Prospective Students

Prospective International

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 Freshmen or an International Transfer.

  • Checklist
  • Freshmen Requirements
  • Transfer Requirements
  • Dates / Deadlines
  • Online Application

Checklist


International Freshmen Applicants

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

  • Submit your Admission Application.
  • Pay the $60 non-refundable application fee (USD).
  • ACT and/or SAT scores submitted directly from the testing agency (including the writing score).
  • TOEFL scores sent from the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
  • Submit your official evaluated high school transcripts.
  • Submit an Affidavit of Financial Support.
  • Submit a Supporting Bank Letter.

International Transfer Applicants

Transfer applicants are those that are applying credits from another institution to Auburn University with the intention of obtaining an Auburn University degree.

  • Submit your Admission Application.
  • Pay the $60 non-refundable application fee (USD).
  • TOEFL scores sent from the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
  • Submit your official evaluated college/university transcripts.
  • Submit an Affidavit of Financial Support.
  • Submit a Supporting Bank Letter.

Freshmen Requirements


Admission to Auburn is competitive and highly selective in all majors. Therefore, international applicants, like all other students, must have an excellent academic record to be considered for admission.

Test Scores

The ACT or the SAT is required of all freshman international applicants, as well as freshman transfer applicants with less than 30 semester credit hours. You are also required to submit a writing score from at least one test date. Arrangements should be made for the test results to be sent directly to the Office of Admission by the testing agency.

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

Proficiency in the English Language

If English is not your native language you must show proof of English proficiency. To show proficiency you must:

  1. Submit a TOEFL score of 79 for the internet based test OR 213 on the new computerized test OR 550 on the written paper-based test. A band score of 6.5 or better on the IELTS is also acceptable.
  2. Take the equivalent of English 1100 and 1120 (English Composition I/II) at an accredited U.S. institution and earn a grade of “C” or better in both.
  3. Graduate from a U.S. high school.

TOEFL and IELTS scores are only considered official when they are sent to the Office of Admissions directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

Academic Transcripts

International freshman students who are attending U.S. high schools can send their transcripts directly to the Office of Admission and are not required to submit an evaluation.


All international freshman students currently attending a secondary school (high school) outside the U.S. must submit two (2) types of their official transcripts or official records.

  • An official secondary school (high school) transcript translated into English by an official translation agency.
  • The second copy will need to be sent to an independent credential evaluator. You will need to request a document-by-document evaluation (with a GPA) from one of the evaluators and make sure that a copy be sent to the Office of Admissions.

It is the student’s responsibility to have the documents translated and/or evaluated. Auburn University will not translate or evaluate your academic transcripts. High school students must send an additional transcript, including final grades, after graduation.

Financial Affidavit / Supporting Bank Letter

Auburn University policies require that ALL foreign students seeking admissions into a degree program show proof of financial support for themselves AND their dependents, which covers the cost of tuition, fees, housing, food, books, supplies, personal items, transportation and health insurance for a minimum of 9 months. Admission will not be granted if this proof of financial support is not provided.

You can download the financial affidavit here.

All information, forms and supporting documents should be sent to the address below:

International Admissions
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
The Quad Center
Auburn University, AL 36849

Transfer Requirements


Admission to Auburn is competitive and highly selective in all majors. Therefore, international applicants, like all other students, must have an excellent academic record to be considered for admission.

Transfer Coursework Requirements

Transfer students are required to have at least one year of college work (30 semester credit hours) including at least one class in History, English, Math (Pre-Calculus or higher), and Science class with lab. Additionally, transfer students need to have at least a 2.5 GPA on all college work attempted. Transfer students without these credits will not be admitted to Auburn.

Proficiency in the English Language

If English is not your native language you must show proof of English proficiency. To show proficiency you must:

  1. Submit a TOEFL score of 79 for the internet based test OR 213 on the new computerized test OR 550 on the written paper-based test. A band score of 6.5 or better on the IELTS is also acceptable.
  2. Take the equivalent of English 1100 and 1120 (English Composition I/II) at an accredited U.S. institution and earn a grade of “C” or better in both.
  3. Graduate from a U.S. high school.

TOEFL and IELTS scores are only considered official when they are sent to the Office of Admissions directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

Academic Transcripts

International transfer applicants who are transferring from a U.S. college or university can send their transcripts directly to the Office of Admission and are not required to submit an evaluation.


International transfer applicants who are transferring from a colley or university outside the U.S. must submit two (2) types of their official transcripts or official records.

  • An official university transcript translated into English by an official translation agency.
  • The second copy will need to be sent to an independent credential evaluator. You will need to request a course-by-course evaluation with a GPA calculation from one of the evaluators and make sure that a copy be sent to the Office of Admissions.

It is the student’s responsibility to have the documents translated and/or evaluated. Auburn University will not translate or evaluate your academic transcripts.

Financial Affidavit / Supporting Bank Letter

Auburn University policies require that ALL foreign students seeking admissions into a degree program show proof of financial support for themselves AND their dependents, which covers the cost of tuition, fees, housing, food, books, supplies, personal items, transportation and health insurance for a minimum of 9 months. Admission will not be granted if this proof of financial support is not provided.

You can download the financial affidavit here.

All information, forms and supporting documents should be sent to the address below:

International Admissions
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
The Quad Center
Auburn University, AL 36849

Dates/Deadlines


International Freshmen


Summer / Fall

sep1

Application open for all terms

jan15

Application Deadline

may1

Deposit Deadline

dec1

Scholarship Deadline

Spring

oct1

Application Deadline

nov1

Deposit Deadline

International Transfer


Summer

sep1

Application open

may1

Application Deadline

*

Deposit Deadline
* one week prior to start of classes

Fall

sep1

Application open

june1

Application Deadline

july1

Deposit Deadline

Spring

june1

Application open

oct1

Application Deadline

nov1

Deposit Deadline

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 webadms@auburn.edu. 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
108 Mary Martin Hall
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 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.

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