Congratulations on your admission to PLU! We’re excited that you’re considering joining our community and becoming a Lute.
Below you’ll find a list of steps to take now that you’ve been admitted. Remember that at any point you can contact your PLU Admission Counselor at 800-274-6758 with questions.
If you have not yet visited campus, we recommend you do so – it is one of the most important things you will do during your college search. It is a great way to help figure out if PLU will be the right fit for you. During your visit, you can meet with an admission counselor, take a tour with a student – even meet a coach or a professor.
Review your Financial Aid Package
Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) soon to ensure optimal financial aid awarding for the 2019-20 academic year. The FAFSA is free, and it is the best way to see how much it will cost to attend PLU. (Note: When filling out the FAFSA form, remember that PLU’s FAFSA school code is 003785).
Once your Offer of Financial Aid has been mailed, you also have the option to view it online on your student account information (Banner Web). Banner Web log-in instructions can be found here. Be sure to review your financial aid offer with your PLU Admission Counselor, who is happy to either schedule an over-the-phone or face-to-face meeting with you and your family to answer questions regarding scholarships, grants, loans, work study, and payment options.
Be a Lute! Pay your Enrollment Deposit.
Once you have been admitted to PLU, you can pay your $200 Enrollment Deposit to join the entering class of Fall 2019, secure your housing assignment, and prepare for class registration. Need more information about residence halls before deciding where to live? Visit the Residential Life website.
To secure your spot at PLU, pay the Enrollment Deposit and complete the housing form online at plu.edu/bealute. If your Enrollment Deposit has already been paid, but you still need to request your housing, you can complete the online housing form at plu.edu/applyreslife.
Sign up for the PLU Pledge
The PLU Pledge is a loan repayment assistance program, a safety net, we offer for incoming first-year students.* Once you are employed after graduation, if you earn less than $43,000 per year, we will help you repay your student (and parent PLUS) loans until you do. The PLU Pledge covers all federal direct and private alternative student loans, as well as parent PLUS loans.
*This does not include incoming first-year students intending to major in Nursing or international students
The PLU Pledge is FREE for you to participate, but you must opt-in. If you are not taking out loans for your first year, but there’s a possibility you may take loans out in subsequent years to help pay for PLU, you must still sign up your first year to take advantage of the PLU Pledge benefits.
Register for Classes & other Summer Preparations
After paying your Enrollment Deposit and requesting your PLU ePass, you are prepared to schedule your class registration appointment. Registration dates for Fall 2019 classes (New Student Registration) will take place in June. You can request your registration appointment online on the Academic Advising website in the spring (we’ll send you more info closer to the dates). Be sure to carefully read through your New Lute Guide (mailed in early spring) for further information regarding scheduling and preparation for your class registration appointment.
Other important steps to complete before coming to PLU in the fall are to fill out and submit a Medical History Record, complete the Meningococcal Release Acknowledgment, and make sure your high school mails your final high school transcript to PLU (you must also send in official college transcripts if you want to transfer in Running Start or college credits, and official AP, IB, or Cambridge scores if you want credit for those tests).