Minimum P2P admission requirements include the following:

  • Unconditional admission to the partner institution
  • Legal resident of Alabama in accordance with Auburn University’s residency policy.
  • Minimum 2.75 high school GPA.
  • Eligibility for ENG 101 and program-specific math requirement.
  • Receipt of complete P2P application by deadline – including attachment of all required documents [unofficial high school transcript, personal statement (PDF or Microsoft Word document), ACT score report (if applicable), unofficial college transcript(s) (if applicable)]

Students must apply both to the partner institution in addition to applying specifically to the Path to the Plains program. Once accepted, students are asked to submit information to Auburn University also. Students are admitted to both institutions and are required to attend orientation sessions on both campuses.

Tuition and fees are assessed based on the partner institution’s tuition and fee structure. During the concurrent enrollment terms, students completing courses at Auburn are assessed tuition rates based on their community college tuition. After they transfer, students’ tuition and fees will be based on Auburn’s fee structure.

The Exploratory pathway allows students to learn about all of the majors and career options that Auburn University offers. This can help confirm their academic plan and save time and money by avoiding changing their major later. Its goal is to ensure that students choose a major with confidence while determining the best plan for progressing toward their degree in any area.

Students will register for courses through the regular registration processes at the community college and must meet with a program advisor to ensure proper placement in classes. Students are registered in their Auburn courses by the Auburn University Path to the Plains team.

Path to the Plains students will have access to Auburn University academic resources including the RBD Library, the Office of Academic Support and tutoring services, Office of University Writing, academic advising, Adobe Creative Cloud and Office 365.

The community college will evaluate and award eligible financial aid to eligible students in the pathway program. Students are expected to abide by financial aid policies and procedures set by their community college. Students who receive financial aid are required to use a provided form to provide the Auburn Path to the Plains team proof of attendance in their Auburn University courses.

Auburn University scholarships are not available until students transfer fully to Auburn following the concurrent enrollment terms. Once students are full-time Auburn University students, they are eligible to apply for scholarships through Auburn’s scholarship portal AUSOM. More information on Auburn University scholarships is available here.

You are encouraged to reach out to the contact person at your community college, viewable on the Partner Institutions page, or to email the Auburn Path to the Plains team at path@auburn.edu.

Greek Life organizations at Auburn University are for full time Auburn University students. Path to the Plains students can attend public events, such as philanthropy events, but most fraternity and sorority events are private and for members only.

  • The programs listed on the “Programs Offered” page are the only ones you can declare upon entering Path to the Plains.

  • The Exploratory option allows students to learn about all of the majors and career options that Auburn University offers while determining the best plan for progressing toward their degree in any area. For a majority of majors, it is possible to continue in Path to the Plains following Exploratory while remaining concurrently enrolled and finishing the associate degree alongside taking a course in the desired major at Auburn each semester. There are some programs, however, that do not work with concurrent enrollment, such as Aviation Management, Professional Flight, and some majors in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering* and the College of Architecture, Design and Construction*. For these pathways that do not work with concurrent enrollment, transfer to Auburn University is recommended as soon as possible.

  • *Path to the Plains offers the following pathways from the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and the College of Architecture, Design and Construction:
    Biosystems Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Software Engineering Architecture, and Industrial Design

  • Students must remain in good academic standing at each institution (institutional GPA 2.0 or higher).

  • Students must follow their Path to the Plains curriculum plan, communicate with Path to the Plains program staff about schedule changes such as dropping a course, and make appropriate degree progress

  • Students must clear any holds that affect registration or the release of transcripts at each institution by the given deadline.

  • If the student begins in the Exploratory course, a C or higher must be earned in EXPL 1010 in order to continue participating in Path to the Plains.

*Full details of the program requirements are found in the student contract to which the student agrees during the admission application process.

  • You must enroll in Path to the Plains early in your community college degree program in order to qualify for automatic admission. Specifically, at the time that you begin Path to the Plains, you must have at least 36 hours remaining to complete your associate degree. In other words, you need to have at least three semesters remaining of your community college coursework. This will give us time to evaluate your academic progress across both institutions for potential automatic acceptance to pursue a four year degree program at Auburn University.

  • Please note: it is possible to participate in Path to the Plains without meeting the automatic admission requirements. You may apply to Path to the Plains if you are further along in your community college degree program so that you may experience the benefits of early exposure to Auburn’s campus and courses in your major along with the affordability benefits.