Checklist of Important Dates
September 1 -- Rolling admission begins. Luther College will begin to send out acceptance letters on this date. Students who apply after the first week in September will typically be notified of their admissions decision within two weeks from the time the application is complete.
December 1 -- ELCA Tuition Exchange application deadline. Students whose parents are employed at an ELCA institution need to have their application submitted by December 1 to be eligible to receive the benefit. Note: Luther College does not extend the tuition exchange benefit to all students who apply.
January 1 -- Begin the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students can apply for need-based assistance by filling out the FAFSA after the first of the year. The FAFSA is required each year for students seeking financial assistance, and can be found at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
March 1 -- FAFSA priority deadline. For priority financial aid consideration, students should have the FAFSA completed and submitted to Luther by the beginning of March. Financial aid awards are typically mailed to students who have met the priority deadline by the middle of March.
March 1 -- Music scholarship audition deadline. Auditions for music scholarships must be completed by March 1. All students are eligible for music awards regardless of major, and all auditions should be scheduled through the Admissions Office. Audition requirements can be found on the Luther music website.
May 1 -- National Candidate Reply Date. This is the date by which all students are encouraged to make their college decision. Once a decision to attend Luther has been reached, students will need to pay their $250 enrollment deposit to begin the housing process and ensure a spot in the first-year class.
May 15 -- All preregistration requirements should be completed. Students who have made the choice to attend Luther will be required to complete online placement tests in the areas of math and foreign language (theory placement tests are also required for students intending to major in music) prior to registration. All deposited students will begin receiving registration information in March.
June 1 -- Housing application deadline. All students planning to attend Luther College should have completed their housing applications by June 1. Students will be notified of their housing assignments in late July or early August.