Why should I schedule an appointment?

You are not required to make an appointment with an admissions counselor in order to begin the application process. However, many students find an appointment with a PLU admission counselor makes the process easier, and with fewer unanswered questions.

You can set up an appointment by calling the PLU Office of Admission at 253-535-7151, or by filling out the schedule an appointment form.

About your appointment

With little notice you can meet with an admission counselor and take a campus tour. With a little more notice we can turn this short visit into a day at PLU. Sit in on a class, have lunch with current students, meet with a coach or a team or a professor.

If you can, before your appointment, we suggest the following steps:

  • Spend some time at our Web site researching the major you are most interested in.
  • Take a look at the credit policies.
  • If possible, bring your transcripts with you to discuss your previous college work.
  • Write down a list of questions in advance so you don’t forget something important.

Your admission counselor can also help you learn which credits will likely transfer, whether you qualify for merit scholarships, how to apply and transfer your credits, and how long it should take to graduate from PLU with the degree you want.

You are also welcome to meet with someone in the PLU Financial Aid office (253-535-7134) to learn more about your financial aid package, or with PLU Student Services (253-535-7161) to learn how to accept and use your financial aid package anytime. Your Admission Counselor is trained to take you through those steps, too.

About campus tours

Campus Tours are lead by current PLU students four times a day Monday through Friday, and twice on Saturdays. You don’t have to take tour, but we hope you will. PLU tour guides are current students who can answer your questions from a student perspective. Which professors are the most fun for electives? How do you work and go to school? Did you get financial aid? How do I use the student support services at PLU? Is the music program as good as they say? Did you get the internship you wanted? What are you going to do after you graduate? These are great questions to ask a current student, so bring your questions and take a tour!