Dates & Deadlines

For Freshmen

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Date Deadline

October 1, 2020

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, 2020

Early Action admission deadline (non-binding) for Fall 2021 and Presidential Scholarship consideration
 

Deadline for applicants for the Spring 2021 Semester

January 1, 2021

Regular Decision Application Deadline for Fall 2021

January 15, 2021

Early Action Notification Mailed

Late February

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

March 1, 2021

Priority FAFSA deadline

March 2, 2021

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

April 1, 2021

Regular Decision Notification Mailed

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

May 1, 2021

National Reply Date: all freshman applicants admitted for Fall 2021 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.

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