Undergraduate Admission

You've caught our attention!

And since we would really like to consider you for admission, we are offering you the following Dean's Candidate benefits.

Apply by our Regular Decision deadline of January 1 to get:

A waived application fee
Automatic scholarship consideration

Cal Lutheran recognizes the number of unprecedented events that have occurred in our local and greater communities of California.  These are circumstances that can have a direct effect on a student’s ability to submit their application in a timely manner. Should any applicant require additional time or accommodation to complete their application, they are encouraged to reach out to their admission counselor so that we may provide any assistance you may need in the admission process.


Here's how to apply:


Create your account

You'll need a Common Application account if you don't already have one. (We recommend filling out the application on a computer.)

Start your application

Read the tutorial


Fill out your application

Complete the Common Application, Questions, and Recommenders and FERPA sections on your Cal Lutheran application.


Waive the fee

Click "Questions" on your Cal Lutheran application, then select "I'm a Dean's Candidate" from the school-specific fee waiver drop-down. We'll confirm your eligibility after you submit.


Then click "Review and Submit" on the "My Colleges" tab, and you're done!

After that, follow these steps to complete the other application requirements...

Request a Recommendation

Get a letter of recommendation from one of your teachers or counselors through the Recommender section. You'll need your recommender's email address.

Send Test Scores

Have official SAT or ACT test results sent to Cal Lutheran. International students must submit proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or PTE)

  • SAT code: 4088
  • ACT code: 0183
Send Transcripts

Official transcripts must be sent directly from schools you have attended. Your high school counselor may submit these via Docufide, Naviance, The Common Application, or mail a physical copy to us.

Get to know us better

Planning for a career is important, but an education that prepares you for a changing world is one of the greatest gifts you'll ever receive. Our integrated curriculum will help you learn to ask the right questions, to think critically, and to become a responsible world citizen who can help create the society of the future.

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Find Your Major

Deciding on the right major starts with a simple, but important, question: What are you passionate about?

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Campus Life

Visit Campus

The best way to get a feel for our campus is to see it for yourself! Take a tour, sit in on a class, or meet a professor.

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Check out our housing options to get a sense of what your new home could feel like. View photos, videos and floor plans.

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All are welcome

All Are Welcome

This is a place for everyone, no matter your background or beliefs – that's one of our most deeply held values.

What that means for you

Some other things you might want to do:

View Admission Requirements

Find out what you need to do in order to be admitted to Cal Lutheran.

Find Dates & Deadlines

View important dates & deadlines for applications and scholarships.

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