Frequently Asked Questions

About Auburn

Auburn University is located in the East Alabama city of Auburn, Alabama. Auburn is 120 miles southeast of Birmingham, AL; 50 miles northeast of Montgomery, AL, 112 miles southwest of Atlanta, GA, and 30 miles northwest of Columbus, GA 

Driving directions to Auburn University on Google Maps.
Auburn University’s beautiful campus covers nearly 2,100 acres that includes 429 buildings hosting academics, research, arts, athletics, residential, and social life. There are 32 residence halls, 40+ dining venues located around campus. 

Lee County, home to Auburn and Opelika and other interesting towns, is located in east central Alabama directly off Interstate 85 connecting Atlanta and Montgomery. The city of Auburn has a population of approximately 63,973. Auburn and Opelika share the charm of a quaint community and the pluses of a large city. Historic business districts lined with gift shops, eateries and more will keep business travelers occupied in free time while many recreational activities will give families plenty to do. There are eight acclaimed golf courses, more than 190 restaurants and a host of entertainment including museums and educational nature attractions. Auburn/Opelika and the surrounding communities offer antique shopping and a calendar full of special events. In the spring, azaleas and dogwoods add beautiful color to neighborhoods. 

For information about the Auburn area, students can visit the Auburn/Opelika Convention and Visitors Bureau homepage at aotourism.com.
Total Enrollment: 30,440
New Freshmen: 4,783
Male Students: 15,420
Female Students: 15,020
Minority Students: 4,258
International Students: 2,955 

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1 

Please visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment site for further detail regarding current enrollment numbers.
You can find an overview of our history and traditions by visiting the About Auburn University area of our website. For more detailed information about the history of Auburn University, visit the History page of the University website.
Auburn University's student body is comprised of more than 30,000 students. These students hail from all Alabama counties, nearly all 50 states, and close to 100 foreign nations. Auburn's overall minority percentage is approximately 14%. Please visit the Office of Inclusion and Diversity or the Center for Cross Cultural Excellence for more information. The Women's Studies Program since its inception in 1984 has as its central role the teaching and the promotion of research and scholarship about women and gender across the disciplines.
The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment prepares an annual publication called "Factbook" that contain extensive information on all aspects of the University's student population, academic resources, administration, and finance. 

To view statistics on the city of Auburn and Lee County, please visit the City of Auburn website.
Any visitor is welcome to join one of the campus tours offered by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. For more information on campus tours, please visit auburn.edu/visit

Academics

For the latest information on academic programs, consult this page: Find Your Major.
Many students are either undecided about a major or change their minds about enrollment. In either case, Auburn University offers great resources to help guide students through this process.

First-time freshmen may opt to enter Auburn University as Exploratory. Exploratory students have two semesters to navigate academic and career interests with the support of the staff in the Exploratory Advising Center. They will take a First Year Seminar taught by their academic advisor and career counselor during which they will engage in hands-on activities and experiences to assist them in choosing their major. Need additional information, please visit https://exploratory.auburn.edu/eac/.

In addition, the AU Career Center can assist you in exploring majors and developing an academic plan to fit your career goals.
Auburn endorses the principle that students of superior academic backgrounds should have opportunities to be placed in programs suited to their abilities. Advanced placement and credit may be earned at Auburn through the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEE), ACT and SAT scores, the International Baccalaureate (IB) and proficiency exams administered by the appropriate academic department. Note: Auburn University does not accept CLEP credit. 

For more information, consult this page: AP, IB, and CLEP Information
Over 84% of undergraduate classes have fewer than 50 students.
You will be assigned an academic advisor when you are admitted to Auburn. You will have the opportunity to meet your advisor during Camp War Eagle.
Yes. Entering freshmen who demonstrate the potential for academic excellence are eligible to apply for admission to The Honors College . Applications are mailed to qualified students two weeks after they have been accepted for admission to Auburn University. Applications will mail through the end of December and are due from entering freshman no later than January 4. 

Students may be enrolled in any College or School of the University that has undergraduate programs. The selection of freshmen is based on ACT/SAT scores (29/1330 minimum), high school grade point average (3.85 minimum), the submission of an essay, and a record of leadership and service. 

Students already enrolled at Auburn who have a 3.4 unadjusted GPA may also be considered for admission. Qualified students should contact The Honors College. 

Telephone: (334) 844-5860.

Auburn University offers a wide variety of study abroad opportunities for its students. Each year, more than 1,350 students study for credit in nations around the world. 

Please contact the Study Abroad Office at the Office of International Programs, 228 Foy Hall, to talk with staff and search through the SA Resource Area which houses information on hundreds of opportunities abroad.

Admissions

Academic Achievement
Your high school transcript will be the primary criteria for determining academic preparedness. Each freshman applicant must complete the following core curriculum requirements by the end of their high school senior year:

  • Four years English
  • Three years of social studies
  • Three years math including Algebra I and II, and either Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, or Analysis
  • Two years science including Biology and Physical Sciences with Laboratory Component

 

In addition to evaluating core classes, Auburn will consider high school grade point average (GPA), ACT and/or SAT scores, and high school rigor.
Transcript evaluation utilizes a 4.0 scale. (A = 4 points, B = 3 points, C = 2 points, D= 1 point, F = 0 points).

