Application Process

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Should I apply as an international student?

You should apply for admissions as an international student if you are not a United States citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Augsburg defines international students as those that will need to study on a 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 are required to take the TOEFL or IELTS unless they meet one of the following waiver requirements:

  • Combined score of 1030 or higher on the Critical Reading and Writing sections of the SAT
  • An ACT composite score of 22 or higher
  • 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?

In reviewing your application and supporting documents, if you are academically admissible, but are missing the required level of English language proficiency the admissions committee may admit you conditionally. Students have the following options to meet the English language requirement for full admissions:

  • Retake the TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, or ACT and meet our minimum score requirements
  • Attended and successfully pass the required level of Intensive English language training at one of our partner programs:
    • Global Language Institute- complete the mastery level and faculty recommendation.
    • Minnesota English Language Program
    • ELS- completion of level 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 (first-year and transfer) are eligible for an International Regent’s Scholarship. The International Regent Scholarship ranges in amount based on an applicant’s GPA. Students who submit a completed application are considered for the scholarship at the same time they are considered for admissions- there is no separate application for scholarship consideration.

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) or Educational 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 by your international admissions counselor at Augsburg. We do not require official evaluations of high school transcripts.

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

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

What are your admissions deadlines?

The priority application deadline for the following fall semester is February 1. We recommend you apply before then in order to receive maximum consideration for scholarships.

Fall deadlines:

Extended Regular application deadline: August 15 for in-country freshman and transfer applicants and July 15 for out of country freshman and transfer applicants.

Spring Deadlines

Regular admission deadline:  December 1 for in-country freshman and transfer applicants and November 1 for out of country freshman and transfer applicants.


Have a question that was not answered? No problem. Contact your international admissions counselor, Kelly Parpovic, at any point with questions about our campus community or application process. You can do this by sending an email to beintl@augsburg.edu or by phone at 001-612-330-1359. Skype or Google Hangout meetings are also available and can be scheduled by sending  an email.