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Four things students need to know right now – April 6

How can I stay engaged with Augusta University?

Augusta University just launched Virtual AU: Connect. Engage. Learn. The site is a digital student support hub that serves as a comprehensive resource for Augusta University students during the period of online instruction. It includes resources for online learning, student engagement, health and wellness and more.

When is the last day to withdraw for spring semester without penalty? 

The last day to withdraw from a Spring 2020 course without penalty has been extended for undergraduate students to 11:59 p.m. EST Friday, April 24.

However, students are strongly encouraged to consult with their advisor before withdrawing from a course, as there are sometimes financial aid and degree progression implications. Students can learn more about the withdrawal process on the Registrar’s website.

When will I receive my partial refund for spring semester fees?

Refunds will be processed April 13-April 17 and should be received shortly thereafter. Students are encouraged to sign up for direct deposit to receive their refunds, as mailed checks may take longer.

To receive funds via direct deposit, visit POUNCE for instructions to set up or verify your banking information. The refund calculation date will be March 16. Learn more about refunds.

Will summer classes be taught online or face-to-face?

Summer instruction will be online or at a distance.

Programs with in-person simulation and/or clinical instruction will be allowed to resume these modes of instruction if it becomes feasible at some point in the summer semester; however, students should not assume this will happen for sure.

Certain mandatory student fees will not be charged to students as the university will be in an online environment. This includes fees for student activities, wellness, transportation, student health, and athletics.

Students’ summer classes and fees are currently being updated to reflect the transition to online instruction. This will be complete no later than April 13.

Read the latest news and updates on our COVID-19 resource page.


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