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Auburn First Frequently Asked Questions


  • To participate, students must have completed the 9th grade or higher, have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA, and have a high school letter of support submitted by their high school principal/counselor confirming their readiness for college work.

  • Interested students may apply at by navigating to the "Application" page. When completing the application, choose “Auburn First.” Applicants must submit an official high school transcript and letter of support.

  • Once you have submitted your non-refundable enrollment deposit, the Auburn First student services team will reach out to your Auburn email address to assist you with course registration. Please be sure you have activated your account and are checking your Auburn email to receive this information.

  • Auburn First students are limited to a total of 24 credit hours.

  • No. Admission to Auburn University as a degree-seeking student can be achieved either through meeting the requirements for automatic admission through Auburn First OR applying through the regular admission process.

  • Alabama residents participating in Auburn First qualify for automatic admission to Auburn University if they achieve the following:

    • Successfully complete 6 or more credit hours of coursework listed on the AuburnFirst website by August 15 of your senior year

    • Earn a minimum cumulative 3.0 unadjusted Auburn University GPA

  • No. You will be taking the same courses we offer to undergraduate students at Auburn University.

  • Auburn First courses cost a flat fee of $550 per course. Once accepted to Auburn First, students must submit a $250 enrollment deposit to be applied toward tuition.

  • Auburn First students will have access to Auburn University academic resources including the RBD Library, tutoring services, Office of University Writing, academic support, academic advising, Adobe Creative Cloud and Office 365. Auburn First students do not have access to Tiger Transit, athletic tickets and events, the student recreation center, student organizations, and on-campus student events.

  • Students are encouraged to select courses from the Auburn First course list. These courses count toward post-secondary general education requirements and lay the foundation for academic success at the college level. High school seniors who have earned Auburn First credit are eligible to take courses outside the Auburn First course list.

  • No, only course tuition is covered. There may be additional expenses for textbooks and class supplies. The AU Bookstore can assist with questions about textbooks 334-844-4241.

  • All billing is done electronically. An email notification is sent to your Auburn University email address when you have a bill to view. You can access your eBill through AU Access.

  • While not required, Auburn First students are permitted to get a student ID called a Tiger Card. This ID will allow you to check out books or resources at the campus library. If you wish to get a Tiger Card visit the >Tiger Card office in 261 Foy Hall.

Last updated: June 10, 2022