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 CastleBranch and follow the instructions. Students will click on the ‘Place Order’ button in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Next, enter the Package Code LU20 in the box to continue with 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.