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Auburn First Parents

We are excited you and your student are considering the Auburn First dual enrollment program! We want you to feel comfortable with your student’s decision to begin taking college coursework. Here are some recommendations to help.



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Talk to your student and ensure they understand the implications of taking college courses. They are pressing start on their college transcript and grade point average. Once these grades are earned, they are a permanent part of their Auburn transcript and will be calculated into their Auburn grade point average should they attend Auburn for an undergraduate degree. This can be an excellent way to get off to a strong start if your student is ready.
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Talk to your student’s high school guidance counselor and possibly teachers in the subject areas in which they plan to take college courses. Ask for an honest evaluation of your student’s readiness for college level work.
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Work through the Auburn Parent Orientation to learn more about Auburn First courses and expectations. Click here for instructions on logging in. If your students enrolls in Auburn First, parents are required to complete this orientation and you’ll be one step ahead!
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Contact a member of the Auburn First team to talk through any questions or concerns you might have. You can email us at aufirst@auburn.edu or call us at 334-844-8732.

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.

Additional Information

Family members can sign up for the Auburn University Parents’ Association to gain access to the Family Portal allowing family members to access grades, schedules, and more.
Ask your student to register you as an authorized eBill user in AU Access under the My Finances tab so you can help your student keep up with financial obligations.
If your student plans to come to campus, be sure they register for a parking permit in AU Access under the My Campus tab and visit the Tiger Card office in Foy Hall to get a Tiger Card to check out resources at the RBD Library.
Last updated: January 24, 2022