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 or the Admission Office at 253-535-7151 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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, and one of the best ways 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.
Plus, you’ll automatically get a $1,000 per year Visit Scholarship! (Take a look at the webpage to find details.)
Review your Financial Aid Package
Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) soon to ensure optimal financial aid awarding for the 2020-21 academic year. The FAFSA is free, and it is the best way to see how much it will cost to attend PLU. (Note: PLU’s FAFSA school code is 003785). If you are unable to fill out the FAFSA (i.e. if an undocumented student), and are a resident of Washington state, you can instead complete the WASFA to be considered for need-based financial aid.
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 in-person meeting with you and your family to answer questions regarding scholarships, grants, loans, work study, and payment options.
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 $45,000 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 before September 8, 2020. 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 before your first year to take advantage of the PLU Pledge benefits.
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 2020, 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.
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 2020 classes (New Student Registration) will take place during the summer. 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:
- Submit a Medical History Record
- Complete the Meningococcal Release Acknowledgment
- 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)