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Information for International Students

All international students will register for fall semester classes during International Student Orientation, which runs from Monday, August 26 through Wednesday, August 28.

This information applies to you if you are:

  • An international student who lives in the United States
  • A person who does not have a U.S. passport and does not live in the United States
  • A U.S. citizen living abroad

(General student Orientation and Registration will take place on several dates in June. International students who will be in the U.S. and who would like to attend a June event should contact Liz Nino, coordinator for international students.)

International students should follow these steps to complete their preparations for arrival at Augustana:

1. Take a language placement test, if appropriate

International students do not need to take a language placement test unless they intend to continue study in Spanish, French, German or Latin. These test results do not appear on students' transcripts or permanent record. They are only used by academic advisors and the office of International Student Life.

Language placement tests

2. Send transcripts

Students should arrange to have their official transcripts from their final term/semester in high school and/or college sent directly to Augustana College, Office of the Registrar, 639 38th St., Rock Island, Ill., 61201, as soon as possible. Be sure to request transcripts that include the spring term. The transcript must be in English.

3. Fill out a housing preference form by June 1

Housing preference form

4. Send a travel itinerary

Send a complete travel itinerary to Liz Nino, the coordinator for international students. Include the airline carrier, flight numbers, date and times of arrival. Students traveling with a mobile phone should include the phone number.

5. Register for classes

Students who are unable to attend an Orientation and Registration day in June will register for classes during International Student Orientation. Students who are able to attend an Orientation and Registration day in June should email orientation@augustana.edu to select a date. Bring a passport or government-issued ID to campus that day.

6. International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation is mandatory for international students (even a U.S. citizen who lives overseas). It will begin on Monday, August 26 and run through Wednesday, August 28. Programming includes field trips to local sites, shopping, academic events (such as class registration and purchasing textbooks) and an introduction to the campus itself.

Classes begin on Tuesday, September 3.

Contact Liz Nino, coordinator for international students, for more information.