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 attached unofficial high school transcript and unofficial college transcript, 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 making progress 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.