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Auburn University 2021-22 Supplemental Essay Prompt Guide

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Auburn University 2021-22 Application Essay Question Explanations

Auburn University dropped its supplemental essay requirements for the 2021-22 admissions season. Lucky you! If you’re interested in seeing prompts from last year, read on below.

Auburn University 2020-21 Application Essay Question Explanations

Requirements: 4 essays of 100 words each Supplemental Essay Type(s): Short Answer , Community , Activity

Auburn University asks applicants to respond to four wordy prompts in 100 words each. In order to stand out, you’ll need to write succinct, brief responses that pack a punch!

Auburn University has a strong institutional mission of service and community. Briefly describe a group, organization, or community that you have been involved with. How long have you been involved with this community? What was your role? Did you seek assistance or additional information to expand your understanding of and ability to contribute to this community? (100 words)

Due to the very limited word count, we recommend you get strategic about how you want to answer this prompt. Try to answer the core of the questions throughout your response, rather than simply listing off facts. Admissions has likely already reviewed your activity list, so take this opportunity to give them insight into your community service experience that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to glean from your application. Maybe you want to focus on the relationship you developed with one of the kids you tutor or the art of holding water cups at just the right height for 5k runners to grab as they speed past on a charity run. Don’t hesitate to get creative with your approach. It’s always easier to cut down your response than to add more.

Briefly describe a situation where you or someone else was not being treated fairly. What did you do at the time and why? Would you do anything differently if that same situation occurred today? Has this event impacted or changed who you are now and if so, how? (100 words)

The admissions department at Auburn University wants to accept students who aren’t afraid to stand up for what they believe in or challenge the status quo, but you don’t have to be a protest organizer to impress admissions here. It can be just as bold to address internalized biases with your parents or to request discrimination training for teachers at your school after an insensitive remark in class. Ultimately, the key to writing an excellent response to this prompt is in the details. Don’t just tell admissions about something bold or brave you’ve done recently; tell them why you did it and maybe even share how you would like to continue to challenge the status quo in the future. Finally, don’t forget to reflect on how the event in question changed who you are. Admissions loves them some self-reflection!

Describe a strong interest or passion of yours. How long have you had this passion, and why does it interest you? What have you learned about yourself through your involvement in this activity; how will this knowledge benefit you as a student at Auburn? Did you have a mentor, support person, or someone who encouraged your interest in this area, and if so, how? Cite a specific goal you achieved and how you achieved it. (100 words)

What would your life be mundane without? Elaborate on an activity or passion you are super excited about or is unusual for someone your age. Your response should reflect your priorities and how you process the world around you, as well as answer all aspects of the prompt at hand. Do you go to Civil War reenactments on the weekends that fuel your love for history and battle trivia? Did these weekend adventures also reveal your interest in performance? Do you take care of stray pets that, one day, you hope to save through veterinary work? What is it about animals that makes you want to dedicate your life to saving and healing them? Did you inherit your animal love from your dad who used to work as a farmhand? Use your experiences to tell admissions something about you they wouldn’t already know. What gives your life meaning? Why do you wake up in the morning? What are you working toward?

Describe an example of a situation where you were given a directive or decision that you disagreed with. What was your role in this situation; were you in a leadership role, a position where others looked up to you, or a contributing member of this group? How did you communicate with others about this decision? What was the outcome? Would you do anything differently? (100 words)

Engaging others in meaningful conversations about issues that are important to you can be incredibly intimidating, and the Auburn University admissions committee knows this. Nevertheless, we have all experienced standing up for what we believe in some capacity, so comb through your memory to identify a time when you had an uncomfortable conversation with coworkers, family members, or even your best friend. Maybe your boss told you to lie by omission to a customer. Did you voice your discomfort? Were you able to clearly communicate your perspective? Perhaps your camp counselor advised you to do something that you just didn’t feel was right. How did you broach the subject and what was the outcome of your conversation? You don’t need to have changed company policies or even someone’s mind to impress admissions here. You just need to show that you’re not afraid to speak up about important issues and engage with those who may have different opinions than you. College will present you with a plethora of opportunities to meet and interact with people who live by different moral codes. Show Auburn that you’re game to learn, listen, share, and grow.

