Dates & Deadlines

For First-Year Students

Date Deadline

October 1, 2022

First day to file the FAFSA. If you're applying for financial aid at Cal Lutheran, this is the only form we require in order to award need-based aid for U.S. citizens or permanent residents. (Cal Lutheran FAFSA code: 001133)

We encourage you to submit it as soon as possible to get your financial aid award on time! 

October 15, 2022

Deadline for applicants for the Spring 2023 Semester

November 15, 2022

  • Early Action admission deadline (non-binding) for Fall 2023 and Presidential Scholarship consideration
  • Early Action FAFSA deadline

Early Action Notification Sent

January 15, 2023
  • Regular Decision Application Deadline for Fall 2023
  • Regular Decision FAFSA Deadline

March 1, 2023

Cal Grant deadline for California residents (be sure to file the FAFSA and the GPA Verification Form)

April 1, 2023

Regular Decision Notification Mailed

May 1, 2023

National Reply Date: all first-year applicants admitted for Fall 2023 should pay the $450 enrollment deposit to reserve their spot in the class. Students planning to live on campus should submit the housing application and deposit as soon as possible.