In addition to the minimum requirements, we select our freshman class through an evaluation that includes a holistic review of your academic performance. Some of the factors included in our review include:

  • Your grade point average including weighted and unweighted. 
  • Your grades earned in core curriculum courses. 
  • Your planned 12th-grade courses. 
  • Your pattern of grades over time. Marked improvement in academic performance as demonstrated by academic GPA and the quality of coursework completed or in progress. 
  • The number of college preparatory, Advanced, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), honors, gifted and transferable college courses you have completed and your achievement in those courses. 
  • Your academic performance relative to other applicants at your high school and the learning opportunities available in your high school. 
  • Exceptional performance in one or more specific subject areas.
We encourage any student interested in attending Auburn to complete the application process. We expect our students to be adequately prepared to succeed academically at Auburn as evidenced by their admissions test scores, high-school grades and educational preparation. All interested students will be considered on an individual basis.

Freshman

July 1‒ Application available online for Spring semester 
August 1‒ Application available online for Summer/Fall semesters 

 

Application Deadlines

November 1 ‒ Spring
September 15 -- Summer/Fall Early Action
October 15 -- Summer/Fall Early Action 
December 1 -- Summer/Fall Early Action 
February 1 -- Summer/Fall

 

Deposit Deadlines

December 1 ‒ Spring
May 1 ‒ Summer/ Fall

 

Completed admission application file includes:

Traditional Applicants

  • Submitted Admission Application.
  • Paid the $50 non-refundable application fee*.
  • Official ACT/SAT test scores sent from the testing agency
  • Uploaded copy of your high school transcript(s).
Test-optional Applicants (students unable to secure a test and have a minimum 3.6 cumulative GPA)
  • Submitted Admission Application.
  • Paid the $50 non-refundable application fee*.
  • Uploaded copy of your high school transcript(s).


Transfer

July 1‒ Application available online for Spring semester 
August 1‒ Application available online for Summer/Fall semesters 

Application Deadlines

  • November 1 ‒ Spring
  • May 1 ‒ Summer
  • July 1 ‒ Fall

 

Deposit Deadlines

  • December 1 ‒ Spring
  • May 1 (or 15 days from acceptance) ‒ Summer
  • August 1 ‒ Fall

 

Completed admission application file includes:

  • Completed online application
  • Application fee of $50.00
  • Official transcript from each college or university previously attended

 

If you have completed less than 30 semester hours/48 quarter hours, the following are required in addition to the items listed above for transfer students:

  • Official high school transcript
  • Official ACT or SAT test score

Official test scores must be sent to Auburn directly from the testing agency.
We will no longer accept test scores posted on high school transcripts.

JE – Dual Enrollment

Dual enrolled students are seeking joint (simultaneous) enrollment at Auburn University and their high school. Such students wish to take college courses while still enrolled in and attending high school. If attending Auburn University as a dual enrolled student, the student must also submit a regular freshman admission application following completion of their junior year of high school, in addition to the dual enrollment admission application. 

EA – Early Admission

These are students who have met all the high school graduation requirements and wish to begin their college career early starting in the spring term. The Early Admission application is the only paper admission application submitted to AU. Early admitted students are unable to apply online. Please contact Admission Processing for information regarding a paper application at 334-844-6429.
As a dual enrollment student, you will be considered for freshman scholarships as long as the college level course work is completed prior to high school graduation (receiving your high school diploma). You must submit the regular freshman admission application at the end of your junior year, prior to the December 1 early action deadline, even if your dual enrollment course work was completed at Auburn University. You should complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) by February 1 to receive scholarship consideration. 

Once you are accepted to Auburn University, as an early admission student, you will be considered for freshman scholarships awarded the fall semester following their early admission enrollment.

Freshman

Tradition Freshmen applicants admission decisions will be based on a submitted application, High school GPA and ACT and/or SAT Scores.

Test-optional applicants admission decisions will be based on a submitted application, high school GPA and high school rigor. Each application is given personal consideration. A successful applicant will demonstrate his or her potential for success by their academic record and grades.

Transfer

Transfer applicants must provide official transcripts from each college attended, including any at which the applicant enrolled while in high school. A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale on all college work attempted and eligibility to re-enter the institution last attended are required to be considered for transfer admission. Transfer applicants who were not eligible for admission to Auburn when they graduated from high school must present a minimum of 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours of college credit. All transfer students who have attempted 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours of college work must have earned a cumulative 2.5 GPA in at least 30 quarter hours, or 20 semester hours, of standard academic courses as required in Auburn University’s Core Curriculum, in addition to the overall 2.5 cumulative average.

These 30 quarter hours, or 20 semester hours, must include at least one course in each of the following areas:

  • English (college-level composition or literature)
  • History
  • Mathematics- approved core mathematics for articulation and general studies (or its equivalent from other institutions)
  • Natural Science with a laboratory

Each transfer applicant who has less than 30 semester hours/48 quarter hours, must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative transfer GPA on course work completed (if any at this point of application) and meet the requirements to be accepted as a freshman. Admission of transfer students to the University is contingent on availability of space.

