Background checks are required of all students by the end of their first semester. There is more than one method to fulfill this requirement:
- Ask your ELCA candidacy committee, denominational judicatory body or employer to send a copy of a recent background check to Luther Seminary, Associate Dean of Students office.
- Complete a background check by logging into Certified Background and following the instructions. Students will enter the code, LU20, in the Place Order box in the upper right-hand corner of the page to begin the process. The cost for the background check is $50.00.
- International Students: Check with Office of International Student and Scholar Affairs or the Dean of Students office. The requirement is typically, but not always, fulfilled by the process of gaining a student visa.