High schools students invited to visit Augustana

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

High school students and their parents are invited to Augustana College on Saturday, Sept. 29 or Saturday, Oct. 20 for a Fall Visit Day.

Designed as one-day experiences, Augustana's visit days provide an opportunity for prospective students to get an overview of the college. Each visit day includes a campus tour, presentations by professors and an informational fair about out-of-classroom opportunities. Those who attend also receive information about admissions, scholarships and the financial assistance process. Events run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

The information fair is a venue where students can get details about all of the academic fields at Augustana and about a number of other key programs such as Augie Choice, international study, campus ministries, student activities, the honors program and the career center.

On visit days, academic sessions cover a variety of the nearly 90 majors and related academic programs, providing an in-depth look at the major—from coursework to hands-on learning opportunities to graduate success stories. One of the academic sessions (Choosing a Major) is ideal for students not yet certain about a primary field of study.

Augustana College will award three scholarships (one $1,000 award and two $500 awards) during each of the visit days this fall. According to Meghan Cooley, director of recruitment communications in the Office of Admissions, scholarships will be awarded based on response to a 500-word essay. "We encourage all students coming to Fall Visit Days to write an essay prior to their visit," said Cooley, a 1999 Augustana graduate. "This year's topic is 'If I could open up my autobiography to page 137, what would I read on that page?'"

To register for a Fall Visit Day, go to or contact the Office of Admissions, (309) 794-7341, for more information.