Application Timeline

Applications

Luther starts accepting applications on August 1. We recommend you apply early for priority financial aid consideration, but we accept applications on a rolling basis as long as there is space in the class.

Application: Starting August 1


Application Reviews

Application reviews begin October 1. Once we’ve received your application (including your essay, transcript, optional test scores and educator’s reference), your file is complete. The Luther Admissions Office takes 7–10 days to review your application and make an admission decision.

Application Reviews: Starting October 1


Admission Decisions

The moment you’ve been waiting for! Luther mails out our admission decisions along with offers of merit scholarships.

Admission Decisions Mailed: two weeks after application


Financial Aid

Financial aid has multiple components, including both merit scholarships and need-based grants and awards. A key to qualifying for need-based awards is filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. File it now if you haven’t already! The earlier you file it, the sooner you will have your full financial aid package. For more instructions, visit How to Apply for Financial Aid.

FAFSA Filing Period: October 1–February 1


Financial Aid Award Reviews

Luther works hard to make sure you can access any financial aid for which you qualify. Luther’s financial aid office will follow up if we haven’t received your FAFSA or any other required information.

Financial Aid Reviews: Starting November 1


Financial Aid Award Offers

Luther sends financial aid award packages that detail your merit awards and need-based awards to make your education affordable.

Financial Aid Offers Mailed: Starting November 15


Decide and Deposit

Once you decide to attend Luther, secure your place with a $300 non-refundable enrollment deposit. The National College Decision Day is May 1.

Decision Deadline: By May 1