Augustana College

Application status

Once your application is received, it can take up to two weeks before it is processed. No application is reviewed until all documents are received.

In addition to the application, Augustana requires an official high school transcript, a secondary school report, a teacher recommendation and an official ACT or SAT score (or test-optional materials). 

Some high schools include a standard school profile with each transcript. However, the school report we require is a separate document that asks your high school counselor to answer questions specifically about you. You can download a blank school report.

Students who plan to apply test-optional must submit the test-optional contract form, complete an admissions interview, and submit a graded paper.

We frequently reach out to students before we make a final admissions decision. Check your email and answer your phone if you see someone from Augustana (usually area code 309) is trying to reach you.

How do I know if my application is complete?

After your application was processed, you were sent an email about logging in to Arches, the database used to track your application status. Follow these steps to track your status via Arches:

  • Select the Applicants menu
  • Select the Log In tab at the top of the page.

Your user name is FirstnameLastname16. Your password is sent to you by email after your application is processed. The first time you log in, you will be prompted to personalize your password. Please make note of your new password.

Select the 'My Documents' link. Here you will be able to track which elements of your application Augustana has received and the corresponding dates.

If you need assistance, call the Office of Admissions at 309-794-7341 or your admissions counselor.