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Transferring to Augustana

Augustana welcomes transfer students! The following information will help you learn more about our campus and requirements.

You will use the same application and process as a high school senior. (The one exception is that transfer students may not apply for early decision.)

Admission is based on overall academic strength. A minimum transferable GPA of 2.5 is preferred. Students also must have completed at least one semester of college level coursework.

Getting started

1. Apply to Augustana.

2. Arrange to have your final official high school and official college transcripts sent to Augustana. 

All transcripts should be sent from the sending institution directly to: Office of the Registrar, Augustana College, 639 38th St., Rock Island, IL., 61201. Transcripts must be in English. (For more information, see Transcripts)

3. Visit campus for an admissions interview, to discuss credits and transferring options.

4. Apply for financial aid.

Augustana College offers both merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid to all students. No additional application is required for the merit-based scholarships; all applicants automatically are considered.

To apply for need-based financial aid, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students are awarded financial aid based on their family's circumstances. The specific amounts of scholarship money and financial aid are different for each applicant and we work on a case-by-case basis. It's important that you fill out this document accurately and completely.

For more information, contact  your admissions counselor or financial aid counselor.

Transferable credits

To be transferable, courses taken at another institution should be in an academic program and at a level that is normally applicable to an Augustana degree. (See Advanced Standing.)

Only coursework from other colleges and universities graded "C" (i.e., 2.0) or higher is evaluated for credit. A course graded Pass/No credit is not transferable if "D" is considered Pass under the other institution's grading system.

Some course equivalencies are available for regional community colleges through the course equivalencies database. Also, specific transfer guides are available for some colleges in Illinois and Iowa.

Augie Choice

After one year at Augustana, students can apply to participate in Augie Choice. The program offers students up to $2,000 to fund an internship, international study or faculty-mentored research project.