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Information for International Students

All international students will register for fall term classes during International Student Orientation Friday, Aug. 15, through Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.

This information applies to you if you are:

  • An international student who lives in the United States
  • A person who does not have a U.S. passport and does not live in the United States
  • A U.S. citizen living abroad

(General student Orientation & Registration will take place on several dates in June and July. International students who will be in the U.S. and who would like to attend a June or July event should contact Jane Tiedge, coordinator for international students.)

International students should follow these steps to complete their preparations for arrival at Augustana:

STEP ONE: Take the chemistry placement test by June 1

International students should take the chemistry placement test even if they do not intend to study mathematics here. This applies to all students, whether here to earn a degree or here through an exchange and on campus for one year or less. International students do not need to take a foreign language placement test unless they intend to continue study in Spanish, French or Latin. These results do not appear on students' transcripts or permanent record. They are only used by academic advisors and the office of International Student Life.

• Chemistry placement test

STEP TWO: Send transcripts

Students should arrange to have their official transcripts from their final term/semester in high school and/or college sent directly to Augustana College, Office of the Registrar, as soon as possible. Be sure to request that spring term transcripts are included. The transcript must be in English.

STEP THREE: Fill out a housing preference form by June 1

Housing preference form

STEP FOUR: Send a travel itinerary

Send a complete travel itinerary to Jane Tiedge, coordinator for international students. Include the airline carrier, flight numbers, date and times of arrival. Students traveling with a cell phone should include the phone number.

STEP FIVE: Register for classes

Students who are unable to attend an Orientation & Registration day in June or July will register for classes during International Student Orientation Aug. 20. Students who are able to attend an Orientation & Registration day in June or July should email connection@augustana.edu to select a date. Bring a passport or government-issued ID to campus that day.

STEP SIX: International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation is mandatory for international students (even a U.S. citizen who lives overseas). It will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 15, and run through Thursday morning, Aug. 21. Programming includes field trips to local sites, shopping, academic events (such as class registration and purchasing textbooks) and an introduction to the campus itself.

Classes begin on Monday, Aug. 25.

Contact Jane Tiedge, coordinator for international students, for more information.