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Preparing for Orientation & Registration



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At Orientation & 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 & Housing packet from the Augustana Office of Admissions. Review the information carefully. It includes your student ID number, which you will need to complete several of the steps below.

If you are a transfer student, begin here.

If you are an international student, begin here.

If you are a first-year student, please proceed below.

Sign up for Orientation & Registration 2016

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

STEP 1:  Confirm your email address.

Until you attend Orientation & Registration, we will communicate with you via your personal email account. Please verify your current email address.

Verify your email address

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.

Placement tests and survey

STEP 3:  Choose a date for Orientation & Registration.

After you have completed steps one and two above, you'll receive an email from within one week. The email will include a link to a form where you can give us your top three date choices for Orientation & Registration. If you don't receive the email within one week, check your spam folder first, then call us at 309-794-8290.

After you submit your date choices, you'll receive another email from confirming your Orientation date.

First-year students can choose from one of eight Orientation & Registration dates below. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please do not make travel arrangements until your date is confirmed. See the schedule for each of these dates here.

Monday, June 6 - FULL

Friday, June 10 - FULL

Monday, June 13 (Spanish-speaking sessions available at this event.) - FULL

Friday, June 17 - FULL

Monday, June 20

Monday, July 11

Saturday, August 6  (We recognize it may not be possible for some families to attend on a weekday. This Saturday event is designed for those families and coincides with our Residential Life Open House.)

Wednesday, August 17 (First-year and transfer students not able to attend an earlier event have the option of attending on this date, right before the start of Welcome Week.)

Prior to Orientation & Registration

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

Before you come to Orientation & Registration, review the Matrix of Learning Perspective Courses you received in the Orientation, Registration & Housing packet from Admissions. Then click here to see the course descriptions. Circle two courses in each Learning Perspective that interest you and bring your sheet to Orientation. Making selections before you attend will help your registration go smoothly. Final selections will be made in consultation with an advisor based on course availability and intended major.

STEP 2: Request your official high school transcripts.

Your final, official high school transcript is due at Augustana by July 1. 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, visit

STEP 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 immunization requirements, please call the Dean of Students office at 309-794-7533.

Submit your immunization records here

STEP 4: Complete employment forms.

You received several employment forms in the Orientation, Registration & Housing packet from Admissions. We ask all students to complete employment forms, even if they don't plan to work on campus. More than 80% of our students earn a paycheck from Augustana during their time on campus. Having your employment information on file means faster pay and few hassles. Bring your completed forms to Orientation & Registration. Please do not mail them to us. If you have questions, call the Payroll office at 309-794-7353.

What to bring to Orientation & Registration

  1. Two course choices in each Learning Perspective on the matrix
  2. Current email address and cell phone number for parents/guardians (for e-billing and emergency contacts)
  3. Completed employment forms (Federal W-4, State W-4 and I9)
  4. Your driver's license or government-issued photo ID (for employment purposes)
  5. Original Social Security card, birth certificate or passport (for employment purposes)

To check the schedule for your Orientation & Registration day, please click here.

For the complete New Student Checklist, please click here.