International Applications

International students should first send all of their academic credentials to a professional credentials evaluation agency for evaluation. If they appear qualified and show promise of success in their chosen fields of study, they will be asked to make formal application, which must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of $60. If applicants present satisfactory academic credentials, test results, and evidence that they have sufficient funds to meet their college expenses (there is no financial assistance for undergraduate international students), they will then be sent an acceptance and the form I-20, the authorization for a student visa. International students are required to purchase the university student insurance plan or provide evidence of equivalent coverage. This mandatory health insurance may be purchased upon arrival in the U.S.

Auditor Applications

Auditing of courses is restricted, but when faculty and facilities are available, individuals who do not seek admission for course credit may audit a lecture course or the lecture portion of a course upon approval of the dean and the head of the department. A formal application must be filed. Auditors must register and pay appropriate fees.

Unclassified Applications

Admission to most undergraduate programs as an Unclassified Student may be granted on the basis of the bachelor’s degree from an accredited college. Unclassified students must submit an official four year college degree verification printed on the transcript from graduating university or college.

Auburn will release freshman decisions in rounds. Three Early Action Decision rounds released in mid-October, mid-November and mid-January. The final regular decision will be released in early March.

All application files must be complete by February 1 for admission consideration. However, if the freshman class has reached capacity as of this date, students may be waitlisted for admission. Students planning to apply for scholarships must complete the admission application and submit all required materials by December 1 in order to meet the scholarship application deadline. Students must complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) to receive scholarship consideration by 4:45 p.m. on February 1.

Freshmen and Transfer - Spring Term
November 1 - Application priority filing date for all students applying for spring term. This is the priority date for submitting the completed admission application, application fee, and required documents.

Decebmer 1 - Deposit deadline for all accepted students for the spring term to confirm their decision to attend Auburn University. The $250.00 enrollment deposit is non-refundable.

Freshmen - Summer and Fall Term

November 1 - Scholarship Application Available

February 1 - Scholarship Application Deadline through AUSOM

February 1 - Application for admission deadline. All application materials must be received by this date for consideration for admission.

May 1 - Deposit deadline for all accepted freshman students for summer and fall terms to secure a place in the freshman class. The $250.00 enrollment deposit is non-refundable.
             Deadline to Accept or Decline Scholarship Offers

Transfer - Summer Term
May 1 - Application priority filing date for all transfer students applying for summer and fall terms. This is the priority date for submitting the completed transfer admission application, application fee, and required documents. Must deposit no later than May 1 or 30 days from acceptance.

Transfer - Fall Term
July 1 - Application priority filing date for all transfer students applying for summer and fall terms. This is the priority date for submitting the completed transfer admission application, application fee, and required documents.

August 1 - Deposit deadline for all accepted transfer students for the fall term to confirm their decision to attend Auburn University. The $250.00 enrollment deposit is non-refundable.

The middle 50% profile for students enrolling Fall 2020 is:
  • ACT: 25-31
  • SAT: 1170-1300
  • Average GPA: 3.94

Applicants who complete their high school education through a home school program must meet all regular AU admissions standards. This includes the completion of the core courses required for all freshmen students who enter AU. Particularly, science courses must have a documented lab component.

Each home school applicant will be given an individual review by the appropriate advisor. Home school applicants are asked to complete no more and no less than any other applicant.

All admitted freshmen are mailed Camp War Eagle orientation registration materials in March. Transfer students are sent SOS information upon receipt of their $250 enrollment deposit. For more information, contact First Year Experience at (334) 844-4501.
If you decide you no longer want to be considered for admission, you may withdraw your application by logging into your applicant portal or sending an email to decline@auburn.edu. Please include your full name, student number or date of birth and address along with a brief statement explaining that you are withdrawing your application.

Application

The application fee is $50 for the undergraduate application, and $60 for the international undergraduate application.
You must submit your ACT and/or SAT scores to the university. Auburn does not request this information from the testing agencies on your behalf. The easiest way to send your scores is to indicate that Auburn should receive them when you register to take the test. The College Board (SAT) code for AU is 1005. The ACT code for AU is 0011. High School and College transcripts should be requested from the appropriate institutions. Again, Auburn will not request this information on your behalf.

** Official test scores must be sent to Auburn directly from the testing agency. We do not accept test scores posted on high school transcripts.
We encourage all documents to be uploaded in the application or sent electronically through the following services Parchment, National Clearing House, SCOIR, or Scribbles. If you are unable to send documents through these services please contact your high school advisor, admission advisor or mail the official copy to the address below:

Admission Processing
1550 East Glenn Ave, Suite 1210
Auburn, AL 36849
First-Time Freshmen
First-time freshmen applicants are students who are currently enrolled in high school or those who have never attended a college after high school graduation. Students who have earned credit through dual enrollment programs while in high school are considered first-time freshmen, and students taking college courses the summer following high school graduation are considered first-time freshmen as well. 

New Transfer Applicants
A transfer applicant is one who attempted ANY courses at a college after graduation from high school, except as indicated above. This includes all work for which "W" or withdrawal grades may have been granted.

Auditors
Auditors or auditing students attend classes but do not receive academic credit.

Transients
Transient students are visiting for one term and wish to transfer Auburn academic credit to their primary college or university.

