Dates & Deadlines

For Freshmen

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Date Deadline

October 1, 2019

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

November 1, 2019

Early Action Admission Deadline for Fall 2020 and Presidential Scholarship consideration

Deadline for applicants for the Spring 2020 Semester

January 1, 2020

Regular Decision Application Deadline for Fall 2020

Applications for Fall 2020 are still being accepted on a space-available basis. They will be reviewed in the order they are received and completed.

January 15, 2020

Early Action Notification Mailed

Late February

Financial aid awards start going to all admitted Early Action students who filed the FAFSA

March 1, 2020

Priority FAFSA deadline

March 2, 2020

Cal Grant deadline for California residents; Be sure to file the FAFSA and the GPA Verification Form

April 1, 2020

Regular Decision Notification Mailed

Financial aid awards start going out to all admitted students who filed the FAFSA

June 1, 2020
(extended from May 1)

National Reply Date: all freshman applicants admitted for Fall 2020 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 to guarantee their first choice residence hall.