Preparing for Your Visit

Augustana students take a campus tour

Your time is valuable, so it’s important to get all you can from your time here. Prior to scheduling your visit, consider what you want to accomplish. The following are common requests, but remember it’s your visit, so it’s your choice.

  • Take a one hour walking tour of campus with an AU ambassador
  • Meet with your admission counselor
  • Visit with a professor (even if you’re still exploring majors)
  • Talk to a coach, music director, theatre director, etc. 
  • Discuss scholarships and financial aid opportunities
  • Explore Sioux Falls and discover why it's been named the 20th coolest city in the country!

Some students are not sure where to start or what to ask. Know that at Augustana, all questions are good questions, and they are always appreciated. Here is a sample of what you may want to know.

  • What are the university’s admission requirements (GPA, ACT, or SAT scores; high school courses; etc.)?
  • How and when do I apply for admission?
  • How much does it cost to attend?
  • What scholarships might be available and how do I apply?
  • What is the average class size?
  • Who teaches the classes?
  • Can I graduate in four years?
  • What kinds of internships, practicum, and research opportunities exist?
  • Do you offer any tutoring or academic support services?
  • What is the university’s placement rate for employment and graduate school?
  • How many students live on campus and what are the housing options?
  • What do students do for fun? Do they stay for the weekend or do they go home?
  • What clubs, organizations, and athletic programs may I participate in?
  • Is the campus community safe?
  • Are there part-time employment opportunities?
  • What is there to do in the city and do I need a car?

Here are just a few more quick tips to make your visit a success. 

  • Be sure to pack your directions to Sioux Falls and your campus map!
  • Dress comfortably, and especially consider your shoe choice, as there will be walking.
  • Plan to take pictures to help you remember highlights of your visit.
  • Watch the Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau video to learn more about Sioux Falls and all it has to offer!