Auburn opens applications for summer, fall 2022 amid record number of applicants for this fall

Published: August 10, 2021
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After receiving a record number of applicants for this fall, Auburn University has opened its application season for next year’s summer and fall semesters.

With demand for an Auburn education high, students set to graduate high school in 2022 are urged to submit their applications as soon as possible, with the first round of early action decisions for summer and fall 2022 being announced by mid-October.

“It is exciting to see how many students are demonstrating a strong interest in joining the Auburn Family,” said Joffery Gaymon, Auburn’s vice president for enrollment. “As we focus on efforts of greater access to underserved areas, we are working hard to build connections and further grow our applicant numbers.”

For the upcoming fall semester, Auburn received more than 30,000 freshman and transfer applications—a record increase of more than 30% compared to the previous two fall semesters—with more than 19,000 applying through the Common App system, which is a powerful, online college application platform that serves more than 3 million applicants, teachers, counselors and advisors throughout the nation and world. Auburn is now in its second year of participation in the Common App.

For summer and fall 2022 semesters, Auburn is continuing to extend some modifications to its existing admissions procedures in light of standardized testing sites remaining limited amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. Students who were able to take a standardized test can use their scores for the admissions process as in years past. Applicants with at least a 3.6 grade-point average who were unable to test will be reviewed holistically through Auburn’s test-optional pathway.

Any valedictorian or salutatorian from an accredited Alabama high school with 50 or more graduates will also qualify for admission. Auburn selects its freshman class through an evaluation that includes a holistic review of the student’s academic performance. For fall 2022, Auburn will “super score” both the SAT and the ACT, considering the highest section scores across multiple test dates. Incoming freshmen who apply and are admitted by mid-January will receive automatic consideration for freshmen scholarships.

To apply to Auburn for any of the 2022 semesters, go here. Information about in-person and virtual campus tours—including academic department visits and tours of housing and Auburn’s Recreation and Wellness Center—can be found here.

Auburn University is a nationally ranked land grant institution recognized for its commitment to world-class scholarship, interdisciplinary research with an elite, top-tier Carnegie R1 classification, life-changing outreach with Carnegie’s Community Engagement designation and an undergraduate education experience second to none. Auburn is home to more than 30,000 students, and its faculty and research partners collaborate to develop and deliver meaningful scholarship, science and technology-based advancements that meet pressing regional, national and global needs. Auburn’s commitment to active student engagement, professional success and public/private partnership drives a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact.