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Office of Admission

Important Dates

August 1

Final Transfer Application Priority Date – August 1 is your last chance to apply to transfer to PLU for Fall 2018. Get a decision and notification of academic scholarship eligibility within 2 weeks of applying.

August 8

Summer Lute Life Day – Tour campus, sit in on a mock PLU class, eat lunch and learn more about admission and financial aid. You choose your check-in time and we’ll take care of the rest!

August 31

Move-in Day – The day for new students to move into their residence halls and the first day of new student orientation!

September 4

First Day of Class – The official start the academic year kicks off with Convocation and first day of classes.

Majors and Academic Programs

PLU Commencement on Saturday, May 28, 2016. (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU)
Students working on their student-faculty research projects in various Rieke labs at pluPLU, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU)
Kelly Nagan '08 in her kindergarden class at Idlewild Elementary School in Lakewood on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (Photo/John Froschauer)
Study away in Oaxaca Mexico on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU)
Kinesiology lab at PLU on Monday, June 23, 2014. (Photo/John Froschauer)
PLU choir and orchestra performing
Gary Mahon showing ways of using tablet and phone apps for nursing to students at PLU on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (Photo/John Froschauer)
Briahna Murray '07, VP of Government Affairs, Gordon Thomas Honeywell, in the capitol rotunda, is one of the Lutes in the legislature in Olympia, Washington on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU)


Now is the time to apply

It’s FREE to apply to PLU. When you apply, you’ll automatically be considered for any academic scholarship for which you may be eligible.

Visit Campus

Tour campus, meet individually with an admission counselor and eat lunch in the dining commons. This is the best way to decide if a college is a good fit for you!


Partnering with Parkland

Mention Parkland, and Washingtonians tend to conjure up a slew of stereotypes and misconceptions. But to Antonio Sablan ’18 and other Pacific Lutheran University students who grew up in and around Pierce County, the area represents something much greater: home. Read this story and more in the current issue of PLU Mag.


of 2015 graduates were either employed or accepted into graduate school within 6 months of graduating.

By The Numbers


Pacific Northwest

We love our location—mountains, water, and lots of green. Seattle is a short drive away, and even closer is downtown Tacoma. And yeah, it rains, but not as much as you might think. Plus, that’s how everything stays so green!

What we stand for, who we are

Student & Faculty Research

Study Away Semester in Oaxaca, Mexico

Meet Jenny Kimura, Graphic Design Major