How to Apply

Applications are open for fall 2024!

The 2025 fall application opens August 1. If you have any questions during the application process, please contact the admissions staff.

Your Choice: Norse App or Common App

You can use either the Luther Norse Application or the Common Application. Your high school transcript is also required. We recommend that you submit a personal statement and an educator reference (from a teacher or counselor).


Luther Norse Application

Common Application

Your Choice: Common App or Luther App

You can use either the Common Application or the Luther Application. Read additional information for transfer students.

Common Application

Luther Application

For citizens of countries other than the U.S. and for U.S. citizens living abroad

If you are not a United States citizen or permanent resident, use the Common Application. This includes U.S. citizens living abroad.

Common Application

Additional Information on How to Apply

What About Standardized Tests?

Standardized test scores are not requiredLearn more about our test-optional policy.

  • If you plan to submit test scores, check if they are included on your transcript. If not, they can be sent by your high school guidance counselor, or you can self-report by sending an unofficial copy or documentation of your composite ACT or SAT scores with all corresponding subscores and test dates.

You are eligible for academic merit-based scholarships regardless of whether or not you choose to submit a test score.

What Is the Deadline for Applying?

Luther admits students on a rolling weekly basis beginning in early October, and will do so each week until the class is full. Acceptance notifications will be sent within 7–10 days after receiving your completed application.

What Happens Next?

Once we’ve received your application (including your essay, transcript, optional test scores and educator’s reference), your file is complete. You can expect to hear from us within 7–10 days.

If you are accepted and decide to attend Luther, we require a $300 non-refundable enrollment deposit to hold your spot in the following year’s class. Your deposit is due by May 1.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call 563-387-1287.