Plainsmen’s Prep FAQs

Below are frequently asked questions about the Plainsmen’s Prep program. Please contact the Office of Academic Support if you have additional questions.

Can I participate in sorority recruitment at the same time?

No. Both sorority recruitment and Plainsmen’s Prep have demanding schedules. Students are not eligible to participate in both at the same time.

Can I participate in band camp at the same time?

No. Both band camp and Plainsmen’s Prep have demanding schedules. Students are not eligible to participate in both at the same time.

Can I pay the $200 program fee by e-bill?

Yes, when students register for Plainsmen’s Prep they are electing into a $200 fee charged to their e-bill.

If you are living on campus, the $90 charge for housing will be applied to the e-bill.

Upon registration, these charges are non-refundable.

I'm living on campus in the fall, do I have to have anything to be able to move in early?

When you register for Plainsmen’s Prep, the Office of Academic Support will confirm with the Department of Housing your early move-in date (Aug. 6). On-campus students will be charged the $90 early move-in fee via their e-bill.

I'm planning to live off campus in the fall, do provide housing during Plainsmen's Prep?

No, on-campus housing is not provided during Plainsmen’s Prep for commuter/off-campus students. Students are responsible for making their own off-campus housing arrangements during the program if they are not living in a residence hall (on campus) in the fall. The program will coordinate with Parking Services for students that need to commute to campus for the program.

Will we be doing math the entire time?

Plainsmen’s Prep is an immersive math program designed to increase your math placement from a lower-level math course to Calculus I (MATH 1610).

The program does provide opportunities to connect with other incoming first-year students and student leaders both inside and outside the classroom. Evening programs and activities are hosted. Students report making friends and feeling more a part of the Auburn Family because of this program.

When does the program actually start?

On Monday, August 6, on-campus (residential) students will move into their assigned residence hall. There will be a “welcome social” that afternoon for students and their families to attend. Attendees will have access to select Academic Deans, faculty, student leaders, and staff at that time.

The Plainsmen’s Prep program will continue for students until mid-afternoon on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

What is the schedule for the program?

2018 schedule coming soon

What do I need to bring?

Students will need to bring their own laptop for lectures, recitations, and SI/Group Study sessions. The instructor will walk you through accessing the course materials from your laptop during the first lecture.

Which math class should I register for at Camp War Eagle?

Students should register for the math course that their ACT/SAT scores place them into. Upon completion of the math placement exam at the end of Plainsmen’s Prep, students will be moved into their new course, if eligible.