SOS FAQs


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  1. Do I have to attend SOS?
  2. I am a transfer student and already participated in an orientation. Why do I need to attend Auburn's orientation?
  3. Does scheduling my SOS session affect my ability to get football tickets?
  4. How much does SOS cost?
  5. What if my plans change and I need to change my session?
  6. Should I schedule an appointment with my advisor before SOS?
  7. How do I submit my medical form?
  8. How do I verify receipt of my transcript?
  9. How do I receive details about my SOS session?
  10. What should I bring to SOS?
  11. How do I print my AGSC Transfer Agreement?
  12. Do I need to take a Math Placement Test?
  13. When do I need to arrive?
  14. Where do I park on the day of SOS?
  15. What do I need to do if I need an accomodation?
  16. What do I need to do if I want to change my major?
  17. Do the students and parents / guests go through SOS together? If not, when will we see each other?

 

  1. Do I have to attend SOS?

    Yes. All summer and fall transfer students and any new student starting spring semester must attend SOS.
  2. I am a transfer student and already participated in an orientation. Why do I need to attend Auburn's orientation?

    We respect your college experience and understand that you are likely able to navigate a university catalog and schedule of classes. SOS is designed to acquaint you with Auburn’s approach to academic success as well as the resources unique to this university. SOS will also place you in groups with people who are in the same academic college so you can start building relationships with your peers you might be in classes with.
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  4. Does scheduling my SOS session affect my ability to get football tickets?

    Per Auburn University Athletic Department policy, if you have earned no credit hours from Auburn (not transfer credits), you will only be able to order football tickets if you have a full-time fall semester schedule in place (12 credit hours). If you do not meet the Feb. 1 deadline (see Class Registration Information), the only way to have a fall schedule in place is to attend SOS in the spring. Transfer students who do not attend SOS in the spring will not be allowed to register for classes between May 11 and August 18.
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  6. How much does SOS cost?

    The SOS student registration fee is $100 and includes breakfast, lunch, program materials and a t-shirt. Please do not send money. Your fees will be charged directly to your account.

    Parents and other guests are also invited to attend SOS. There is a separate program designed specifically for them, and an additional fee of $50 per guest will be added to your account. This fee includes breakfast, lunch and the program materials. The parent/guest program is designed for family members interested in learning about Auburn. Incoming Auburn students are the only people permitted to attend the student program. Your friends should not plan to attend SOS with you unless they are also entering students and registered for that SOS session.

    The SOS student and guest registration fees are non-refundable.
  7. What if my plans change and I need to change my session?

    Contact us at 334-844-4501 between 7:45 am-4:45 pm and we will work to find another available session. There is a $15 charge every time you need to change your session.
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  9. Should I schedule an appointment with my advisor before SOS?

    No. There is a specific time designated during your SOS session to speak with your academic advisor and learn about general information about your academic college, discuss your major’s requirements and begin to review your transfer credits. If you have more questions than cannot be answered during SOS, you can schedule a meeting with your advisor after SOS.
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  11. How do I submit my medical form?

    Your AU Medical Information Form is required for you to start classes. You may have already submitted the form, but if not, please do so prior to the first day of class. Please know that if your form is not received by that date in the University Medical Clinic, you may not be allowed to enroll.

    Click here to find the medical form. Then you can complete it and mail it to 400 Lem Morrison Drive, Auburn University, AL 36849 or fax it to 334-844-6126, or even SCAN IT and EMAIL it to the medical clinic.

    Each student who has not completed all of their medical form will have a registration hold on their account. At SOS, students who have not completed their medical form will be asked to sign a Letter of Understanding. This form simply states you will turn in your necessary medical documentation within 30 days of your SOS session. This form acts as a waiver that releases the registration hold on your record so you can register for classes. If you do not submit your medical form within the 30 days a registration hold will be placed on your account again. If you are unsure if you have all the necessary forms, or you need a new copy, visit the AU Medical Clinic's website to download the necessary forms.
  12. How do I verify receipt of my transcript?

    If you are a transfer student, you must speak with the Admissions Transfer Specialist or another Admissions Advisor and verify receipt of your transcript in the Admissions Office. The Admissions Transfer Specialist may be reached at 334-844-6441.
  13. When will I receive details about my SOS session?

    Immediately after registering in tiger i, you will receive a registration confirmation to your Auburn email address. After you register, you will receive a letter through the postal mail with a confirmation letter, campus map, parking pass and parking instructions. A week before your session, you will receive an email to your Auburn account with specific information regarding your session.
  14. What should I bring to SOS

    There are several items that should be brought on the day of SOS:

    • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes (parents, guests, and students).
    • Bring an umbrella or rain jacket.
    • Bring your driver's license or other form of picture ID in order to have your student ID made.
  15. How do I print my AGSC Transfer Agreement?

    If you are transferring from an Alabama two-year or four-year institution, print a copy of your AGSC Transfer Agreement. This may be printed from the Internet by access www.stars.troy.edu and clicking on the AGSC Transfer Guide link. Bring this form with you to SOS.
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  17. Do I need to take a Math Placement Test?

    The Math Placement test is required for all students who have not taken a college level math course. Therefore, the only students who need to take a math placement test are entering freshman coming to SOS in August, November or January. For more information on the Math Placement Test, click here.
  18. When do I need to arrive?

    Check-in is in the Auburn University Student Center from 7:45 am-8:30 am. Please plan to arrive a little before this to allow time to park and get to the Student Center. More information about session specific directions from the parking location will be included in an email to the student’s Auburn email address a week before the session.
  19. Where do I park on the day of SOS?

    Parking for SOS varies by session so click here for more information.  All new students attending SOS will receive a guest parking pass for their session in their confirmation packet. If you did not receive a parking pass, SOS Staff will have some in the parking lot before check in.
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  21. What do I need to do if I need an accomodation?

    Students who require an accommodation are encouraged to notify the SOS Staff as early as possible to allow adequate time for the accommodations to be made. This includes mobility concerns, dietary needs, health conditions, or communication needs.
  22. What do I need to do if I want to change my major?

    If you would like to change your major, please contact the Admissions Processing Office at 334-844-6429 as soon as possible so we can alert your advisors. It is in your best interest to do this as soon as possible so your advisors have more time to review your transfer credits and plan of study. During the check in process of SOS, we will confirm your major. If the major listed is not correct, we will alert your advisors so you can attend your new Academic College’s advising session. Because of the quick turnaround time between check in and advising, your advisor may suggest that you schedule another appointment so they can further review your academic record.
  23. Do the students and parents/guests go through SOS together? If not, when will we see each other?

    Student and Parent orientation during SOS are two distinct programs with separate schedules. Parents and students are together during the:
    • Breakfast & Involvement Browse
    • War Eagle Welcome
    • Concurrent Sesssions
    • Academic Advising
    • Some afternoon activities
    All other sessions throughtout the day are designed specifically for students or parents.
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