Admission Policies

In addition to the admission requirements, the following admission policies may be applicable to you.

Provisional Admission

If you are unable to obtain an official transcript prior to the beginning of classes, you may be provisionally admitted for one term by submitting an unofficial transcript. You must also complete the admission procedures outlined above prior to registration. The official transcripts must be submitted prior to registering for a second term.

Readmission of Former Students

If you were formerly enrolled as a Professionals student but have not attended four or more consecutive terms, you must apply for readmission by submitting an updated application form and meeting with an academic advisor. The curriculum requirements in effect at the time of your readmission will be applicable.  Additionally, students must re-submit any and all Official Transcripts indicated by the Admission Office, should the student be applying for readmission outside the period these documents would normally be retained (Five years of inactivity). 

Concurrent Enrollment

If you are admitted as a Professional student and wish to enroll in courses within the traditional Cal Lutheran program or in another college or university, you must obtain approval from the director of the Professionals program and the University registrar prior to enrolling in the course. Normally, requests for concurrent enrollment at another institution will not be granted unless you demonstrate a compelling need to take the course at that location.

Course Load

Since most students are also employed, a normal course load is considered to be two courses per term (six to eight credits). The number of credits you take, however, is up to you as long as you don't exceed 10 credits per term. For financial aid and veteran's benefits, half time is considered to be three credits and full time is six credits. The program offers a variety of courses and provides ample scheduling flexibility so that earning your degree is compatible with your lifestyle.

Student Standing
  • Freshman = 0-29 units
  • Sophomore = 30-59 units
  • Junior = 60-89 units
  • Senior = 90 + units