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Auburn University is located in Auburn, Alabama and touts a total of 22,658 undergraduate students with a 19:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Although the university began as an all-male private liberal arts institution, it is now represented equally by men and women, and international students from 91 countries. It is ranked by USNews and World Report as #103 in National Universities, and #46 in National Public Universities. The acceptance rate 78%.

Auburn University Application Essay Prompts

The questions posed on the Auburn application are limited to 2000 characters, which should clock in at around 300 words, depending on the writing style. Although this may seem like a hefty amount at first, this limit is actually quite difficult to achieve when describing yourself as a viable candidate for admission. Being concise is crucial in college applications such as this one, as you are trying to simultaneously convey your personality to an admissions officer, gain their trust as a responsible student, and depict yourself as a forward-thinking go-getter.

Describe extracurricular activities, including leadership positions, in which you have participated.

This question seems to ask for a list, but as the application itself already asks for a resume, one should be careful when approaching it. Rather than list out every single extracurricular activity you have participated in, you should hone in on perhaps two or three that you have the most passion for, and in which you have spent the most time in. That way, your descriptions will be more informative than those given on your attached resume, helping to bring more depth to your character.

Doing so also gives the admissions readers a more holistic idea about what your typical week looks like and creates a realistic persona of who you are, rather than just a list of things that you do or did. It is advisable that you include activities in which you held leadership positions (noted in the prompt) to present yourself as a responsible student who is up for tasks not necessarily associated with school or participation.

For example, if involvement in Girl Scouts was a large part of your time, your response could resemble this:

  • When I joined my local Girl Scout troop in fourth grade, I found a different, refreshing outlet to explore and articulate my opinions. I progressed through the levels and received numerous badges and pins for my work. However, during my freshman year, a new program called the Girl Advisory Bureau was launched, and I applied to represent Girl Scouts throughout the Greater Los Angeles region. While representing the organization, I was given the opportunity to share one of my most personal stories regarding mental health. In front of a hundred adults, I divulged for the first time my battle with depression and which steps I took to work on not only my personal health but also raising awareness about such a sensitive yet crucial topic to the public. Through Girl Scouts, I fostered a sense of bravery as well as service in myself and utilized such skills to push for mental health awareness in my community as well as personal growth by opening up about my experiences. As a Girl Scout, I have expressed my opinions, worked with others, and further developed my confidence, courage, and character to speak my mind.

Make sure to address some sort of growth within this experience, and how you continue to learn and discover yourself through these sorts of activities. It is important to note that as you discuss these extracurriculars, you should phrase the response in a way that demonstrates that these activities were beneficial to your growth but that YOU were the one to ultimately drive your growth and understanding of the world and/or yourself.

Describe your employment experiences, including positions held, job responsibilities, and dates of employment.

This question should be approached in a similar fashion as the one above, except using employment experiences. If you have had employment experiences, this is a place in which you can not only divulge the dates of employment and job tasks, but also how you fit into the company and what you did to extend your reach past just your responsibilities. Express that you earned many new (or unexpected) skills associated with the job, and how that can apply to your future either professionally or personally.

For example, if you were a cashier at a clothing store:

  • When I worked at Forever 21 over the summer after my junior year, I had no idea that I would learn so much about the nuance of fashion marketing. As a sales representative, an exceptional amount of meticulousness and attention to detail were required to keep operations running smoothly. Floor sets were switched out almost once every two weeks, which involved working midnight shifts. Further, I employed methodical and calculated approaches to each table and mannequin, and collaborated with the sales team to design the most approachable looks for the products. Everything was done so that the customer would resonate with the aesthetics while never glimpsing the chaos behind the scenes of revamping a two-story clothing store. I was baffled by how at Forever 21, and in any business, employees actively promote and create the company brand.

Describe your reasons for selecting Auburn University and why you believe you will be successful at Auburn.

This is another question through which the admissions officers at Auburn want to gauge your interest. You can approach it similarly to other “Why us?” essays, so feel free to check out CollegeVine’s “Why Us” essay guide . Essentially, Auburn wants to understand how you would contribute to the university if accepted, as well as how much you care about being a part of the community. You could write about not only how their motto and/or values align with yours, but how the surrounding college town (as well as the student body) are a great fit for you.

