Student Academic Support Center

Check out this video created by Luther College Student and tutor Linh Do!  It provides an overview of the first ever Paideia Semester Review Workshop jointly hosted by SASC and the Writing Center.  Future review workshop opportunities will be communicated through email. 

Academic Dismissal Information

Students will be dismissed from Luther College when their cumulative GPA falls below 1.00. Students on academic probation also risk dismissal from Luther College. Full-time students on probation will be dismissed if:

  • If they earn a term GPA of less than 2.00 (12 hours minimum fall or spring, 4 hours minimum January term), unless the term GPA raises the cumulative GPA above the minimum level for academic probation.
  • They fail to adhere to the conditions of enrollment established by the Committee on Academic Progress.
  • They remain on academic probation for three consecutive semesters.

The college reserves the right at any time to dismiss any student who was not previously on academic probation.

If a student has experienced extenuating circumstances that resulted in academic dismissal, an option to appeal is available. The deadline to appeal a Fall 2018 Dismissal is noon on January 8, 2019. To begin the Academic Appeal process you must complete the Dismissal Appeal Form. Students must be logged in to Norse Apps in order to access the form.

Any request for future readmission to Luther must be presented as a formal application. Typically only applications for re-entry supported by one or more semesters of full-time enrollment in transferable courses (with grades of C- or higher and a GPA of 2.50 or higher) at another accredited institution will be considered.


The Student Academic Support Center (SASC) helps students develop confidence in their abilities and achieve their academic potential. SASC provides support to all Luther College students, responding to the individual needs through a variety of services in the context of a community committed to faith, learning, service, and the liberal arts.

The center's services, based on best practices in learning assistance, include:

  • Academic Skill Building
  • Free Tutoring
  • Disability Services
  • Individualized Support
  • Course Notification
  • Learning Needs Assessment
  • Writing Center
  • Speech and Debate Center      

All services are available to all students free of charge.

Make an appointment to see an academic specialist.

  • Call 563-387-1270
  • Visit 108 Preus Library
  • Email SASC

Request a tutor

Do you have a question related to study skills?  Visit "Ask an Academic Coach."

Take a look at the Study Skills Help page.