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Transferring to Augustana

Contact:

Bonnie Jessee
Coordinator of Transfer Recruitment
309-794-7395

Matt Walsh
Financial Assistance
309-794-7207

Students transferring to Augustana from another college use the same application and process as high school seniors. (The one exception is that transfer students may not apply for early decision.)

Students must have completed at least one semester at a college or university after high school graduation.

Getting started

1. Contact the Office of Admissions to speak with a transfer coordinator by calling 309-794-7341.

2. Send unofficial transcripts.

3. Visit campus to discuss credits and transferring options. To schedule an individual visit any time of year, complete the online form or call 309-794-7341. Special Transfer Friday events are held each April.

4. Apply to Augustana.

Students are encouraged to schedule an admissions interview on campus or at the college's office in Lombard, Ill. On campus, students can meet with an admissions counselor and have their transcripts evaluated (provided the college receives a copy of the student's transcripts a week prior to the visit). They also may tour campus, and meet with a financial assistance counselor. Students may specify an interest in speaking with faculty or coaches while here.

Transfer students are asked to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Accepted transfer students will meet each other in one of their first classes, a 200-level writing course that will introduce them to the liberal arts, build persuasive writing skills, and acquaint them with the academic and social resources of the Augustana community.

Transferable credits

To be transferable, courses taken at another institution should be in an academic program and at a level that is normally applicable to an Augustana liberal arts degree. A stricter criterion of comparability may be applied for a course to fulfill a general graduation requirement or a requirement for a major. (Augustana does not transfer courses deemed remedial in nature, such as college algebra.)

Students must submit an official transcript of all work attempted at other colleges and universities. Transcripts should be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from the other institutions.

Only coursework from other colleges and universities graded "C" (i.e., 2.0) or higher is evaluated for credit. A course graded Pass/No credit is not transferable if "D" is considered Pass under the other institution's grading system.

Some course equivalencies are available for regional community colleges through the course equivalencies database. Also, specific transfer guides are available for some colleges in Illinois and Iowa.

Merit scholarships

2017-18 transfer scholarships range from $13,000 to $20,000 each year, based on academic success. To qualify, you must have a grade-point average of 2.7 or higher, and 15 transferable credits. There is no additional application for scholarships — your admissions transfer team will automatically consider your application for merit scholarships.

$20,000 annually — Students typically have a transferable college GPA of 3.6 or higher, and 15 transferable credits. To be eligible, a student must plan to enroll full-time at Augustana College. Renewal requires full-time enrollment and a minimum Augustana cumulative GPA of 3.0.

$18,000 annually — Students typically have a transferable college GPA of 3.3 or higher, and 15 transferable credits. To be eligible, a student must plan to enroll full-time at Augustana College. Renewal requires full-time enrollment and a minimum Augustana cumulative GPA of 3.0.

$16,000 annually — Students typically have a transferable college GPA of 3.0 or higher, and 15 transferable credits. To be eligible, a student must plan to enroll full-time at Augustana College. Renewal requires full-time enrollment and a minimum Augustana cumulative GPA of 2.75.

$13,000 annually — Students typically have a transferable college GPA of 2.75 or higher, and 15 transferable credits. To be eligible, a student must plan to enroll full-time at Augustana College. Renewal requires full-time enrollment and a minimum Augustana cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK): $3,500 annually — Awarded to members of Phi Theta Kappa honor society. This scholarship is in addition to the transfer scholarship. Renewal requires full-time enrollment and a minimum Augustana cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Fine Arts Scholarships up to $4,000 are available for transfer students of any major with interests in artmusic or theatre arts.

The Augustana College Science Scholars program awards up to $10,000 per year.

Scholarships are part of a financial aid package that may include local, state and federal funding.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship is for high-performing community college transfer students with financial need. Providing up to $30,000 each year, it is the largest private scholarship for community college transfer students in the country. Application is open from September-November.

Augie Choice

After one year at Augustana, students can apply to participate in Augie Choice. The program offers students up to $2,000 to fund an internship, international study or faculty-mentored research project.