Here is a brief example that highlights a specific opportunity at Auburn and ties it to a personal interest:

  • The feeling of being in the air is liberating to me. Whenever I am off the ground, my mind recalibrates, and I become a more patient and level-headed person. Auburn’s Aviation Program provides an opportunity for me to pursue and deepen my somewhat unorthodox interest that I otherwise would never had considered beforehand. As a history buff, I value the military affiliation that Auburn promotes, as its aviation program first took off during World War II and has maintained its strong connection to air force methods. In addition, I am ecstatic at the possibility to start flying during fall semesters, which allows for a head start that most other programs do not offer.

Provide other information about yourself that you would like considered in your application review, including any special circumstances which may have adversely affected your high school performance.

This is the place to let admissions officers know about any extenuating circumstances. Perhaps your grades took a dip one semester because you were ill for an extended amount of time. Perhaps you were experiencing some family issues that took away from your extracurricular activities. Perhaps you were financially unable to attend a certain internship or program. However, approach this section with caution — it is not a place to look for sympathy or pity. This is simply a place to lay out all of your circumstances. If you have nothing significant to report, it is perfectly acceptable to leave this section blank.

If you do respond, your explanations should be concise and emotions should not be depicted in detail. Simply explaining what was happening at the time and how it affected your performance will suffice. If there were no extenuating circumstances you experienced, feel free to either leave this section blank or write that there were none during your high school experience. You don’t need to respond in an essay or narrative style; simply summarize and be comprehensive.

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What are your goals after college, and how do you think that your selected major at Auburn will help achieve those goals?

Essentially, Auburn University and its admissions officers want to know whether you have a goal that you are working towards, and how much thought you put into your future at the university. This is your opportunity to show your extensive research into Auburn’s majors and how your studies will apply to your future life, as well as why you think that major is unique from other majors offered at various colleges. Even if you want to study something that many other colleges and universities offer, you must explain in this section why you think that major program is the best fit for you. In your response, you must identify your goal and align it with specific opportunities at Auburn.

For example, if you were particularly interested in conducting research at Auburn, the university offers a fellowship program that is incredibly unique if you are in the College of Science and Mathematics. This fellowship program allows students to conduct part of their research off-campus and helps connect you to local mentors in case you want to extend your research into the summer and do not want to or are unable to stay on campus. This incredible opportunity is also equipped with funding!

Here’s an example:

  • My curious mind always wants to dig deeper for the truth, which I believe makes me suited for research. I am particularly interested in conducting biomedical research while studying biological sciences for a pre-medical track to not only continually learn about the nature of our bodies but also to extend that knowledge to help improve people’s lives, and Auburn is the perfect place for me to pursue that dream. I would flourish under the research fellowships available through the College of Science and Mathematics, as they provide guidelines on how to find mentors and raise funding creatively. At the same time, these fellowships still afford a great amount of leeway and freedom to express my creativity in attempting to understand the topic of my choice. Auburn fosters a research experience that is not only a learning process, but is also supportive of self-development and guiding projects based on each person’s interest — this is incredibly appealing and is the best place for me as I love exploring my passions and would experience a rapid learning curve and personal growth in developing my own research project with proper funding, rather than working directly under a professional researcher in a structured, straightforward environment.

The Bottom Line

Be creative, expressive, confident, and authentic! Don’t be afraid to challenge perceptions and explain your ideas.

Best of luck, and happy writing!

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Here are some of our most frequently asked questions about undergraduate research. Click the questions below to see if your questions has been answered.

Absolutely not! You can start research as early as your freshman year. Start approaching professors asking if you can assist in their labs or on their projects – you might start by washing labware or researching articles, but you’ll learn how to research early and make valuable connections with possible research mentors.

Take a look at the list of  research courses  if you want to learn more about research techniques in a classroom setting.

There are plenty of ways to get involved in research on Auburn University’s campus. First, subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated about research opportunities and events. You can also take a research course, reach out to your professors and peers to find a research project, attend a research event, or apply to become an undergraduate research fellow.

More information can be found on our  Get Started page

The summers between your years at Auburn University are a perfect time to get more research experience. We keep a list of  on campus and external opportunities  on our website, many of which are summer research fellowships. You can also search for a project in any discipline yourself by visiting webpages of national organizations such as the  National Science Foundation  or the  Oak Ridge Associated Universities . Let us know if you need any help!