Dual Enrolled
Dual enrollment students are seeking joint (simultaneous) enrollment at Auburn University and their high school. Such students wish to take college courses while still enrolled in and attending high school. This might also include students who, under dual enrollment, complete their high school courses in December but will not receive their diploma and officially graduate until the end of spring senior year. If attending Auburn University as a dual enrolled student, the student must also submit a regular freshman admission application following completion of their junior year of high school, in addition to the dual enrollment admission application.

Unclassified
Unclassified students have earned a bachelor’s degree and are taking classes as a prerequisite for another program or are taking post-Baccalaureate non-degree courses.

International Students
International students are those that are not U.S. citizens and have either obtained or are in the process of obtaining some class of visa (typically an F-1 student visa). An international student will be classified as either an International Freshman or an International Transfer.

Students Requesting an Application Fee Waiver
Incoming freshman applicants requesting a fee waiver must provide documentation that the fee will represent a financial hardship on the student or their family. This documentation must be provided by an official, such as a high school or college counselor or social worker. Acceptable documentation also includes ACT/SAT fee waiver forms, NACAC fee waivers and free or reduced lunch program certificates. Other documentation will be considered on a case by case basis. If you would like to request a fee waiver, please download and complete the Freshman Fee Waiver Form. Incoming applicants who are eligible for a Pell grant are eligible to receive a transfer admission application fee waiver. If you would like to request a fee waiver, please download and complete the Transfer Fee Waiver Form. Please use Option 2 for documentation. You can also email the fee waiver to your admissions advisor or to admprod@auburn.edu.

Transfers from Auburn University - Montgomery
Students transferring directly from AUM are not required to pay the application fee. These students should complete the online application and send a photo copy of their AUM student ID card.

Students Previously Enrolled at Auburn University
Students who have previously attended Auburn University should contact the Office of the Registrar at (334) 844-2544 to make application for re-admission.

Early Admission students should NOT apply online.
Students who have met all their high school graduation requirements and wish to begin their college career in the spring semester. The Early Admission application is the only paper admission application submitted to AU. Early admission students will be considered for freshman scholarships for the fall semester. Early admitted students are unable to apply online. Please contact Admission Processing for information regarding a paper application at 334-844-6429.

Freshman can begin applying for admission on July 1 for Spring semester and August 1 for Summer/Fall semester at auburn.edu/admissions. The scholarship deadline for general and department scholarships is February 1. The admission application deadline is February 1 for regular admission. All application materials must be received by this date for admission consideration. If the freshman class has reached capacity as of this date, students may be waitlisted for admission.

Early Action decisions will be released in October, November and January, and regular decisions will be released in March. Some applications may be deferred for further review prior to receiving a final admission decision. Final admission decisions will be released in mid-March.

Application Deadline

  • Summer - May 1
  • Fall - July 1
  • Spring - November 1

Deposit Deadline
  • Summer - May 1 (or 15 days from acceptance)
  • Fall - August 1
  • Spring - Decemer 1
  • Summer Online Pre-Orientation Modules/Priority Registration Deadline - March 1
  • Fall Online Pre-Orientation Modules/Priority Registration Deadline ‒ March 1
  • Spring Online Pre-Orientation Modules/Priority Registration Deadline - October 1
Yes. Dual Enrollment simply means you have taken college courses while you are still in high school. Under normal circumstances, the dual enrollment college credit will appear on your high school transcript. However, to ensure that college credit earned is included in your record, a transcript of the dual enrollment coursework should be sent from the college where the credit was earned. This is also the case with applicants who are home-schooled. Questions regarding dual enrollment credit should be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
If you decide you no longer want to be considered for admission, you may withdraw your application inside your applicant portal or by sending an email to decline@auburn.edu. Please include your full name, student number or date of birth and address along with a brief statement explaining that you are withdrawing your application.

Standardized Testing Policy

Applicants with at least a 3.6 GPA and unable to test will be reviewed holistically through our test-optional pathway. Any valedictorian or salutatorian from an accredited Alabama school with 50 or more graduates will also qualify for admission. Scholarships, honors participation, and other opportunities may be limited for students choosing a review without test scores.

Students with a 3.6 GPA who are unable to secure a test score should apply as test-optional. 

Students should apply with at test score if the student:

  • has a 3.59 or lower GPA
  • Has been able to secure a test score
  • has GPA and test score within or higher than our middle 50%

If you submit a GPA or test score outside (lower) than our middle 50% OR you apply without a test score, we will review your high school transcript in detail.  We will review your high school transcript for rigor, grade trends, your academic performance relative to other applicants at your high school, the learning opportunities available in your high school and exceptional performance in one or more specific subject areas. Rigor includes: Core Curriculum Grades, Planned 12th-grade courses, College preparatory, Advanced, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Honors, Gifted and Transferable College Courses. 

We’ll review your application holistically through our test-optional pathway. We select our freshman class through an evaluation that includes a holistic review of your academic performance. Some factors included in our review include:

  • Your grade point average including weighted and unweighted. 
  • Your grades earned in core curriculum courses. 
  • Your planned 12th-grade courses. 
  • Your pattern of grades over time. Marked improvement in academic performance as demonstrated by academic GPA and the quality of coursework completed or in progress. 
  • The number of college preparatory, Advanced, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), honors, gifted and transferable college courses you have completed and your achievement in those courses. 
  • Your academic performance related to other applicants at your high school and the learning opportunities available in your high school. 
  • Outstanding performance in one or more specific subject areas.

