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Apply for Honors

Austin E. Knowlton Honors Application

Complete this Austin E. Knowlton Honors Program application and submit it online as soon as possible. When filling out the application, you will select a desired visit date. Honors visit time slots are limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Your on-campus honors visit can take place on:
Monday, December 9 
Friday, January 17
Monday, February 10
Friday, March 14

Alternatively, you can complete an interview in our Chicagoland office (in Lombard, IL) on Friday, February 28.

Your honors visit can include additional appointments if requested below, pending availability. All interviewing students also attend an Honors luncheon and program overview at noon on the date of the interview (excluding Lombard interviews). Students who have not yet made a visit to campus are strongly encouraged to complete the Honors interview on campus.

The Interview

An interview with an Augustana faculty member will complete your Austin E. Knowlton Honors Program application, and provide you a better sense of the honors experience at Augustana. Interviews provide an opportunity for you to interact with the professors that may be teaching you in the honors program. 

Students interviewing on December 9 or February 10 and wishing to complete an overnight stay the night before must also fill out our overnight registration form at

The Writing Sample

Please submit a typed sample of your best academic writing, such as a research paper or analytic essay. We are looking for examples of  your most complex thinking, not necessarily a paper on which you received an "A" grade. Please schedule your interview on the form below. If a date is not listed on the application, all time slots have been filled for that day. We highly suggest you make the most of your time on campus. Use the form below to indicate other appointments and activities you are interested in while at Augustana for your honors visit.

Visit Confirmation

After submitting the Honors application, you will receive an honors visit confirmation email detailing the time and date of your honors visit. You will also receive an email confirming your overall admissions visit from our campus visit coordinators.

Honors Selection Notification

We will send a letter informing you of whether you have been selected for Logos or Foundations in early April.

I am interested in applying for:
Foundations Logos
If you’d like to be considered for both, please mark both boxes, using a “1” and “2” for your first and second choice.
Confirm E-Mail:
High School:
Grade-point Average:
Class Rank:
ACT/SAT Scores:
Academic Area(s) of Interest
Extra-curricular Activities
Please rank the dates that you would prefer to interview. You will receive an email within 3 business days informing you of your interview date and time. If a date is no longer listed, it means all the available interview slots have been filled. We will honor your top choice if at all possible.
First Choice*
Second Choice*
Students wishing to stay overnight on December 8 or February 9 must separately register for the overnight stay at

We invite you to make the most of your visit to Augustana. Appointment options include, but are not limited to: meeting with faculty in your area(s) of interest, attending class, meeting with a coach or fine arts director, or observing a practice. Please indicate any appointments and activities you would like to do while on campus in the box provided. The more specific you can be, the easier it is for us to accommodate your requests (example: history class, baseball practice, biology faculty appointment).

Should you be interested in spending the night on campus you can learn about our overnight opportunities.

Academic Writing Sample* (.doc/.docx/.pdf/.txt)

Questions? Concerns? Please email:

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