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Augustana College

Prospective students are invited to Augustana College, in Moline, on Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for a "Fall Visit Day."

Auggie's Visit Days provide an opportunity to high school students to get an overview of the college.

There's 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 financial aid.

If you miss this weekend, another "Fall Visit Day" is scheduled for Oct. 20th.


More public high school students in the state are taking Advanced Placement, or AP, college-level courses.

A report released this week from the college board shows almost nine-percent more students from this year's graduating class took at least one AP exam.

That's higher than the national average of seven-percent.

Iowa students are also better at passing their AP exams, according to the report, with 64-percent earning a score of 3 or better, compared to 57-percent nationally.