Auburn University waiving admission application fees for in-state students next week

AUBURN - As part of a new “Auburn Application Week” offer, Auburn University will waive its new student admission application fee for in-state residents Jan. 13-17.

 During that timeframe, Alabama residents can visit and use the code Tigers2020 to activate the fee waiver and apply for admission. The offer — which will end at 4:45 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17 — is the second time in recent months that Auburn has had a fee waiver, most recently during the statewide College Application Week in November.

“Our no-fee application week is another example of Auburn expanding opportunities for students and their families,” said Joffery Gaymon, Auburn’s vice president for enrollment.

 The fee waiver comes as Auburn recently released its early action admission decisions and merit scholarship awards for the Class of 2024, reflecting a higher number of in-state applications and a diverse pool of academically talented students.

“Auburn consistently ranks as the top university in the state and is one of the best in the nation,” said Gaymon. “We educate more Alabama students than any other university, and we continue working to help prospective students on their journey to joining the Auburn Family.”

Of 15,405 applications, 10,717 were offered admission during early action, just before and during the Thanksgiving break. The early action cohort was determined through a comprehensive review process, with an average ACT score of 28.36 and an average grade-point average of 4.01. 

 There was a 19 percent jump in early action applications this year from in-state students. The latest figures come as the university undertakes a new strategic plan that, among other goals, calls for 60 percent of its freshman class to be from the state of Alabama and for a robust and diverse enrollment of students while enhancing access, affordability and academic quality. To achieve that goal, the strategic plan states that the university will seek to increase access for Pell Grant eligible and first-generation students.

  Auburn also released 2020 merit scholarships. A total of 5,345 incoming freshmen were awarded scholarships, totaling $16,374,000. There was a 9 percent increase is scholarships awarded to in-state students. A new scholarship, Fearless & True, was awarded to Alabama residents with a 26-27 ACT or equivalent SAT score and Alabama residents with a 24-25 ACT or equivalent SAT score received an All Auburn Scholarship.

 Gaymon says the next set of admission decisions for Auburn will be released the week of Jan. 13 and the regular admission application deadline for new freshmen is Feb. 3.