You may request to update your information only if we have not made an admissions decision on your application. Once you receive an admissions decision your test-optional choice is confirmed and cannot be changed.

Yes! We superscore test scores and only your best testing result will be used in the review of your application. To ensure accurate superscoring, Auburn does not accept ACT Superscore report. You may use the Score Choice feature of both the SAT and ACT.  Sending all test scores is recommended but not required. No preference is given to the SAT or the ACT.  Your superscore will be used for admissions and scholarship consideration. 

Auburn superscores both the SAT and the ACT, and we will calculate your superscore for you. Your new composite score is calculated from subsections taken on different dates. 

  • For the ACT, we will review all subscores and focus on the highest Composite from all sittings.
  • For the SAT, we will focus on the highest individual Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math scores from all test sittings.
  • We do not require scores for the written portion of either test.

Affordability

Have a question about scholarships? Visit the Scholarships FAQ page.
Yes, Auburn is very affordable and ranks among the best educational values in the Southeast. By taking advantage of available financial aid, grants and scholarships, any interested student may be able to attend Auburn University.
Tuition and fees for the fall and spring semesters of 2018-2019 are $11,276 for Alabama residents and $30,524 for Non-Residents. Students living on-campus also purchase a $1,100 per semester meal plan, while off-campus residents purchase a $350 per semester meal plan. Estimates for additional costs including housing, transportation, and major specific fees can be found at 

Cost of Attendance
More than half of all Auburn students receive financial aid through scholarships, grants, loans and/or part-time employment. Financial aid is awarded through filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA should be received by February 1 for consideration of financial aid. However, need-based scholarships will be awarded to incoming freshmen beginning in December, requiring the FAFSA to be received by December 1 for maximum scholarship consideration. 

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only form that a student is required to complete to be considered for student assistance from any of the Title IV, HEA programs except for information needed to ensure the student’s eligibility for such assistance (e.g., information needed to complete verification or to demonstrate compliance with the student eligibility provisions of the HEA and the regulations). Additional information, if requested, will be listed on the student’s AU Access My Finance page after we receive the results of the FAFSA. 

The Office of Financial Aid is dedicated to providing quality customer service to Auburn University students and their parents. Please visit the Student Financial Services - Financial Aid for application procedures, program descriptions, and useful links. Email them at finaid7@auburn.edu.
Federal student financial aid (excluding scholarships) is based on need as established by filing the FAFSA and is intended to augment a family's personal resources. In most cases federal aid will not cover the entire cost of attendance, except through an approved Parent PLUS loan. Each federal student aid program has its own maximum annual limits. 

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only form that a student is required to complete to be considered for student assistance from any of the Title IV, HEA programs except for information needed to ensure the student’s eligibility for such assistance (e.g., information needed to complete verification or to demonstrate compliance with the student eligibility provisions of the HEA and the regulations). Additional information, if requested, will be listed on the student’s AU Access My Finance page after we receive the results of the FAFSA.
Cooperative Education (CO-OP) - 
The Cooperative Education Program offers students the opportunity to alternate semesters of full-time study and work related to the student's major. 

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) - 
Air Force , Army , and Navy/Marine Reserve Officer Training Corps programs provide scholarships to eligible students. For eligibility criteria and other information, contact the appropriate unit. 

Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits - 
For information regarding these benefit programs and their eligibility requirements, contact the appropriate office in your hometown. The Vocational Rehabilitation Office in Haley Center certifies Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits.
Students, with the proper paperwork, can use their financial aid eligibility toward approved programs of Study Abroad . Auburn University scholarship recipients may also use fund toward Study Abroad programs. Check with the Office of University Scholarships and the Office of Financial Aid for additional information and eligibility.
The Auburn University Board of Trustees established a Alabama and Non-Alabama Student policy. The information provided below is a brief summary of the policy passed by the Board of Trustees. Additional information may be obtained by calling (334) 844-4770.

An Alabama student is a person who shall be a citizen of the United States, or a resident alien, and who shall have resided and had habitation, home, and permanent abode in the State of Alabama for at least 12 months immediately preceding current registration. In applying this regulation, "applicant" shall mean a person applying for admission to the institution, if applicant is married or 19 years of age, and financially independent. Otherwise, it shall mean parents, parent, or legal guardian of his/her person. If the parents are divorced, the residency of the parent to whom the court has granted custody will determine residency. 

Students initially classified as ineligible for resident tuition will retain that classification for tuition purpose until they provide clear and convincing evidence that they have established permanent domicile in Alabama. The burden of proof of change in eligibility rests upon those requesting change. Evidence relevant to an initial determination of eligibility is also relevant to establishing a change in eligibility. 

Non-resident students who carry an academic load considered normal (10 or more hours per term) for students at Auburn University will be presumed to be in the State of Alabama primarily for the purpose of gaining an education and, thus, have not demonstrated the intent to establish a true domicile in Alabama. Any change in resident tuition eligibility occurring during an academic term will not become effective until registration for the succeeding term.
For specific instructions for the Montgomery GI Bill, National Guard or Reserve Program, Chapter 35, Dependent of Disabled Veteran Program, or the Chapter 31, Disabled Veteran Educational Program, contact the Auburn University Office of Veteran's Affairs Services at 110 Mary Martin Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849. Phone:(334) 844-2517. Email: vetaffr@auburn.edu. Log on to www.gibill.va.gov for additional information.

