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For international students, the transition from high school in your home country to a university in the U.S. can be challenging – a new language, new ways of learning, and a new home. At Auburn, we want to ease this transition by offering constant support, academic advising, diverse cultural experiences, and a welcoming community.

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International Admissions Process

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and either obtained or are in the process of getting a visa  (typically an F-1 student visa), you should apply to Auburn as an International applicant. International students may apply for admission directly to the university or through Auburn Global. Students with less English proficiency may apply to Auburn through Auburn Global. International students admitted directly to the university are listed as either International Freshmen or International Transfers.

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.

TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE 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 and/or PTE 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.

 

Financial Affidavit/Supporting Bank Letter

International applicants seeking admissions into a degree program must demonstrate sufficient funding to support themselves and any dependents for the duration of their program. The total financial support includes tuition, fees, housing, food, books, supplies, personal items, transportation, and health insurance for a minimum of 9 months. 

Download the Financial Affidavit 

The financial affidavit and supporting documents can be uploaded in the admissions application or sent to the address below:

 Admissions Processing
1550 E Glenn, Suite 1210
Auburn, AL 36849

 

Independent Credentials Evaluators

Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an independent credentials evaluator and evaluated credentials should include a listed grade point average (GPA) whether you are applying as a freshman or transfer student. Below is a list of some of the Credentials Evaluation Services which are available to you. You can use any of the resources listed here or one of your own choosing:

*World Education Services (WES) is Auburn's preferred credential evaluator. 

Having a strong understanding of the English language is essential for success at Auburn University. International applicants whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English Language. To show proficiency you may submit a TOEFL, PTE or IELTS score, 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 or graduate from a U.S. High School. 

You can demonstrate proficiency by taking one of these exams and earning the required minimum. Scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

  1. PTE score of 79 (Internet-Based Test) 
  2. TOEFL, PTE score of 213 (Computerized Test)
  3. TOEFL, PTE score of 550 (Written Paper-Based Test 
  4. PET score of 53. 
  5. IELTS band score of 6.5 or higher. 

 

Independent Credentials Evaluators

All international applicants must have foreign transcripts evaluated by an independent credentials evaluator with a GPA reported on a U.S. grading scale. Your evaluation should include a document-by-document or course-by-course evaluation. An evaluation from any member organization of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) is strongly encouraged. Commonly used evaluation services are listed below: 

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

International Freshmen Criteria

Admission to Auburn University is competitive. More students apply to Auburn each year than we can admit, and many have strong academic credentials. 

Documents Needed 

Traditional Applicant:

A completed application includes an admissions application and an application fee; an official evaluated high school transcript, official ACT/SAT scores, official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores, affidavit financial support, and supporting bank letter. 

Test-Optional Applicant:

A completed application includes an admissions application and an application fee; an official evaluated high school transcript, official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores, affidavit financial support, and supporting bank letter.

Click here for more information on our test-option policy. 

Standardized Test Requirements

The ACT or the SAT is required of all international freshmen applicants. Official test scores must be submitted directly from the testing agency.

Auburn University School codes are:

  • ACT 0011
  • SAT 1005

 

Academic Transcripts

International students attending a U.S. high school can send their transcripts directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. 

Admissions Processing
1550 E Glenn, Suite 1210
Auburn, AL 36849

Admissions criteria vary based on the total number of transferable hours of college coursework you have completed at the time to plan to enroll at Auburn University. Each category below specifies admissions requirements.

Freshman Transfer (Less than 30 semester hours)

Apply as a freshman transfer if you have taken some college level work outside of the U.S. after graduation from high school and are interested in transferring to Auburn University. 

Documents Needed 

A completed application includes an admissions application and an application fee; an official evaluated high school & college transcripts, official ACT/SAT scores, official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores, affidavit financial support, and supporting bank letter. 

Must have completed at least one core course at another college or university

  • Must have obtained a 2.5 cumulative GPA (2.8 for College of Architecture)
  • Must submit evaluated Final High School Transcript with graduation date and final GPA of 3.0
  • Must submit ACT/SAT scores of 22/1100

 

Transfer (30 semester hours)

You are considered a traditional transfer applicant if you have taken at least 30 hours of college work after graduating from high school at an institution and are transferring credits to Auburn University. To evaluate your transfer courses for potential credit, please visit the Transfer Course Equivalency.

Documents Needed 

A completed application includes an admissions application and an application fee; an official evaluated college transcript (s), official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores, affidavit financial support, and supporting bank letter. 

Academic Requirements

  • Must have completed 30 or more semester hours at another college or university
  • Must have obtained a 2.5 cumulative GPA (2.8 for College of Architecture)
  • Must have completed the required core courses:
    • English Composition
    • Mathematics
    • History
    • Natural Science with a Laboratory

Please reference your intended major's curriculum and the Transfer Course Equivalency to determine the appropriate courses to be taken prior to transferring to Auburn.

Auburn's Core Curriculum

Still have questions? Visit the Core Curriculum FAQ for common questions about Auburn University's Core Curriculum. Visit Auburn's Bulletin for specific courses to fulfill the core curriculum requirements, or search the transfer equivalency database to learn more about how courses you have taken elsewhere transfer to core curriculum requirements. 

Academic Transcripts

International students attending a U.S. college or university should send their transcripts directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.  

Official U.S. Transcripts 

We encourage all documents to be sent electronically through the following services: Parchment, National Clearing House, SCOIR, or Scribbles. If you are unable to send documents through these services, please mail the official copy to the address below:

 

Admissions Processing
1550 E Glenn, Suite 1210
Auburn, AL 36849

Admission Application Open Date
Summer Term: August 1
Fall Term: August 1
Spring Term: July 1

Admission Application Deadline
Summer Term: February 1 for Freshman; May 1 for Transfer
Fall Term: February 1 Freshman; July 1 for Transfer
Spring Term: November 1

Enrollment Deposit Deadline
Summer Term: May 1 (or 15 days from acceptance); June 1 for Transfer 
Fall Term: May 1 (or 15 days from acceptance) for Freshman; August 1 for Transfer
Spring Term: December 1

Important Scholarship Dates
February 1: Freshman Scholarship Application Deadline for General and departmental Scholarships.
May 1: Deadline to Accept or Decline Scholarship Offers

The scholarship application can be found on the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM). Completed application must be received by February 1.

The Auburn University admissions application can be submitted online at auburn.edu/admissions or through the Common Application. There is no preference given to either application.

Your Personal Data

The personal data that the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Graduate School collect may be shared internally with academic units, Alumni Affairs, and other school officials with a legitimate educational interest. Data may also be shared with third-party partners according to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) that we have contracted with to perform services for the institution.

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.

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English as a Second Language Department

This is a program offered at Auburn which may be of interest to International students.

International Student Organization

Find out about the Auburn University International Student Organization

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

This link is to NAFSA's directory of sources and information on financial aid for international students.

TOEFL

This links you directly to the homepage of TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).

Independent Credentials Evaluators

Auburn University requires all international applicants to have their foreign transcripts evaluated by an independent credentials evaluator. We do require that your evaluated transcripts have a listed grade point average (GPA) whether you are applying as a freshman or transfer student. Below is a list of some of the Credentials Evaluation Services which are available to you. You can use any of the resources listed here or one of your own choosing:

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Last updated: 06/13/2022