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Admission and Eligibility FAQs
Who can participate in the Seamless Admission Program?
Auburn University works with Auburn University at Montgomery to identify eligible students who applied for freshman admission to Auburn University but will not be offered traditional admission. This select group of students is invited to participate in the Seamless Admission program.
How does the admission process work?
Invited students interested in receiving more information about the program indicate their interest in Seamless Admission on the online interest form found here. After a student officially indicates interest, Auburn University forwards the student’s application and educational information to Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM). In February, Seamless Admission sends, electronically and by regular mail, interested students more information about the program, including how to reserve a space in the program. Invited students are not officially accepted into the program until they have paid a confirmation deposit to reserve their space. Since spaces in this very popular program are limited, students are urged to submit their interest and reserve their space as early as possible. The confirmation deposit will be accepted until June 1 or until the program is full (whichever date comes first).
If I wasn't offered a spot on the Auburn campus, how can I become eligible to take classes there?
If you do not initially meet the eligibility requirements to take classes on the Auburn Campus, there are other options for qualifying to take classes at Auburn. As a reminder, to automatically qualify to take classes on Auburn's campus, you must have a minimum score of 20 on the math portion of the ACT and minimum score of 18 on the English portion of the ACT OR a minimum score of 540 on the math portion of the SAT and minimum score of 450 on the English portion of the SAT (Seamless will take your best score for multiple tests). If you do not meet these requirements, you may opt to take the Math Placement exam, take the residual ACT at AUM or to send updated ACT or SAT test scores to AUM for reevaluation. For more information regarding the Math Placement exam, contact Freida Warren at 334-244-3721 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where do I send my updated ACT or SAT test scores?
If you have updated ACT or SAT test scores, please have them sent to AUM Admissions not Auburn Admissions. You can email an official copy of your updated scores to email@example.com or fax them to 334-244-3795. Alternatively, you can send official ACT or SAT test scores to:
Auburn Montgomery Admissions Office
P.O. Box 244023
Montgomery, AL 36124-4023
Fax: (334) 244-3795
If I am denied admission to Auburn University on February 15th or after, will all the spots in the Seamless Admission program be taken by people who were denied admission before me in November and December?
No. Invitations are mailed out on a rolling basis starting in November and through early spring as admission decisions are being made by Auburn University. The majority of Auburn decisions are made on November 15, December 15, and February 15. Seamless decisions happen later. As of mid- to late February, everyone who has received an invitation and has expressed interest in attending the Seamless program will be sent instructions on how to submit a confirmation deposit to secure a seat in the program. This allows everyone an equal chance to secure a spot in the program, regardless of what date you receive your invitation.
How are Seamless Classes offered?
Each campus offers classes a little differently. Click here for more information which campus may best suit your needs.
How many semesters is the Seamless Admission program? Will students have to re-submit official transcripts (high school/college) to AUM?
Seamless is a year long program. While most participants complete the required 30 hours in the Fall and Spring, special circumstances do require some students to take Summer classes. If you find that you are in need of taking Summer classes, we will work with you so that you can complete your coursework on either the AUM campus or at an institution near your home, pending good academic standing. Summer classes are not offered at Auburn.
If I am doing really well in my first semester of the Seamless program, can I transfer to Auburn at the end of the Fall semester?
No. Seamless students are not eligible to transfer to Auburn mid-year.
No. Students do not have to re-submit their official transcripts to Auburn Montgomery until they graduate.The Auburn Montgomery Office of Admissions and Recruiting will work with the Auburn Admissions Office to obtain the initial transcript, ACT and/or SAT scores you have already sent to Auburn. Once the student graduates from high school please send an official final transcript to:
Auburn Montgomery Admissions Office
P.O. Box 244023
Montgomery, AL 36124-4023
Fax: (334) 244-3795
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 credits may be subject to taking 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 to these students as classes are not as limited.
Do you accept AP or IB credit?
AP and IB credit will not count towards the 30-semester hour requirement. However, you can receive credit for these classes once you transfer to Auburn.
Do I need to take the Math Placement Exam?
