Category - Admissions

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

College applications: how to effectively showcase yourself

Tips on crafting your college application from someone who reviews every accepted Augustana applicant. 

Emma Adebayo
Emma Adebayo
October 21, 2021

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

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

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

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

Your guide to college admissions appointments

Autumn Peele
August 19, 2020

What it's like to apply test optional

Maria Coulter
Maria Coulter
August 16, 2020

5 things to consider when choosing a college

There is a school out there that will meet all of your needs and expectations. Here are some characteristics to look out for to determine if the college is a good fit for you. 

Patti Grod
Patti Grod
May 6, 2020