About Plainsmen’s Prep

Plainsmen’s Prep
August 4-13, 2019

Student Eligibility

To be eligible for Plainsmen’s Prep, you must score below the required math course placement for your anticipated major*

  • Less than a 26 on the Math ACT or under a 620 on the Math SAT for majors requiring Calculus I (MATH 1610)
  • Less than a 25 on the Math ACT or under a 600 on the Math SAT for majors requiring Calculus with Business Applications I (MATH 1680)

*Review the math course placement page, and especially the “core math requirement by college and by major” chart, to understand your ACT/SAT scoring and major requirement for mathematics.

Program Elements

  • Provide students with more than 30 hours on precalculus concepts developed and taught by Auburn University mathematics faculty
  • Deliver curriculum based on Auburn mathematics faculty experiences and observations of most needed information for success in a college-learning environment
  • Engage students in small group active-review sessions based on curriculum led by current undergraduate students
  • Facilitate programs on academic success topics (e.g., time management, study skills, goal setting, etc.)
  • Offer math placement exam upon completion, giving students a chance to qualify for a higher mathematics course their first semester

Program Benefits

  • Offers an opportunity to increase initial placement from MATH 1000, 1100/1120, or 1130/1150 to a higher course level
  • Supports timely graduation by offering you a path to start your first semester in the math course required for your major, bypassing prerequisite courses
  • Helps you gain an understanding of good study techniques and skills
  • Provides collaborative activities to enhance learning and improve your performance
  • Connects you to other incoming first-year students
  • Provides you with continued support from Auburn faculty, staff, and current undergraduate students
  • Learn more by hearing from previous participants and by reviewing this infographic from the 2018 program.

What is Provided

  • A pre-loaded dining card for on-campus food/beverage purchase
  • T-Shirt, water bottle, canvas bag
  • Program materials (binder, worksheets)
  • On-campus residents are granted early move-in for housing assignment

Program Cost

For students eligible for Plainsmen’s Prep, the program costs $200 charged to the student’s eBill. In addition, on-campus students will pay a $90 fee to move into their residence hall early. The $90 charge does not apply to students living off campus.