SOS Class Registration
Auburn University offers entering transfer students a one-time opportunity for priority registration for their classes. This is a tremendous advantage to the student, as you will be placed in classes applicable to your major by professional academic advisors prior to the registration period for Auburn’s current students. In other words, if you meet the Priority Registration Deadline, you are getting the first choice of classes.
To qualify for this benefit, the following items must be completed by March 1 (if you are starting in the summer or fall) or October 1 (if you are starting in the spring):
- Acceptance to Auburn University.
- Submission of the non-refundable $200 enrollment deposit.
- Submission of the Transfer Plan of Study electronically through AU Access
If you do not meet the deadline, you will be faced with registering on your own after current Auburn students have registered.
You will not be offered this benefit again in your career at Auburn, so take advantage of it now.
Summer and Fall Students
If you meet the March 1 Priority Registration Deadline (Students starting in the summer or fall)
You will be registered for summer and/or fall classes by your academic advisor and will receive your schedule of classes when you attend SOS. You may expect 5-7 hours for summer semester and 12 or more for fall semester. In order to receive this benefit, you must attend SOS and pay the tuition bill posted to your eBill in July. If you do not attend SOS or are not registered by August 1, your schedule will be dropped. If these stipulations are not met, your schedule(s) may be dropped, and you must still attend SOS in August prior to registering for classes. Students starting in the summer semester should plan to attend SOS on May 9 or before.
If you were unable to meet the March 1 deadline (Students starting in the summer or fall)
You will meet with your academic advisor in a group setting and receive registration instructions at SOS. Class selection will be greatly reduced by the time you attend SOS. The sooner you attend SOS, the longer you will have to work on your schedule, and the more likely you will be able to obtain a full schedule of classes, although your schedule may not be finalized until August. Students who wait until the August SOS to register may struggle to obtain full-time hours.
Students who wish to enroll in summer school should plan to attend SOS in the spring. If you do not meet the March 1 deadline (referenced above), you may begin summer and fall registration after attending SOS.
Students who wish to enroll in summer school but do not meet the March 1 deadline nor attend SOS in the spring will be allowed to enroll in summer classes only and will be required to attend the SOS session in August prior to registering for fall semester. It is highly advantageous to attend SOS in the spring. Students who attend the August SOS may struggle to obtain full-time hours.
Transfer students and freshmen planning to enroll in the spring should meet the Priority Registration Deadline on October 1. To receive the priority registration benefit, you must be accepted and pay the enrollment deposit in advance of the deadline. Additionally, transfer students must submit the Transfer Plan of Study by that deadline. All priority registered students must attend SOS and pay the tuition bill posted to your eBill in November to keep that schedule. Students who do not meet that deadline will register for classes after attending SOS in either November or January. Attending SOS earlier is always better.