Application Process

We are excited to learn of your interest in joining Augsburg College!

Attending a university far from home is exciting, and at times, intimidating. At Augsburg College we work hard to make sure you feel at home. Through our student-centered approach, faculty and staff are committed to educating students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders.

Choose your program

First-time college students who have never attended college or university.
Students transferring from another college or university.
College graduates pursuing a graduate program.

Special information for:


First Year Students
November 1, 2016 Regular Application Deadline for Spring 2017
December 1, 2016 Priority Application Deadline for Fall 2017
December 2016 – April 2017 Rolling Application for Fall 2017
May 1, 2017 National Reply Date
Transfer Students
December 1, 2016 Regular Application Deadline for Spring 2017
December 2016 – April 2017 Rolling Application for Fall 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I apply as an international student?

You should apply for admission as an international student if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Augsburg defines international students as those that will need to study on an F-1 student visa.


I/my parents have applied for a green card (U.S. permanent residency). Am I still considered an international student?

Yes. You are still considered an international student until you have received the green card.


I am a DACA/undocumented student. Am I considered an international student?

Augsburg College has worked with and for undocumented students since 2007 and is recognized as an undocu-friendly institution in the state of Minnesota.

DACA/undocumented students apply as domestic students and receive application support and financial aid information from our domestic admission counselors. To learn more about how to apply please visit the first-year admission or transfer admission sites.


Do I need to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam?

All international applicants who are non-native English speakers, must submit one of the following in order to meet the English Proficiency Requirement for admission at Augsburg College:

TOEFL : minimum score of 80 on the internet- based test (iBT) or a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test (pBT)

IELTS : minimum overall score of 6.5

SAT : minimum score of 1030 on the Critical Reading and Writing sections

ACT : minimum score of 22 on the English and Reading sections

Applicants who attend secondary school where English is the primary language of instruction may have the proof of English proficiency requirement waived on a case by case basis. For additional information, please contact

Transfer Applicants will have this requirement waived if they have completed one academic year (two semesters or four quarters) of transferable college level English courses (i.e.: English 101 and English 102) with grades of B or higher.


Is the SAT required for admissions?

Augsburg does not require SAT scores for admission purposes. However, SAT scores may be submitted instead of TOEFL or IELTS scores to demonstrate English language proficiency.


My current TOEFL score does not meet the minimum requirement. Can I apply for conditional admissions?

The admission committee may offer conditional admission to academically qualified students who do not meet our minimum English language proficiency requirement at the time of the application review. Students will have the following options to meet the required English Language Requirement for full admission:

  • Retake the TOEFL, IELTS, SAT or ACT and meet our minimum score
  • Attend and successfully pass the required level of Intensive English language training at one of our partner programs:
  • Global Language Institute – successful completion of the mastery level and faculty recommendation
  • Minnesota English Language Program
  • Completion of ELS 112

Augsburg does not have an English language training program on campus.


What scholarships am I eligible for as an international student? How can I apply for a scholarship?

All international applicants will automatically be considered for the International Regent’s Scholarship at the time of the application review. These scholarships are based on an applicant’s GPA and range from $13,000 to $20,000 for first year and $13,000 to $19,000 for transfers.

First year applicants who submit their application by December 1 for the fall semester will also be considered for the annual $1,000 Early Auggie Scholarship.


I attended a college/university after finishing high school. Can I apply as a freshman, even if I have a few credits?

No. Anyone who attended a college/university after finishing high school must apply as a transfer student.


I want to transfer credit for my classes at a university outside of the United States. Will I receive transfer credit?

International students who attended universities outside of the United States must have an official evaluation of their academic records completed. Transcripts must be reviewed by World Education Services (WES) orEducational Credential Evaluators (ECE).


I am applying as a freshman. Do my high school transcripts need to be officially evaluated? 

All high school transcripts are evaluated Augsburg. We do not require official evaluations of high school transcripts but please be sure to have an accompanying English translated copy of your transcripts if the original is in another language.


I submitted my application. How long will it take before I learn about my admission decision?

Applicants may be informed within 7 to 10 business days regarding their admission decision along with information about scholarship award, if eligible.

Have a question that was not answered? No problem. Contact at any point with questions about our campus community or application process. You can also directly contact the Director of International Recruitment – Tracy How – by email ( or phone (610-330-1359). Skype or Google Hangout meetings are also available and can be scheduled by contacting us.