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Revised admissions policies for COVID-19

We have temporarily relaxed some admissions policies to ensure high school and transfer students entering in 2020-21 and 2021-22 are not disadvantaged during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ACT and SAT tests

We have a long-standing policy of admitting students on a test-optional basis. Beginning with fall 2021 applications, ACT and SAT scores will be considered supplemental materials. Scores will only be considered if an applicant self-reports them or sends a score to Augustana directly from the testing agency. Students who apply test-optional will still be fully eligible for academic scholarships.

International students tests

International students who were not able to take the SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS will have the opportunity to take the Duolingo English Test to demonstrate English proficiency.

Financial changes

If your family's financial circumstances have changed or will change in the coming months, please contact the Office of Financial Aid to discuss options for additional consideration. Our counselors can help determine whether these recent changes could have an impact on your eligibility for financial aid. 

Pass/no pass grading

If you need to complete some coursework pass/no credit, you will not be penalized in any way as you apply for admission or scholarships. 

AP credit

We do not anticipate any changes to our credit policies based on the in-home administration of the exams as announced by College Board.

International Baccalaureate credit

Students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme will have the opportunity to receive credit and be awarded that credential in the absence of the exams. Scores will be based on external review of the internal assessments for each subject which would have been an exam in normal circumstances.>/p>

Campus Visit Grant deadline

For domestic students applying for admission in 2021, the eligibility criteria for the grant has not been adjusted at this point. See Campus Visit Grant for details about the policy.