Determine which quarter you would like to begin your studies. The University Academic Calendar lists the start and end dates for each quarter.
Cal State L.A. operates on a 10 week-long quarter system. Three quarters are equivalent to one academic year. Students enroll in a minimum of 12 units. Students may be enrolled in the program for a maximum of 3 quarters. Students may start enrolling in courses on the first day of class with the assistance of the Study in L.A. program staff. Registration for each class is subject to seat availability, the approval of the instructor and the department chair concerned. Approval to enroll in classes is subject to meeting course requirements/prerequisites and other conditions. Courses in the following programs are NOT available to students at this time: Child Development, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Psychology, and Social Work.
Students with English proficiency slightly below the required scores are eligible to enroll in a combination of university courses and intensive English language classes offered through the Cal State L.A. English Language Program.
Study in L.A. students are required to maintain good academic standing, which is defined as a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 (letter grade C) in order to continue to the next quarter. All participants must abide by all rules, regulations and policies set by Study in L.A. Additionally, students must enroll and maintain full-time (12 units) studies each quarter. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in a violation of your student visa status and/or your participation in the Study in L.A. program, leading to the immediate termination of your participation in the program.
The Study in L.A. program is not for students who wish to apply to a Cal State L.A. degree program in the future.