We welcome and encourage transfer students to apply to Luther. Transfer students bring diverse experiences and new perspectives that enhance the overall learning experience on our campus.
Students decide to transfer to Luther for a variety of reasons. Certain aspects do stand out, however:
We'd love the opportunity to talk to you about transferring to Luther.
Review Luther's Transfer Credit Policy to learn more about transferring credit from another institution.
The decision to transfer requires a great deal of thought and deliberation. Therefore, we don't have an application deadline for transfer students at Luther. We do our best to work with you in a timely and efficient manner in order to make your transition as simple and as smooth as possible.
Note: There is no application fee at Luther.
Applications for admission are kept on file for two years. If you have applied within that time period, there is no need to fill out a new application. Rather, the Transfer Application Supplement is required to reopen your admissions file.
Each applicant is considered on an individual basis when the application is complete. If you are eligible for academic scholarships, we will notify you at the time of admission.
Eligibility is determined by academic performance in college, or by high school GPA and scores on the ACT or SAT examinations (eligibility criteria is determined by the number of college credits completed).
In addition to completing the requirements for the Luther degree (found in the online course catalog), each student must complete one major. The specific requirements for the various majors are listed under each department in the catalog.
In most cases, students who transfer to Luther as juniors or seniors will be required to complete a minimum of two courses in the major at Luther. It is recommended that all transfer students contact the college to determine the requirements for completing each specific major at Luther prior to making a final decision to attend. Students may either contact Greg Eide, Admissions Transfer Coordinator, at [email protected], or the Registrar's Office at [email protected].
Transfer Students Interested in Nursing: Please review our information for students wishing to transfer into the Luther nursing program.
International Transfer Students: Please visit the International Students Admissions site.
Scholarships and Awards: Learn about scholarships for transfer students.