Before You Start

Welcome To Auburn University!

Soon you will be on the beautiful Auburn University campus in Auburn, Alabama. Before you arrive, complete the steps below to avoid common issues or delays for international students.

Our dedicated personal advisors make sure all your questions are answered and ensure you have a smooth transition to the university.
Before you start the steps below, contact your local personal advisor. Simply select your region of the world below, and send your advisor an email, Skype, WhatsApp, or WeChat message. We look forward to meeting you very soon!
Africa

Africa

China

China

Middle East/North Africa

Middle East/North Africa

North America

North America

North Asia

North Asia

Russia/ Central Asia/ Eastern Europe

Russia/ Central Asia/ Eastern Europe

South Asia

South Asia

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

UK and Western Europe

UK and Western Europe

Abbie

Abbie (North Asia excluding Korea)

+852 8481 0532

Whatsapp: +852 8481 0532

Email Abbie
Ajith

Ajith (India)

+91-971-722-2408

Whatsapp: +91-971-722-2408

Skype: ajitks10

Email Ajith
Alice

Alice (Northwest)

+1-857-315-8730

Whatsapp: +1-857-315-8730

Wechat: aliceqinus

Email Alice
Annie

Annie (South China)

+86-135-7055-0749

QQ: 1738675071

Email Annie
Bibiane

Bibiane (Korea)

+82-10-7711-6538

Whatsapp: +82-10-7711-6538

Email Bibiane
Chau

Chau (Vietnam)

+84-908-792-892

Whatsapp: +84-908-792-892

Skype: diemchau.dt

Email Chau
Chau Luu

Chau Luu (Vietnam)

+84 962 442 193

Whatsapp: +84 962 442 193

Skype: live:chau.luuquynh

Email Chau Luu
Chris

Chris (Southwest)

+1-508-948-7542

Whatsapp: +1-508-948-7542

Wechat: chris040594

Email Chris
Doris

Doris (South China)

+86-150-1870-6751

QQ: 2282183545

Email Doris
Ekta

Ekta (India)

+91-965-001-0409

Whatsapp: +91-965-001-0409

Skype: ekta.aneja05

Email Ekta
Hoang

Hoang (Vietnam)

+84-937-225-295

Whatsapp: +84-937-225-295

Skype: hoangvtb1983

Email Hoang
Jane

Jane (West China)

+86.159.2876.6884

QQ: 713070180

Email Jane
Lisha

Lisha (North China)

+86-183-1016-8200

QQ: 18310168200

Email Lisha
Marianna

Marianna

+34-692-46-41-16

Whatsapp: +34-692-46-41-16

Skype: marianna.zubenko

Email Marianna
Mark

Mark (Central China)

+86-158-0062-4575

QQ: 15800624575

Email Mark
Sakshi

Sakshi (India)

+91-995-351-0160

Whatsapp: +91-995-351-0160

Skype: arorasakshi187

Email Sakshi
Saranya

Saranya

+66-96-982-0007

Whatsapp: +66-96-982-0007

Skype: awesome.saranya

Email Saranya
Shayan

Shayan (Pakistan)

+92-335-822-0020

Whatsapp: +92-335-822-0020

Skype: shayanchawla

Email Shayan
Sonam

Sonam

+91-999-647-1494

Whatsapp: +91-895-004-9050

Skype: sonam.parashar3

Email Sonam
Taha

Taha (Pakistan)

+92-307-333-6878

Whatsapp: +92-307-333-6878

Skype: tshahid29

Email Taha
Tiffany Chan

Tiffany Chan (North Asia excluding Korea)

+886 903006063

Whatsapp: +852 9222 3579

Email Tiffany Chan
Tomi

Tomi

+234-703-414-1021

Whatsapp: +234-703-414-1021

Skype: Tomi Afilaka

Email Tomi
Unnati

Unnati

+91-972-501-2676

Whatsapp: +91-972-501-2676

Email Unnati
Vicky

Vicky (North China)

+86-135-2182-7910

Wechat: vickychen7910

Email Vicky
Viraja

Viraja (South & West India)

+91 7028090894

Whatsapp: +91 7028090894

Skype: +91 7028090894

Email Viraja
After you receive your I-20, complete the following steps before booking your visa appointment:
  1. Schedule a free visa information and preparation session with your personal Enrollment Advisor.
  2. Check that the details on your I-20 are correct (including your date of birth) and make sure your name is the same as it appears on your passport.
  3. Prepare the documents you will need to take to the embassy when attending your visa interview.
After you complete the above steps, you should apply for your visa as soon as possible. It requires an interview with the U.S. Embassy and can sometimes take several weeks to schedule.
    1. Complete your Visa Application.
    2. Pay your I-901 (SEVIS) fee.
    3. Visit usembassy.gov to learn more about scheduling your visa appointment, what to expect when you arrive and the documentation you need to take with you.
    4. Notify your personal Enrollment Advisor of the date and embassy of your visa appointment.
    5. Watch these videos to help you apply for your visa and prepare for your interview:

How to Apply for Your F-1 Student Visa

Other links that international students find useful:

When purchasing your airline ticket to Atlanta, plan to arrive on or before your scheduled move-in day.

