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Auburn First Counselors

We are excited to offer Auburn First for your students to pursue college credit while still in high school. Helpful information is outlined below. Please contact the Auburn First team with any questions you have at aufirst@auburn.edu or 334-844-8732.

Dual Credit

High schools interested in offering their students dual credit for college coursework are invited to establish a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Auburn University. Access the MOU here and contact the Auburn First team with any questions. We look forward to working with you to support your student’s academic goals.

Auburn First Application

Students will complete the Auburn First application online. A letter of support signed by their high school counselor or principal and an official transcript are also required for an application to be considered complete. These can be emailed directly to the Auburn First team at aufirst@auburn.edu or submitted to Auburn University via eScrip-Safe, Parchment, or Slate if your high school uses this electronic delivery method.”

Course Codes

This counselor handout includes helpful information on eligibility, course credit, automatic admission, course details, courses offered, and course codes. You may find it useful when meeting with students interested in dual enrollment opportunities. The most up-to-date course list can be found on the Courses page.

Continuous Eligibility Information

To prevent dual enrollment students from accumulating D or F grades on their college transcripts, the following requirements for continuous eligibility will be implemented beginning fall 2021.

  • If a dual enrollment student earns less than a 2.0 Auburn GPA in a given term, they will be required to sit out one semester (summer counts as a semester) and to participate in Academic Coaching in their next term of enrollment. An updated letter of support from the high school counselor will also be required for the student to enroll in future courses.

  • If a dual enrollment student earns a D or F in any Auburn course but finishes the term with a 2.0 Auburn GPA or above, they will be required to participate in Academic Coaching in their next term of enrollment. An updated letter of support from the high school counselor will also be required for the student to enroll in future courses.

Dual enrollment students must consult their high school counselors to ensure that the continuous eligibility policies at their school are also met.

Cords of Distinction

Auburn First Cords of Distinction: Students who complete 12 credit hours of Auburn First courses by December 15 of their senior year of high school and maintain a 3.4 GPA will qualify. An Auburn representative will attend your high school awards ceremony to present the “Cord of Distinction” to eligible students. This prestigious award will recognize students hard work during their time in high school and the Auburn First program.

Last updated: June 06, 2022