Category - Admissions

Blogs to help future college students navigate the college admissions process. 

Why I chose Augustana over a state school

Justin got into his dream school - a public university a few states over with the track team he always dreamed of being on. But after visiting, he realized that it wasn't the right fit for him. 

Justin Verlinden
September 12, 2019

The Ultimate Get-into-College Guide for high school juniors

Junior year can be a stressful time for you and your family, but it doesn't have to be. Here's our best advice from Karen Dahlstrom, the Executive Director of Admissions. 

Karen A. Dahlstrom
Karen A. Dahlstrom
September 9, 2019

How to prepare for your first college visit

Visiting schools is one of the most integral (and fun) parts of the college selection process. Schools may look great on paper, but the only way to know if the school is the right fit for you is to go and get a feel for campus life. 

Justin Verlinden
September 3, 2019

Getting started as a first generation college student

You might feel overwhelmed about how to start searching for colleges if you're the first in your family to go, but thinking about price and campus culture can help you narrow down your options 

Amanda Spurgeon
Amanda Spurgeon
June 25, 2019

The one way to tell if your SAT/ACT scores are good enough

If you're stressed about ACT/SAT scores keeping you out of your dream college or university, there's a way to find out. A college admissions counselor gave me this advice and it eased all my worries. 

Emily Graziano
Emily Graziano
May 13, 2019

You've paid your tuition deposit. Now what?

Your past few months have been building to this moment: choosing a college. Now that you’ve made your choice and paid your tuition deposit, you may be left wondering “NOW WHAT?”

Karen A. Dahlstrom
Karen A. Dahlstrom
April 5, 2019

So you're coming to It Begins with A. . .

Everything to expect when you come to campus for It Begins with A!

Jenna Lawrence
Jenna Lawrence
April 5, 2019

6 steps to help you choose a college when you have great choices

If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed with making a final college decision, you’re not alone. This is one of the first big decisions you get to make in your adult life. Where will you call home for the next four years?  

Courtney Wallace
Courtney Wallace
April 5, 2019