Students at commencement

Registrar Info

Manage your course details

Registration for each semester begins on a certain date and time in the year. Registration usually occurs a couple months before the actual semester. Students register based on their class status or year in their degree program. It’s important to point out that the Registrar’s Office works with each student to ensure that they finish their degree on time.

  • Early registration for fall semester occurs during the summer, with information available in May.

  • Early registration for January term occurs in late October.

  • Early registration for spring semester occurs in early December.

  • Registration for summer term is typically in April.

Recommended term course load is 4.5 courses. Maximum load is 5.0 courses for fall and spring semesters. Maximum load for summer term is 3.0 courses; however, be advised that this is a very heavy course load. Maximum load for January term is 2.0 courses.

Independent study

KAIROS continuing education courses are available for students to take as a half (0.5) course for elective credit. Check out the KAIROS course catalog

Auditing courses

Students, senior citizens and seminary spouses may audit courses.  For more information on auditing classes, please consult the academic catalog or contact the Registrar's Office at registrar@luthersem.edu. All audits are subject to the same registration deadlines for adding/dropping as courses that are offered for credit.

Registration details for current students

For more details on registration time periods, letter grades, independent study and more, please visit the Office of the Registrar's Frequently Asked Questions page on MyLutherNet.