Applying to Augustana

Augustana University

For more information about applying to AU, please select from the following options:


Incoming first-year student (I am a senior in high school)

How much is the application? It’s always free to apply to AU.

When can I apply? You can submit your application as soon as you finish your junior year of high school.

When’s the deadline to apply? The university sends offers of admission starting early October and admits students on a rolling admission basis thereafter.

How soon will I hear back? Typically two weeks.

How do I apply for scholarships? Your application for admission is also your application for academic scholarships. Learn more about our scholarships.

Do I need a test score to apply for admission? You have two application options — a traditional option where you will submit a standardized test score or the option to apply "test-optional" where essay responses are submitted instead of a standardized test score.

Submitting test scores option

Common Application

Test optional option

Augustana is proud to evaluate applicants on a holistic basis. Admission decisions are informed by grade point average and academic history, course selection, and leadership and involvement both inside and outside of the classroom. Questions about applying to Augustana? Contact your admission counselor today.

Transfer student (I currently attend another college)

Start your free application today! Transfer students are encouraged to apply at least one semester prior to their desired enrollment date. The university sends the first offers of admission and academic scholarships in October and continues on a rolling basis thereafter. 

Common Application

  • Apply online using the Augustana online application form or using the Common Application.
  • Submit results of your ACT (Augustana #3902) or SAT (Augustana #6015) scores
  • High school transcript
  • College transcript(s) for all prior colleges attended

Learn more about our admission requirements and student profile. Your Application for Admission will become part of your permanent record at Augustana University. 

International students

Learn more about your international application process.

Graduate students

Information on how to apply to each program can be found on each program's page in the graduate education area of this site.

Returning Students

Students who were enrolled in classes at Augustana in the past are not required to fill out a full application in order to return. Instead, returning students should complete this form. If you have attended another university since departing Augustana, official transcripts from that school(s) should be sent to the Augustana Registrar's Office.