A veteran should apply for VA Benefits at Auburn University as soon as s/he is admitted to Auburn University and has a copy of the semester class schedule and degree program outline approved by the Academic Advisor. Report to the University's Office of Veteran Affairs Services with the number four (4) copy of the DD214 and a copy of the advisor's approved (advisor's signature required) semester schedule and degree major outline. Bring these forms to Room 110 Mary Martin Hall for processing. 

If you are a dependent son or daughter of a Disabled Veteran you may be eligible for the Dependent's Educational Assistance Program, Chapter 35, for educational and training opportunities to eligible dependents and survivors of certain veterans. To be eligible for this VA Financial Aid Program, a veteran must meet one of the following: 
  • Veteran who dies of, or is permanently and totally disabled as the result of, a service-connected disability.
  • Veteran with a permanent and total service-connected disability who dies from any cause.
  • Serviceperson who is missing in action or is captured in the line-of-duty and is currently being held by a hostile force.
  • Serviceperson who is currently being forcibly detained or interned in line-of-duty by a foreign government or power.

The State of Alabama has an Alabama G.I. Dependents' Scholarship Program. This program consists of educational benefits for dependent children and/or a spouse of a disabled veteran who meet the State of Alabama criteria for the program. 

The disabled veteran must contact his/her Alabama County Veteran's Affairs Official to see if they qualify for the program. For additional information, contact the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs at P.O. Box 1509, Montgomery, AL 36102-1509. Phone: (334) 242-5077. 

The program at Auburn University is coordinated by the University's Office of Student Financial Services, located in Mary Martin Hall. Phone: (334) 844-3769.

Housing

Freshman are not required to live on campus.

After you are accepted to Auburn University, you will receive a formal acceptance letter from Admissions, which includes information needed for the housing application. Students will not receive their timeslot until they have received their acceptance letter. Students applying for housing will receive a timeslot during which they will be able to submit their housing application. University Housing requires a $100 non-refundable housing application fee and a $200 assignment confirmation pre-payment to confirm your space in on-campus housing (this is separate from the $250 enrollment deposit). Complete the online housing application as soon as possible to avoid being placed on standby. Standby means on-campus housing is currently full to capacity. However, as cancellations are submitted and processed, University Housing will pull students off of standby and assign them to an available space in on-campus housing. For more information about the full housing application process, please visit the Housing website.

Auburn University Housing cannot guarantee that you will be able to room with a specific roommate but will do our best to honor requests whenever possible. For the best chance of getting your preferred roommate:

  • Make sure you have both requested each other as a roommate and the pair has been confirmed.
  • Both students should have applied within the same room selection round.

Students will receive a timeslot to apply for housing once they have been accepted to the university. Timeslots will be sent to students’ Auburn email account and are randomly assigned to accepted students. Timeslots are generated via a lottery system and randomly assigned after each admissions acceptance round. Your timeslot notification email will include the information about how to log onto your housing student portal to complete your application. A $100 nonrefundable housing application fee will be due in order to submit your housing application. Once complete, students will receive a confirmation email to their Auburn email account.

If you submit your housing application on or before April 21, 2021, and have paid the $250 admissions enrollment deposit (not the $200 housing confirmation pre-payment), you will be able to participate in the room selection process. Students will receive a room selection timeslot based off of their application submission date. Students are able to select a bed space for mutually requested roommates during the room selection process. Please note: students that apply for housing after April 21, 2021 will be manually assigned. Available rooms during room selection are available to students on a first-come, first-served basis, and Housing is not able to reserve rooms for students prior to their room selection timeslot.

The assignment confirmation pre-payment fee is a nonrefundable payment to confirm your space on campus once you have selected or been assigned a space. This fee will go back on the student account in July in the form of a pre-payment if the student is enrolled and living in on-campus housing. Students are able to make this payment at the time they select their room but must make the payment on or before May 1, 2021 to avoid being dropped from their housing assignment. Students assigned after May 1 will not be required to make this payment.

Students are able to log in to the housing student portal after selecting or being assigned to a room in order to view their room assignment and roommate information. Suitemate information is not provided.

November 2020: New Applicant Housing Application Opens

March 15, 2021: Room Selection Opens (Please Note: Students must pay the $250 admissions enrollment deposit before participating in room selection)

April 21, 2021: Deadline to apply for housing in order to participate in Room Selection

April 23, 2021: Room Selection Closes

May 1, 2021: $200 Nonrefundable Assignment Confirmation Prepayment due

May 10, 2021 - May 14, 2021: Room Swap Week

May 17, 2021: Automatic Assignments begin

Student Activities

Activities include more than 550 student organizations, intramural sports, headlining concerts, world-renowned speakers, and SEC athletics. Recreational facilities include: 

  • Weight Room
  • Fitness Room
  • Seven Courts
  • Multi-Purpose-Rooms
  • Ten Racquetball Courts
  • 17 Tennis Courts
  • Intramural Fields
  • Max Morris Field

The Recreational Services Program also offers a recreational equipment checkout service to the AU population. 

