Admission Criteria

  • Eligibility requirements to participate in Auburn First:
    • 3.5 or higher high school GPA
    • A support form provided to Auburn First by a school counselor
    • Completion of 10th grade
      • The earliest application window is January – March of the 10th grade year

Dates and Deadlines

FALL SPRING SUMMER
Application Opens January 1 September 1 January 1
Application Closes March 31 October 15 March 31
Course Registration Begins Late March Late October Late March
Begin Classes In August January May

**ATTENTION: YOU MUST TAKE A COURSE IN YOUR ENTRY TERM TO TAKE COURSES IN FUTURE TERMS**

How To Join

1

Meet with your high school guidance counselor to discuss dual enrollment opportunities at your school. You will need their support for your Auburn First application.


2

Complete the Auburn First application below. You will be asked to create an account to start a new application. There will be a $50 application fee (waivers available for those who qualify). This fee is required for the next steps to continue.

1-3 business days later:

3

After your $50 application fee has been received, the Auburn First team will reach out to your high school counselor to request your official transcript and support form. All required documents must be received for your application to process.


4

Once all support documents are on file, your application will take at least two weeks to process fully. You can check your application status at apply.auburn.edu/status.

2 Weeks later:

5

You will receive a ‘Next Steps’ email from our team once your application has been processed. It will include instructions for activating your Auburn user account, submitting your enrollment deposit, and registering for classes.


6

Pay your non-refundable enrollment deposit ($250 – applied to first-semester tuition) to finalize your application. This deposit must be paid for the next steps to continue.

3-5 business days later:

7

Once your non-refundable enrollment deposit has been processed, a Student Success Coordinator will be in touch via your new Auburn email (owa.auburn.edu) with registration information. You will be required to complete our free online Student Orientation course to register for your first semester courses.


8

The free online Student Orientation course will be available in October for students admitted for Spring and in March for students admitted for Summer and Fall. Complete our online Student Orientation course in Canvas to register for your first semester courses.


What semester does the student plan to begin taking courses? *

* Students must take a class in their application term to register for classes in a future term. Students admitted for Summer semesters can also register for Fall classes at the same time
** The $50 application fee is non-refundable. If students feels they need to reapply, please contact aufirst@auburn.edu.
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