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Application Process

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

Attending a university far from home is exciting, and at times, intimidating. At Augsburg, 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 Year students (first-time college students who have never attended college or university)

Transfer students (students transferring from another college or university)

Graduate students (college graduates pursuing a graduate program)

Exchange students (university students from partner institutions applying for an Augsburg Exchange program)


First Year Students
November 1 Application Deadline for Spring
December 1 Priority Application Deadline for Fall
December – August Rolling Application for Fall
May 1 National Reply Date
Transfer Students
November 1 Application Deadline for Spring
March 15 Priority Application Deadline for Fall
March – August Rolling Application for Fall

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 and are applying as a degree seeking student.  Non-degree seeking exchange students interested in studying at Augsburg on a J-1 visa should apply through our Augsburg Exchange program.


Is there an application fee?

Yes, all international applicants must submit a non-refundable application fee of $100.00 (US Dollars). We won’t be able to review your application or make an admissions decision until this fee has been submitted.


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 University 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 must submit one of the following minimum scores in order to meet the English Proficiency Requirement for admission:

  • TOEFL: 80 iBT
  • TOEFL: 8.5 Essentials
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • Duolingo English Test: 105 (For tests taken on or after July 15, 2019)
  • SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 570
  • ACT English and Reading: 22

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 used to demonstrate English language proficiency with a 570 or higher sub-score on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section.


My current TOEFL score does not meet the minimum requirement. How do I continue the application process?

Students can complete any one of the following to meet the required English Language Requirement for admission:

  • TOEFL: 80 iBT
  • TOEFL: 8.5 Essentials
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • Duolingo English Test: 105 (For tests taken on or after July 15, 2019)
  • SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 570
  • ACT English and Reading: 22

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?

Incoming first-year and transfer degree seeking international students to our undergraduate program will automatically be awarded an International Regents Scholarship of $30,000 per year (contingent upon the student living on campus and will be reduced to $25,000/per year if the student decides to live off campus*).  International students applying for our Graduate Programs unfortunately are not eligible to receive any Augsburg scholarships.


Will my International Regents Scholarship renew? Do I need to reapply for it each year?

Your International Regents Scholarship will renew each year you are enrolled in your undergraduate program at Augsburg for up to 4 years.  You do not need to reapply for it and the amount of your scholarship will not change based on your on or off campus living situation once you have started in your degree program.


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 submit official transcript(s) from all post-secondary institutions attended accompanied by a Professional Credential Evaluation from World Education ServicesEducational Credential Evaluators or any NACES accredited organization.


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

All high school transcripts are evaluated by 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 3-4 business weeks 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. Zoom or Google Hangout meetings are also available and can be scheduled by contacting us.