Admission Process & Requirements
What is Auburn Guarantee?
Auburn Guarantee is a one-year, invitation only program that is specifically designed for students who narrowly missed the traditional admission requirements for being admitted to Auburn University. The program allows participants to enroll and take their first-year, core courses as an Auburn Montgomery (AUM) student. Once participants complete 30 hours of core coursework at AUM and achieve a GPA of at least 2.5, they are guaranteed admission to Auburn as a sophomore. Traditionally, students complete these requirements during one fall and one spring semester, but some continue taking classes into summer in order to meet the eligibility standards for guaranteed admission (again, those standards are a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and 30 credit hours). Students who do not satisfy these requirements will be able to remain AUM students and will be encouraged to apply for admission to Auburn at a later date.
In summary, Auburn Guarantee is designed to allow students who were not admitted for their first year at Auburn an alternate pathway to fulfill their goal of earning an Auburn University degree.
Who is Eligible?
To be eligible for the program, you must have the following admission criteria:
- A composite score of 18 on the ACT or 860 on the SAT taken prior to March 2016 or a 940 on the SAT taken after March 2016
- At least an 18 on the English portion of the ACT (or at least a 450 on the Verbal portion of the SAT taken prior to March 2016 OR at least a 260 on the Verbal portion of the SAT taken after March 2016)
- A high school GPA of at least 2.3
- A completed new freshman application for admission at Auburn.
How does the Admission Process Work?
Auburn Guarantee letters are sent out directly from Auburn beginning in mid-November. Once a student is invited to join the Auburn Guarantee Program, they can then indicate their interest in Auburn Guarantee through an online interest form. After a student officially indicates interest, Auburn University forwards the student’s application and educational information to Auburn University at Montgomery. No additional application is necessary. Then in February, Auburn Guarantee sends, electronically and by regular mail, interested students more information about the program and instructions for submitting a deposit.
How Can I reserve my Spot in Auburn Guarantee?
Invited students are not officially in the program until they have paid a confirmation deposit to reserve their space. Students can pay their confirmation deposit beginning in February here. Students will need their student ID Numbers in order to deposit (Student ID Numbers begins with an S). If you need assistance locating your Student ID Number, please call our office at 334-244-3460 and we would be happy to provide it again for you. 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.