How to Breeze through the LuHi Admissions Process
Applying for high school doesn't have to be overwhelming. The LuHi Admissions team is here to help you and answer questions every step of the way.
BY Hannah Buchholz
If you are an 8th-grade student interested in attending LuHi, our Admissions Team is here to help you through every step of the admissions process. Find a full list of admissions requirements here. LuHi has been blessed in recent years with an abundance of interested applicants.
In the audio clip above, Executive Director Dan Gehrke shares a little about how the acceptance process has changed from first-come, first-served to a single acceptance in December. Below, find information about how to learn if LuHi is the right fit for you and how to apply.
Schedule an on-campus visit.
We encourage any family considering LuHi for their student to visit campus! Being on campus, talking with an Admissions Counselor, and seeing our culture in action are the best ways to get your questions answered and see if LuHi is the right fit for your student.
There are lots of options for setting up a visit:
- Schedule a personal tour
- Schedule a shadow day (8th grade students only)
- Come to an Open House
- See our Schedule a Visit and Community Events pages for more options
With an application, you are not committing to Lutheran, you are just expressing to us that have serious interest.
As Dan, our Executive Director, mentions in the audio clip above, we are blessed with an overwhelming interest of students wanting to attend LuHi. Applying before the Early Application Deadline gives your student the best chance for admittance.
We consider every aspect of a student's application when making final decisions about acceptances. That includes three teacher and character recommendations, the results from the HSPT test, student grades, and an original student essay.
Every year, the application opens on September 1st, and this year's Early Action Deadline is December 1st.
Apply for Tuition Assistance
We don't want the cost of tuition to be a deterrent for families interested in attending LuHi. The tuition assistance application opens mid-September every year, and we encourage any family hesitant about tuition costs to apply.
A note about the HSPT
Each applicant will need to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) before we can accept them. We offer placement tests twice a year, once in November and once in December. Families choose the test date that works best for their students within the application and will be registered for the test once the application has been submitted.If a student takes the HSPT elsewhere, a copy of the results will need to be emailed to email@example.com
Who receives an acceptance letter?
As Dan mentioned in the audio clip, although the application process has changed as interest has grown, we are still dedicated to students who are the right fit for our culture and core values. Our selection committee works hard to look at each student and their admissions packet individually.
Siblings of current LuHi students and recent LuHi grads are given priority. Other than that, applicants are accepted based on their whole admissions packet, including their grades, recommendations, test results, essay, etc. Our Admissions Team is happy to answer any questions you have about the admissions process or LuHi in general, so please don't hesitate to reach out.
We are excited you are considering joining our community and know you will love being a LuHi Lion! Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
This post was originally published in 2017 and has been updated in 2022 for accuracy.
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