General Enrollment Contract

Application Terms:

  1. By submitting this application, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions, which form a binding agreement between you and Auburn Global. If you are submitting this application on behalf of another person, it is your responsibility to ensure that the person applying to General English at Auburn University is aware of these terms and accepts them. By submitting the application, you are warranting that the applicant has accepted these terms.

Enrollment Contract – Student’s Acceptance of the Offer

AUBURN GLOBAL GENERAL ENGLISH ENROLLMENT CONTRACT

General

  1. By submitting your deposit, you are agreeing to this Enrollment Contract, which forms a binding agreement between you and Auburn Global (“we” or “us”). Auburn Global, reserves the right to amend this Enrollment Contract from time to time.
  2. In addition to this Enrollment Contract, as part of your offer, you have received other information and documents that contain additional terms of your participation. Please familiarize yourself with all documentation provided to you by Auburn Global.

Tuition and Fees; Refunds

  1. Tuition and fees payment: Following payment of the deposit, you must pay the remaining outstanding balance shown on your Statement of Fees by the indicated due date. You are responsible for paying the full statement of fees amount, including any banking or processing fees, to Auburn Global. Auburn Global has the right to amend its prices.
  2. Failure to Pay. Failure to pay by your payment deadline may lead to penalties, including late fees, inability to gain access to housing inability to continue after your first year, and a hold on your account that will prevent you from enrolling in classes, or lead to cancellation of your class schedule. If you are unable to enroll or remain enrolled due to nonpayment of tuition and fees you will become in violation of your immigration status, and AU will be required to report such violation to the SEVIS database maintained by the Department of Homeland Security; you may lose your immigration status and be deported from the U.S. You may be dismissed from Auburn Global for failure to pay the full amount on your Statement of Fees.
  3. Deposit Refunds. We will only refund your deposit if you provide us with written notification and documentation showing that your visa application has been denied prior to the move-in date. Otherwise, we do not refund deposits.
  4. Refunds Generally.Except for deposit refund requests, you must submit your refund request for all eligible refunds within 60 days of program completion, withdrawal, or dismissal. The request form can be found here. All refunds will be issued in U.S. Dollars, minus bank transfer and processing fees, including any fees incurred for a rejected payment, according to the exchange rate in place at the time of the refund. All eligible refunds will be processed when students complete, withdraw, or are dismissed from our program. This may be transferred to the student’s university account or processed as a refund directly to the student. Refunds are typically issued within 60 business days from receipt of completed form.
Before the first week of class, students are eligible to receive:
During the first week of class, students are eligible to receive:
During the second week of class or later, students are eligible to receive:
100% refund*
50% refund*
0% refund*
  • *This table applies to tuition cost only. Program deposit as well as housing, dining, and insurance are nonrefundable after arrival on campus.
  1. No Refunds for Immediate Transfer. You will not receive a refund of your deposit or any tuition or fees if you enter the United States on a Auburn University-issued I-20 and immediately request a transfer of your I-20 to another program, school, college or university.

Accommodations & Services

  1. Airport Transfers. Requests for airport transfer service must be made at least 2 weeks in advance of arrival by emailing your flight details to studentservices@auburnglobal.org. Airport transfers are available for your initial arrival on campus for flights arriving at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. We cannot guarantee a reservation for a request made less than 2 weeks in advance. If your flight is cancelled or delayed, you must call the emergency telephone number published in the Next Steps Brochure to inform Auburn Global staff of the new arrival date or time. Airport transfer fees are nonrefundable.
  2. Housing Accommodation and Meal Plan. On-campus housing is not available for Auburn Global students. All Auburn Global General English students will be placed in off-campus housing. If you are interested in purchasing a meal plan please contact Auburn Global. We will provide you with a housing contract on or prior to your move-in date containing the terms of your residency. If you are unable to live in Auburn Global-approved housing, you must request a housing waiver by emailing studentservices@auburnglobal.org. Please be aware that we will only waive the housing requirement in extenuating circumstances. Payment for housing is due in full two weeks prior to the move-in date. Late housing payments or failure to pay housing costs may result in additional fees. Cancelling your housing contract may result in forfeiture of your entire housing payment.
  3. Health Insurance. All international Auburn Global General English students are required to be covered by health insurance that meets the U.S. Government, AL, and Auburn University requirements. Not all services are covered, and the student is responsible for any outstanding balances for non-covered services.
    • a. You are required to purchase coverage from an Auburn Global-designated health plan as a condition of enrollment.
    • b. You must have a completed a Student Health Center Mandatory Immunization Form documenting proof of immunity to Measles (Rubeola), Mumps and German Measles (Rubella) [MMR]; one Diphtheria/Tetanus booster within the past ten years; two doses of Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine; series of Hepatitis B vaccine; polio vaccine (if under the age of 18) and the Meningoccocal vaccine. Mandatory Immunization Forms may be obtained here: cws.auburn.edu/shared/content/files/1749/Revised. You must have completed immunization documentation prior to class registration in order to enroll in any courses. All immunization forms must be translated in English.
    • c. You are fully and solely responsible for the payment of any premiums or other costs associated with maintaining health insurance coverage, and Auburn Global is not responsible for payment of any funds related to a student’s health insurance. Be advised that the cost of health insurance is typically non-refundable, unless permitted by the terms and conditions of a particular plan.

