Transferring to Augustana
Contact our transfer coordinator:
Augustana's transfer process makes it easy and affordable to earn your bachelor's degree at this top-tier, residential liberal arts college.
To transfer, you need a minimum grade-point average of 2.5, and at least 12 transferable credit hours. To graduate from Augustana College, you will earn at least 60 credits at Augustana, with at least 24 credits in the final coursework of your major field. All graduating seniors have a total of at least 123 credits.
1. Contact the Office of Admissions to speak with a transfer coordinator: (800)798-8100 x7341
2. Send your unofficial transcripts and plan a visit to campus to discuss your credits and transferring options.
3. Apply to Augustana by completing the transfer student application process
We strongly encourage all students to visit our campus for a personal interview. This can be on any day of your choosing Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. During your visit, you have the opportunity to meet with an admissions counselor, have your transcripts evaluated by an academic advisor (provided we receive a copy of your transcripts one week prior to your visit), tour our campus, and meet with a financial assistance counselor. You may also specify an interest in speaking with faculty or coaches while you are here. To schedule your visit to campus, complete the online form or contact our Campus Visit Coordinator at 309-794-7341 or 800-798-8100.
To be transferable, courses taken at another institution need not be exactly comparable to courses offered at Augustana, but 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.*
Students wishing to earn a degree at Augustana must submit for transfer evaluation 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. Transcripts issued to students and grade sheets are not acceptable. To earn a degree from Augustana, a student must complete 60 credit hours at Augustana, including the final 30.
Only coursework from other colleges and universities graded "C" (i.e., 2.0) or higher is evaluated for transfer 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 Black Hawk Community College, Clinton Community College, College of DuPage, Harper Community College, McHenry Community College, Muscatine Community College, Oakton Community College, Scott Community College through our course equivalencies database.
*Augustana does not transfer courses deemed remedial in nature, such as college algebra
2013/14 Transfer scholarships range from $8,500 to $12,500 each year, based on academic success.
2014/15 Transfer scholarships range from $10,000 to $18,000 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.
18,000 annually — Students typically have a transferable college g.p.a. 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.
16,000 annually — Students typically have a transferable college g.p.a. 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.
14,000 annually — Students typically have a transferable college g.p.a. 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.
10,000 annually — Students typically have a transferable college g.p.a. 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): $3,000 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.
The Augustana College Science Scholars program awards up to $10,000 per year, renewed annually, to select students in the sciences. For more information about the Science Scholars program please visit www.augustana.edu/sciencescholars.
Scholarships are renewable depending on criteria such as grade-point average, involvement, etc. They would be part of a financial aid package that may include local, state and federal funding.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship: seeks high-performing community college transfer students with financial need for its Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Providing up to $30,000 each year, it is the largest private scholarship for community college transfer students in the country. The application is open from September to November. See website for details: www.jkcf.org/scholarships/undergraduate-transfer-scholarships/
Other Financial Assistance
About 95% of Augustana students receive financial assistance. Transfer students are asked to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and other necessary financial assistance paperwork as requested. Read more from our Office of Financial Assistance.
Resources for Transfer Students
Augustana has a network of staff and programs to help transfer students succeed in college, including:
- admissions transfer coordinators who work directly with transfer students through the admissions process
- financial assistance counselor devoted to your needs
- transfer student services director who evaluates transcripts and advises on next steps
- transfer advisor to help you through course selection during your first year, and later a major advisor who will help you with progress in your major field
- special transfer team of faculty and staff who will support you from your first inquiry about Augustana to your first day on campus, and beyond.
You'll meet other transfer students in one of your first classes-a 200-level writing course that will introduce you to the liberal arts, build your persuasive writing skills, and acquaint you with the academic and social resources of the Augustana community.
You'll find a home here
Augustana students form a close-knit community on a 115-acre campus, with easy access to the rich cultural and professional opportunities of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities on the Mississippi River.
With Augustana connections, through your mentors and staff in our Community Engagement Center, you'll have access to internships and jobs in the greater Quad-Cities metropolitan area. Businesses and employers range from major corporations such as Deere and Company, Group O or the Genesis Health System to not-for-profits such as Quad City Arts and River Action, Inc.
The Quad Cities also are home to River Bandits Class A minor league baseball and Quad City Mallards hockey; a professional symphony orchestra and ballet company; museums, galleries and live theatre venues; the annual Quad-City Times Bix 7 Road Race and Memorial Jazz Festival, the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, and many other annual celebrations.
There is plenty to do on campus, too. Most students live on campus; transfer students often live in one of Augustana's apartment-style transitional living areas. Many become involved in one or more of the 150+ student organizations-from student government and publications, to arts and club sports, academic and honor societies, and special interest groups. Every year, students add new groups. (Recent groups include the ukulele club, quidditch team, heavy metal club, a vocal jazz group, and more.)
You will find a variety of new advantages on campus, including the opportunity for a peak learning experience out of the classroom. 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.