Get more than high marks

Do you want more than high grades? International students with advanced English language skills can apply directly to Auburn University and have access to resources that help them focus on academic, cultural, and professional growth so they can excel in school—and prepare for a successful future.

As an International Direct student at Auburn University, you’ll receive:

  • Exclusive and rigorous academic coursework
  • Priority access to in-demand courses that fit your interests
  • Guidance from academic advisors and mentors
  • Career development and networking opportunities
  • Intensive classes with domestic students

Program Details

First-Year Program Length Program Curriculum Credits Earned Toward Degree Progression Requirements Progression
  N/A, students enrolled directly in degree program Flexible 24+ Standard freshman progression requirements* Year 2

*Some academic majors may have a higher GPA requirement for progression.

Entry requirements

International Direct students must meet the following qualifications:

GPA Minimum Minimum TOEFL® Minimum IELTS™ iTEP
Only one of the scores below required
 3.0 79 6.5+ 4.5, no sub-score below 4.0

International Direct subscoring for English proficiency is not required for admission, but is recommended.

Any prior post-secondary/university credits must be submitted at time of application. Admission will be based on freshman transfer requirements for students with less than 30 credit hours. Students with more than 30 credit hours will be assessed by transfer admissions requirements.


Depending on their choice of major, students follow an elective curriculum based on one of the following three tracks:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Business, Finance, and Economics

Sample Curriculum

Each student's curriculum will vary depending upon major, interests, and career goals.

 Semester 1  Semester 2

Live, Learn, Grow

  • Advanced Writing

Core Curriculum:

• Principles of Microeconomics

• World History I

• College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus*

• Introduction to Film

• Core Science I (with lab)

Live, Learn, Grow

  • Public Speaking

Core Curriculum:

• World History II

• Global Geography

• Core Science II (with lab)

Learning Tracks:

1. Humanities: English Composition

2. STEM: Physics

3. Business: Principles of Macroeconomics

Total credits: 24+

Note: This is a sample curriculum and may be subject to change. Schedule adjustments may be made based on course availability. The curriculum runs consecutively. The number of credits earned during the summer may be reduced due to a shorter semester length.

* Math course placement to be determined by the results of a math placement test, which will be administered upon arrival to campus.


For all application and payment deadlines, move-in and program start dates, and up-to-date program costs,
please visit the Important Dates and Costs page.


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