Final exam dates are scheduled one year in advance. Students may not change the date of final exams without permission from the Registrar, located in Room 109 Founders Hall, and then may do so only for an emergency.
Transfer credit is accepted by Augustana College if it meets certain standards. Your student must receive approval from the Associate Director of the Registrar in Room 109 Founders Hall before enrolling in a course which will be transferred to Augustana. Make sure that the course fulfills a graduation requirement and contributes to your son's or daughter's academic plan.
Graduation requirements go beyond simply completing the required coursework. Degree requirements are listed in the Augustana College Catalog and Inside Augustana. Your son or daughter will fulfill these requirements to graduate.
Adding and dropping courses, taking classes Pass/No Credit, and taking an Incomplete are examples of registration and grading options your student may choose. However, there are specific deadlines and applications required to accomplish each of these. If deadlines are missed, the college may not allow a student to exercise certain of these options. Repeating coursework for credit when a student has received a passing grade is not permitted. If the course is required for graduation, the student must make arrangements for fulfilling the requirement with his or her academic advisor and the chair of his/her major department.
Withdrawing from Augustana requires filing an Application for Withdrawal with the Associate Dean of Students, Room 104 Founders Hall, and may result in "W" grades for the term. After the end of the seventh week of a term a student may withdraw only under special circumstances and only for reasons beyond his or her control. A "W" grade does not affect your student's grade average.
Students who withdraw after the fifth week receive "W" grades. Students must forfeit their ID cards and parking stickers at the time of withdrawal. Resident students must vacate their assigned rooms within three days of initiating an application for withdrawal. A per-day room charge will be assessed directly to the student for each day the room is occupied beyond the date upon which the refund is based. Neither financial assistance nor the refund policy will apply to these charges.
Please refer to the College Catalog for the Return of Title IV and Non-Title IV Refund Policy. Questions may be directed to the Office of Financial Assistance regarding this policy.
Missing classes may be detrimental to a student's grade. Unlike high school, only the professor can excuse an absence. Therefore, if your son or daughter must miss a class due to illness, a family emergency or other difficulty, encourage him or her to discuss the situation with the professor. If your student is hesitant or unable to contact the professor, call the Dean of Students Office (x7533) or the Coordinator of Medical Support (x2693) and we will help establish contact. If you have a family emergency and do not have time to contact professors, contact the Dean of Students Office-we will inform those who need to know, and then work with your son or daughter upon his or her return to campus.