Auburn Global Policies, Procedures and Requirements

  1. Vacation, Holidays and Closures. Please familiarize yourself with Auburn University’s calendar for holidays and vacations. Classes will not be held on designated school vacations and may be cancelled on public holidays. We do not make reimbursements for classes not offered due to planned or unplanned school closures.
  2. Absences. Failure to meet attendance requirements may lead to penalties, including loss of immigration status and deportation. You will not receive a refund if you lose immigration status due to class absences.
  3. Medical Withdrawal. If you need to withdraw for medical reasons you must apply for a valid medical withdrawal through the University’s Office of Accessibility. We will honor any tuition refunds granted by the University for a medical withdrawal in conflict with this Enrollment Contract, but please be aware that certain housing and other Auburn Global fees may not be refundable.
  4. Program of Study. Upon arrival on campus, you will be required to take an English language assessment test. The results of the assessment test are used to place you in the appropriate level of English courses for your skill level. If you choose to withdraw from Auburn Global General English because you do not wish to enroll in the program that your assessment test results require, the refund terms contained in this Enrollment Contract will apply to you.
  5. Academic or Conduct Rule and Policy Violations. you may be suspended or expelled if you violate any of Auburn Global’s policies, rules, or regulations, which may result in the revocation of your immigration status. No refund will be given in cases of suspension or expulsion.
  6. Dismissal. If you are dismissed from Auburn Global’s General English program for any reason you may not-reapply to Auburn Global, or Auburn University.
  7. Auburn Global Pre-Orientation Program (POP). If you are beginning your Auburn Global program early through an in-person or virtual pre-orientation program, you are agreeing to the additional terms set forth here. If you cancel your POP enrollment prior to its start date, you may request a full refund of POP fees paid, less any non-refundable fees such as banking, housing and administrative fees. After start date, all tuition and fees for the entire duration of your Pre-Orientation Program at Auburn Global are nonrefundable.

Legal

  1. Photography, Filming and Sound Recording. Auburn Global or its representatives, affiliates, successors and related companies may arrange to photograph or shoot video footage of students for purposes of advertising, public relations, and/or promotion in any medium throughout the world, including on social media sites and on the internet. If you do not wish to participate you must advise us in writing and state at the time of the photography or video shooting the wish not to participate. By accepting this Enrollment Contract you are indicating your consent to use these photographs or video footage without further consent or notifications unless you follow the above opt-out requirements.
  2. Force Majeure. Auburn Global will not be liable in cases where Auburn Global is unable to fulfill any services because of fire, natural disaster, national emergency, act of government, acts of war or terrorism, failure of suppliers or subcontractors, labor disputes or any other reasons which are beyond Auburn Global’s control.
  3. Liability. The liability of Shorelight-Auburn Global, LLC d/b/a Auburn Global, its parent Shorelight Education, LLC, and their group companies, their directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents and partners with respect to losses arising from negligence (except where such liability cannot be excluded as a matter of law), breach of contract or otherwise will be limited in all circumstances to the full amount paid to Auburn Global, or the relevant group company by the relevant student for the particular program. Such companies and persons will in no circumstances have any liability for indirect or consequential losses or damages. Any dispute, claim or other matter arising will be subject to the jurisdiction and laws of the Alabama without regard to the choice of law rules. Any legal suit, action or proceeding seeking to enforce any provision of, or based on any right or issues arising out of or related to this Enrollment Contract, shall be brought exclusively in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. By signing these terms and conditions, the student consents to and accepts the jurisdictions of such courts for the purpose of any such action or proceeding and agree to waive any objection to venue being laid therein.

 

University Policies, Procedures and Requirements

  1. As a student at Auburn Global you are also bound by the rules and regulations governing Auburn University (“AU” or “University”), as those may be amended from time to time. These rules and regulations may be found at: www.auburn.edu/student_info/student_policies.
  2. In addition to this Enrollment Contract, as part of your conditional offer you have received other University information and documents that contain additional terms of your participation. Please familiarize yourself with all documentation provided to you by Auburn University.
  3. In addition to the health insurance requirements listed in this Enrollment Contract, the terms of your health insurance must meet Auburn University requirements. You are fully and solely responsible for the payment of any premiums or other costs associated with maintaining health insurance coverage, and the Auburn University is not responsible for payment of any funds related to your health insurance.
  4. Unless we inform you otherwise, your books and learning materials must be purchased through the University Bookstore.
  5. Academic or Conduct Rule and Policy Violations. You are required to adhere to Auburn University’s Student Policy Handbook, which can be found at sites.auburn.edu/admin/universitypolicies/Policies/CodeofStudentConduct.pdf. You may be suspended or expelled if you violate any of Auburn University’s policies, rules, or regulations, which may result in the revocation of your immigration status. No refund will be given in cases of suspension or expulsion.

