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First Year applicants are high school seniors or students who have completed high school or a GED but not taken any college-level courses. Students participating in college-in-the-high-school programs like Washington’s Running Start or others must still complete a first year application, and are considered first-year with advanced standing. When reviewing applications, PLU computes a weighted GPA for IB, AP, Honors, or Accelerated courses, used in the admission, financial aid, and scholarship process. PLU is a test optional school and practices a holistic review of admission applications.
You may apply as a transfer student if you have graduated from high school or earned an equivalent diploma, and seek to transfer college-level credit to PLU from regionally accredited colleges or universities. To be considered for transfer admission to PLU, you need a minimum college-level GPA of at least 2.50 (on a 4.0 scale) and one year (30 semester or 45 quarter hours) of college level, academic coursework. If you wish to apply for admission with less than 30 semester hours of transferable credit, you must submit an official high school transcript or equivalent.
You’re invited to come see PLU! Tour campus with a current student guide, meet with your PLU admission counselor to learn more about applying and financial aid, sit in on a class, and eat lunch in our dining commons. We can further personalize your visit by helping you set up a meeting with a professor and/or athletics coach and an overnight stay in a residence hall with a current student. The easiest way to request an individualized visit is online at www.plu.edu/visit. Or, keep an eye out and RSVP for one of our big campus visit events!
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