Students must petition the Director of Admissions to be pre-approved to take a gap year after graduating high school to keep merit scholarships that they have earned.
Students who have not petitioned for approval for a gap year but never attended a post-secondary school after graduating from high school will be considered on a case-by-case basis for new student merit awards by the Director of Admissions. Students will not be allowed to retake ACT/SAT tests during the gap year for consideration of their merit scholarship. If a student identifies as a gap year student and enrolls in post-secondary courses, the merit scholarship will be removed from the student's account.
Merit Scholarships are based on the availability of funds and some merit scholarships are only offered on a limited basis. LTU regulations restrict the total amount of institutional aid a student can receive; this includes merit scholarships, athletic scholarships, and any other combination of institutional scholarships or aid.