Important Dates

October 1: Begin the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students can apply for need-based assistance by filling out the FAFSA after the first of the year. The FAFSA is required each year for students seeking financial assistance.

October 15: Early Action I deadline. Luther College will begin to send out acceptance letters for students applying early action within three weeks of the October 15 deadline.

January 1: Early Action II deadline. Students applying by the second early action deadline will be sent an admissions decision on or prior to this date.

January 1: ELCA Tuition Exchange application deadline. Students whose parents are employed at an ELCA institution need to have their application submitted by January 1 to be eligible to receive the benefit. Note: Luther College does not extend the tuition exchange benefit to all students who apply.

January 15: Rolling admission begins. Students applying after January 15 will receive an admissions decision within two weeks of the date the application file is complete.

Feburary 1: FAFSA priority deadline. For priority financial aid consideration, students should have the FAFSA completed and submitted to Luther by the beginning of February.

March 13: Music scholarship audition deadline. Auditions for music scholarships must be completed by the March deadline. (March 13, 2020) All students are eligible for music awards regardless of major, and all auditions should be scheduled through the Admissions Office. Audition requirements can be found on the Luther music website.

May 1: National Candidate Reply Date. This is the date by which all students are encouraged to make their college decision. Once a decision to attend Luther has been reached, students will need to pay their $300 enrollment deposit to begin the housing process and ensure a spot in the first-year class.

June 15: Housing application deadline. All students planning to attend Luther College should have completed their housing applications by June 15. Students will be notified of their housing assignments in late July or early August.