We are so excited for you to join us on campus! To ensure a smooth transition to your new home, plan to arrive on or before your official move-in day. Airport transfer is available at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to take you to campus.

Once you book your flights, you must fill out the student arrival form. If your family is joining you, you must also complete the family arrival form.

 

For discounted international travel, click here

Making your payment a full two weeks before you arrive will avoid enrollment delays.

Flywire by Peer Transfer: Please visit Auburn’s flywire portal to complete the transfer process. Please note that you cannot use a US credit card or US bank account to submit your payment.

For student loan information, contact:

Please complete the following forms:
  1. Immunization Form: Complete this mandatory health and immunization form prior to your arrival, as required by law, and bring it with you to campus.
  2. FERPA Disclosure Form: Complete this form prior to your arrival.

Submit your Housing Form as soon as possible. Please choose the correct link (undergraduate or graduate) below:

Undergraduate
Graduate

There are many things to consider when preparing for university, let alone moving to a new country! To make your transition to the US easier, we’ve put together a list of everyday necessities.

Bank Accounts

In collaboration with Shorelight, Ellis helps international students apply for a US bank account and international Visa debit card. With a US bank account already set up, you won’t have to worry about paying foreign transaction fees, carrying cash with you or delaying the purchase of important items. Plus, it only takes 5 mins to sign up!

Ellis Debit Cards Offer:

  • No monthly fees
  • No SSN required
  • Withdraw money with no fees at 60,000+ in-network Allpoint ATMs
  • Compatible with Apple Pay and Google Pay
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Bank-grade encryption account protection, all transactions verified through Visa’s fraud algorithm
  • FDIC-insured accounts up to $250,000

Sign up here and get everything you need, all in one place.

 

Get a US SIM Card – Before you Leave Home

Sign up for a US phone plan before leaving your home country. This means that you will be able to use your cell phone the minute you land in the USA – no wi-fi or high daily rates required. Plus, it only takes 5 mins to sign up!

Ellis SIM Cards Offer:

  • Ultra-fast 5G
  • Pause anytime you want
  • Only pay for data you use
  • Low monthly prices with different sign-up options

Sign up here and get everything you need, all in one place.

 

Get Student Loans

Mpower Financing and Prodigy Finance, in collaboration with Shorelight, provide flexible student loan plans for international students pursuing degrees at eligible US colleges and universities without the requirements of a cosigner, collateral, or US credit history. They also offer fixed-rate loans up to $100,000 with 1.5% in interest rate discounts.

Easy Flight Bookings and Travel Discounts

StudentUniverse in collaboration with Shorelight, provides exclusive student-only discounts on flights around the world. StudentUniverse has exclusive deals with airlines to get the lowest-possible airfare for international students. If your travel plans change, don’t worry – all purchases have 24-hour risk-free cancellation.

StudentUniverse can be used to book not only your flight to campus, but also provides the best deals for Spring break and other travel. Use it to explore new cities like San Francisco or NYC, or book through them to go hiking in Yosemite National Park, or even when you fly home to visit family.

Career Premium

Career Premium helps international students apply for remote internships and gain real-life work experience to boost their resumes.

  • Certificates and training: Attend online professional bootcamps before your virtual internship starts. Gain hands-on experience once you officially begin by contributing to projects alongside industry experts. If you are interested in certifications, Career Premium now offers unlimited access to training courses that lead to certification in Amazon Web Services, Java, Microsoft Azure, and Python, among many other in-demand skills.
  • Coaching and mentorship: Receive direct guidance from career coaches and industry experts on career exploration, skill training, and professional development.
  • Applying: Work on real-life projects for leading employers and build your portfolio. We work with more than 12,000 multinational companies that have unique projects for you to leverage your new skills, experience, and professional network to land your dream job.

“The tutors are resourceful, and they really helped me while I was applying for internships. I certainly believe I will find a job after graduation.”—Shelley, hired at Tesla

Important Dates

Payment Deadline:

December 2, 2022

Move-in Date:

January 4, 2023