Current students can verify their fulfillment of Non-Degree Requirements under the “My Degree” tab on MyLutherNet.
- Immunization Form
- Background Check
- Healthy Boundaries Workshop
- Authorization for Release Form
- Annual Title IX Training
The Immunization Form is required of all students and must be completed within forty-five days of the start of the academic term for which you are registered. Fill out the top portion and complete the section (Part 1-4) which applies to you. International Students will indicate this information on the Certificate of Health sent by ISSA prior to your arrival on campus. Students should keep a copy of the form for their reference. Do not send your medical records in lieu of the form.
Return the completed, signed form to email@example.com or:
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St. Paul MN 55108
Minnesota Law (M.S. 135A.14) requires proof that all students born after 1956 and enrolled in a public or private post-secondary school in Minnesota are vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, and rubella, allowing for certain specified exemptions. This form is designed to provide the school with the information required by the law and will be available for review by the Minnesota Department of Health and the local community health board.
Submit a Background Check
Background checks are required of all students in every degree program by the end of their first semester. There is more than one method to fulfill this requirement:
- Grant permission for your ELCA synod or denominational judicatory body to send a copy of a recent background check to Luther Seminary, Student Affairs office. We will accept the summary page of the Background Check indicating the date the check was completed and the final results, thus keeping the full, detailed report in the synod.
- Complete a background check by logging into Castle Branch at www.castlebranch.com and follow these instructions.
- 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. Students are responsible to pay the $50 fee.
- The Student Affairs office automatically receives notice of completed checks and processes them in a batch at the beginning of each month.
- International Students: International students who were granted a student visa by a U.S. Consulate or Embassy and have not previously been in the U.S. may have fulfilled this requirement; contact the International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) office to verify.
Complete a Healthy Boundaries Workshop
- Workshops are required of every student in a degree program.
- They are offered a few times a year, specifically during Orientation and during a Residential Focus Session. You must be logged in to MyLutherNet to register.
- Documentation of successful participation will be kept on file in the Dean of Students’ office. Students should make a copy of their participation certificate for future use.
Master of Divinity
Internship placement will not be possible without documentation of successful participation in such a workshop. For M.Div. students who have the internship requirement waived, completion of the workshop is required for registration for senior level courses.
Master of Arts
Students need to complete the workshop prior to the semester in which they intend to complete their academic program.
Advanced Theological Education
Master of Theology, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Ministry students need to complete a workshop prior to graduation.
Authorization for Release Form
For all students in a candidacy process, Luther Seminary must have your signed permission before releasing information to your denominational judicatory. If students change denominational affiliation while enrolled, a new Authorization for Release form must be submitted. The form is included in the admission application. Current students needing to update the Authorization can submit this form online on MyLutherNet→ Registration Tab→ Forms→ Authorization for Release (on the right-hand side). Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete Online Title IX Training (annually)
Title IX Training is an annual requirement for the Luther Seminary community. Students will receive an email with instructions on how to access the online training program at the beginning of every Fall semester. Failure to complete the online training program within the allotted timeframe will result in a hold on your student account, meaning you will not be able to register for your next term. Questions should be directed to Peter Susag, the Title IX Coordinator.
As Luther Seminary fulfills our mission to educate leaders for Christian communities, we are committed to a work and learning environment free of harassment. To demonstrate our commitment and fulfill the requirements of the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act of 2013, we are required to have every faculty member, staff member, and student complete a sexual harassment prevention training program.
This online education will empower you to make well-informed decisions about issues that affect your years at Luther Seminary and beyond.