Transfer of Credits
Use the following transfer credit policy information to aid you in your own quick assessment of how your credits will transfer to Augustana. An official credit evaluation will be completed by our Registrar’s Office once a student is admitted to the University.
The following policies do not apply to high school students who are earning concurrent college credit prior to high school graduation. For that information, refer to our dual-credit policy page.
Credit will normally be accepted at Augustana from an accredited college or university offering Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, or a Bachelor of Science degrees.
Lecture and lab courses taken at an accredited college or university will be transcripted at Augustana. Any credit(s) not used toward major or general education core requirements will be treated as an elective.
The actual number of credits accepted for the major will be determined by the appropriate department chairperson.
Students must complete a minimum of 30 hours of coursework at Augustana and 50% of the required declared major and minor courses to receive an Augustana degree.
Use the transfer credit predictor to see what courses have typically transferred to Augustana. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. If you do not see your course(s) listed, that does not necessarily mean it will not transfer.
Transfer students that are admitted to the University will receive a comprehensive transfer credit evaluation from our Registrar’s Office.
Core Curriculum Waivers
Augustana’s 45-credit Core Curriculum is referred to as “Sophia”, the Greek word for “wisdom”. Use the information below to determine which components of the curriculum will be waived for certain transfer students.
Completed Bachelor’s Degree
Students who have previously earned a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree will be waived from all Sophia Core Curriculum requirements.
Completed Associate’s Degree
Students who have successfully completed an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from an accredited institution will be waived from all but 5 areas of the Sophia Core Curriculum.
This policy is for college transfer students only. Students who earn a 2-year degree simultaneously with a high school diploma will have specific courses evaluated. View our dual-credit policy page.
Waiver Policy by Credit Hour
For all other traditional transfer students who do not fall into one of the aforementioned categories, following are the core curriculum waivers.
Transferring 1-27 Credit Hours
If students have completed an English Composition course, the FYS 110 course requirement will be waived. Transfer students that begin in their first year will take FYS 112 for 1 course credit.
Transferring 28-57 Credit Hours
Transferring 58-89 Credit Hours
Transferring 90+ Credit Hours