Augustana Admission Requirements

Committed to a holistic review of applicants, Augustana University does not have a set minimum GPA or standardized test score for admission. However, please refer to the suggested guidelines below. Students who do not meet our suggested admission guidelines are welcome to apply, but may be asked to submit additional information before an admission decision is made. 

Recommended Admission Guidelines

First-Year Students

  • If you are submitting test scores (see Augustana's new Test-Optional Admission Policy), ACT Composite of 20 (SAT of 1030).
  • Grade Point Average of 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Evidence of a college preparatory program of study, including a recommended (but not required) curriculum of:
    • 4 years of English
    • 3 years of math
    • 3 years of science
    • 2 years of social science
    • Note: Augustana does not require a foreign language for admission
  • Students who have successfully completed the General Education Development Exam (GED):
    • Should provide a personal statement and transcripts from high school course work if applicable.
    • Must submit the results of the PSAT, ACT or SAT exams.
    • Will be reviewed by the admission committee.

Transfer Students

In addition to the items above, students transferring from another post-secondary institution:

  • Must submit official transcripts from all prior colleges and universities at least one week prior to the term for which they plan to enroll.
  • Should possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 (on a 4.0 scale) at the institution from which they are transferring.

A Dean’s Referral form may be sent to a student’s prior institution to verify academic and disciplinary standing at that institution. Any indication of prior academic and/or disciplinary issues at previous institutions will be considered in the admission decision.

Submitting an Augustana Application

Each application for admission is reviewed on its own merit. Applicants to Augustana University must submit:

  • The Augustana Application or The Common Application. There is no fee to apply for admission.
  • An official transcript from an accredited high school or equivalent (see below). This transcript must include grades through the junior year in high school. 
  • Scores from either the ACT or SAT.

Students who do not meet all of the eligibility requirements identified above may still be considered for admission to the University. Questions about admission requirements? Contact your admission counselor