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Augustana College Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 22nd 2019By -  Sugandhi Sood

Augustana University admissions are offered on a rolling basis for undergraduate, graduate as well as international students. During fall 2018, the total enrolment in the university was 2,080 with an undergraduate enrolment of 1,749 and a graduate enrolment of 331. The university accepted 65% of the applications during the same period. 2,201 candidates applied to the university out of which 457 students enrolled.

  • The first offer of admissions is granted by the university on 1st October.
  • The university accepts undergraduate admission application through Common Application.
  • Admissions are also granted by the university on a conditional basis.
  • Transfer students must apply at least one term prior to desired enrolment date.
  • SAT/ACT must be sent directly to the university using codes.
  • ELS program is provided by the university in case of low test scores.


Application portalUniversity application portal/ Common application
Application feeVaries
Acceptance rate65%
Mode of paymentCredit/ Debit/ Master card
SAT scoreRequired
ACT score compositeRequired
International application deadlineRolling
Academic calendarSemester
Intake seasonFall, Spring, Summer, Winter

Augustana University International Admissions

Augustana University is home to more than 150 international students coming from across the world. The university allows international admission on a rolling basis starting from October 1st to July 31st. International students who apply prior to 1st March will have an advantage in obtaining scholarships. University also accepts applications a year in advance of the term they are planning to enroll. The application process must be completed two months in advance.

English language requirement

Test TypeTest Scores

Note*- Students having scores lower than mentioned will have to take ESL program (English as a second language) by the university to be considered for admissions.

Augustana university admissions are also granted on a conditional basis to academically qualified students. Full admission to these applicants may be granted after successful completion of ELS intensive English program level 112.

Visa requirements

  • I-20 form will be issued by the university
  • Copy of passport, photographs, declaration of finances, bank statement
  • Applicant must pay SEVIS I-901 fee and the DS-160 visa insurance fee to DHS prior to applying for a visa.

Admission requirements - Transcripts, letter of recommendation, statement of intent, resume, test scores, English proficiency proof, financial documents.

Augustana University Undergraduate Admissions

Augustana university admissions to undergraduate courses are granted in more than 100 categories of major, minor and pre-professional degrees. Undergraduate students must apply through common application along with all the required documents. There is no application fee charged by the university from undergraduate students.

How to apply – Common application

SAT composite- 1030

ACT composite- 20

Average GPA- 2.7

Average GPA (transfer students)- 2.5

Official transcripts must state evidence of following core courses:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of Math
  • 3 years of Science
  • 2 years of Social Science

Popular courses offered by the University- Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Journalism, Nursing.

Admission requirements: transcripts, SAT/ACT test scores, GPA, extra-curricular involvement, essay, letters of recommendation, personal statement

Note*- SAT/ACT scores must be sent directly to the university. SAT code to the university is 6015, ACT code is 3902.

Augustana University Graduate Admissions

The university offers 6 graduate courses to the students. The standard application fee charged by the university from applicants seeking graduate admissions is 60 USD. Admission requirements for each graduate course may vary. Minimum GPA requirement to enroll for the graduate program is 3.0. Lower GPA may be accepted for a few courses. Applicants are required to give an interview while applying for Master of Science in Athletic Training. Some courses may also require work experience.

Graduate students must make sure they file an application to the Office of Graduate Education.

RequirementsMaster of Arts in Sports Administration and LeadershipMaster of Arts in EducationMaster of Arts in Special EducationMaster of Science in Genetic CounsellingMaster of Science in Athletic TrainingMaster of Professional Accounting
Official TranscriptsRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
ResumeNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredRequiredNot RequiredNot Required
GRE/GMATNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredRequired (at least 2 GRE scores over 50)Not RequiredNot Required
Essay3 page essay3 page essay3 page essay3 page essay3 page essay3 page essay
DeadlinesRollingRollingRollingRollingRolling (preferred 1st April)Rolling
LOR2 LOR’S required2 LOR’S required2 LOR’S required3 LOR’s required3 LOR’s required2 LOR’S required
SOPRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired (1250 words)RequiredRequired

Supporting Documents – Academic achievement evidence (optional), copy of passport, declaration of finances, health insurance.

Admission process is based on the candidate’s contribution to the community, school, and church, standardized test scores, course selection, grade point average, academic achievements.

Augustana University admissions are also granted on a conditional basis to academically qualified students. Full admission to these candidates may be granted after successful completion of ELS’s intensive English program till level 112.

The admission decision is also dependent on a student’s ability to truly impact the community of the university. University recommends applicants to complete the application process 2 months in advance.

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