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W. Kent Barnds is Executive Vice President of Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, and Vice President of Enrollment, Communication, and Planning.

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Bowtie Admissions

Kent Barnds talks with Eric Rowell, Assistant Director of Admissions and Diversity Outreach at Augustana College, about the importance of considering general education courses when comparing colleges and universities.

Kent Barnds talks with Chris Vaughan, Chief Information Officer at Augustana College, about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.


Kent Barnds talks with Krista Rittenhouse from the Augustana College Advancement Department about what a college means when it says about “test optional."


Kent Barnds talks with Debbie Blaylock from the Augustana College Office of Communication and Marketing about what a college means when it talks about “demonstrated interest."


Kent Barnds talks with Anna Castro, Manager of Campus Experience at Augustana College and a parent with a student going through the college search process, about what to look for during a college visit.


Kent Barnds talks with Mike Pettis, Associate Director of Admissions at Augustana College, about what to do when a college "recommends" an interview.


Kent Barnds talks with Keri Rursh, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications at Augustana College, about how to best translate all the claims and stats in a college's published materials.