Summer Start

Get the courses you need to get ahead!

This summer, Auburn is offering first-year students the opportunity to get a head start on classes before the fall semester begins. During summer 2021, all incoming students can take Auburn First courses at a reduced tuition rate. Get your summer start today!

Here are just a few reasons taking summer courses is a smart choice:


Summer clases are delivered online, so take courses anywhere your summer plans take you!


Courses are offered at reduced tuition rates for resident and non-resident students. Student services fees are also waived for Summer Start Students.

Get Ahead

Accelerate your degree program, take prerequisite courses or focus on a single, challenging course this summer.

Summer Schedule

2021 Summer Semester Schedule
Session 1 10-week session May 19 - August 6
Session 2 5-week session May 19 - June 25
Session 3 5-week session June 28 - August 6

* Most Auburn First courses are offered on the 10-week session, with some offered on the 5-week terms.


Alabama Residents

Flat fee of $550 per 3-hour course (average savings of $677)

Student Services Fee waived for Summer Start students (savings of $640)


In-state tuition rate of $1,227 per 3-hour course (savings of $2,454)

Student Services Fee waived for Summer Start students (savings of $640)



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Last updated: April 13, 2021