General Admission

Luther College invites men and women with promise of success in college to apply for admission. It is the policy of Luther College to provide equal educational opportunities and equal access to facilities for all qualified persons. The college does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal or state law. Students may enroll at Luther beginning with the fall, January, or spring term. Those who enroll at midyear are encouraged to begin with the January Term. Applications should be received well in advance of the appropriate term.

To be considered for admission, the applicant should be within two semesters of graduation from an accredited high school and should complete the following college preparatory coursework: four years of English, which may include one year of speech, communications, or journalism; three years of mathematics; three years of social science; two years of natural science, including one year of laboratory science; and two years of foreign language study are recommended. Applicants who do not meet these standards will be considered for admission if they submit above-average ACT or SAT scores.

A completed application consists of:

  1. The application for admission form completed by the applicant.
  2. Official high school transcript.
  3. Scores from the American College Testing Program (ACT) or the College Board's Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
  4. A reference form completed by the applicant's guidance counselor or teacher.
  5. Official academic transcripts from all colleges attended (transfer students).

When all materials are on file in the admissions office, the application will be considered by the admissions committee of the faculty and the applicants will be notified. If offered admission, the student must submit a $250 nonrefundable enrollment deposit.