SOS Class Registration Frequently Asked Questions

 

Preparing to Register

What steps must be complete in order to be cleared to register?

For you to be cleared to register, you must have completed the online pre-orientation modules, submitted your Transfer Plan of Study, and received a suggested set of classes for your first semester from your academic advisor.

You can find more instructions for completing these steps at auburn.edu/sos. We encourage you to complete these steps as soon as possible since it will take your academic advisor time to review your information and clear you to register for classes.

What if I haven’t heard from my academic advisor?

If it has been more than 10 business days since you competed your pre-orientation modules and submitted your Transfer Plan of Study, but you have not heard from your academic advisor, you may follow up with them. Currently, academic advising is taking place remotely and the best way to contact your advisor is by email. If you do not know who your advisor is, go back to your college's module to find their name and email address. You can also find more contact information here if you need assistance: auburn.edu/academicadvising. They appreciate your patience as this is a high demand time for academic advisors and they will respond as soon as they are able.

When do I register for classes?

About three weeks prior to registration opening (November 11 for spring students), you will see your specific registration time (time ticket) in your Academic Profile on AU Access. This is in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. Time tickets are based on credit hours. We encourage you to log in at the beginning of your registration time since class availability may diminish quickly throughout the registration period.

What is a registration PIN?

The registration system may ask you to enter a PIN (Personal Identification Number) before allowing you to register for classes. If you are cleared to register, your PIN will be 111111. If you are not cleared to register, your PIN will be a scrambled number until your academic advisor clears you to register and resets the PIN to 111111. If you believe you should be cleared to register and your PIN isn’t reset, please contact your academic advisor for assistance.

How do I register for classes?

Review Module 5 in the pre-orientation modules. This module includes step by step instructions and screenshots to explain how to use Tiger Scheduler (a system to help you plan your class schedule) and how to use the AU Access registration system.

What should I do before my registration time ticket opens so I am prepared?
  • Make sure all of your transcripts are submitted to Auburn. More details are explained in Module 2 of the pre-orientation modules.
  • Complete the pre-orientation modules and submit your Transfer Plan of Study (if you are a transfer student).
  • Work with your academic advisor and use Tiger Scheduler to determine the courses to register.
  • Have a few options for class schedules in case a class becomes full.
  • Check and resolve any holds you may have on your account. In your Academic Profile on the My Academics tab of AU Access, you will see a section that will note any holds that may prevent course registration. Click the View Holds link to see instructions on what to do to resolve the hold.
  • Make sure to register your phone with Duo 2-factor authentication – auburn.edu/2factor
  • Consider applying for a transfer student specific Themed First Year Seminar
    • Navigate Your Career Pathway – Open to All Transfer Students
    • Getting Ag-climated: Finding Transfer Success in CoAg – Open to All College of Agriculture Transfer Students
    • For more information and steps to apply, visit aub.ie/fys

During Registration

What if a class I need is full?

Check out Step 5 on the Registration Refresher document which explains how to use the waitlist system. If no waitlist is associated with the class and section you want, contact the appropriate department for more information. Phone numbers are online for each department. It can be helpful to frequently check the registration system to see if any open seats become available.

Can I adjust my class schedule?

You may make adjustments to your summer class schedule according to the academic calendar (http://www.auburn.edu/main/auweb_calendar.php).

You may make adjustments to your fall class schedule while you have an open registration time ticket. Fall time tickets will be open until late May. They will close for part of the summer, then reopen in mid-July and remain open through the fifth class day of fall semester.

Many students change their class schedules throughout the registration window, so if a class you want is currently closed, keep checking back to see if any open seats become available.

After Registration

When will I have to pay for these classes?

The first bill, also known as your eBill, is usually sent mid-April for the summer semester and mid-July for the fall semester. You will usually have about 3-4 weeks to submit payment. For specific dates, please see: auburn.edu/administration/business-finance/sfs/billing-schedules.html?0

Class schedules are subject to cancellation for non-payment following the due dates of the first billing cycles of the fall and summer classes. You must pay at least 50% of your first bill to retain your class schedule. The other 50% will be due on your next month’s bill.

What should I do after registering for classes?

Enrollment Operations
1550 East Glenn Ave, Suite 1210
Auburn, AL 36849

  • Continue to check your Auburn email account regularly. Check out the Office of Information Technology's instructions for setting up your email on a mobile device: auburn.edu/oit/mobile/

Miscellaneous Questions

What if I want to change my starting term at Auburn?

It is in your best interest to make this change before registering for classes. Email Enrollment Operations (webadms@auburn.edu) to make the change.  Please be sure to use your Auburn email. You should also update your academic advisor since this change may affect the classes you are recommended to take.

What if I am no longer planning to come to Auburn?

You must let the University know by emailing your official withdrawal to decline@auburn.edu. Please use your Auburn email address when sending this email.

Still have questions?

If you have a question about which classes you should register for, please contact your academic advisor. Currently, academic advising is taking place remotely and the best way to contact your advisor is by email. If you do not know who your advisor is, go back to your college's module to find their name and email address. Phone numbers for each college/school’s Academic Advising office can be found here: auburn.edu/academicadvising. They appreciate your patience as this is a high demand time for academic advisors and they will respond as soon as they are able.

First Year Experience can also help with general questions or can refer you to the office who can assist with more specific questions. You can reach us by fyedesk@auburn.edu or (334) 844-4501.

Last modified: September 1, 2020