Successfully Orienting Students (SOS)

Registration for Successfully Orienting Students is now open. See below for details.

COVID-19 Orientation Updates

June 2, 2020: In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the plans for Successfully Orienting Students (SOS) have changed. Out of concern for the health and wellbeing of you and the entire Auburn community, much of your orientation will be conducted online. Please review this email sent to students on June 2 and our website ( for more information. Continue to check your Auburn email for details about your session.

Auburn University is closely monitoring the emergence of COVID-19 and consulting with public health officials to ensure the safety of the university community. Check the university’s COVID-19 website for the most up-to-date information about campus operations. 

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 transfer student orientation. Through SOS, we will provide an experience which will promote the academic, social and personal success of incoming transfer 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 non-refundable
deposit to guarantee your admission.


Complete the pre-orientation modules.
Click here for more information about the pre-orientation modules. The pre-orientation modules will help you complete your transfer plan of study and prepare you to register for classes when your registration time ticket opens in November (spring students), or April (summer/fall students).


These modules will also help facilitate communication with your academic advisor. At Auburn University, class registration is assigned by specific time tickets based on the number of hours you have completed. For summer and fall semesters, time tickets begin opening in early April. For spring semesters, time tickets begin opening in early November. In order to be ready for your time ticket, complete the pre-orientation modules and pay your enrollment deposit by March 15 (summer/fall students) or October 15 (spring students). This will assure your advisor has time to review your information before your time ticket opens. We encourage you to complete the modules as soon as possible because the longer you wait the fewer class options will be available.


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 seven business days for your advisor to review your information.


Register for classes.
In order to register for classes, you must have submitted your enrollment deposit and have completed the pre-orientation modules, which includes 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 will be discussed within the pre-orientation modules. Time tickets will open in early April (summer and fall students) and November (spring 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. Click here for the 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.


We encourage you to explore our site and carefully read all emails and print material provided. If you need further assistance, please contact us.