Auburn Guarantee Admission FAQ

Admission and Eligibility FAQs

Auburn University (AU) works with Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) to identify eligible students who applied for freshman admission to AU but will not be offered traditional admission. We invite this select group of students to participate in the Auburn Guarantee program.

If you are an invited student who wants to receive more information about Auburn Guarantee, show your interest in the program on the online interest form for Auburn Guarantee. After you have officially indicated interest, AU will forward your application and educational information to AUM. Auburn Guarantee wil send you, electronically and by regular mail, information about the program, including how to reserve a space. We do not officially accept invited students into the program until they have paid a confirmation deposit to reserve their space. We will accept the confirmation deposit through June 1.

Please send updated ACT or SAT test scores to AUM Admissions not AU Admissions. You can email an official copy of your updated scores to admissions@aum.edu or fax them to 334-244-3795. You can also send official ACT or SAT test scores to:

Auburn University at Montgomery Admissions Office 
P.O. Box 244023 
Montgomery, AL 36124-4023 
Fax: (334) 244-3795

No. AU mails out invitations on a rolling basis starting in November and through early spring as they make their admission decisions. The majority of AU decisions are made on November 15th, December 15th, and February 15th. AUM makes decisions about Auburn Guarantee on a rolling basis as well. When you express interest, we will send you instructions on how to submit a confirmation deposit to secure a spot in the program. 

During the first year at Auburn Montgomery, students are not eligible for internal AUM scholarships. However, external scholarships are permissible.

Academic FAQs

Auburn Guarantee 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 need 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.  

No. As an Auburn Guarantee student, you are not eligible to transfer to AU mid-year.   

No. You do not have to re-submit your official transcripts to AUM until they graduate.The AUM Office of Admissions and Recruiting will work with the AU Admissions Office to obtain the initial transcript, and ACT and/or SAT scores you have already sent to AU. Once you graduate from high school, please send an official final transcript to:

Auburn University at Montgomery Admissions Office
P.O. Box 244023
Montgomery, AL 36124-4023
Fax: (334) 244-3795

Yes. We take dual enrollment credits into account when you are being academically advised and the credits will count towards your major and class standing. However, dual enrollment will not count in the 30 AUM hours needed for transfer to AU.   

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 AU. 

Developmental courses do count towards your required 30 credit hours in the program, but they do not count towards your overall class standing. We require these courses for those who did not score high enough on the ACT or SAT to be placed into college level math. Pending your math placement, we may require a developmental math course (s) (MATH 0700/0701 and/or MATH 0800/0801) before you are eligible to take a transferable core level math class. If you are placed in a developmental math course(s), you must successfully pass the course(s) before being allowed to take a transferable core math class.

General Program FAQs

Yes. Because all Auburn Guarantee students will be enrolled at AUM for their first year, send all financial aid documents, including FAFSA, 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. AUM's Federal School Code is 008310.

No. You do not have to live on-campus. However, we encourage you to live on campus if you live more than 20 miles from AUM. There is a dedicated Auburn Guarantee Living Learning community that is designed to suit your needs as a Auburn Guarantee students Get more information about the Auburn Guarantee Living and Learning Community.

Due to AU’s fraternity and sorority chapter regulations, you must be an AU student to join a fraternity or sorority. However, as an Auburn Guarantee student, you may join an AU fraternity or sorority your sophomore year after you receive your AU acceptance. You can also join an AUM fraternity or sorority in your Auburn Guarantee year and apply to transfer your membership to AU when you transfer. 

Yes. You may purchase regular admission football tickets through the AU Athletics ticket office; however, as an Auburn Guarantee student, you are not eligible to purchase seats in the AU Student Section. Auburn Guarantee staff will work with Auburn Athletics to allow Auburn Guarantee students to purchase one ticket to a home game to be decided at a later date; this ticket will not be in the AU Student Section. 

As an Auburn Guarantee student, you will take classes on the AUM campus. 

You will benefit from a variety of support programs and student services offered by each institution, including access to both AUM's Learning Center and AU's Writing Center. You will also have access to many AU 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 Auburn Guarantee program, which includes meeting transfer admission requirements for their intended majors, you will be eligible to fully matriculate to Auburn University.