Visa Status

  1. F-1 Status. In order to maintain proper F-1 visa status, you must comply with all applicable Federal regulations related to study in the U.S., including pursuit of a full course of study. Please review Auburn University’s policies on student visa status and immigration. You will be in jeopardy of losing your immigration status if you fail to maintain the necessary academic standing. We will be required to report any violation by you of your F-1 status to the SEVIS database of the DHS. Your personally identifiable information, including course enrollment details and changes, and circumstances of any suspected breach by you of Auburn University’s or Auburn Global’s policies may be shared with the DHS, Auburn University and accrediting agencies, designated authorities, your parents, and Auburn Global staff and agents. If you intend to seek permanent resident status at any point during your anticipated tenure at Auburn University, you must disclose such intent at the time of application. Please be aware that scheduling and class attendance conflicts that arise from pursuing immigration status changes will not be accommodated and may prevent you from continuing at your studies. You may be dismissed if you seek or obtain a change in you permanent residency. No refunds will be given if you must withdraw due to your actual or anticipated change to permanent resident status.
AMERICAN COLLEGIATE SUMMER PARTICIPANTS
  • Below are the terms that govern your attendance at and participation in the American Collegiate Summer program. By participating in the American Collegiate Summer program, you are agreeing to the terms set forth below, which forms a binding contract between you and Auburn Global.
  • Refunds for Cancellation of Enrollment. If you cancel your enrollment prior to your move-in date (found here https://americancollegiate.com/summer/ you may request a full refund of fees paid, less housing and any other non-refundable fees. After the start of the session, you may be eligible for the partial refunds listed in the table below.
Before the first week of class, students are eligible to receive:
During the first week of class, students are eligible to receive:
During the second week of class or later, students are eligible to receive:
100% refund*
50% refund*
0% refund*
    1. *This table applies to Program cost only. Program deposit as well as housing, dining, insurance and airport transfer fees are nonrefundable after arrival on campus.
    2. Airport Transfers. Requests for airport transfer service for an additional cost must be made at least 2 weeks in advance of arrival by visiting https://global.auburn.edu/arrival/. We cannot guarantee a reservation for a request made less than 2 weeks in advance. If your flight is cancelled or delayed, you must call the emergency telephone number published in the Next Steps Brochure to inform Auburn Global staff of the new arrival date or time. Airport transfer fees are nonrefundable.

Housing Accommodation and Meal Plan.

    1. All Auburn Global American Collegiate Summer students will be placed in off-campus housing. If you are interested in purchasing a meal plan for an additional fee, please contact Auburn Global. We will provide you with a housing contract on or prior to your move-in date containing the terms of your residency. If you are unable to live in program-approved housing, you must request a housing waiver by emailing studentservices@auburnglobal.org.
    2. Health Insurance. All Auburn Global American Collegiate Summer students are required to be covered by health insurance that meets the U.S. Government, Alabama, and Auburn University requirements. If you are not currently covered by a university plan, you are required to purchase coverage from a/an Auburn Global-designated health plan as a condition of enrollment.
    3. Internship Option.  If you are accepted into the internship option, all internship opportunities will be awarded by a third-party organization in such organization’s sole discretion.

Visa Status

  1. It is your responsibility to maintain proper study-eligible visa status and comply with all applicable Federal regulations related to study in the U.S. Please review Auburn University’s policies on student visa status and immigration. You will be in jeopardy of losing your immigration status if you fail to maintain the necessary academic standing. We will be required to report any violation by you of your visa status to the SEVIS database of the DHS. Your personally identifiable information, including course enrollment details and changes, and circumstances of any suspected breach by you of Auburn University’s or Auburn Global’s policies may be shared with the DHS, Auburn University and accrediting agencies, designated authorities, your parents, and Auburn Global staff and agents. If you intend to seek permanent resident status at any point during your anticipated tenure at Auburn University, you must disclose such intent at the time of application. Please be aware that scheduling and class attendance conflicts that arise from pursuing immigration status changes will not be accommodated and may prevent you from continuing at your studies. You may be dismissed if you seek or obtain a change in your permanent residency. No refunds will be given if you must withdraw due to your actual or anticipated change to permanent resident status.