Academic Advising educates students, faculty, and staff on the Augsburg curriculum; interprets academic policies and procedures; and supports students in achieving their educational and vocational goals. Academic Advising is grounded in Augsburg’s mission: we focus on the liberal arts, faith and reason, civic engagement, and intentional diversity. We believe that in additional to our connection with these principles, we also play an important role in nurturing future leaders.
Frequently ASked questions
How do I schedule an appointment with my academic advisor?
You can make an appointment online or call 612.330.1025
What is the difference between my faculty advisor and my academic advisor?
Professional academic advisors work with all new first-year students. Academic advisors serve as cultural navigators for students transitioning to Augsburg. We expose first-year students to requirements, traditions, and language of higher education. Our goals are not merely to retain a first-year student, but prepare them to navigate the university experience all the way to graduation.
After the first year, students move to a faculty advisor in their declared major department. This relationship is very important because your faculty advisor will serve as a mentor in your major. You will discuss how you can complete your degree, career plans, or graduate/professional school opportunities.
How do I change my faculty advisor?
You choose a faculty advisor from your declared major, and submit a Change of Advisor form with the new advisor’s signature.
I want to go to a healthcare professional program after graduation – who should I talk to for information?
You can always discuss this with your faculty or academic advisor, they may be able to advise on this experience with students. However, it is very important that you connect with URGO’s Health Professions Specialist and start exploring the Pre-Health Science Advising. Academic Advising has a list of typical prerequisite for our most common healthcare programs.
How do I schedule a math or French, German or Spanish Placement test?
Math: You can schedule the math placement test by clicking here, calling 612.330.1025 or stopping by the Gage Center desk.
French, German or Spanish: You can schedule a language placement test by clicking here, calling 612.330.1025 or stopping by the Gage Center desk.
How do I schedule to take a language test for a language not offered at Augsburg?
Here is a list of available LTI languages tests. For directions on how to sign up to take a test – email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and language.
Can I retake any of the placement tests?
Math: You are allowed to retake the math placement test one time. The retake must be completed in your first term at Augsburg. You can schedule the retake by clicking here, calling 612.330.1025 or stopping by the Gage Center desk. If you are requesting to retake the math placement test for a second time or after your first term at Augsburg, you must submit a math placement petition form. Here are practice questions for the math placement test.
Writing: You are not allowed to retake the writing placement test. If you have questions about your score, contact the English department chair: Robert Cowgill.
Language: You are not allowed to retake the Spanish, French or German Placement Test. You can retest in the LTI tests, however it will cost money again because you receive credit for these tests.
Can I take an American Sign Language test for placement or credit?
The Language & Cross-Cultural Studies department offers an in-person department exam that will give you transcript credit for ASL 101 or 102. There is not a placement test for ASL. The fee is $100 per credit or $400 per course, which comes to $800 if you want transcript credit for both ASL 101 and 102. If your intention is simply to satisfy the Augsburg language requirement, you would need to take (and pass) only the test for 102 ($400). Please contact the Languages Department chair if you are interested in pursuing this option.
Can I take a Latin placement test?
Yes, please contact Michael Kidd if you are interested in pursuing this option.
Can I request a tutor?
Yes, we have free tutoring and supplemental instruction for many Augsburg classes.
What does it mean to be on SAP probation?
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is the policy set forth by the University to ensure students are making progress towards their degree.
How many credits do I need to graduate
128 credits – this includes your Core curriculum, majors/minors, and possibly electives.
Where do I find out what requirements I have left to complete?
You can find your official Graduation Audit on the Degree Progress tab of AugNet Service’s Records & Registration.
Where can I find my major or minor requirements since it isn’t listed on my Graduation Audit.
You can find a PDF major or minor checklist on the Registrar’s website.
How and when do I choose a major?
If you’re exploring majors, you can contact the Strommen Center to learn about Major & Career Exploration.
If you know your major, please update your major in “Students Info/Contact” under “Records and Registration”. You must have a major declared by the time you have 64 credits completed however we recommend you declare before that in order to graduate in four years.
What’s the difference between a drop and a withdrawal?
Drop: A course is dropped from your active courses – it never appears on your transcript and is not applied to your credit total for financial aid purposes.
Withdraw: A course is given a grade of W (withdrawn) when you withdraw after the drop deadline and before the last day to withdraw. Withdrawals negatively impact credit completion rate but do not negatively impact the grade point average.
When do I register for classes?
You can locate your next Registration Date & Time on the Welcome Page tab of AugNet Service’s Records & Registration.
Where can I find my grades?
You can locate your official final grades (not on Moodle!) on the Grades/Unofficial Transcripts tab of AugNet Service’s Records & Registration.
How do I request a transcripts?
Official: You can request an official transcript on the Official Transcript Request tab of AugNet Service’s Records & Registration.
Unofficial: You can print out an unofficial transcript on the Grades/Unofficial Transcripts tab of AugNet Service’s Records & Registration.
What planning tools can I use to prepare for my registration?
Weekly Course Planner (PDF)
Long Term Planner (PDF)