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Auburn’s Path to the Plains

Take an alternative Path to the Plains!

Path to the Plains (P2P) is a concurrent enrollment program offered by Auburn University and partner community college institutions designed for students who want to transfer to Auburn to finish their bachelor’s degrees once they have completed their associate’s degrees. P2P offers an affordable and accessible path for Alabama residents.

There are multiple reasons why you might choose Path to the Plains. Here are just a few of the benefits you might see from the program:

  • Early exposure to Auburn’s campus and courses in your major
  • Increased probability of graduating in four years
  • Courses that are mapped out in advance, making progress toward your degree more straightforward
  • Degree programs that are in demand and career-ready
  • Affordability

What eligible majors are offered in the CFWE?

If you are an Alabama resident and are interested in the below degrees, Path to the Plains may be the right path for you!

If you successfully complete the required courses and maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher, you are guaranteed acceptance into your designated program at Auburn University.

How does it work?

Southern Union State Community College and Lurleen B. Wallace Community College participate in the Path to the Plains program. Interested students apply via the P2P application at a partner institution into their intended degree program. During the program’s first two years, students complete general education classes toward an associate’s degree at the partner school while taking at least one course at Auburn each semester.

Each institution provides a success guide to determine which classes students take at Auburn and which are taken at the partner institution based on the student’s intended degree program. Upon completing the designated coursework and program requirements, the student transfers to Auburn to complete their bachelor’s degree. During concurrent enrollment, all courses are charged the community college tuition rate.

The P2P program provides academic support to students throughout their time at the partner institution and helps prepare them for a successful transition to Auburn.

How much does it cost?

Path to the Plains participants pay tuition and fees based on the partner institution’s fee schedule for all courses they are enrolled in – whether at Auburn or the partner institution – during concurrent enrollment. All tuition billing during the concurrent enrollment terms for the community college and Auburn coursework is handled through the community college.

Because all tuition billing during the concurrent enrollment terms is handled through the community college, all financial aid during the concurrent enrollment terms is also handled by the community college. The community college will evaluate and award eligible financial aid to eligible students in the P2P program. Students are expected to abide by their community college’s financial aid policies and procedures.

Additionally, students who receive financial aid must use a provided form to provide proof of attendance in their Auburn University courses to the P2P team for financial aid awards.

Once you transfer to Auburn, your tuition and fees will be based on Auburn’s fee structure.

Ready to begin your Path to the Plains?

If this path sounds right for you, learn more about the Path to the Plains programs offered through the participating institutions, then contact Brooke Martin, CFWE Student Recruitment Advisor, for more information about enrollment at (334) 844-1094 or

Ready to begin your Path to the Plains?

Let our advisors help you learn more about eligible degree programs and enrollment!

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