Admission with Credit

Students may earn college-level credit through a variety of programs while still in high school: AP (Advanced Placement), CLEP (College-Level Examination Program), IB (International Baccalaureate), A-Levels (Advanced Level Examinations), and post-secondary enrollment options. The specific programs are described below. The applicant should meet the recommended preparatory coursework described under "Requirements for Admission." Credits earned in such programs may fulfill Luther College distribution requirements, by approval of the registrar, and may fulfill requirements for a major, subject to approval of the appropriate department. Students transferring in credits in this manner should still plan to take Paideia 111 and 112 (a two-semester integrated course in English and history required of all first-year students). Petitions for exceptions to any of the following prescribed guidelines should be directed to the faculty committee on Admissions, Financial Assistance, and Academic Progress.