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Advising and registration

Advising and registration for spring classes

New students who have paid a tuition deposit for spring 2022 will get an email from the Admissions office. It will include your student ID number and a link to this page.

With your student ID number handy, please complete the steps below so we can prepare a spring class schedule for you that reflects your interests and goals. If you can't find your ID number, call Admissions at 309-794-7341.

If you have questions, see the contact information in each step for the office that can help.

If we have questions or need information from you, we will communicate with you via your new @Augustana email (step 2 below). Please watch your email inbox and respond promptly from your @Augustana email.

STEP 1: Create your Augustana network account

Please note: This step must be completed in one sitting and just one time. Do not proceed with other steps until this one is complete.

Start here at

→ Click on "Set up Student or Employee Account"

→ Enter your student seven-digit ID number, including the leading zero.

→ Agree to the “Communication & Campus Tech Agreement” by clicking on the box.

→ Complete all of remaining steps to successfully set up your account. (Here are step-by-step instructions.)

At the end of this step, you’ll know your username and be enrolled in the password recovery system. If you have problems completing this step, please call our ITS Helpdesk at 309-794-7293 or email

(After you have successfully completed this step, you will be able to reset your password if you forget it. The reset link is at

STEP 2: Access your Augustana email account

Log in to your new student email account. Check your inbox frequently for information from the college. If you have problems completing this step, call our ITS Helpdesk at 309-794-7293 or email

Augustana email

STEP 3: Complete your Admissions record

Even if you applied test-optional, we require all students to submit official copies of standardized test scores to complete their academic file at Augustana. Official scores are used for math placement purposes and to finalize your admissions record.

Self-reported scores cannot be used for math placement.

Log into your Admissions Status Portal (below) to check to see if we have an official score on file. Please contact the testing agency and have your scores sent to Augustana College or upload a PDF of your Student Score Report to your Admissions Status Portal. 

(Students who have not taken the ACT or SAT can look here for information on how to establish their math placement using ALEKS.)

If you are pursuing a STEM major, we can register you for your spring classes when we have your test scores or a math placement via ALEKS.

Admissions Portal

STEP 4: Submit your Augustana ID Card photo

Upload a passport-style photo for your official Augustana ID Card. If you have further questions, email or call 309-794-7707.

Submit photo

STEP 5: Identify your emergency contacts

Augustana needs to have your emergency contact information on file. If you have questions, contact the Dean of Students office at 309-794-7533 or

Enter emergency contacts

STEP 6: Give parents and guardians access to your bill

Your student records, including billing records, are private and protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Without your (the student’s) authorization, the college cannot share or discuss your billing information with anyone but you.

This step is to permit electronic bills to be sent to your Authorized Payer, usually a parent or guardian. This step also gives the Student Accounts staff authority to discuss your financial status with your Authorized Payer. (The college does not send paper statements.) 

You can add as many Authorized Payers as you need. If you will be solely responsible for your financial situation and do not want to set up an Authorized Payer, contact Student Accounts to note that in your records.

This step does not require any payments to be made, or banking information to be entered. 

How to set up an Authorized Payer screenshots

You will set up your Authorized Payer by first logging into your Arches account (use your username and password from Step 1.) Click on the blue Students button and then the ePayment/eBill link. This will take you into the TransAct Campus payment portal.

Click on your name in the upper left corner. Under "Payers," click "Send a payer invitation."

Your parent or guardian will receive an email from the system with login information. If you have problems completing this step, contact Student Accounts, 309-794-7354.

Set up e-billing through Arches

STEP 7: Sign up for Augie Alerts (International students will complete this step on campus.)

The Augie Alerts emergency notification system communicates emergency information related to Augustana to you by email, text messages, phone calls and voicemail. Your parents also may want to sign up. If you have questions, contact Kirby Stockwell at

Augie Alerts

STEP 8: Let us know about your language skills and study.

Learn about Augustana's requirements for a second language and your options for language study. Then tell us about your previous language study. You may be required to take a language placement test. All students must choose one of five options available at this link. If you have questions about this step, please contact the Office of Advising at or 309-794-8818.

Second language options

STEP 9: Complete the pre-registration form

Before you complete this form learn about the courses you'll take in your first semester.

Then complete the Pre-registration Form. We'll create your spring class schedule based on your responses. You'll have an opportunity to review your classes with an advisor before the spring semester begins.

Pre-Registration Form

Step 10: (International Students Only) Let us know when you have secured your visa.

When you have your visa, please send a copy to us. We cannot register you for your spring classes until this step is complete.

Send a copy of visa

You're almost done!

Within three business days of completing Steps 1-10, you'll get an email confirming we are creating your spring schedule. If we have questions for you, we will email your @Augustana email. Continue to watch your email for more information about reviewing your spring classes with an advisor before the semester begins.

We look forward to working with you!