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finalized January 2015

Guidelines for Admission

Admission to Augustana College is open to men and women of all ethnic and religious affiliations. Each applicant is considered on the basis of probable success at Augustana, as indicated primarily by high school course selection and rigor of curriculum, high school grades, rank in high school class and ACT or SAT scores (unless applying test-optional). Letters of recommendation and a writing sample are considered, and an admissions interview is highly recommended for all applicants.

High school students should apply early in their senior year. Students are notified of admission beginning November 1. Acceptance for admission is made with the contingency that the applicant maintain a satisfactory record through the remainder of the high school year. Failure to do so may result in the withdrawal of acceptance for admission.

Campus visits also are helpful for any student considering Augustana and may be arranged through the Office of Admissions at (800) 798-8100.

Recommended preparation

To gain admission, students are expected to have completed preparatory coursework in the academic subjects distributed as follows:

  1. At least three years of English, preferably four
  2. At least one year of a foreign language, preferably two
  3. Three years of mathematics, preferably four
  4. Two years of lab science
  5. Two years of social studies, including history

Students preparing for study in engineering, mathematics or the sciences should complete at least three years of mathematics in high school, distributed as follows:

  1. One-and-a-half years of algebra
  2. One year of plane geometry
  3. One-half year of trigonometry.