Successfully Orienting Students (SOS)

COVID-19 Orientation Updates

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SOS Orientation Leaders

Welcome to the Auburn Family!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Auburn University! We look forward to hosting you at Successfully Orienting Students (SOS), Auburn's orientation for transfer students, and transfer students and freshmen who are starting in the spring semester. Through SOS, we will provide an experience that will promote the academic, social and personal success of incoming students. Check out our website for all of the necessary information and instructions to prepare you for your orientation session and your first year at Auburn University.

Below are your next steps:


Activate your student account.
Go to to set up your account. You will need your username and student ID number. Both pieces of information are in your acceptance letter.


Submit the enrollment deposit.
Go to to submit the $250 non-refundable
deposit to confirm your admission.


Complete the pre-orientation modules.

The pre-orientation modules will:

    • Walk you through critical information to know prior to your orientation session
    • Explain the transfer plan of study which is an electronic form that is required if you are a transfer student
    • Prepare you to register for classes
    • Facilitate communication with your academic advisor, so you know which classes you should take your first semester.


You'll be added to the modules within a week of submitting your enrollment deposit. Watch your Auburn email for more information or you will find the modules at The course is called Successfully Orienting Students.


For spring students, we recommend completing the modules and submitting your transfer plan of study (if required) as soon as possible and by October 15. This will ensure your advisor has time to review your information before your class registration time ticket opens in November. Summer/Fall students should aim to complete the modules between January 15 and March 15 so you are ready when your class registration begins in April.

It will take time for your advisor to review your information and send your suggested classes after you complete the modules. If you complete the modules after March 15 (summer/fall) or October 15 (spring students), it may take your advisor longer due to the increased demand during the registration period. We encourage you to complete the modules as soon as possible and allow at least ten business days for your advisor to review your information before reaching out.


Register for classes.
In order to register for classes, you must have completed the pre-orientation modules, which include the transfer plan of study. After your advisor has reviewed the information you have submitted, you will receive suggested classes to take your first semester. More details about when and how to register will be provided in the pre-orientation modules. Time tickets will begin opening on November 11 (spring students) and early April (summer and fall students).

You must attend SOS to keep your class schedule.

Class Registration Frequently Asked Questions


Register to attend Successfully Orienting Students.
SOS registration is only available online through your AU Access account. Directions can be found at You do not have to register for classes before registering for SOS; however, it is highly encouraged to complete the modules before attending SOS. Please call First Year Experience at (334) 844-4501 if you have difficulty registering for SOS.

SOS Session Dates

Please note:

The deadline to register for SOS is one week prior to the session you wish to attend. Anyone not registered by the deadline must attend a future SOS—no exceptions will be made.


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