Augustana Next offers path for transfer students
Dual enrollment opportunities include advising, advance classes
Augustana College has formed a partnership with select community colleges to offer their students a path to an affordable, high-quality education close to home.
Augustana is nationally ranked for academic quality, innovation and value. One of the Best in the Midwest according to the Princeton Review, Augustana also is known for its welcoming, diverse and international campus community.
Through Augustana Next, students applying to a partner community college with the intention of completing an associate of arts program may apply to Augustana at the same time.
Currently, this option is open to students at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) or Black Hawk College (BHC).
From Day 1, these students will have access to Augustana’s academic resources and student life opportunities.
• An Augustana academic advisor
• An Augustana professor from their desired major to discuss course choices, topics and available opportunities
• The ability to take two Augustana evening courses, within their regular tuition, that meet Augustana’s Global Diversity and Reasoned Examination of Faith graduation requirement The Augustana credits will count toward their associate's degrees,
• An Augustana student identification card and email address, which grants them immediate and full access to the Thomas Tredway Library, library databases, campus facilities, sporting and cultural events, plus program evaluation software that provides “what if?” simulations for every Augustana major.
Junior standing at Augustana
Once dual-enrolled students have earned an associate's degree, they automatically are admitted to Augustana (provided that transfer admission requirements are met). They will have fulfilled Augustana’s first-year inquiry and learning perspective general education requirements, will have junior standing, and can begin taking junior-level courses, though they still have to meet individual course prerequisites.
Because some career technical education and transitional courses don’t match up with Augustana’s curriculum, Augustana will evaluate courses for transfer eligibility based on an official transcript the community college.
There is no extra fee for dual application. Students also may apply to Augustana during their first and second year attending their partner community college. Application to Augustana does not obligate the student to attend or limit their ability to apply to other schools.
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