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Orientation and Registration

At Orientation and Registration, you'll meet other new Augustana students, get acquainted with your new learning and living environment and meet with an academic advisor. At the end of the day, you'll be registered for classes for the fall term.

Starting in late April, new students who have paid a tuition deposit will receive an Orientation, Registration and Housing packet from Augustana. Review the information carefully. It includes your student ID number, which you will need to complete several of the steps below.

(If you are an international student, begin here.)

Sign up for Orientation and Registration

Before you can sign up for Orientation and Registration, you must complete the steps below:

STEP 1: Confirm your email address

Until you attend Orientation and Registration, we will communicate with you via your personal email account.

STEP 2: Take a placement test and complete a survey

The Placement Guide you received in the Orientation, Registration and Housing packet explains which students are required to take a language placement test and why we require completion of the Student Readiness Survey. Please have your student ID ready and go to the link below to complete both steps.

STEP 3: Choose a date for Orientation and Registration

Within three business days of completing Steps 1 and 2, you’ll receive an email from The email will include a link to a form where you can give us your top three date choices for Orientation and Registration.

If you don’t receive the email within three days, check your spam folder first, then email us at to let us know.

After you submit your date choices and we check availability, you'll receive another email confirming your Orientation date.

Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please do not make travel arrangements until your date is confirmed.

Transfer students

Thursday, June 1

First-year students

Friday, June 9

Monday, June 12

Friday, June 16 (this date is filled)

Saturday, June 24 (this date is filled)

Monday, July 10

Open registration

Wednesday, Aug. 16 (For first-year and transfer students not able to attend earlier in the summer.)

International students

Aug. 11-16

Prior to Orientation and Registration

1: Choose two courses that interest you in each Learning Perspective

Before you come to Orientation and Registration, review the Matrix of Learning Perspective Courses you received in the Orientation packet from Admissions. (This applies to first-year and transfer students.)

Then read the course descriptions. Find two courses in each Learning Perspective that interest you. If you wish, you can print out a copy of the Learning Perspectives marked with your favorites and bring with you to Orientation and Registration.

Depending upon your intended major and course availability, you may be able to take one of these classes in the fall. If you don’t get into one of these courses, you’ll have other terms in which to take it.

2: Request your official transcripts

Your final, official high school transcript is due at Augustana by July 1. (Transfer students will need to have their college transcripts sent as well.)

If you earned college credit from any institution, including dual enrollment credit while in high school, we need the transcripts from that institution as well. If you earned ;Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit, request your scores to be sent to Augustana. Having your final transcripts on file as early as possible helps you and your advisor plan your first-year courses. If you have questions, see

3: Submit your immunization records online by July 1

Submit your immunization records online at the link below. If you have questions about the form or specific requirements, call the Dean of Students office, 309-794-7502. You also can turn in your form at Orientation and Registration. Forms must be submitted by the start of the academic year.

4: Complete employment forms

You received several employment forms in the Orientation packet from Admissions. We ask all students to complete employment forms, even if they don't plan to work on campus. More than 80 percent of our students work for the college during their time here. Having your employment information on file means faster pay and less inconvenience. Bring your completed forms to Orientation and Registration. Please do not mail them to us. If you have questions, call the payroll office, 309-794-7353.

What you need for Orientation and Registration

  1. Two course choices in each Learning Perspective on the matrix
  2. Immunization form (if you haven’t already submitted it online).
  3. Current email address and mobile phone number for parents/guardians (for billing and emergency contacts)
  4. Completed employment forms (Federal W-4, State W-4 and I9)
  5. Your driver's license or government-issued photo ID (for employment purposes)
  6. Original Social Security card, birth certificate or passport (for employment purposes)

Check the schedule for your Orientation and Registration day.

See the New Student Checklist