Admissions Information from Auburn University
Auburn University admissions application will open at http://www.auburn.edu/admissions/attention-applicants.html on August 15th. A completed application file will include the following:
- Completed admissions application on our website
- $50 application fee or application fee waiver
- Official ACT or SAT sent directly from the testing agency
- Official high school transcript from grades 9 – 11 (we look at weighted & cumulative GPA for both admissions and scholarship purposes)
Our admissions application will include 1 essay question and 2 short answer questions this year. Please stress to students the importance of this application. Admissions decisions WILL NOT be based solely off of GPA and test scores, and all application materials will be reviewed equally. It will be important for both high achieving and more borderline students (from a GPA and test score standpoint) to put quality time and effort into the application.
Our early action deadline will be November 1st. I would encourage most students interested in applying to Auburn to have all of their application materials submitted by this date. Our final application deadline will be February 3rd.
We will only be releasing two rounds of admissions decisions this year. The first will be released on December 1st. We will release acceptances, deferrals and denials at this time. The second and final round of admissions decisions will be released on March 2nd. Students who apply after November 1st or are deferred in the first round of decisions will have a final decision on March 2nd.
Once students are accepted for admission, they can complete our scholarship application. We call this AUSOM (Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager). It’s essentially a “one-stop-shop” scholarship application that allows students to apply for every scholarship they’re eligible for (merit based, need based, general, departmental, etc…). Our merit based scholarships for students from the state of Alabama this year will be as follows:
- 3.5+ GPA & 26 – 27 ACT (1230 – 1290 SAT)
Estimated Annual Award Amount: $2,000 per year
- 3.5+ GPA & 28 – 29 ACT (1300 – 1350 SAT)
Estimated Annual Award Amount: $4,000 per year
- 3.5+ GPA & 30 – 32 ACT (1360 – 1440 SAT)
Estimated Annual Award Amount: $8,000 per year
- 3.5+ GPA & 33 – 36 ACT (1450 – 1600 SAT)
Estimated Annual Award Amount: Value of resident tuition per year
Students can complete the AUSOM scholarship application once they’re accepted for admission. The deadline to complete the scholarship application is December 15th. This will be the deadline for both the scholarship application and highest ACT/SAT score to be submitted.