Auburn’s early action application deadline for fall 2021 nears

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Auburn University’s early action application deadline for fall 2021 is fast approaching, and the university is already seeing a substantial increase in applicants among in-state students.

The deadline for early action is Dec. 1, with decisions on those applicants being released in mid-January. Since joining the Common App system—a powerful online college application platform that serves more than 3 million applicants, teachers, counselors and advisors throughout the nation and world—Auburn has received nearly 10,000 applications for fall 2021, a 16% increase in students from Alabama. Auburn joined the Common App earlier this semester.

“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.”

Making sure to meet the Dec. 1 early action deadline with a complete application file for fall 2021 is also important for students to be considered for merit scholarships. This year, Auburn’s application process includes some modifications, with any valedictorian or salutatorian from an accredited Alabama school with 50 or more graduates qualifying for admission and being accepted into Auburn’s Honors College. Also, amid COVID-19, any fall 2021 student applicant unable to secure a standardized test will receive a “holistic” review that will include leadership activities, high school performance, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate scores, short essay questions and other pertinent factors. Meanwhile, students who were able to take a standardized test can still use their score in Auburn’s 2021 fall admissions process as in years past.

For those interested in Auburn, the university is offers a number of virtual opportunities

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.