The Math Placement exam is an educational assessment tool used to assess a student's skill level in mathematics for students who score below a 20 in Math portion of the ACT or below a 540 on the Math portion of the SAT. The results are used to determine appropriate course placement. You are only allowed to take the Math Placement exam twice, with a 30 day wait period between the first and second test dates. Students are also allowed to take the Math Placement exam to be reevaluated for campus selection (if there is still space available on the Auburn campus). Pending a student's math placement, a not-for-credit developmental math course(s) (MATH 0700/0701 and/or MATH 0800/0801) may be required before a student is eligible to take a transferable core level math. This may determine if a student is in the program two or three semesters. If a student is placed in a not-for-credit developmental math course(s), the student must successfully pass the course(s) before being allowed to take a transferable core math. Developmental courses do not count towards a students 30 hours required for transfer. For more information regarding Math Placement, please Freida Warren at 334-244-3721 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do developmental courses count towards the 30 hours required for transfer?
Developmental courses do not count towards your 30 credit hours, but they are required courses for those who did not score high enough on the ACT, SAT, or Math Placement exam. If you scored below a 20/540 on the Math portion of the ACT/SAT, you are required to take the Math Placement exam. Pending a student's math placement, a not-for-credit developmental math course (s) (MATH 0700/0701 and/or MATH 0800/0801) may be required before a student is eligible to take a transferable core level math and may determine if a student is in the program for two or three semesters. If a student is placed in a not-for-credit developmental math course(s), the student must successfully pass the course(s) before being allowed to take a transferable core math class.
General Program FAQs
Am I eligible to receive financial aid while in the Seamless Program?
Yes. Because all Seamless Students will be enrolled at AUM for their first year, all financial aid documents, including FAFSA, should be sent to the AUM Financial Aid Office. Please handle all FAFSA forms and financial aid concerns prior to attending Orientation. Financial Aid staff will be on hand to answer any additional questions that day. AUMs Federal School Code is 008310.
Will I be required to attend Seamless orientation?
Yes. Orientation is mandatory. Students confirmed for the Auburn campus attend orientation in Auburn. Those confirmed for the AUM campus attend orientation on the AUM campus.
If I am selected to take classes on the Auburn campus, what time will I take my classes?
Classes on the Auburn campus begin at 3 p.m. in the afternoon and last until at least 8 p.m. Monday - Thursday. Labs will vary depending on availability of lab space. We do not offer Friday classes. For more information click here.
If I choose to attend my classes at AUM, do I have to live on campus?
No. You do not have to live on-campus. However, it is highly encouraged that you live on-campus if you live more than 20 miles from AUMs campus. There is a dedicated Seamless living/learning community that is designed to suit Seamless students needs. For more information click here.
Can AUM Campus Seamless Students take classes on the Auburn Campus with the other Seamless Students?
No. If you select to take your classes on the Montgomery Campus, you cannot take classes on the Auburn Campus.
Can Seamless Students utilize the academic support services available at Auburn? Can Seamless Students pledge an Auburn fraternity or sorority?
Auburn Academic Support provides tutoring and Supplemental Instruction specifically for Seamless students in the subjects of Biology, History and Math. For an additional fee, private tutoring is also available. Students may also seek tutoring in The Miller Writing Center (also located in the Learning Commons) during its regular hours of operation.
Due to Auburn University’s fraternity and sorority chapter regulations, you must be an Auburn University student to join a fraternity or sorority. However, Seamless students may join a fraternity or sorority their sophomore year after they receive their Auburn acceptance.
Can Seamless Students attend Auburn football games?
Yes. They may purchase regular admission football tickets through the Auburn Athletics ticket office; however, Seamless Students are not eligible to purchase seats in the Auburn Student Section.
Where do students in Seamless Admission attend classes?
Seamless students have the option of taking classes on the Auburn or AUM campus. Students’ majors and test scores will largely determine their campus assignment. No matter the campus, each student will have an academic advisor who will work closely with Auburn University's academic personnel to ensure the transferability of coursework.
What are some of the advantages of being in Seamless Admission?
Students will benefit from a variety of support programs and student services offered by each institution, including access to both AUM's WASC and Auburn University's Study Partner Services. Students also will have access to many Auburn University campus activities, including the ability to join most clubs and organizations, intramural sports and sport clubs, and attend non-ticketed athletic events. Upon successful completion of the Seamless Admission program, which includes meeting transfer admission requirements for their intended majors, students will be eligible to fully matriculate to Auburn University.
Want to know more? Here is a copy of one of our Seamless brochures: 2014 Seamless Brochure