The following transfer credit policy information will aid you in your assessment of how your credits will transfer to Augustana. An official credit evaluation will be completed by the Registrar's Office once a student is admitted to the university.
If you have questions about your credits prior to applying, contact Adam Heinitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following policies do not apply to high school students who are earning dual-credit prior to high school graduation.
- Credit will normally be accepted at Augustana from an accredited college or university offering Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees.
- Courses that are transferred for your selected major will be determined by the appropriate department chairperson. Any credit(s) not used toward major or general education core requirements will be treated as an elective.
- 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: this is not an exhaustive list. If you do not see your course(s) listed, that does not necessarily mean it will not transfer.
- AU Courses Equivalent to Courses From Other Institutions
Core Curriculum Waivers
Augustana’s 45-credit core curriculum is referred to as “Sophia," the Greek word for “wisdom." The following determines 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 requirements.
- Completed Associate’s Degree — Students who successfully complete an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at an accredited institution will receive a blanket waiver from all but eight areas of Sophia requirements.
- Sophia Requirements
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.
Waiver Policy by Credit Hour
The following determines which components of the curriculum will be waived for all other traditional transfer students:
- First-Year Transfer — 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 one course credit.
- Sophomore Transfers — Transferring 28-57 credit hours.
- Junior Transfers — Transferring 58-89 credit hours.
- Senior Transfers — Transferring 90+ credit hours.