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Information for Part-time Students

Individuals who wish to enroll at Augustana part-time may apply as a part-time student under one of two categories and should follow those links to follow the application process:

Degree-seeking student

Non-degree student

Part-time non-degree students will hear a decision on their application by email within two weeks. First-time enrolling students will be required to:

  • send an official copy of the most recent educational experience (high school or college)
  • provide a copy of driver's license or government issued photo ID at the time of registration
  • sign the Augustana honor pledge prior to registration
  • report to campus during the specified time period to register in person and show a photo ID
  • show photo ID and obtain a valid campus identification card
  • set-up an Augustana email account
  • validate your campus network username and password

Details about the registration process and steps above will be sent to accepted students by email.

Some part-time non-degree students may be eligible for the Adult Community Education Program (see below.)  

Adult Community Education Program

Augustana College is pleased to offer the Adult Community Education Program to select individuals in the Quad-Cities and the broader community. Through the community education course discount program, Augustana will make a select set of courses available to qualifying participants.  By taking part in the Augustana classroom experiences, participants can continue on their paths as life-long learners.

Eligible participants will audit a course. Participants will not earn any college credit or continuing education credits (CEUs) for this coursework toward any degree or major.  Eligible participants include:

  • Senior citizens and Peace Corps
  • United States military veterans who have previously earned a college degrees
  • Augustana alumni with degrees
  • Augustana retirees, both faculty and staff

STEP ONE - Apply to the program

To participate, interested, eligible individuals should apply to the program by completing the one-page Special Student Application available for completion online or the paper form may be printed and returned to:

Augustana College, Office of the Registrar, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201

STEP TWO - Register for courses

Prior to the start of each term, the student should contact the Registrar for a list of courses. Registration for these seats will start during the previous term's final exam week and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. To receive this discount, students must register in-person and complete the additional auditor form available in the Office of the Registrar, Founders Hall.

Participants in this program must have a valid email address for communication purposes. Payment for courses will be billed at the time of registration and is non-refundable.

STEP THREE - Taking the course.

Approved participants are expected to enroll and attend class starting the first day of the term. Full participation in the course is an expectation for this program.

While, regular tuition at Augustana is approximately $1500 per credit hour or $4500 per three-credit course, through this program, Augustana is pleased to offer courses for a nominal fee of only $300 per credit or $900 for a regular 3-credit course. The Augustana Adult Community Education Program is not available for summer school courses. Participants will be held to the same academic and disciplinary standards of the Augustana community. Campus housing and college transcripts are not available for participants in this program. [These figures are based on student charges for 2013-13, for current fees please see Student Charges.]

Individuals who are not eligible for the Augustana Adult Community Education Program, but are interested in taking courses at Augustana for credit should follow the regular admission process and will pay regular tuition.

For questions please call (309)794-7277 or email



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