You've caught our attention!

We'd love to see an application from you this fall. If you apply by November 1, we'll waive your application fee, automatically consider you for scholarships, and give you an admission decision by January 15.

Follow the steps below to start your application:


  1. Create Your Account
    Begin by creating an account on The Common Application website if you haven't already done so.

    Start your application
  2. Complete Your Application & Essay
    Complete The Common Application and personal essay by the appropriate November 1.
  3. Waive Your Application Fee

    Because we’d really like to see your application, you can waive your fee by selecting “I qualify for a fee waiver” on the Questions section of your Cal Lutheran application.

    To access this area from your Common App account, select My Colleges, click Questions under your Cal Lutheran Application, then choose “I qualify for a fee waiver” from the school-specific fee waiver drop-down.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at (805) 493-3135 or

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