Auburn University Intramural Sports are a series of structured sports activities that are played throughout the academic year by Auburn students, faculty and staff. Thousands participate in the five-team sports - Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball. Leagues are formed in each sport in numerous divisions including men's independent, women's independent, co-rec, faculty/staff, fraternity and sorority. 

Numerous other sports and special events are scheduled throughout the year. These sports include track, badminton and table tennis in the fall and bowling, racquetball, tennis, golf and horseshoes in the spring.
For information concerning membership in Auburn University Bands, check out their Prospective Members page.
During the fall and spring semesters each fraternity and sorority participates in the new member recruitment to let students examine Greek organizations. 

Panhellenic (the governing body of sororities) and the Interfraternity Council (the governing body of fraternities) host "Recruitment" which gives students a chance to talk to members from each chapter and tour the houses. These students then have the opportunity to visit each fraternity or sorority and choose the group with which they feel comfortable. 

Similarly, each National Panhellenic (the governing body composed of the traditionally African-American fraternities and sororities) sorority and fraternity participates in an intake process as outlined by its National Headquarters. Each group independently organizes gatherings designed to allow prospective members a chance to meet current members.
There is much to do in Auburn for fun! The University Program Council offers free movies, concerts and lectures. There are also bowling, billiards, and comedy acts. There is a shopping mall and movie theater in Auburn, more than 500 clubs and organizations, several parks and other areas nearby for hiking, biking, skiing, rafting, and camping. There are athletic and creative arts events to attend for free or discounted prices. There are also athletic and fitness facilities that students can use at Auburn.
There are more than 500 student organizations on Auburn University's campus. We encourage you to find an organization that interests you. By getting involved on Auburn's campus, you will make new friends and enjoy many rewarding experiences.

Other Questions

City of Auburn Department of Public Safety offers security escort service daily between 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Available to all students, faculty and staff, this service is primarily designed for those people who must walk between paring areas, residence halls, or places of study during these hours.

Escorts may be requested by calling AUDPS at (334) 501-3100.
Students may have cars as long as they are appropriately registered with the AU Parking Services and are parked in designated parking areas.
Yes. It is the responsibility of all students and employees of AU operating a vehicle on campus to register for parking permit as prescribed in the regulations.

For additional information, please visit AU Parking Services.
Tiger Transit provides transportation services to University students, faculty, administrators and staff. 

The University's Tiger Transit system has twenty bus routes that stop at major campus buildings, many apartment and residence complexes and various other locations around the city. Tuition and fees cover the cost of riding the buses. 

To ensure that all members of the AU community can move around the campus as safety as possible, Tiger Transit also operates a security shuttle service.
There are two major airports convenient to Auburn University. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is about a 2 hour drive, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is about 1.5 hours. Groome Transportation provides traveling students a lift to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Round trip service to and from the Airport usually costs $86. For more information, please call Groome Transportation at (334) 821-3399

Greyhound Lines also offers bus service to nearby Opelika. There are several scheduled stops weekly.
The Office of Information Technology has information regarding computer labs, equipment lease and purchase, software and technical support. 

The IT Service Desk  is available at (334)844-4944.
Auburn University Medical Clinic is committed to providing a full range of primary care services for Auburn students. Services include primary care, urgent care, allergy services, lab work, x-rays, mental health, women's health, chiropractic care, and more. Check here for more information on what AUMC has to offer. AUMC is affiliated with East Alabama Medical Center. 
If a student has any of the following, he or she is entitled to reasonable accommodations while attending Auburn University: 

  • Impaired Mobility
  • Hearing Loss
  • Learning Disability
  • Visual Impairment
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Addictive Disease
  • Psychological Disorder
  • Health Condition

To apply for services and accommodations:

Have disability documentation sent to the Office of Accessibility, so a file will be started. The address is 1228 Haley Center, Auburn University, AL 36849. Current documentation by an appropriate professional is required. Call ahead to make an appointment to meet with a disability specialist and apply for services. 

Contact your local Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Services office to determine if the student is eligible for any benefits under the federal program. 

Call if you have any questions! The telephone number for the Program for Students with Disabilities is (334) 844-2096(Voice/TDD). 

Accommodations are individually determined and must be supported by disability documentation. It is the student's responsibility to request accommodations and provide documentation.
Student Counseling Services are available to all AU students on a short-term basis. Students in need of a long-term experience of 24 hr. coverage are referred to appropriate community resources. It is the goal of SCS to provide a safe, casual, yet professional environment where AU students will be comfortable in seeking counseling services for a wide variety of concerns. SCS offers individual counseling, based on a brief therapy model, to address the developmental concerns of AU students with an upward limit of ten (10) individual sessions per academic year. Typical problems include: 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relation Issues
  • Sexual Orientation Issues
  • Grief Issues
  • Stress
  • Eating Disorders
  • Interpersonal Difficulties

Student Counseling Services (SCS) is located on the 2nd floor of the Auburn University Medical Clinic at the corner of Lem Morrison Drive and Duncan Drive. Regular hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Appointments can be arranged by calling (334) 844-5123.
Whether you are studying, eating lunch, getting a snack, or socializing with friends, Tiger Dining has everything you need to fuel your TIGER SPIRIT! 

