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Fall course registration for international students

International Student Orientation (ISO) and arrival dates will be communicated in May! Please monitor your Augustana email for more information.

Your registration for fall classes will be completed before you arrive on campus. You will need to complete all the steps below and submit a copy of your US visa to meet with an advisor virtually and then attend a live registration event to sign up for your classes.

If you've paid a tuition deposit, you can get started on the steps below right now! You'll need your student ID number and username, provided in an email you received from International Admissions. If you cannot find this information, please email International Admissions at

Be sure to watch your Augustana email for messages from us about the steps below and fall course registration. If you need help with any of these steps, please contact the office indicated in the step.

If you deferred enrollment from the spring semester to fall, you may have completed some of these steps already. Check "My Status" in Arches to find out what steps you still need to complete. If you don't remember your password you can reset it here.

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. Do not attempt to complete this step a second time.

Start here at

→ Click on "Setup 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. We will communicate with you about Orientation and Registration at this email address. If you have problems completing this step, please call our ITS Helpdesk at 309-794-7293 or email

Augustana email

STEP 3: 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 4: Identify your emergency contacts

Augustana needs to have your emergency contact information on file. If you have questions about this step, please email

Enter emergency contacts

STEP 5: Provide parents/guardians access to your bill

If you want to allow your parents or guardians to pay your bill, you must add them to your e-billing account as authorized payers. At the link below, click on your name, and then "Send a payer invitation." Here is a screenshot.

Your parent or guardian will receive an email from the system with login information. If you have problems completing this step, please email or call the Business Office at 309-794-7354.

Set up e-billing

STEP 6: Take the Readiness Survey

Take a few minutes to complete the Student Readiness Survey. Your answers to these questions help us understand how we might best support your success at Augustana.

If you have problems completing this step, call our Orientation Helpline at 309-794-8010 or email

Student Readiness Survey

STEP 7: Let us know about your language study

Read about Augustana requirements for a second language and tell us about your previous language study. You may be required to take a language placement test. All international students must choose one of five options available at this link.

Choose a language option

STEP 8: Share your interests and course preferences.

Before you share your interests and preferences with us, learn about the courses you'll take in your first year here.

Then complete the course interest form. During your virtual advising meeting, we'll review your responses and recommend the classes you must take in the fall and the classes you may take, based on your specific interests. During Welcome Week, you'll meet with your first-year advisor to review your schedule and make changes, if necessary.

Course Interest Form

You're almost done!

Once you have secured a copy of your US visa, please email a copy to International Admissions at When we have received all of these completed steps and a copy of your US visa, you will receive an email within a week to schedule your virtual advising meeting. We will schedule these meetings in the order in which students complete the required steps. You'll have the opportunity to choose a meeting time that works for you.

During your advisor meeting, you'll learn which classes you must take in the fall and which classes you may take, based on your specific interests. If anything else is needed before you can register for classes (such as a placement test or confirmation of your participation in a special program), we'll let you know during your meeting.

Then watch for information and instructions for an upcoming live registration event.

While we expect most students to have their advisor meetings and registration events in June and July, we will continue to work with new students on this process up to the start of fall semester.

We look forward to working with you!