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Important Dates

January 1

Transfer Application Priority Date for Fall Semester – Transfer students applying for a fall 2020 start should apply by January 1 to receive an admission decision by February 1.

January 10

Music and Theatre Scholarship Early Application Deadline – Early applications for Music & Theatre are due January 10, 2020, with auditions January 18.

January 27

Lute Life Day – Tour campus, eat lunch and learn more about admission and financial aid. Choose your check-in time and we’ll take care of the rest!

Majors and Academic Programs

Now is the Time to Apply

It’s time to apply to PLU. Our application is always free and you’ll get an admission decision, official report of transferred credits, and will know if you’ll get an academic scholarship within about a month.

Transferring Credits

PLU has a generous credit transfer policy. If a course is similar to one taught at PLU, it is likely to transfer. We also accept direct transfer agreement degrees from WA, OR and CA. See how your credits transfer to PLU.

PLU at a Glance

3,100 students


average class size


student-faculty ratio


students of color


students entering with a 3.0 GPA or higher

average student GPA: 3.71
average SAT score: 1160
average ACT score: 24

Students come from 40 states and
19 countries

One of the 50
Best College Towns in America

Yellow Ribbon

PLU offers unlimited full-tuition Yellow Ribbon Scholarships to veterans and dependents with full post-9/11 G.I. Benefits.


Campus Life

Life as a Lute is about more than just going to class. PLU students are active and involved–in the residence halls; on athletic fields, courts and in the stands; on the stage and in the audience for performing arts; and in scores of campus clubs.

Music at PLU

Studying in London

Why we listen