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Picking a school as a first-generation college student

How do you start looking for a college when you don’t have the resources or advice from family members to fall back on? What’s all this talk about “fit”? Where do you even begin?

Kirby Stockwell
Kirby Stockwell
September 17, 2021

What it's like to apply test optional

Maria Coulter
Maria Coulter
September 3, 2021

How to get started on your college search as a junior

You're about to start your junior year in high school. What should you be doing for your college search? 

Kirby Stockwell
Kirby Stockwell
August 24, 2021

A day in the life of a Community Advisor

Hi! I'm Adam. I'm a junior majoring in biology and spanish with an environmental studies minor. I run track and cross country and last year I was a Community Advisor (CA) in Erickson Hall. Here's what a regular day looks like for me... 

July 14, 2021

Four reasons to apply this summer

Applying to college when you have time in the summer is better than waiting for deadlines.

Kent Barnds
Kent Barnds
July 5, 2021

What to do with a day in the Quad Cities

How to spend a day exploring the Quad Cities

Berenice Campos
Berenice Campos
July 1, 2021

What to expect your first year at Augustana

No matter how big or small you think your school is, you’re going to get lost at some point. It’ll probably happen right when you move in and are still learning the campus, but it could also be during your junior year looking for a classroom you’ve never been to. Don’t panic if this happens!

Mari Kelley
June 3, 2021

Common myths about the college admission process

A lot of misinformation can swirl around and rumors die hard. How important are extracurriculars, really? And how important are my test scores if I have above a 3.5 GPA? As someone who’s been through the same process you’re getting ready to start, I’ve compiled a list of myths about college applications.

Autumn Peele
June 1, 2021

A smart path for future nurses

Through a unique partnership with the Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Augustana students with the passion of becoming a nurse receive phenomenal, efficient preparation in just six years. 

Kirby Stockwell
Kirby Stockwell
May 20, 2021

Best study spots on campus

Here are some of the best places to study on Augustana’s campus. 

Patti Grod
Patti Grod
April 8, 2021

Want to be a business major? Here are some tips

Business majors will always be in demand because there are so many career opportunities. Learn about all that Augustana offers students interested in business and related fields.

April 7, 2021

5 easily avoidable mistakes to think about when looking at colleges

Here is a list of five of the most common mistakes that I have seen when my high school friends and I applied to colleges.

Jon Jaworowski
Jon Jaworowski
March 19, 2021

The best ways to get a job on campus

Your guide to finding campus employment and going from broke college student to... less broke. 

Jon Jaworowski
Jon Jaworowski
February 9, 2021

The ultimate guide to choosing a data analytics major

Data analytics is the science of identifying trends and patterns in raw data and drawing conclusions. The need for data analysts is rapidly growing, and Augustana is only one of a few liberal arts colleges offering a major and a minor.

November 20, 2020