Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Luther College!

When you are offered admission to Luther, a reply date is established for your final enrollment decision. If you are not applying for financial assistance, you should honor the reply date noted on your letter of acceptance. If you are receiving financial assistance, you should honor the reply date indicated on your award letter.

When you decide to attend Luther, you should submit a nonrefundable $300 enrollment deposit. You will receive a housing application after submitting the deposit. Housing at Luther is usually near capacity, so it is important to accept or decline your offer of admission by the reply date.

Important Dates and Tasks

October

November

  • November 11: Admitted Student Visit Day allows you to choose from a list of activities designed to provide a closer look at the college and surrounding Decorah area.

January

  • Mid-January: Students who have applied for need-based financial assistance will begin receiving notification of aid awards.

February

  • February 28: Submit updated ACT or SAT scores and class rank or cumulative GPA to the Admissions office for scholarship reconsideration by the end of February.

March

  • March 1: Complete and submit the FAFSA for priority financial aid consideration.
  • March 1: Music scholarship audition deadline for those students not attending Music Scholarship Audition Day.
  • March 3: Music Scholarship Audition Day provides students with an opportunity to visit campus and perform music scholarship auditions for Luther's Music Department.
  • March 13: Admitted Student Visit Day allows you to choose from a list of activities designed to provide a closer look at the college and surrounding Decorah area.
  • Late-March: Registration, Orientation, and Advising Day (ROAD) information will be mailed to accepted students.

May

  • May 1: The National Candidate Reply Date for all colleges.
  • May 6: New students meet their faculty advisor and register for fall classes during ROAD. Other ROAD options include June 5, 12, and 19.
  • Late May: Mail your final high school transcript so your admissions file is complete.

June

  • June 5, 12, and 19: New students meet their faculty advisor and register for fall classes during ROAD.

August

  • Early August: You will receive information from the Residence Life Office regarding your housing assignment and roommate(s).
  • August 26: New students move into the residence halls and New Student Orientation begins. Classes begin August 30.

Earning Credits in High School

Students may earn college-level credit through a variety of programs while still in high school: Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), and Advanced Level Examinations (A-Levels).

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 credits in this manner should still plan to take Paideia, a two-semester integrated course in English and history required of all first-year students. Petitions for exceptions to any prescribed guidelines can be directed to the faculty committee on Admissions, Financial Assistance, and Academic Progress.

All students planning to enter with college credit through any of the following programs are encouraged to fill out the Online Unofficial Review of College Courses form.

Learn more on the Registrar's website.

The enrollment deposit secures your place in the class and lets us know that we need to start sending you additional information.

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Transferring Credit

Learn about transferring credit on our Registrar website.