A personal statement is an essay that talks about your research interests and about you as an applicant. Think of it as a personal essay – the personal statement is intended to give the admissions committee an idea of you as a person, as well inform them of your interests and goals. The Office of Undergraduate Research has plenty of resources for aspiring and current undergraduate researchers. We can help you write a  personal statemen t, design a research  poster , prepare for a  presentation , and more.

Check out the  resources page  for more help!

Yes, you can. Keep in mind that not all research projects are paid – especially if you are just beginning undergraduate research or assisting a professor with their project. However, there are plenty of opportunities for funding. Many external research opportunities are research fellowships that include stipends. You can also apply to be an Auburn University undergraduate research fellow, which includes a stipend for research.

Learn more about the fellowship program here.

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Communication, Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations are application majors. Students are considered pre-majors until accepted into one of the four programs. Students are admitted to the major on a space-available basis in October, December, February, May and early August. The application deadline is posted each semester in the School of Communication and Journalism and on the School's website. Space is carefully determined based on our national accreditation standards and School resources and faculty.

Upcoming Application Deadlines:

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024 by 11:59 p.m. (central time)
  • Wednesday, May 8, 2024 by 11:59 p.m. (central time)
  • Wednesday, August 7, 2024 by 11:59 p.m. (central time)
  • Wednesday, October 9, 2024 by 11:59 p.m. (central time)
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2024 by 11:59 p.m. (central time)

Meeting the criteria below means only that a student is eligible to complete an application. Admission is not guaranteed. Admission to majors in the School of Communication and Journalism is selective, limited and highly competitive.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

Students must comply with these requirements to be admitted to any of the four majors in the School of Communication and Journalism.

Communication (COMM) students must apply for admission to the COMM major. Before applying, students must:

  • Complete COMM 1000 with a C or better.
  • Complete CMJN 2100 with a C or better.
  • Successfully complete 30 hours of degree-applicable course credits (including transfer, AP and proficiency credits) and be a student in good standing at the time of the application.
  • In a well written, 300-word essay discuss: 1) What interests you about human communication; 2) What you would like to learn more about; and 3) What specific Communication courses would help you achieve your educational and career goals. Please be specific in your response and provide examples (i.e., list specific skills, name specific classes).
  • Students who transfer to Auburn University may apply to the COMM major but must complete at least one semester at Auburn University before admission.

Journalism (JRNL) or Sports Production (JRSP) students must apply for admission to the JRNL or JRSP major. Before applying, students must:

  • Complete the fundamentals class. If the student applies prior to Fall 2023, the student must complete JRNL 1AA0 or JRNL 1100 with a “C” or better If the student applies Fall 2023 or later, the student must complete JRNL 1000 with a “C” or better.
  • Complete JRNL 2210 with a “C” or better.
  • In a well written, 300-word essay, free of spelling and grammar errors, explain how the Journalism program fits with your academic and professional goals.
  • Students who transfer to Auburn University may apply to the JRNL major but must complete one semester at Auburn University before applying for admission.

FILM or Media Studies (MDIA) students must apply for admission to the FILM or MDIA major. Before applying, students must: 

  • Complete MDIA 2350 with a C or better.
  • In a well written 300-word essay, choose any example of a popular film, TV show, popular song, etc., that you find interesting and explain why you find it significant. Next, in 3-5 sentences, tell us what you hope to learn in the Film and Media Studies program and how the program fits with your academic and professional goals. Please be specific in your response and provide examples when answering each question.
  • Students who transfer to Auburn University may apply to the FILM and MDIA major but must complete at least one semester at Auburn University before admission.

Public Relations (PRCM) students must apply for admission to the PRCM major. Before applying, students must: 

  • Students must complete their foundations class. Students enrolled at Auburn prior to Fall 2023 must complete JRNL 1AA0 or JRNL 1100 with a “C” or better, or PRCM 1000 with a “C” or better. Students who began Auburn Fall 2023 or later must complete PRCM 1000 with a “C” or better. 
  • Complete PRCM 2400 with a “C” or better.
  • In a well written, 300-word essay, explain how you expect to contribute to the field of public relations and your specific career goals.
  • Students who transfer to Auburn University may apply to the PRCM major but must complete at least one semester at Auburn University before admission.

