Applying to Augustana

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Augustana is happy to receive applications from first-year students upon completion of their junior year of high school. The university sends the first offers of admission on October 1 and continues on a rolling basis thereafter. The next priority scholarship deadline is December 1 of the senior year. Transfer students are encouraged to apply at least one semester prior to their desired enrollment date.

Augustana evaluates students and makes admission decisions based on each candidate’s grade point average, course selections, standardized test scores, and contributions to school, community, and church.
Students may also choose to provide a writing sample and request one or more recommendation be submitted on their behalf. Both are optional.

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The Common ApplicationYour Application for Admission will become part of your permanent record at Augustana University. You can apply to Augustana one of three ways. Whichever way you choose, the application is FREE!

  1. Apply online using the Augustana online application form.
  2. Apply by paper, using the Augustana application form (.pdf)
  3. Submit the Common Application

Your admission file will be complete once the following have been received:

  • Completed application
  • If you are submitting test scores (see Augustana's new Test-Optional Admission Policy), results of your ACT (Augustana #3902) or SAT (Augustana #6015) scores
  • High school transcript
  • Transcripts of all previous college work, if applicable

Optional Items:

  • One essay (250 words minimum) on a topic of your choice, graded or otherwise, which best demonstrates your writing ability.
  • Recommendation(s).  Download the recommendation form (.pdf): freshman / transfer. You are welcome to either mail it to the university's address (Augustana University * 2001 S Summit Ave * Sioux Falls, SD  57197) or email a scanned copy to
  • ZeeMee.  Augustana is excited to partner with ZeeMee, a free service that helps students bring their applications to life. We are committed to reviewing every applicant as a unique individual. Simply copy and paste your link into the Augustana application. Sign up today at

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