Spring Start Options
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.
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.
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.
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?
Question 2: Are you able to book travel plans for your designated start time in January or March?
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?
Question 2: Are you able to begin studying virtually from your home this spring?
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)||Canvas|
|Data Science and Engineering- Data Engineering Option (MS)||Not Available for Spring 2021|
|Materials Engineering (MS)||Canvas|
|Agriscience Education (MS)||Canvas|
|English for Speakers of Other Languages (MS)||Canvas|
|General Science Education (MS)||Canvas|
|Music Education: Instrumental or Vocal (MS)||Canvas|
|Reading Education (MS)||Canvas|
|Foreign Language Education: French or Spanish (MS)||Canvas|
|Master of Public Administration (MPA)||To be determined*|
|Master of Community Planning (MCP)||To be determined*|
|Applied Mathematics (MAM)—Non-thesis||To be determined*|
|Data Science and Engineering—Data Science Option (MS)||Not Available for Spring 2021|
|Mathematics (MS)—Non-thesis||To be determined*|
|Probability and Statistics (MProbs)—Non-thesis||To be determined*|
|Statistics (MS)—Thesis||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.
A head start
Don’t delay—start your coursework now, with no interruptions.
Recognized AU credits
Take the exact same credits you would take if you were on-campus.
Learn from AU faculty and connect with your classmates before you step foot on campus.
Receive holistic assistance from Auburn Global advisors, plus guidance on your transition to campus.
A connection to campus
Join the Auburn Family with regularly scheduled virtual events with students on-campus and around the world.
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.``
``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.``
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.
Student Support Video
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