Summer School Information

Luther College 2014 Summer Session Information and Course Course Offerings

Admission and Registration

The summer programs include two four-week summer sessions offering academic courses in June and July. Summer Session I classes are held June 2 - June 27 and Summer Session II classes are held June 30 - July 25. Classes during both sessions will be held Monday through Friday (with the exception of Friday, July 4). We are offering in-class as well as on-line classes this summer. The normal credit load is four credits per four-week session. 

To Register:

Return completed application form with the $50 non-refundable registration fee to Office of the Registrar, Luther College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA  52101 by May 20 for either session.

The application form constitutes your actual registration; you will be assumed to be attending class and will receive a bill for the balance of your tuition (plus room and board, if applicable) unless you withdraw your registration via or by contacting the Registrar’s Office in writing by May 20. Tuition refund policy for cancellation of registration after this date appears under “Refund Policy.

Course Information

Course offerings for both summer sessions will be available for viewing at beginning March 1. A printable course listing is currently available.  Please note that on the printed list is an on-line calculus course being offered through ACM (Associated Colleges of the Midwest). Anyone interested in this course should contact the Registrar's office for information. The application deadline has been extended to March 31.

Registration by May 20 for Summer Session I and Summer Session II is strongly encouraged. Students registered for courses which have been canceled due to low enrollment will be notified by the Registrar’s Office on May 23. On the application form please indicate the course(s) in which you wish to enroll plus an alternate in the event that your first choice is canceled. Registration for courses not canceled will be accepted through the first day of classes for each session.

Important Dates (Dates in parenthesis denote Summer Session II):

  • June 2 (June 30) - First day of classes
  • June 3 (July 1) - Last day to add/change classes
  • June 3 (July 1) - Last day to authorize cr/no cr grading
  • June 6 (July 7) - Last day to withdraw without record
  • June 13 (July 11) - Last day to withdraw with “W” grade
  • June 26 (July 24) - Last day to cancel cr/no cr authorization
  • June 27 (July 25) - Last day of classes; senior papers due


Tuition per credit hour: $425.00

Room charge: $7.80/night (double room in Dieseth) or $10.90/night (single room in Dieseth)

Board charges will be assessed depending upon the board plan selected. 

On the first day of the session you are enrolled in you must settle all accounts with the Office for Financial Services located in Main Building.

Refund Policy

To officially withdraw from a summer session class, you must do so via the online registration system at or notify the Registrar’s Office in writing.

Federal regulations require the combined summer sessions to be considered as one term for refund consideration. Students receiving federal assistance to help them pay for their summer classes will be refunded according to the federal refund policy. Under this policy, there will be no refund offered if withdrawal occurs after July 3, 2014.

Students who do not receive federal assistance will be refunded under our standard refund policy as outlined in the Luther College Catalog. Under this policy, there will be no adjustments to summer fees if withdrawal occurs after these dates:

  • June 16, 2014 for Summer Session I
  • July 14, 2014 for Summer Session II

See Current Students Summer Enrollment on the Financial Aid website for additional information regarding summer financial aid.

Housing and Meal Plans

Summer Housing in college residence halls is available by application for students who commute more than 30 miles to campus. An application for summer housing is required and is available in the Residence Life office or online at Optional summer meal plans are available to students who live on campus for the summer; contact Dining Services for prices and additional information.

Students enrolled in Summer Sessions should request a summer Student Post Office (SPO) box at the Mail Center in the Dahl Centennial Union.