Student Academic Support Center

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:

  • they remain on academic probation for three consecutive semesters
  • they fail to adhere to the conditions of enrollment established by the Committee on Academic Progress
  • 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.

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

The time period of dismissal will be for at least one semester (fall or spring). Students requesting to return to Luther after the dismissal period must have approval from the Committee on Academic Progress. Students may initiate the readmission process by contacting the Registrar’s Office, (563) 387-1167.

Academic Dismissal FAQ


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 and Speech and Debate Center      

All services are available to all students free of charge.

Make an appointment to see an academic specialist.

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