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Transfer Admissions Process

First things first, let’s make sure you’re ready. Check out the checklist, deadlines and requirements for transferring to Auburn.

Whether you have a few credits or have your associate's degree, you'll need to verify your transfer credits. The process determines which of your earned credit hours are transferable to Auburn. We may not accept all credits, and certain credits may not count for the same classes. 

Search the Transfer Equivalency Database

Still have questions? Visit our Transfer Credit FAQ for information and commonly asked questions by transfer students. 

Submit your Admission Application.

Pay the $50 non-refundable application fee.*

Verify that your school has sent us your official college transcript.

Upload a copy of your final high school transcript (freshmen transfers only).

ACT and/or SAT scores submitted directly from the testing agency (freshmen transfers only).

If you are accepted, visit the Accepted Transfers page to finalize your admission.

 

*Applicants who are eligible for a Pell grant are eligible to receive a transfer admission application fee waiver. If you would like to request a fee waiver, please download and complete the Transfer Fee Waiver Form. Please use Option 2 for documentation.

Official 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:

Admission Processing 
1550 East Glenn Ave, 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)

You are a student that has taken some college level work after high school graduation and are interested in transferring to Auburn University. Applicants who have not completed college-level work after high school but have coursework in progress will receive an admissions decision after coursework has been completed and an official transcript is provided. To evaluate your transfer courses for potential credit, please visit the Transfer Course Equivalency.

 

Admission Type

Hours of College-Level Credit Earned Post High School

Minimum Required Cumulative GPA

ACT/SAT Score Required

Freshman Transfer with a standardized test score

12-29 hours completed

1 core course completed

2.5- College

(2.8- College of Architecture)

  and

3.0 (High School)

22/1100

Freshman Transfer without a standardized test score

12-29 hours completed

1 core course completed

2.5- College

(2.8- College of Architecture)

  and

3.6 (High School)

Applicants who are unable to secure an SAT/ACT may be considered under our test-optional pathway. 

 

Transfer (30 semester hours or more)

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

 

Admission Type

Hours of College-Level Credit Earned Post High School

Minimum Required Cumulative GPA

ACT/SAT Score Required

Minimum Transfer Requirements 

30+ completed hours

4 core courses completed

2.5

2.8 - College of Architecture

No test score required

Additional Review Required*

30+ completed hours

2+ core courses completed

2.4

No test score required

 

Completed the required core courses:

  • English Composition
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Natural Science with a Laboratory

 

*Additional Review Required:

Transfer students who do not meet the minimum requirements for admission will be evaluated using a holistic review. Some factors considered in our additional evaluation include:

  • Level of academic achievement, including cumulative transfer GPA based on all transferable college-level courses, attempted, the rigor of curriculum, and consistency in course completion.
  • Grades earned and college-level coursework completed at an accredited institution.
  • Extenuating circumstances that may have affected students' academic performance
  • Grade point average - cumulative and in specific courses related to the student's intended major.
  • A pattern of steady improvement in academic performance

 

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.

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. 

Entry Term

Application Opens

Application Due

Documents Due

Spring

July 1

November 1

November 15

Summer

August 1

May 1

May 15

Fall

August 1

July 1

July 15

 

Spring: November 23 - Final Admissions Decisions Released

            December 1 - Enrollment Deposit Deadline or 15 days after acceptance

Summer: May 25 - Final Admissions Decisions Released

               June 1 - Enrollment Deposit Deadline or 15 days after acceptance

Fall: July 25 - Final Admissions Decisions Released

        August 1 - Enrollment Deposit Deadline or 15 days after acceptance

 

Deposits will be closed each deadline.

 

Additional Deadlines:

October 1: FAFSA* Available Online at studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.   
February 1, 2022: FAFSA Priority Deadline for Consideration for Need-Based Scholarships.  
March 1, 2022: Financial Aid Priority deadline.

 

Transfer Online Pre-Orientation Modules and Priority Registration Deadline

The pre-orientation modules will help students complete the transfer plan of study and prepare students to register for classes when their registration time ticket opens. The modules help facilitate communication with academic advisors. Auburn's registration is assigned by specific time tickets based on the number of hours a student has completed.

For spring semesters, time tickets begin opening in early November and for summer and fall semesters, time tickets begin opening in early April. You should complete the pre-orientation modules and pay the enrollment deposit by these dates in order to be ready to register when your time ticket opens.

Deadline to Complete Pre-orientation Modules:

Summer Term: March 1
Fall Term: March 1
Spring Term: October 1

Completing the modules after these dates may delay a response from an academic advisor. Students should allow at least seven business days for academic advisors to review information.

 

 *The FAFSA is the only form a student is required to complete to be considered for student assistance from any of the Title IV HEA programs, except for information needed to ensure the student’s eligibility for such assistance (e.g., information needed to complete verification or to demonstrate compliance with the student eligibility provisions of the HEA and the regulations). Additional information, if requested, will be listed on the student’s AU Access My Finances page after we receive the results of the FAFSA. For additional information, visit auburn.edu/finaid.

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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Last updated: 06/13/2022