How are classes offered?


AUM Campus

    • Classes are offered on a Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday format and times are available throughout the day and night to offer Seamless students a variety of class time choices and are not limited to the afternoon, unlike the AU campus classes which start at 3 pm. There are no Friday classes.
    • Students are advised on the AUM campus and register themselves for core classes based on their targeted AU major.
    • A full assortment of core classes and electives are offered on the AUM campus. The student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1. Classes are kept small, giving you more personal attention and allowing your professors to get to know you.
    • Pending a student's math placement, a not-for-credit developmental math course(s) (MATH 0700/07001 and/or MATH 0800/0801) may be required before a student is eligible to take a transferable core level math.
    • Big campus benefits with a small campus feel gives you full access to campus life, academic support services, and on-campus housing.

AU Campus

    • Classes on the AU campus start at 3 pm and run into the early evening, Monday through Thursday. Science labs vary depending on the availability of lab space.
    • Classes follow a block schedule format and are on Monday/Wednesday and/or Tuesday/Thursday with no classes meeting on Friday.
    • Students take courses with other Seamless students in a learning community model.
    • For the Science-Based Track, students would look into example majors like Science, Math, Engineering, Pre-Med, Nursing, Pre-Dentistry, Animal Sciences, Agriculture, Forestry, Wildlife Sciences, Pre-Pharmacy, Exercise Science and certain Education Majors. For the Non-Science Major Track, students would look into example majors like Communication, Public Relations, Business, Journalism, Fine Arts (Music, Theatre, Art), Psychology, Political Science, Foreign Languages, History, Economics, English, Broadcast Journalism, and certain Education majors. While this list is not exhaustive of all AU possible majors, it is meant to give examples and students are advised according to the AU core curriculum model and not the specific major.
    • Classes on the AU campus are limited to only general core courses that follow the AU core curriculum model and are designed to follow either a Science-Based Major Track or Non-Science Major Track.
    • Students are advised and pre-registered in courses that follow the Science or Non-Science Track and some of the courses are lockstep based on prerequisites. (Example: Fall Semester – English Composition I and Spring Semester – English Composition II)

Sample Block Schedule

 

Science-Based Major

 

Non-Science Major


Mon/Wed

Tues/Thurs



Mon/Wed

Tues/Thurs

3 - 4:15

ENGL I

HIST I


3 - 4:15

HIST I

ENGL I

4:30-5:45

BIOL I



4:30-5:45


Concepts of Science

6 - 7:15


Calculus


6 - 7:15

Pre-
calculus


7:30-8:30

EDUC
1000



7:30-8:30


EDUC 
1000

Frequently Asked Questions About Classes

    1. How many semesters is the Seamless Admission program? Classes are held on the AU campus only for the Fall and Spring semester. The AUM campus operates Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters to meet program requirements. However, if the 2.5 gpa/30-hour requirement is not met in the Fall and Spring terms, we will work with a student to attend summer school either at the AUM main campus or at an institution near home to finish program requirements, pending good academic standing.
    2. Do you accept dual enrollment or early enrollment credits? Yes. Dual enrollment credits may be used towards the 30 semester hour requirement. However, please keep in mind if you are eligible and choose to take classes on the AU campus, classes are limited to only general core courses and those students with many dual enrollment or duplicate core credits may be subject to online courses to supplement their semester schedule. It may be difficult to obtain, on the AU campus, a full-time schedule if too many college credits are completed prior to the start of the program. Thus, a choice of the AUM campus may be more beneficial where classes are not as limited.
    3. Do you accept AP or IB credit? No. AP and IB credit will not count towards the 30-semester hour requirement.
    4. What types of classes will I be taking on the AU campus? 

      Required Coursework:

      Science-Based Major Track:
      English Composition I & II – 6 hours
      World History I & II – 6 hours
      Principles of Biology I & II (with labs) – 8 hours
      Pre-Calculus Alg./Trig. – 4 hours
      Calculus – 4 hours 

      Non-Science Based Major Track:
      English Composition I & II – 6 hours
      World History I & II – 6 hours
      Concepts of Science (with lab) – 4 hours
      Pre-Calculus Alg./Trig. –  4 hours

      Other Courses that Could be Offered to Complete the 30-hour Requirement
      Sociology or Psychology – 3 hours
      American Government – 3 hours
      Fine Arts – 3 hours
      Philosophy – 3 hour
      The College Experience – 1 hour
      Success Strategies – 1 hour 
    5.  When do I register for classes? 
    • Students on the Auburn Campus are registered for their classes after their chosen orientation date by their Seamless academic advisor. Since classes are on a track system, students are registered for classes in accordance to their chosen track (Science-Based or Non-Science Based). The academic advisor takes into consideration any dual enrollment credits. Since classes on the Auburn campus are after 3pm and due to the nature of some classes being lockstep based on prerequisites (Example: Fall Semester – English Composition I and Spring Semester – English Composition II) the academic advisor registers the Seamless students in accordance to the AU core curriculum model. Students receive their schedule by email after the last AU campus orientation session in late July. 
    • Students on the Montgomery Campus register for their own classes at orientation. They meet with their academic advisor and register for classes in accordance to their AU projected major.