Category - Admissions

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

How to get the most out of your college visit

Visiting colleges can be a stressful but exciting time. Here are some things you can do to get everything you can out of your experience.

Brett Kuras
Brett Kuras
July 10, 2023

You’ve been accepted! Now what?

Congratulations, you’re ready to make it official! You are confident and ready to choose Augustana — now what?


Lauren Clarke
Lauren Clarke
February 22, 2023

9 surprising facts about college affordability

If you think a private college is more expensive than a public university, consider this:  Private colleges often provide more generous financial aid package.


Kent Barnds
Kent Barnds
November 8, 2022

From an Augie mom: 5 reasons my daughter chose Augustana

Over the last 30 years working in Admissions, I’ve often wondered how it would really feel to be getting ready to launch your 18-year-old out into the world.

rachel gustafson
Rachel Z. Gustafson
September 21, 2022

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?

May 16, 2022

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
May 10, 2022

You've committed to Augustana. Now what?

You have committed to Augustana College and made your tuition deposit. Although you still have several months before you embark on this new adventure of college, here are some things you can do to stay excited about your decision and Augustana!

Patti Grod
Patti Grod
March 11, 2022

Why I chose a local college

All Justin wanted after high school was to get as far away from the Quad Cities as possible for college. But when he found Augustana, his plans changed. 

Justin Verlinden
Justin Verlinden
March 4, 2022