The Auggie Plan is designed for Minnesota students who want to begin their college experience at a community college but are seeking a clear, attainable path to a four-year degree.
It offers qualified students efficient and affordable tracks in their coursework by ensuring that the credits earned in a range of liberal arts classes at our partner two-year colleges satisfy all first- and second-year general education requirements at Augsburg. In addition to mapping out the coursework needed at the institutions, the Auggie Plan gives students the opportunity to access advising support at both colleges during their entire term of study.
Because students on the Auggie Plan enter Augsburg at the junior level, many will qualify for scholarships—making it possible to earn a four-year private college degree with needs-based grants, manageable student loans, and minimal out-of-pocket costs for tuition.
While other transfer agreements and partnerships exist among some private and public campuses in Minnesota, the Auggie Plan is unusual because it doesn’t lock students into a major early on. Instead, the Auggie Plan aims to provide an affordable four-year degree pathway to students who have high potential for success but may not have seen college as an option.
Learn more from our partner institutions: Anoka Ramsey Community College, Minneapolis Community & Technical College, Normandale Community College, and Saint Paul College.