Issue 3, December 9, 2013

Dear New International Students:

Hello, Lutes! In this issue, we want to guide you through the remaining items on the to-do list. We know how overwhelming this list can be. But trust us, you will have a much smoother transition into your new life as a Lute if you complete items on this list! If you get stuck or have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us! Missed any previous Pre-departure ISO Newsletters? Click to here to view previous Newsletters!

Submit your Final Official Secondary & Post Secondary School Transcript and Evidence of Completion!

After receiving all of your secondary or post secondary grades, please mail transcript(s) to PLU. If the completion date is not on your post secondary school transcript, please also submit evidence of secondary school completion (diploma).

To be considered official, transcript and diploma needs to be sent directly from your institution to PLU via sealed envelope with a date and an original signature or a school seal.

Mail documents to Pacific Lutheran University, Attn: Registrar’s Office, Tacoma, WA 98447 The deadline for submission is January 25, 2014.

Pay your Tuition!

Spring tuition payment is due by January 25, 2014. To make a payment online by credit card or electronic check, log in to your Banner with your PLU ID and PIN (found in your PLU Admission Acceptance packet), then select Student Services>Student Account>Make a Payment.

Global Campus Connection
New Student Arrival Info
Airport Pick Up
Linens for Room
On-Campus Housing Application
Immunization and Health History Form
Health Insurance
Final Transcripts
New Student Orientation
Pre-departure IOS Newsletter Archives

The university accepts MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and Visa but a 2.5% service fee will apply. In order to make a payment via electronic check, you will need an American Bank Account.

The easiest way to pay is to use a secure wire transfer. PLU works with a company called, Peer Transfer. There is NO fee associated with this transaction and you can pay using any currency.

Apply for a Health Insurance Waiver!

All International students are automatically enrolled in the PLU International Student Health Insurance plan. The plan cost is $950 for the academic year and $575 for students enrolled for only one semester.

If you are already covered by a comparable or better health insurance, you may be waived from enrolling in the PLU International Student Health Insurance plan. To apply for the waiver, please download and fill out International Student Health Insurance Plan Waiver Form.

Return the completed form to the Office of Finance & Operations via mail: Pacific Lutheran University, Attn: Finance & Operations, Tacoma, WA 98447, via fax: (253) 536-5047 or via email: Please consider the fact that the form needs to be filled out by both you and your insurance agent. The deadline for this waiver is: Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

New Student Orientation

After International Student Orientation is completed, all undergraduate students are required to attend New Student Orientation program on Tuesday, Feburary 4, 2014. If you are a Transfer Student and Non-Degree Seeking Students, please register for the Transfer Student Orientation. If you are a First Year student, please visit the First Year Student Orientationtion page.

As always, please email us if you have any questions! We would love to hear from you!

Until next time,

ISO Planning Team

International Student Services (ISS)

Student Involvement and Leadership
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447

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