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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-time college students who have never attended college or university.
Students transferring from another college or university.
College graduates pursuing a graduate program.

Special information for university students from partner institutions applying for an Augsburg Exchange program


First Year Students
November 1, 2019 Application Deadline for Spring 2020
December 1, 2018 Priority Application Deadline for Fall 2019
December 2018 – April 2019 Rolling Application for Fall 2019
May 1, 2019 National Reply Date
Transfer Students
November 1, 2019 Application Deadline for Spring 2020
March 15, 2019 Priority Application Deadline for Fall 2019
March 2019 – July 2019 Rolling Application for Fall 2019

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. Augsburg defines international students as those that will need to study on an 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 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 who are non-native English speakers, must submit one of the following minimum scores in order to meet the English Proficiency Requirement for admission:

  • TOEFL: 80
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • Duolingo English Test: 70
  • SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 570
  • ACT English and Reading: 22
  • Global Language Institute: Successful completion of the mastery level and faculty recommendation

Applicants who attend secondary school where English is the primary language of instruction may have the proof of English proficiency requirement waived on a case by case basis. For additional information, please contact

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 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?

The admission committee may offer conditional admission to academically qualified students who do not meet our minimum English language proficiency requirement at the time of the application review. Students will have the following options to meet the required English Language Requirement for full admission:

  • Retake the TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, ACT, or Duolingo English Test and meet our minimum score
  • Attend and successfully pass the required level of Intensive English language training at one of our partner programs:
  • Global Language Institute – successful completion of the mastery level and faculty recommendation
  • Minnesota English Language Program
  • Completion of ELS 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 will automatically be considered for the International Regent’s Scholarship at the time of the application review. These scholarships are based on an applicant’s GPA and range from $16,000 to $25,000 annually.

First year applicants who submit their application by December 1 for the fall semester will also be considered for the annual $1,000 Early Auggie Scholarship.


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. Skype or Google Hangout meetings are also available and can be scheduled by contacting us.