High school students invited to visit Augustana

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

High school students and their parents are invited to Augustana College on July 18, 19 and 20 for  Summer Visit Days.

Designed as a one-day experience, a Visit Day provides an opportunity for teens to get an overview of the college. The day includes a campus tour, presentations by professors, and an informational fair about out-of-classroom opportunities. Those who attend also receive basic admissions, scholarship and financial assistance information. Events run from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Augustana College will award three scholarships (one $1,000 award and two $500 awards) to students who attend a Visit Day this summer. According to Meghan Cooley, director of recruitment communications for Admissions, scholarship eligibility is based on a 500-word essay. “We encourage all students coming to Summer 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?’”

Each day offers specific academic departmental presentations and a general academic session for students of any major or those not yet certain of their field of study. The Summer Visit Days schedule is:

July 18: Business, education, fine and performing arts?Accounting, art, art history, business administration, economics, elementary education, graphic design, international business, music, secondary education, theatre, choosing a major

July 19: Humanities, languages, literature, and social sciences ?Africana studies, anthropology, Asian studies, Chinese, classics, communication sciences & disorders, communication studies, creative writing, English, French, German, history, multimedia journalism, neuroscience, philosophy, political science, pre-law, psychology, religion, Scandinavian studies, sociology, Spanish, women and gender studies, choosing a major

July 20: Computer science, math, natural sciences, and pre-health fields?Biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering physics, environmental studies, geography, geology, mathematics, physics, pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-nursing, pre-occupational therapy, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant, pre-veterinary medicine, choosing a major


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

About Augustana: Founded in 1860, Augustana College is a selective four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences. Augustana is recognized for the innovative program Augie Choice, which provides each student up to $2,000 to pursue a high-impact learning experience such as study abroad, an internship or research with a professor. Alumni include 139 Academic All-Americans, a Nobel laureate, 12 college presidents and other distinguished leaders. The college enrolls 2,500 students and is located along one of the world’s most important waterways, the Mississippi River, in a community that reflects the diversity of the United States.