auburn University, students will be official transfer students.


  • High school transcript with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 out of 4.0
  • IELTS score of 5.5, or TOEFL score of 61 iBT/500 pBT
  • A statement from a bank or a scholarship letter showing $32,460, which is the estimated cost of attendance in the Global Bridge Program for two semesters
  • Copy of the passport photo page (and visa, if already in the U.S.)
  • Note: Acceptance into the Global Bridge Program does not guarantee admission to Auburn University. Successful completion of the program is required for admission to Auburn.

Program Costs

  • Global Bridge Program Fees (Approximate):
    • Application fee: $60
    • Summer Tuition and fees: $13,312
    • Fall Semester Tuition and fees: $13,312
    • Spring/Summer Insurance: $884.00
    • On Campus Housing: $3,700
    • Fall Insurance: $898.00
    • Off Campus Housing: $2,000
  • Additional Costs (Estimated):
    • Books and Supplies: $1,100
    • Meals: $4,550 (meal plans are available on campus)

Program Dates

  • Summer 2014 Semester: May 16 - July 30
  • Students successful in their first semester will continue academic instruction the following semester.

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Prospective students can contact the English as a Second Language office at (334) 844-2122 or


Last UpdatedSeptember 4, 2013->