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Augustana adult community program

Augustana College is pleased to offer the Adult Community Education Program to select individuals in the Quad-Cities and the broader community. Through the community education course discount program, Augustana will make a select set of courses available to qualifying participants.  By taking part in the Augustana classroom experiences, participants can continue on their paths as life-long learners.

Eligible participants will audit a course. Participants will not earn any college credit or continuing education credits (CEUs) for this coursework toward any degree or major.  Eligible participants include:

  • Senior citizens and Peace Corps
  • United States military veterans who have previously earned a college degree
  • Augustana alumni with degrees
  • Augustana retirees, both faculty and staff

 STEP ONE- Apply to the program

To participate, interested, eligible individuals should apply to the program by completing the one-page Special Student Application available for completion online or the paper form may be printed and returned to:

Augustana College
Office of the Registrar
639 38th St.
Rock Island, Ill., 61201

STEP TWO - Register for courses

A minimum of three weeks prior to the start of each term, the individual should contact the Registrar for a list of courses. Registration for these seats will start during the previous term's final exam week and will be on a first-come, first-served basis (fall term registration for this program will not begin until Augut 1.) To receive this discount, students must register in-person and complete the additional auditor form available in the Office of the Registrar, Founders Hall.

Participants in this program must have a valid email address for communication purposes. Payment for courses will be billed at the time of registration and is non-refundable.

STEP THREE - Taking the course.

Approved participants are expected to enroll and attend class starting the first day of the term. Full participation in the course is an expectation for this program.

While, regular tuition at Augustana is approximately $1500 per credit hour or $4500 per three-credit course, through this program, Augustana is pleased to offer courses for a nominal fee of only $300 per credit or $900 for a regular 3-credit course. The Augustana Adult Community Education Program is not available for summer school courses. Participants will be held to the same academic and disciplinary standards of the Augustana community. Campus housing and college transcripts are not available for participants in this program.

Individuals who are not eligible for the Augustana Adult Community Education Program, but are interested in taking courses at Augustana for credit should follow the regular admission process and will pay regular tuition.

For questions please call (309) 794-7277 or email

Cabinet Approved 5-18-12