Dates & Deadlines

For First-Year Students

We are still accepting applications for the upcoming Fall 2022 semester, for First-Year and Transfer students.

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Date Deadline

October 1, 2021

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. 

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

November 1, 2021

Early Action admission deadline (non-binding) for Fall 2022 and Presidential Scholarship consideration

Deadline for applicants for the Spring 2022 Semester

January 1, 2022

Regular Decision Application Deadline for Fall 2022

January 15, 2022

Early Action Notification Mailed

Late February

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

March 1, 2022

Priority FAFSA deadline

March 2, 2022

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

April 1, 2022

Regular Decision Notification Mailed

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

May 1, 2022

National Reply Date: all first-year applicants admitted for Fall 2022 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.