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  1. I have been accepted. What's next?
  2. Do I have to attend SOS?
  3. I am a transfer student and already participated in an orientation. Why do I need to attend Auburn's orientation?
  4. What if I am starting AU in the Summer or Fall?
  5. What if I am starting AU in the Spring?
  6. What are the dates for SOS?
  7. Does scheduling my SOS session affect my ability to get football tickets?
  8. How do I register for SOS?
  9. How much does SOS cost?
  10. What if my plans change and I need to change my session?
  11. How do I get my Auburn classes?
  12. Will I register for classes at SOS?
  13. I heard I could get pre-registered for classes, how do I do that?
  14. Should I schedule an appointment with my advisor before SOS?
  15. Can my parents and guests come to SOS?
  16. How do I submit my medical form?
  17. How do I verify receipt of my transcript?
  18. How do I receive details about my SOS session?
  19. What should I bring to SOS?
  20. How do I print my AGSC Transfer Agreement?
  21. Do I need to take a Math Placement Test?
  22. When do I need to arrive?
  23. Where do I park on the day of SOS?
  24. What do I need to do if I need an accomodation?
  25. What do I need to do if I want to change my major?
  26. Do the students and parents / guests go through SOS together? If not, when will we see each other?

 

  1. I have been accepted. What's next?

    Congratulations on your acceptance to Auburn University! You will find Auburn to be an exciting, challenging and stimulating place to continue your educational journey.

    To help you adjust to Auburn University, we have planned Successfully Orienting Students (SOS), a one-day transfer orientation program. SOS emphasizes campus life and services, includes a meeting with academic advisor, and small group discussions on college life led by Auburn student leaders.

    For specific instructions on how to register for SOS click here.
  2. Do I have to attend SOS?

    Yes. All summer and fall transfer students and any new student starting spring semester must attend SOS.
  3. 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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  5. What if I am starting AU in the Summer or Fall?

    You should attempt to complete the following things by February 1. Meeting this deadline will allow your academic advisor to pre-register you in your summer and/or fall semester classes. If you miss this deadline, you will be given instructions on how to register at SOS but class selection will be more limited and difficult.

    1. Submit an application for admission to Auburn University and the application fee.

    2. Provide two copies of each transcript from each college attended to the Auburn University Office of Admissions Processing, 108 Mary Martin Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849.

    3. After you are admitted, pay the $200 confirmation deposit. The deposit will be applied to your first semester charges AFTER you have registered or have been pre-registered for classes. The confirmation deposit is not for University Housing.

    4. Complete the Auburn University Transfer Plan of Study, which is available on-line at www.auburn.edu/admissions/accepted/transfers.html. This form must be submitted along with the $200 confirmation deposit before your place in the entering class is secured. Even if you do not meet the February 1 deadline to be pre-registered for classes, you must still submit your Transfer Plan of Study and attend SOS.

    5. Register to attend SOS. You may not register for SOS until the deposit and Transfer Plan of Study are on file with the Office of Admissions Processing. Once you register for SOS, those fees are non-refundable.
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  7. What if I am starting AU in the Spring?

    If you are beginning Auburn University in the spring, please read the following. You should attempt to complete the following things by September 22. Meeting this deadline will allow your academic advisor to pre-register you in your spring semester classes. If you miss this deadline, you will be given instructions on how to register at SOS but class selection will be more limited and difficult.

    1. Submit an application for admission along with the application fee.

    2. Provide two copies of each transcript from each college attended to the Auburn University Office of Admissions Processing, 108 Mary Martin Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849.

    3. After you are admitted, pay the $200 confirmation deposit. The deposit will be applied to your first semester charges AFTER you have registered or have been pre-registered for classes. The confirmation deposit is not for University Housing.

    4. Complete the Auburn University Transfer Plan of Study, which is available on-line at www.auburn.edu/admissions/accepted/transfers.html. This form must be submitted along with the $200 confirmation deposit before your place in the entering class is secured. Even if you do not meet the September 22 deadline to be pre-registered for classes, you must still submit your Transfer Plan of Study and attend SOS.

    5. Register to attend SOS. You may not register for SOS until the deposit and Transfer Plan of Study are on file with the Office of Admissions Processing. Once you register for SOS, those fees are non-refundable.
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  9. What are the dates for SOS?

    The dates of SOS can be found here.
  10. 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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  12. How do I register for SOS?

    Registration for SOS is done online at tiger i. For instructions on how to register, click here. If you have any questions, please call our office at (334) 844-4501.
  13. How much does SOS cost?

    The cost for attending SOS is $100 and is billed to the student’s account. Please do not send money. This fee includes breakfast, program materials, lunch, and a t-shirt. Parents and guests may attend SOS for a cost of $50 per person. This fee includes breakfast, program materials, and lunch.
  14. 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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  16. How do I get my Auburn classes?

    One of the key components of SOS is meeting with your academic advisor and determining which classes are best for your major. Until you meet with your academic advisor at SOS, you will be unable to register for classes. After attending SOS, you will be provided a time ticket that will mirror the registration seniority of current students (Honors college, graduate students, seniors, juniors, etc).

    Auburn University offers entering transfer students a one-time opportunity to be pre-registered for your classes. This is a tremendous advantage because you will be placed in classes applicable to your major by our academic advisors prior to the registration period for Auburn’s current students. In other words, if you meet the Feb. 1 deadline for students entering in the Summer or Fall, or Sept. 22 for students entering in the Spring, you are getting the first choice of classes. If you do not meet the deadline, you will be faced with registering on your own after current Auburn students have registered. You will not be offered this benefit again in your career at Auburn, so take advantage of it now.

    To qualify for this benefit, the following this must be completed by Feb.1 (summer or fall) or Sept 22 (spring):

    • Acceptance to Auburn University
    • Submission of the non-refundable $200 confirmation deposit
    • Submission of the Transfer Plan of Study, found at http://auburn.edu/admissions/accepted/transfers.html
  17. Will I register for classes at SOS?

    Maybe. If you attend SOS before your class level (senior, junior, etc) registers, you will be given the information to allow you to register from home. If you attend SOS after your class level has registered, you will be given instructions and can register at the conclusion of the SOS day.
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  19. I heard I could get pre-registered for classes, how do I do that?

    You must submit your application for admission, $200 tuition deposit, all transcripts, and the Transfer Plan of Study prior to the deadline. Deadline for spring admits is September 22. Deadline for summer and/or fall admits is February 1. Even if you are pre-registered, attendance at SOS is still required. At SOS you will be given the information which will allow you to change your schedule as you wish. Pre-registered classes are assigned based on your transcript(s) and Transfer Plan of Study. Any changes in major after you have been pre-registered could result in loss of pre-registered classes.
  20. 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.
  21. Can my parents and guests come to SOS?

    Parents and other guests are also invited to attend SOS. There is a seperate program designed specifically for them, and an additional fee of $50 per guest that will be added to your account. This program teaches parents and guests about university programs including campus dining, housing, campus safety, financial aid and other programs. It also provides parents and guests with an opportunity to ask any questions they may have. 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 also entering students and have registered for the SOS session.
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  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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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  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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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  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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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