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.

We are working to get you to campus as soon as possible, in ways that prioritize your health and safety. Auburn Global is prepared to support you in beginning your university journey in a way that is tailored to you. Explore our start options below.

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Option 1.

On-Campus Spring Semester—January Start

Auburn University will remain open for the Spring 2021 semester. You are welcome to arrive on campus at the start of the regular semester in January, if that is possible for you. Our team will be available to support you during your transition to the U.S.

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Option 2.

Virtual Spring Semester

If you are unable to arrive on campus for the spring semester, you are invited to participate in virtual spring classes.  You can begin your program right away from home—no study delays or interruptions—and transition smoothly to begin your coursework on campus when you are able to make it to Auburn. All virtual programs will begin in January with the exception of Academic English Session II which will begin in March.

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Option 3.

On-Campus Spring Semester— Academic English Session II

For our Academic English students, we are offering a mid-semester arrival option that will enable you to get started on your program later in the semester at our warm and welcoming campus.

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 this fall?

Answer: Yes

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

Answer: Yes


On-Campus Spring Semester: January Start or Academic English Session II

Question 1: Are you able to get a visa to arrive on campus for the spring semester?

Answer: No

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

Answer: Yes


Virtual Spring Semester

For all application and payment deadlines as well as move-in and program start dates, please visit the Important Dates page.

Virtual Graduate Program Offerings

If you can't make it to campus in January, some programs allow you to start your Master’s program virtually in Spring 2021 and arrive on campus for the next semester.
Degree Placement Levels Learning Platform overview
Aerospace Engineering (MS) Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English Canvas
Biosystems Engineering (MS) Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English Canvas
Chemical Engineering (MS) Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English Canvas
Computer Science and Software Engineering (MS) Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English Canvas
Cybersecurity Engineering (MS) Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English Canvas
Data Science and Engineering- Data Engineering Option (MS) Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English  Not Available for Spring 2021
Materials Engineering (MS) Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English Canvas
Mechanical Engineering (MS) Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English Canvas
Polymer and Fiber Engineering (MS) Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English Canvas
Agriscience Education (MS) Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English Canvas
Business/Marketing Education (MS) Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English Canvas
Early Childhood Education (MS) Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English Canvas
English for Speakers of Other Languages (MS) Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English Canvas
English Language Arts Education (MS) Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English Canvas
General Science Education (MS) Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English Canvas
Music Education: Instrumental or Vocal (MS) Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English Canvas
Reading Education (MS) Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English Canvas
Foreign Language Education: French or Spanish (MS) Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English Canvas
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Direct MAP, Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English To be determined*
Master of Community Planning (MCP) Direct MAP, Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English To be determined*
Applied Mathematics (MAM)—Non-thesis Direct MAP, Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English To be determined*
Data Science and Engineering—Data Science Option (MS) Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English Not Available for Spring 2021
Mathematics (MS)—Non-thesis Direct MAP, Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English To be determined*
Probability and Statistics (MProbs)—Non-thesis Direct MAP, Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English To be determined*
Statistics (MS)—Thesis Direct MAP, Advanced MAP, MAP, Academic English To be determined*

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

5 Reasons to Start Virtually

Experiencing delays in arriving to campus on time? Here are five reasons to start virtually with us.

1.

A head start

Don’t delay—start your coursework now, with no interruptions.

2.

Recognized AU credits

Take the exact same credits you would take if you were on-campus.

3.

Top-notch instruction

Learn from AU faculty and connect with your classmates before you step foot on campus.

4.

Dedicated support

Receive holistic assistance from Auburn Global advisors, plus guidance on your transition to campus.

5.

A connection to campus

Join the Auburn Family with regularly scheduled virtual events with students on-campus and around the world.

Student Stories

Want to learn more about what its like to be an Auburn University student? Hear from international students like you have already joined the Auburn Family.

``Auburn Global has been helpful in so many ways. They register students for their major classes but also register students for Auburn Global classes, which helped me a lot with transitioning to higher-level classes and the American higher education system in general.``

Arjit

Arjit

``Professors always encourage students to involve in the class discussions, and they will give some comments to the students' responses to make it as a dialogue. The class is more like students centered atmosphere.``

Li

Li in graduation cap and gown

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