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WILL I AUTOMATICALLY BE SELECTED AS A MAJOR IF I MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND TAKE THE REQUIRED COURSES?

Completing the required courses and meeting the other requirements listed above means that a student is eligible to submit an application for acceptance into the major. No student is guaranteed admission into one of the School's four programs. Students are strongly encouraged not to wait until their junior or senior years to apply for admission. Pre-majors should apply for admission soon after completing the criteria listed above and taking 30 hours of AU core courses. Students who are not accepted into one of the School's four programs can meet with the School advisor for other curricular options.

WHAT DO I NEED TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO THE MAJOR?

  • Attach a PDF of your unofficial transcript. You may access your transcript via AU Access and then save the transcript as a PDF. (Note: How to save the file as a PDF depends on whether you are using a PC or Mac and your Web browser. Please search Google on how to save a Webpage as a PDF if you are unsure how to do so.) 
  • A 300-word essay that is specific to the major to which you are applying.
  • A resume. This is optional, but encouraged.

IF I AM ACCEPTED INTO ONE OF THE FOUR PROGRAMS, HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO COMPLETE MY DEGREE?

All of the School's programs take a minimum of six semesters to complete. The coursework is sequential and many classes are taught only once per year. The number of available seats in skills-based and studio courses are limited to 15 to 18 students, per our national accreditation standards. On-campus or off-campus transfer students accepted into the program should anticipate that it will still take them six semesters to complete the program. Questions about the status of an application should be director to the appropriate associate director in COMM, JRNL/JRSP, FILM/MDIA or PRCM.

Questions about the application process, contact:

  • Communication: School Advisor Christina James, [email protected] , (334) 844-2126
  • Journalism or Sports Production: School Advisor Letitia Gulley-Smith, [email protected] , (334) 844-2126
  • Public Relations: School Advisor Lori McLean, [email protected] , (334) 844-2126
  • Film and Media Studies: School Advisor Letitia Gulley-Smith, [email protected] , (334) 844-2126

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I'm planning to apply to Auburn University, but I was curious if they require an essay for their application. Does anyone know if there's an essay component? Looking to make sure I have everything covered!

Auburn University does not require an essay for general undergraduate admissions. The application process primarily focuses on your academic history, test scores (if submitted), and extracurricular involvement. However, some specific programs or scholarships at Auburn may have additional requirements, such as essays or personal statements. It's a good idea to double-check the requirements for the specific program you're interested in and any scholarships you plan to apply for to ensure you have all necessary materials prepared. Good luck on your application!

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Competitive Merit Scholarships

Competitive merit scholarships are renewable for four years. First-year students must enroll summer or fall immediately following high school graduation to receive consideration.* Consideration

  • First-year students accepted for admission by early February receive automatic consideration. A scholarship application is not required.
  • Consideration is based on high school GPA and standardized test score. Verify Auburn has received your academic information in the Applicant Portal. The high school GPA that determined eligibility for admission will be the same GPA that determines eligibility for scholarships. Auburn will accept the ACT Superscore Report. Auburn will also calculate a superscore for the SAT and any individual score reports from ACT. Only your best testing result will be used for scholarship consideration. Updated highest scores from individual tests must be received by Auburn by January 10. Scores received after this deadline will not be reviewed for competitive merit scholarship consideration.
  • Scholarships are awarded competitively. Consideration does not guarantee an award. Each entering class competes with itself. Actual awards are determined based on the number of qualified admitted students, the credentials of those applicants, and available funding.
  • First-year students accepted for admission earlier are more likely to receive an award.
  • Scholarships are awarded mid-November, mid-December, and mid-February.
  • Recipients are notified by email to their  Auburn email account and by postal mail to their permanent address.

*Please visit First-year Student Scholarships under Frequently Asked Question s for more information on specific enrollment situations that may impact competitive merit scholarship eligibility.

Competitive Merit Scholarships for Alabama Residents

Competitive merit scholarships were awarded to Alabama residents enrolling fall 2024 as follows.  This chart is a guide and is not a guarantee of future awards.  Each entering class competes with itself. Actual awards are determined based on the number of qualified admitted students, the credentials of those applicants, and available funding. Additional competitive merit scholarships not shown may be awarded as funding permits.

