Prospective Students

Prospective Freshman

Freshmen are students who are currently attending or who have graduated from high school but not attended college (summer following high school graduation excluded).

  • Checklist
  • Requirements
  • Dates / Deadlines
  • Online Application


  • Submit your Admission Application.
  • Pay the $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • Submit your official high school transcripts.
  • ACT and/or SAT scores submitted directly from the testing agency.


When you apply to Auburn, the Admissions Staff carefully assesses your academic potential.
Each application is given personal consideration.

High School GPA and Curriculum

While the decision is based upon test scores and high school GPA, students must have completed course requirement in their high school curriculum. These include:

English - 4 years
Social Studies - 3 years
Mathematics - 3 years
This must include 1 year of Algebra I, 1 year of Algebra II, and one year of Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, or Analysis
Science - 2 years
This must include 1 year of Biology and 1 year of a Physical Science

Transcript evaluation utilizes a 4.0 scale. A weighted GPA is utilized when included in the high school transcript. If a student attends a high school whose system does not provide a weighted GPA on a 4.0 scale, the high school may include a cover letter with the transcript indicating the student's weighted GPA.


Admission standards are based on the quality of your high school grades as well as your score on either the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Auburn University requires that all incoming freshmen provide test scores from either the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) . No preference is given for either test and the highest score will be used for admission purposes.

The institution number for the ACT is 0011 and the number for the SAT is 1005.

Exactly what ACT or SAT score and grade point average will it take to earn freshman admission?

The answer will depend on the number and quality of students who apply this year. It also depends on our evaluation of each applicant's credentials. Plus, we have to take into account the limited number of places in the Freshman Class of 2015. Competition for these spaces will ultimately set the standards.

Some data on the Freshmen class of Fall 2014:

Average ACT range for entering Freshmen: 24 - 30

Average SAT range for entering Freshmen: 1090 - 1350
(Critical Reading + Math score)

Average GPA for entering Freshmen: 3.74

For a better understanding of the admission competition, please check the New Student Data for Summer and Fall Enrollees on the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment site.



Application Open for Spring


Application open for Summer/Fall

Admission Application Deadlines


Spring Deadline


Summer / Fall Deadline

Admission Decision Dates


Early Action Begins and Continues Weekly


First Round


Second Round

Confirmation Deposit Deadlines


Spring Deposit Deadline


Summer / Fall Deposit Deadline

Scholarship Deadline


Priority Scholarship Consideration Application (AUSOM) Deadline


Scholarship Application (AUSOM) Deadline

Freshmen can begin applying for admission on July 1st for Spring semester and September 1st for Summer/Fall semesters via the Online Admission Application.

Early Action

Applicants with excellent academic credentials can be admitted by Early Action beginning in September for students who have completed an application and submitted all required documents.

Early Action decisions are strictly academic, based on a combination of high school GPA and the ACT or SAT score of the applicant; other factors are not considered. Students who meet the Early Action criteria will be accepted on a weekly basis from September to February.

Regular Admission Decisions

Admission decisions made based on criteria other than Early Action criteria are determined in two rounds beginning November 15. Those decisions will include acceptance and non-acceptance. These decisions are based primarily on academic achievement but also evaluate other factors submitted in the application process.

First round decisions will be made November 15 for students who have a complete application. If an application is complete and a final admission decision is not received on November 15, the application is still under review.

Second round and final decisions will be made by February 1 for students who have completed their application and submitted the required documents by January 15. All students with a completed application and submitted documents will receive a decision this round.

Online Application

The instructions below will assist you in completing the application accurately.

Please take a few minutes to read the following information. Your first step is to complete and submit this application. The instructions below will assist you in completing the application accurately. Of particular importance is your Login ID and Personal Identification Number (PIN).

Login ID and Personal Identification Number (PIN)

When you begin the application, you will be asked to define your Login ID and PIN. The first is a nine-digit Login ID, and you may select any combination of alphanumeric characters. The other component of your identification is the numeric, six-digit, Personal Identification Number (PIN).

Note: Make sure you write the Login ID and PIN down and store them in a secure place. You will need them to return to your application or to check your status.

Should you forget your Login ID or PIN, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will assist you with re-acquiring them via e-mail at You must include your full name and login ID (if known). Requests are normally processed in 24 hours.

Data Entry

Please enter your information in a mixed case (upper and lower case). Review your entries carefully for accuracy. Inaccurate or incomplete information can delay the processing of your application.

Personal Identification

As you fill out the application, you will be asked to supply a personal identification number. One item is your social security number (SSN). While this information is sensitive, it assists Auburn University in identifying your high school, test score, college and financial aid records. Auburn University is committed to maintaining your privacy surrounding this confidential information.

Optional Information

By federal law, the submission of certain information at the time of application for admission is optional. These items include social security number, ethnicity, date of birth and sex. At Auburn University, this information is used for reporting, record keeping and data validation.

Where do I send my transcripts, test scores and other documents?

Admission Processing
1550 East Glenn Ave, Suite 1210
Auburn, AL 36849

How do I withdraw my application / decline admission?

If you decide you no longer want to be considered for admission, you may withdraw your application by sending an email to 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.

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