The Auburn First program offers high school students an accessible and affordable opportunity to take official Auburn University courses and earn both college and high school credit at the same time.
“Throughout the pandemic, I have been thinking of what my transition to college would look like. My counselor suggested different dual enrollment programs, and Auburn was a school I had been researching and studying to further my academic career. This program prepared me to navigate the principles of transitioning from a high school curriculum to studying and learning on a different, more robust level. If I were asked if I would go back and do this again, I definitely would.”
McAdory High School, Class of 2021
High school students interested in dual enrollment can apply to Auburn First beginning in the 10th grade with a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 and a support form from a school counselor.
- Complete an online application on our website ($50 application fee or fee waiver)
- Submit a non-refundable $250 enrollment deposit (applied to tuition)
- Participate in our free online orientation (required to register for classes)
Alabama residents who successfully complete Auburn First coursework in two or more academic terms* and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA by August 15 at the beginning of their senior year are eligible for automatic admission to Auburn University**.
*Academic terms refer to individual fall, spring, and summer terms. Courses offered during the first and second mini-semesters during the summer semester are not considered separate and are counted as one summer term.
**This policy is effective for students admitted to Auburn First Fall 2023. For students enrolled in Auburn First for any term prior to Fall 2023, the requirement is six (6) semester hours with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA by August 15 at the beginning of their senior year.
- Alabama residents (who meet Auburn University’s residency policy) who meet the admission requirements for Auburn First and demonstrate a financial need by qualifying for free or reduced lunch are eligible for a tuition waiver. Learn more at aub.ie/aftuitionwaiver
Auburn First students have early exposure to college classes, offered online or on campus, designed with high school students in mind.
- Auburn First students can earn both high school and college credit, freeing up their high school schedule for more electives now and college credit later.
- Auburn First students have access to several academic resources, including Academic Support tutoring services, University Writing, Adobe Creative Cloud, Office 365, and more.
- If you do not plan to attend Auburn University, your dual enrollment credits remain on your transcript and may transfer to another institution.