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Leave of Absence 
A student in good academic standing and intending to take a leave of absence may notify Luther Seminary by submitting this leave of absence form.  A leave may be granted for up to two semesters.
  
Post-graduate degree students must petition the Graduate Theological Advisory Committee through the Associate Dean - Theological Education by submitting this form. Leaves are not normally granted for more than one academic year. 
 
Returning from a leave of absence requires notification to the Office of the Registrar with student's enrollment intentions (registrar@luthersem.edu).  This will allow a returning student to register for the upcoming term. Following a return from a leave of absence, students complete program requirements as established in the catalog in effect at the time they were admitted to the seminary. In addition, it is required for financial aid recipients to contact the Financial Aid Office prior to returning from a leave of absence (finaid@luthersem.edu). 
 
Withdrawal from Studies
Once a student withdraws from the seminary, they must go through the admissions process again in order to be re-admitted.  
  
See catalog for Refund Schedule.
 
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MILITARY / VETERANS BENEFITS AND REPORTING

Eligibility criteria and benefit amounts vary for VA programs from the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs (USDVA).  Click here to receive an explanation of the specifics such as: monthly stipends, eligibility periods, financial aid criteria, and any other documentation required to receive benefits. 
The Office of the Registrar will submit to the Veteran's Administration proof of a veteran's enrollment for benefits purposes. This is typically done at the beginning of each term and can be requested by the student at any other time. Please visit the Office of the Registrar with any questions about the VA reporting process.

ENROLLMENT VERIFICATION/LOAN DEFERMENTS

Students who receive loan deferment forms from their loan companies may leave them in the Office of the Registrar to be processed and mailed. Only the student portion of the form should be filled out. The Office of the Registrar does not have any "blank" deferment forms.

The Office of the Registrar is only able to verify previous and current registrations after term add/drop periods. We are NOT able to verify future enrollment where registration has not occurred.
 
Status for (MA/MDIV) Fall/Spring Semesters: 
0-1.0 course = Less than Half Time;
1.5-2.5 courses = Half Time;
3.0 or more courses = Full Time. 
Contact Registrar for J-Term and Summer status categories.  

Letters verifying enrollment may be requested from the Registrar's Office as well. A written request needs to be submitted for the enrollment verification. Please also include a comment about who the letter is going to and what purpose it will serve.  (For example, "I need a letter verifying enrollment for the past year for my mortgage company.")

Forms and verification letters will NOT be faxed. The Office of the Registrar does NOT have a fax machine.

For both deferments and verification letters, please allow at least one week for processing.