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Applying to Wartburg is the first step towards reaching your goals. We are here to assist you in the application, admission, and enrollment process to keep you on track. If you have questions at any time, please contact your counselor or email our admissions office. We’re looking forward to learning more about you as we review your application and prepare you for your arrival at Wartburg, so expect to hear from us by phone, mail and e-mail. If you haven’t already, be sure to complete the following forms to complete your enrollment to Wartburg. The forms can be found here.

  • Academic Recommendation (if required)
  • Secondary School Report (if required)
  • Transfer Reference Form (Transfer Students Only)
  • Declaration of Finances (International Students Only)
  • Enrollment Fee Form

Please use the following resources to learn more about Wartburg and learn how your experience here will help you discover more about yourself, what you were meant to do with your life, and how you can make a difference in the world.

If you have decided not to attend Wartburg next year, please let us know by contacting the Admissions Office at 1-800-772-2085 or If you have a change of plans and decide to attend Wartburg at a later date, please feel free to contact the Admissions Office.

Apply for Financial Aid

Step 1 – Apply for admission. To be considered for financial aid, you must first be accepted for admission to Wartburg College.

Step 2 – File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Oct. 1 in your senior year. For priority consideration, you should file before Nov 1. Be sure to list Wartburg College code #001896. If you are an Iowa resident, check the state release box. You are encouraged to apply over the Internet at In order to sign your FAFSA electronically, you and your parent must have a FSA ID. Paper forms are available for those without access to the Internet by calling 1-800-433-3243.

Step 3 – If requested, submit an IRS Tax Return Transcript and completed Verification Worksheet to the Wartburg College Financial Aid Office.

Step 4 – First-year students will be sent an email approximately 7-10 days prior to the student’s S.O.A.R. (Student Orientation And Registration) Day. A checklist will contain directions and information to be completed and returned on or before your scheduled S.O.A.R. day.

Step 5 – Apply for other aid from your high school, church, civic organizations, clubs, or other sources. Notify the Financial Aid Office of all additional scholarships you receive.

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