When can I get to campus?

We hear this question every day from international students like you. With the coronavirus pandemic, we understand that visa availability and travel plans may have been impacted. As always, Auburn Global has you covered.

Your health and safety remain our top priorities as we work to get you to campus as soon as possible. If you face delays in arriving to campus, explore these options for beginning your university journey in a way that is tailored to you.

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Option 1.

On-Campus Fall Semester—October Start

Depending on your program, we are offering a mid-semester arrival option that will enable you to get started on your degree later this fall at our warm and welcoming campus.
You can view important dates for the October start here.

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Option 2.

Virtual Fall Semester—Academic Credits

Depending on your program, you could begin your fall semester online, from home this October. Earn academic credits in classes taught by Auburn University professors and build a strong foundation for your degree program.

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Option 3.

Virtual Fall Semester—English-Language

American Collegiate Live—Session II starts in October and is an eight-week intensive English-language program with global, career, and academic workshops. Meet and learn with international students from all over the world who are attending universities across the U.S. and start your degree program with Auburn Global in the spring!

Note: Fall start dates vary based on your program. Important dates for each program can be found here.

Find a Solution that Works

Explore which path to your university degree makes the most sense for you:

Question 1: Are you able to get a visa appointment by early fall?

Answer: Yes

Question 2: Are you able to book travel plans for your designated start time in October?

Answer: Yes


On Campus Arrival

Question 1: Are you able to get a visa to arrive on campus before October 6?

Answer: No

Question 2: Are you able to begin studying virtually from your home this fall?

Answer: Yes


Virtual Start

If you are a graduate student, please reach out to your enrollment counselor to understand your options.

Virtual Graduate Program Offerings

If you can't make it to campus in August or October, some programs allow you to start your Master’s program virtually in Fall 2020 and arrive on campus for the Spring 2021 semester.

 

DegreePlacement LevelsLearning Platform overview
Aerospace Engineering (MS)Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic EnglishCanvas
Biosystems Engineering (MS)Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic EnglishCanvas
Chemical Engineering (MS)Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic EnglishCanvas
Computer Science and Software Engineering (MS)Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic EnglishCanvas
Cybersecurity Engineering (MS)Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic EnglishCanvas
Materials Engineering (MS)Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic EnglishCanvas
Mechanical Engineering (MS)Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic EnglishCanvas
Polymer and Fiber Engineering (MS)Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic EnglishCanvas
Agriscience Education (MS)Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic EnglishCanvas
Business/Marketing Education (MS)Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic EnglishCanvas
Early Childhood Education (MS)Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic EnglishCanvas
English for Speakers of Other Languages (MS)Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic EnglishCanvas
English Language Arts Education (MS)Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic EnglishCanvas
General Science Education (MS)Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic EnglishCanvas
Music Education: Instrumental or Vocal (MS)Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic EnglishCanvas
Reading Education (MS)Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic EnglishCanvas
Foreign Language Education: French or Spanish (MS)Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic EnglishCanvas
Master of Public Administration (MPA)Direct MAP, Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic EnglishTo be determined*
Master of Community Planning (MCP)Direct MAP, Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic EnglishTo be determined*
Applied Mathematics (MAM)—Non-thesisDirect MAP, Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic EnglishTo be determined*
Data Science and Engineering—Data Science Option (MS)Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic EnglishTo be determined*
Mathematics (MS)—Non-thesisDirect MAP, Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic EnglishTo be determined*
Probability and Statistics (MProbs)—Non-thesisDirect MAP, Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic EnglishTo be determined*
Statistics (MS)—ThesisDirect MAP, Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic EnglishTo be determined*

*For programs marked “To be determined” please reach out to your enrollment counselor to discuss the best start option for you.

Student Stories

Want to learn more about starting to work toward your Auburn University degree via AC Live? Hear from international students like you who have already started classes!

“You will feel that the professor is standing in front of you, delivering the course. We do not have any barriers communicating.”

Cynthia Wang (2017)

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“Only after you have experienced the online (Live) classroom, you will find that it is not as we (you) imagined, and that technology is changing our (your) real life.”

Xiaoding Guan (2019)

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Stay Informed

During this time of uncertainty, we are here for you. See how we have been supporting our students this semester and how Auburn University faculty have become go-to experts on various COVID-19 topics.

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Student Support Video

Here are a few of the ways that the Auburn Global team has supported students over the last semester.

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Read about the COVID-19 experts at Auburn.

Explore how Auburn faculty are taking the front lines against COVID-19.

Explore Auburn University's COVID-19 Information Page