How to Apply
The Intersections program is designed for highly talented and self-motivated students who want to explore big ideas through an approach to learning that emphasizes the value of "intersections"—of people, cultures, approaches, and methods—as part of their liberal arts study.
Entering students who receive a Founders scholarship will be invited to participate in the Scholars Colloquium in their first year. Other students may be nominated by a Luther faculty member to participate in the spring.
First-year students interested in pursuing the full Intersections curriculum also may enroll in a specially designed first-year seminar, Intersections 185: Great Debates, without application.
Beyond the first-year courses, students must apply to participate in the Intersections program.
1. Complete the application (below). Be sure to attach the one-page essay about your interest in the program.
2. Ask a professor to submit a Faculty Recommendation Form (below) to support your application. Download the recommendation form, complete the top section, and take it to the professor. You may request up to two recommendations.
3. Submit your application to the dean's office.
4. If possible, submit all application materials by October 31. Applications received by that date will receive priority attention and you will be notified of the decision before your registration time for J-term and Spring courses.
5. Applications received after October 31 but before November 14 will be processed as quickly as possible to facilitate registration, but may not be completed before individual registration times.