Summer @ Cal Lutheran

Summer courses for traditional undergraduate students

Frequently Asked Questions

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Are you a new student to Cal Lutheran for Fall 2021? See these common questions for student who are enrolling this summer.


Who can enroll in Summer @ Cal Lutheran?

Summer @ Cal Lutheran is open to any current or incoming Cal Lutheran students, as well as visiting students from other colleges and universities, and non-degree seeking students. 

Current students can take courses during the summer to stay on track for graduation and lighten their course load for the following academic year. 

As an incoming freshman or transfer student, you can take courses before your first semester in the fall and get a jump-start on fulfilling your requirements, meet new friends before the school years starts, make connections with faculty and staff, and get to know the campus.

If you are not a Cal Lutheran student but would like to take one or more courses while on summer break, you may apply for admission as a non-degree seeking student. This means you will receive credit for the courses you take, but will not officially be considered a full-time Cal Lutheran student.

Do I have to enroll in Summer @ Cal Lutheran?

Summer session is not a requirement; however it may be useful to ensure graduation within four years. Core curriculum classes have been added to the summer session to help students get ahead and some are able to finish early. 

Courses and Registration

Will courses be offered online or in-person?

Many courses will be offered in-person, as long as local health guidance allows, and some will be online. Please see the "Location" field in the Course List. If it is "TBA," then a decision will be made in the spring. 

Are graduate courses offered during Summer @ Cal Lutheran?

No, there are no graduate-level courses offered during summer session. Please contact to learn more about our graduate program options.

Can I take courses in Sessions 2 and 3 since the dates overlap?

Yes, it is possible and common for students to take courses in both sessions. Make sure to check the day and time for the class meetings. 

How do I register for summer courses?

Please visit the How to Register to learn more. 

What are the add/drop dates for summer?

The key summer school dates are listed on the Undergraduate Academic Calendar.

Student Life

Can I live on campus?

We would like to offer housing for Summer @ Cal Lutheran students, but availability will depend on local health orders. An updated decision will be made in spring.

More Information

What if I have a question after classes begin?

For academic questions about a class after you are enrolled and classes have started, please contact us at (805) 493-3015 or

Who do I contact if I have questions about summer?

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