From Admission Possible to Augsburg

ap_staffIt comes as no surprise that a school like Augsburg College, with its commitment to opening doors to first-generation and under-served students, would attract former staff members from the Admission Possible program. Over the years many of Augsburg’s staff members, in particular those who have joined our admissions or student service teams, have come from Admission Possible (AP).

Admission Possible is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping promising low-income high school students prepare for and earn admission to college. Admission Possible works to make college possible by providing their students with ACT and SAT test preparation, intensive assistance with college applications, help in applying for financial aid, and guidance in the transition to college. Continue reading “From Admission Possible to Augsburg”

Creating a bridge — Admission Possible and Augsburg College

admission_possible It should come as no surprise that a school like Augsburg College, with its commitment to opening doors to first-generation and under-served students, would attract alumni of the Admission Possible program. Over the years, Admission Possible has provided a bridge — from St. Paul to Minneapolis — for many of Augsburg’s staff members, in particular those who have joined our admissions or student service teams after completing their service at Admission Possible. Recently, the bridge traffic flowed in the other direction when Ashley Booker (pictured left), a student in the Master of Arts in Education program at Augsburg, started a new job. Continue reading “Creating a bridge — Admission Possible and Augsburg College”

Sneak Peek at the First-Year Class

students_outsideThis year’s undergraduate day incoming first-year class is one of the largest yet, with a total count of 418.

They hail from 18 states and five countries: Russia, Sweden, Colombia, Indonesia, and Mexico. The most common last name is “Olson” or “Olsen,” while the most common first name is a variation of “Alex.” Other names you’ll encounter on a frequent basis will be Jessica, John, Sarah, Matthew, and Caitlyn.

Our incoming first-year class represents a variety of backgrounds and interests, from robotics (one student interested) to archery (eight) to ice hockey (32), and from Nordic Studies (two) to film (27) to pre-medicine (34).

Augsburg is proud to be one of the top two most popular colleges for students enrolled in Admission Possible, second only to the University of Minnesota. This means there will be a significant number of first-generation, low income, and/or ethnic minorities represented in the first-year class.

More substantial data will be available after the College’s tenth day report. For now, let’s look forward to welcoming the newest Auggies to the flock.