Tiger Dining has more than forty dining venues and food trucks, where you can gab a bite to eat, relax with friends and enjoy some down time between classes. Meal plans are available online through AU Access, or you can use cash, credit/debit cards or the TigerCard at our retail locations, including Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Panda Express, and Chicken Salad Chick...

For more information on Auburn Dining Services, please visit our website at AU Dining.

2022 Admission Decisions

Applicants who completed their admissions application file by the deadline for the current admissions round. 

Freshman admissions applicants receive a decision of accept, defer or deny. You will see the decision inside your applicant portal. Log in and select view update under status update. All applicants will receive a decision letter in the mail. It follows the decision posted online.    

War Eagle! Celebrate! Enjoy the moment!  When your acceptance package arrives, take a photo with the poster inside and post it to social media with #AUnited2026 tagged. (Don’t post your letter – it has your personal info!) 

Accepted students will receive an email with an electronic letter attached that includes the Next Steps and how to activate AU Access. When you are ready, please submit your official high school transcript and pay the enrollment deposit. Incoming freshmen admitted by mid-January receive automatic consideration for freshman scholarships, and a scholarship application is not required. Merit scholarships will be awarded in mid-November, mid-December, and late January. The scholarship application will be available on November 1, and admitted students who have activated their Auburn account can apply for general and department scholarships via AUSOM by February 1.

For updated housing information, please visit University Housing.

Accepted students will see checklist items in the admissions portal. The first will be an official high school transcript. If you’ve already submitted an official high school transcript, you will see a checklist item for the enrollment deposit. Make sure you submit the enrollment deposit in your portal. If you receive an error when submitting the enrollment deposit, please make sure you are in the admitted portal (for our families with students currently attending Auburn, this is a new system). 

Admission to Auburn University is competitive. More students apply each year than we can admit, and many have strong academic credentials. Satisfying the minimum requirements is often not enough to be competitive for admission. When you apply to Auburn, the Admissions staff carefully reviews your academic achievement, and each application is given personal consideration.

Being deferred is not the end of the admissions process. While we cannot offer you admission at this stage, but we will continue to consider your application. You can update your admissions application file with an updated high school transcript and/or new test scores for additional review.   We will conduct a more in-depth review and strongly encourage you to submit additional information like mid-term grades or new test scores.

Check your application status in the applicant portal.

All deferred students will see Midyear Transcript added to their checklist in their applicant portal. We would like to see your fall senior semester grades. Upload a copy of your high school transcript to your applicant portal after the fall semester grades are in. Mid-year high school transcript must be in your applicant file by February 2 for a final decision that will be released in early March. 

Yes. Submitting test scores remains optional for applicants that selected the traditional applicant pathway. Official test scores must be submitted directly from the testing agency. Auburn University school codes are:

Auburn Superscores both the SAT and the ACT. Only your best testing result will be used in the review of your application. We will consider your highest section scores across multiple test dates. You may use the Score Choice feature of both the SAT and ACT.  Sending all test scores is recommended but not required. No preference is given to the SAT or the ACT.

For updated housing information, please visit University Housing.

Incoming freshmen admitted by mid-January receive automatic consideration for freshmen scholarships, and a scholarship application is not required. Merit scholarships will be awarded in mid-November, mid-December, and late January. The scholarship application will be available on November 1 and admitted students who have activated their AU Access account can apply for General and Department scholarships via AUSOM beginning that day.

GPA 4.15

ACT 28.1 (traditional applicants)

All parts of the admissions application file are taken into consideration during the admissions review. When you apply to Auburn, the Admissions staff carefully reviews your academic achievement, and each application is given personal consideration.

Should you submit additional information, - we will reconsider your file if there are still openings in the freshman class. You will be notified by mail only if the new information results in a change in your admission status. Otherwise, we encourage you to explore other pathways to Auburn. To learn more about these pathways please, complete this form.

Auburn will release appeal information on the admissions website, including details related to the appeal process, in mid-March. 

You can learn more about transferring to Auburn here. We recommend beginning a relationship with an Auburn Transfer Advisor as soon as possible. An Auburn Transfer Advisor will recommend classes and keep you up to date on information regarding the transfer requirements needed to be accepted to Auburn as a Transfer Student.

If you would like more information and to update your record to reflect that you would like to transfer to Auburn in the future, please fill out this form.

Auburn University at Montgomery- Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, AUM offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certifications. Students can join AUM on campus in Montgomery, AL, learn at their convenience in an online setting, or experience a blend of both through hybrid course delivery. You can learn more about AUM here.

Path to the Plains- Path to the Plains (P2P) is a 2+2 program designed for students with the potential for academic success who aspire to transfer to Auburn University after completing the requirements for an associate degree at Southern Union State Community College. P2P offers an affordable and accessible pathway through academic programs offered by both institutions. You can learn more about Path to the Plains here.

Traditional Transfer- You will be eligible to transfer to Auburn after completing 30 or more semester credit hours at another accredited institution and meeting the minimum required GPA for your degree program.  You can learn more about transferring to Auburn here.
Last updated: 10/26/2021