You're in!

Congratulations on your admission to Pacific Lutheran University!  PLU is a unique place that will challenge you as a student, support you as a person, and prepare you for a lifetime of success.

Below you’ll find a list of steps to take now that you’ve been admitted. Remember that at any point you can contact International Admission at 1-253-535-7264 or with questions.

Next Steps

Explore Campus

If you are able, we recommend you visit campus. During your visit, you can meet with an admission counselor, take a tour with a student ­­– even meet a coach or a professor. To schedule your visit, click here. If unable to visit our campus, you can explore our video webpage to learn more about PLU, students and professors here.

Follow PLU International Students on Social Media

PLU International Students are active on Facebook and Instagram, and even have their own blog!

Ready to commit to PLU?

If you have decided you will be attending PLU, click here to pay your Enrollment Deposit and request your housing, the first steps to becoming a PLU student!

Be a Lute! Pay your Enrollment Deposit.

Once you have been admitted to PLU, you may pay your US$200 Enrollment Deposit to join the entering class, 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  If your Enrollment Deposit has already been paid, but you still need to request your housing, you can complete the online housing form at To determine whether you qualify for off-campus housing, please visit the Residential Life website.

Set up your PLU ePass

The PLU ePass is your PLU student email account, as well as login to give you access to a wide range of resources such as PLU web pages, the Sakai Learning Management System, and network registration for your devices.  Click here to set up your ePass.

Prepare for Class Registration

Complete Your Online Payment Agreement

Before registering for classes, all students are required to complete an online payment agreement each academic year.  The Online Payment Agreement is where you will select your payment option for the next academic year for any remaining balance after scholarships. *Please note: The Online Payment Agreement is not the payment itself, but the agreement to let PLU know how you plan to make your payment.*

Meningococcal Release Acknowledgement

Per Washington State law, students must read and acknowledge the risks of meningitis, or meningococcal disease. They can do this on PLU’s Banner Self Service by following these steps.

2024-25 Estimated Costs

Tuition and Fees: $51,879
Room & Meals: $13,008
Books & Supplies: $762
Student Health Insurance: $1,366
Personal Expenses (approximate): $1,960

Total: $68,975

Register for Classes

Once you have paid your Enrollment Deposit, signed up for your ePass, and completed the Online Payment Agreement and Meningococcal Release Acknowledgement, you will be ready to begin the class registration process. Go to the New Student Registration websites for First-Year or Transfer students or email Academic Advising at to get started.


Other Preparations

As you finalize your preparations to come to PLU, complete the New Student Arrival Form and email your flight information to

It is also important that you closely follow the New International Student Checklist to complete any other necessary steps to prepare to come to PLU. If you are a non-degree seeking student, please follow the Non-Degree Seeking New Student Checklist. You will also find helpful information on PLU’s International Student Services website.

Health Insurance

All international students must be covered by an adequate student health insurance plan. Some international students may be approved to use a non-PLU health insurance. Please follow the Health Insurance Waiver instructions for approval. If you plan to be covered by PLU’s health insurance plan, no action needs to be taken (the cost of the plan will automatically be added to your bill).

New Student Orientation & Global Campus Connection Program

Now that you’re officially a Lute, it’s time to look forward to New Student Orientation, and the start of your PLU experience! We also encourage you to apply for PLU’s Global Campus Connection (GCC) Program. This program promotes mutually beneficial learning experiences between new International students and current PLU students. By participating in GCC, new International students have a smoother transition into their new life at PLU and in the U.S.  By connecting with International students, current PLU students have the opportunity to engage in cross-cultural interactions without leaving the PLU campus!