School of Communication & Journalism

Admissions Procedures

 

Communication, Journalism, Public Relations and Media Studies are application majors. Students are considered pre-majors until accepted into one of the four programs.

Admission to one of these majors is only obtained by applying directly to the school with the Program Application Form after completing at least one semester at Auburn University and meeting the minimum criteria:

  1. Complete the 1000-level course required for your major:
  2. 2.3 GPA in ENGL 1100, 1120, and core Social Science
  3. 30 hours of AU core courses (transfer credits included)

Meeting these criteria means only that a student is eligible to complete an application. Admission is not guaranteed. Admission to majors in the School of Communication and Journalism is selectivelimited and highly competitive.

WHEN IS THE APPLICATION PERIOD EACH YEAR?

Students are admitted to the major on a space-available basis four times per year. The application deadline is posted each semester in the School of Communication and Journalism and on the School's website. Space is carefully determined based on our national accreditation standards and School resources and faculty.

Upcoming Application dates

  • Monday, May 11, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. (central)
  • Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. (central)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. (central)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. (central)

Any application submitted after 11:59 p.m. (central time) will be considered during the next application period.

WILL I AUTOMATICALLY BE SELECTED AS A MAJOR IF I MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND TAKE THE REQUIRED COURSES?

Completing the required 1000-level course and meeting the other requirements listed above means that a student is eligible to submit an application for acceptance into the major. No student is guaranteed admission into one of the School's four programs. Students are strongly encouraged not to wait until their junior or senior years to apply for admission. Pre-majors should apply for admission soon after completing the criteria listed above and taking 30 hours of AU core courses.

CAN I AUTOMATICALLY TRANSFER INTO COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, MEDIA STUDIES OR PUBLIC RELATIONS?

On-campus and off-campus transfer students will be placed into the pre-major of their choosing until they have completed the admission requirements listed above. Students who are not accepted into one of the School's four programs can meet with the School adviser for other curricular options.

IF I AM ACCEPTED INTO ONE OF THE FOUR PROGRAMS, HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO COMPLETE MY DEGREE?

All of the School's programs take a minimum of six semesters to complete. The coursework is sequential and many classes are taught only once per year. The number of available seats in skills-based and studio courses are limited to 15 to 18 students, per our national accreditation standards. On-campus or off-campus transfer students accepted into the program should anticipate that it will still take them six semesters to complete the program.

QUESTIONS?

Questions about the  status of an application should be directed to the associate director in COMM, JRNL, MDIA or PRCM.

Questions about the application process for Communication, Journalism, Media Studies or Public Relations should be directed to our School Adviser Lori McLean, lam0010@auburn.edu, (334) 844-2708

Program Application Form

Next Application Deadline:

Monday, May 11, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. (central)

Last Updated: January 29, 2015