Category - Admissions

Blogs to help future college students navigate the college admissions process. 

So you're coming to the Open House and Scholarship Competition

Winter is coming and with it, a visit day that offers prospective college students an opportunity to win scholarship money. These days are called Scholarship Visit Days and here’s all the info you need to know before going to one.

Justin Verlinden
Justin Verlinden
November 11, 2019

Why I transferred to Augustana

College is more than academics and a beautiful campus. I learned that lesson over and over again during my freshman year when I found myself restless, lacking opportunities to explore and in need of guidance. Transferring to Augustana helped me find my passion and the opportunities I was craving. 

Kathleen Fues
Katie Fues
October 10, 2019

So you're coming to fall visit day

There's a lot going on during Fall Visit Day. Here's where to go and what to expect for everyone planning to join us for this big day. 

Mikaela Ferrara
October 7, 2019

Why I chose Augustana over a state school

Justin got into his dream school - a public university a few states over with the track team he always dreamed of being on. But after visiting, he realized that it wasn't the right fit for him. 

Justin Verlinden
Justin Verlinden
September 12, 2019

The Ultimate Get-into-College Guide for high school juniors

Junior year can be a stressful time for you and your family, but it doesn't have to be. Here's our best advice from Karen Dahlstrom, the Executive Director of Admissions. 

Karen A. Dahlstrom
Karen A. Dahlstrom
September 9, 2019

How to prepare for your first college visit

Visiting schools is one of the most integral (and fun) parts of the college selection process. Schools may look great on paper, but the only way to know if the school is the right fit for you is to go and get a feel for campus life. 

Justin Verlinden
Justin Verlinden
September 3, 2019

Getting started as a first generation college student

You might feel overwhelmed about how to start searching for colleges if you're the first in your family to go, but thinking about price and campus culture can help you narrow down your options 

Amanda Spurgeon
Amanda Spurgeon
June 25, 2019

The one way to tell if your SAT/ACT scores are good enough

If you're stressed about ACT/SAT scores keeping you out of your dream college or university, there's a way to find out. A college admissions counselor gave me this advice and it eased all my worries. 

Emily Graziano
Emily Graziano
May 13, 2019

You've paid your tuition deposit. Now what?

Your past few months have been building to this moment: choosing a college. Now that you’ve made your choice and paid your tuition deposit, you may be left wondering “NOW WHAT?”

Karen A. Dahlstrom
Karen A. Dahlstrom
April 5, 2019

So you're coming to It Begins with A. . .

Everything to expect when you come to campus for It Begins with A!

Jenna Lawrence
Jenna Lawrence
April 5, 2019