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High school students invited to visit Augustana

June  20, 2014

High school students and their parents are invited to Augustana College on June 27, July 18 and August 11 for Summer Visit Days.

Designed as a one-day experience, a Visit Day provides an opportunity for teens to get an overview of the college. The day includes optional early bird sessions on athletics or music/performing arts and a campus tour. Those who attend also receive basic admissions, scholarship and financial assistance information. Events run from 10 a.m.-2:15 p.m.

Augustana College will award three scholarships (one $1,000 award and two $500 awards) to students who attend a Visit Day this summer.

According to Meghan Cooley, director of recruitment communications for the Office of Admissions, scholarship eligibility is based on a 500-word essay. "We encourage all students coming to Summer Visit Days to write an essay prior to their visit," said Cooley, a 1999 Augustana graduate. "This year's topic is 'If I could open up my autobiography to page 137, what would I read on that page?'"

The Summer Visit Days schedule is:

9-9:30 a.m. Early Bird Sessions (optional) - athletics or music/performing arts
9:30-10 a.m. Check-in and continental breakfast
10-10:45 a.m. The Augustana Experience
10:45 a.m.-noon    Student-guided campus tours
Noon-1:30 p.m. The Augustana Difference sessions and lunch
1:30-2:15 p.m. Admissions, Financial Aid and Next Steps
2:15 p.m. Wrap-up With Admissions


Online registration is available, or contact the Admissions Office for more information, (309) 794-7341.

Sam Schlouch
Director, Public Relations and Arts Promotion
(309) 794-7833
samschlouch@augustana.edu