Merit scholarship chart for Alabama residents
3.5 33-36 $11,000
Spirit of Auburn Founders Scholarship 3.5 30-32 $9,000
Spirit of Auburn University Scholarship 3.5 28-29 $5,000

Competitive Merit Scholarships for Non-Residents

Competitive merit scholarships were awarded to non-residents enrolling fall 2024 as follows. This chart is a guide and is not a guarantee of future awards. Each entering class competes with itself. Actual awards are determined based on the number of qualified admitted students, the credentials of those applicants, and available funding. Additional competitive merit scholarships not shown may be awarded as funding permits.

Merit scholarship chart for non-residents

3.5 35-36 $17,000
3.5 33-34 $15,000
Academic Heritage Scholarship 3.5 31-32 $11,000
Academic Charter Scholarship 3.5 29-30 $7,000

Scholarships for National Merit Finalists

Consideration

  • First-year students named National Merit Semifinalists must complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by February 15.
  • National Merit Finalists should contact the National Merit Scholarship Corporation to name Auburn University as their first choice institution by May 15.  For more information how students qualify as National Merit Finalists, please visit  National Merit Scholarship Corporation .
  • National Merit Finalists receive a stipend of $4,000 over four years at $1,000 per year.
  • Depending on eligibility as determined through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*, eligible students may receive an additional $1,000 annually.
  • National Merit Finalists who are Alabama residents may receive the National Scholars Presidential Scholarship valued at $42,000 over four years at $11,000 per year , which will replace a previously awarded competitive merit scholarship.

*The FAFSA is the only form a student is required to complete to be considered for student assistance from any of the Title IV, HEA programs except for information needed to ensure the student’s eligibility for such assistance (e.g., information needed to complete verification or to demonstrate compliance with the student eligibility provisions of the HEA and the regulations). Additional information, if requested, will be listed on the student’s AU Access My Finances page after we receive the results of the FAFSA. For additional information, visit the Office of Financial Aid.

Scholarship Payment and Renewal

To receive scholarship funds, students must enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours each term by the last day to add courses for the term (the 15 th  class day). Scholarship funds are applied as a credit to the student’s university billing account at the amount indicated in the scholarship award letter. Scholarship awards are divided equally between fall and spring semester and disbursed a maximum of 10 days before the semester begins.

Competitive merit scholarships are available for a maximum of eight semesters, independent of academic program. To be eligible for renewal, students must have a minimum 3.0 unadjusted Auburn GPA and have earned a minimum of 24 Auburn credit hours from fall to spring of the current academic year. Eligibility for scholarship renewal for the upcoming academic year is reviewed at the end of spring semester.

Students who plan to enroll summer term and wish for their competitive merit scholarship to be applied during that term should email the Office of University Scholarships. Scholarship funds requested for summer term will contribute to the maximum eight semester total.  Students must be eligible for scholarship renewal at the end of spring semester to request payment for summer term.

Students who are unable to enroll at Auburn for an expected term for any reason should contact the Office of University Scholarships. Exceptions are granted for students who obtain a medical resignation or military withdrawal or participate in the Cooperative Education Program. Students who obtain a medical resignation or military withdrawal or participate in the Cooperative Education program during the fall or spring semester of an academic year may be granted through the summer term to meet renewal requirements.

Competitive merit scholarships may only be applied toward the completion of a first undergraduate degree. Students may use scholarship funds for professional study (i.e. pharmacy or veterinary medicine) or an Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s (ABM) Program, provided they have not already completed a first undergraduate degree, have semesters of eligibility remaining, and are eligible for renewal.  Students who graduate early are ineligible to receive the balance of unused funds in their final semester and may not apply unused funds to graduate study or a second undergraduate degree.  

Auburn University is committed to providing a nurturing and vibrant community founded upon the fundamental dignity and worth of its members in an environment that promotes integrity, responsibility, and mutual respect. The Auburn Creed is the foundation upon which these values are established. Standards of acceptable behavior for students and student organizations are reflected in the Code of Student Conduct and other university policies. Suspension from the university for academic or non-academic conduct violations may result in scholarship termination.

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