Category - Admissions

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

Common myths about the college admission process

A lot of misinformation can swirl around and rumors die hard. How important are extracurriculars, really? And how important are my test scores if I have above a 3.5 GPA? As someone who’s been through the same process you’re getting ready to start, I’ve compiled a list of myths about college applications.

Autumn Peele
July 2, 2020

5 things to consider when choosing a college

There is a school out there that will meet all of your needs and expectations. Here are some characteristics to look out for to determine if the college is a good fit for you. 

Patti Grod
Patti Grod
May 6, 2020

Why I chose a local college

All Justin wanted after high school was to get as far away from the Quad Cities as possible for college. But when he found Augustana, his plans changed. 

Justin Verlinden
Justin Verlinden
May 5, 2020

How to experience campus when you can't visit

If you can't visit a school in person, there are still plenty of ways to get a feel of what campus life is like. 

Patti Grod
Patti Grod
March 13, 2020

You've committed to Augustana. Now what?

You have committed to Augustana College and made your tuition deposit. Although you still have several months before you embark on this new adventure of college, here are some things you can do to stay excited about your decision and Augustana!

Patti Grod
Patti Grod
February 18, 2020

Want financial aid? You have to do this paperwork.

Justin Verlinden
Justin Verlinden
December 4, 2019

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

No regrets: coming to Augie from California

Sophia chose to come to Augustana without ever experiencing life in the Midwest, and she wouldn't change her decision even after experiencing winter. 

Sophia Gilmore
Sophia Gilmore
October 28, 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