Students that need verification of academic good standing for insurance, scholarships, summer school, etc. must complete the Letter Of Good Standing Request form and return it to the Records Office.
To be used for by professors for errors in grade submission on replacing incompletes with A-F.
Students that need to change their program of studies within Education and Staff Ministry must complete the Change of Majors and Minors form and return it to the Academic Deans Office.
Students wanting to switch from the Education, Staff Ministry, or Pre-Seminary program to another must complete the Application to Change Academic Degree Program form and return it to the Academic Deans Office.
The deadline for requesting credit by examination is seven calendar days after the first class day of the semester.
- A student cannot use credit by examination to earn credit for courses that were failed.
- The student should read the paragraph on “Credit by Examination” in the MLC undergraduate catalog before signing this form.
- Complete the information on the Application for Credit by Examination form.
- Submit the application to the appropriate division chair. The division chair, in consultation with the course instructor and the academic dean of the student’s program, shall have authority to grant or deny the student’s request.
- Submit the approved application form to the Records Office and pay the $25 fee to the Records Office.
- Make arrangements with the course instructor to take the test. Tests must be completed within one calendar week after the application is submitted to the Records Office.
- A grade of C or higher must be earned to receive credit for the course.
Freshmen with a single Elementary Education major need to complete a Declaration of Minor form. This should be completed during the second semester. This form must be returned to the Academic Deans office by the Friday before Spring Break.
- The student must register at least six weeks prior to the beginning of the semester or summer session in which he or she wishes to take the directed study. The application requires the approval of the student’s advisor, the course instructor, Academic Dean, and the Vice-President for Academics.
- Only students who are in good standing and who have junior status or higher may apply for a directed study.
- A directed study is considered part of the student’s normal course load.
- The content and requirements for a directed study are similar to those prescribed for the regular class.
- A directed study carries the same course number as the regular offering and is subject to the same academic policies as regular courses.
- The faculty member and the student meet/correspond at least one hour every week to discuss the student’s work.
Within the first two weeks of the semester and with the approval of their advisor and the Records Office, students may drop or all courses. See the Withdrawals from Courses policy if contemplating a course withdrawal.
Students considering a course addition, must ensure that any course changes will fit into their schedules. The Records Office will notify a student via e-mail within 24 hours whether the change is approved or not. A schedule without conflicts and course availability will determine Records Office approval.
To check course availability log on to the MLC Portal, click on Scheduling and Course Status. A list of classes will appear. Classes that are closed will be in red and be designated as “full.” All other sections are open. To see courses from semesters other than the current one, place your mouse pointer over current year and semester and a drop down menu will bring up a list of available semesters for you to look at.
It is the student’s responsibility to apply for graduation. Applications are due in the Records Office by February 1 of the student’s junior year. This information is needed to conduct the student’s graduation degree audit and to ensure that the student has the appropriate number of credits to graduate. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Records Office if the student’s anticipated graduation date changes. Failure to apply for graduation may delay the student’s graduation date.
Print the Application for Graduation, complete it, and bring it to the Records Office no later than February 1 of your Junior year.
Independent Study allows students to take courses which are not available at Martin Luther College.
Independent studies at Martin Luther College are intended to offer a student the option of taking a college course which is not currently offered as part of the MLC catalog. This course is taken one-on-one with an instructor meeting at mutually agreeable times to fulfill the requirements of the course.
The student is reminded that not all courses fit the independent studies mode, not all professors are available to do an independent study, and that this is a last resort to be used only when all other options have been exhausted.
All applications for a course by independent study must be initiated with and approved by the Academic Dean.
To request transfer credit when you wish to pursue course work at another college or university, you must complete Outside Course Work Approval form and return it to the Records Office. You will need to provide each course number(s) and title(s), along with total credits given for each semester hour of the course(s) you wish to take. You will then need to list the course(s) at MLC that you feel would possibly compare to the course(s) you wish to pursue.
Remember to check with your advisor and the appropriate Academic Dean as to how this impacts the completion of your program plan here at MLC. The final thirty semester hours of credit must be earned in residence at Martin Luther College.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act as Amended protects your educational records. In compliance with this law, Martin Luther College requires a signed, written request to release your transcript to you or to a third party. E-mailed requests and electronic signatures are not valid. Transcripts are not released if there are financial obligations to the college. The procedure for obtaining a transcript is listed below.
Print the form, complete it, and mail it to the address below.
Students graduating in the current school year will not be charged for transcripts sent to the Education Office of MLC (for licensure pruposes) or to Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (for enrollment purposes).
A fee of $10.00 is charged for each transcript.
Please make checks payable to Martin Luther College.
Mail request to:
Martin Luther College
1995 Luther Court
New Ulm, MN 56073