May Session

May Session is May 24 to June 12, 2021

Cal State LA will offer all May and Summer Session courses in formats that do not require face-to-face instruction.

Why attend May Session?

  • Finish a full course in just 3 weeks. 
  • $320 per unit and NO student fee. 
  • You may be eligible for an additional Pell Grant Award.

Class Schedules

View the latest schedule of courses here. You can also see schedules of courses on GET.

Drop-Ins (Live Q&A)

Do you have questions about May Session and/or Summer Session? Please "drop-in" any time during the hour(s) listed for each date below and we'll help you.

Please use this Zoom ID: 785 619 5367

Date Time
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Monday April 19, 2021 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:30 a.m - 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 11, 2021 11:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

To request a specific zoom meeting please email [email protected]
For assistance with academic advising, please contact a student advisor.

Important Dates

View/download the May Session Important Dates Calendar (dates are subject to change):



March 22, 2021

Fee payments begin. The payment plan does not apply for May Session.

March 29, 2021

May Session and Summer Session Schedule of Classes is published on GET.

April 5, 2021 

Advising, enrollment validation and registration begins for continuing students.

April 19, 2021

May Session begins for Non-Cal State LA students.
The payment plan does not apply .

May 24, 2021

Add/drop deadline for Non-Cal State LA students.
Non-Cal State LA students must contact PaGE Enrollment Services before May 24.

May 24, 2021

May Session begins.

May 25, 2021

Add/drop deadline for continuing students using GET. 

May 27, 2021

Census date

June 11, 2021

May Session ends; final exams are on the last day of instruction.

June 16, 2021

Final grades are due.

June 18, 2021

Grades viewable in GET self-service.

Fees, Payments, Cancellations and Refunds 

Per Unit Tuition Rate
Cost for One
3 Unit Course
Cost for Two
3 Unit Courses
Fee Comparison State Supported
Fall/Spring 0-6 Units





No campus fees are charged for May Session courses. Students will only be charged the per-unit fee.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancelled Courses: Students should find another class to meet their summer schedule needs. If there are not any courses to meet this need, a refund will be issued. DO NOT drop yourself from a cancelled course; use the SWAP feature in GET.

Course Drops and Tuition Refunds: Students enrolling in courses (Section 80, 81, 82 or greater) and programs offered in May/Summer Session(s) through PaGE are entitled to a tuition refund when they follow the established campus procedures and deadline dates to drop courses/units or completely withdraw from May/Summer Session(s). Students who completely withdraw/drop courses on or after the start date of May Session must pay pro-rata tuition fees for the number of days enrolled in each session. The pro-rata tuition charges are calculated based on the drop or withdraw date and the length of the session(s). Refund checks will be mailed to the mailing address on the Cal State LA student GET.

Students must pay tuition for the number of days enrolled in the session. Detailed Refund Policies and Proration Schedules information can be found on the Disbursement Office Webpage or by calling (323) 343-3630.

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees,other than mandatory system wide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory system wide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Section 66028-66028.6 of the Education Code).

Financial Aid

Pell Grant eligible students who have one full term of remaining Pell Grant eligibility will have their Pell Grant award automatically posted to their financial aid award for Summer Session (includes May Session). Students must be enrolled a minimum of half-time to quality for a Pell Grant award. Students who wish to pursue federal loan options should submit a Summer Financial Aid Request. Students must have a complete financial aid file to be considered for summer funding. Students should check their “TO DO” list on GET to determine if they have any outstanding and required documents. Summer financial aid requests WILL NOT be processed for students with outstanding financial aid documents. Read more about the "Year 'Round Pell Grant" and how it can ensure your timely graduation here.

NOTE: If you are enrolled less than full-time (12 units undergraduate; 12 weighted units graduate), most financial aid programs require a prorated reduction in your awards. Examples of the required proration for undergraduate students are as follows:

12 units = 100% 9-11 units = 75% 6-8 units = 50% 1-5 units = 25%

Steps to apply (for loans only): 

  1. Complete a Cal State LA Financial Aid Request.
  2. PLAN AHEAD!  Meet with your Financial Aid Advisor to verify if you have any remaining eligibility from the current academic year that can be used for May or Summer.
  3. If you wish to take advantage of your student loan options, please complete the loan process during the current academic year.

Please review the Cal State LA Financial Assistance Summer Session webpage for more information on financial aid requests, general eligibility for summer financial aid and types of financial aid programs available. Please note that May Session is included in Summer Session financial aid guidelines.

To learn more about your specific eligibility and to receive help with your Summer Session financial planning, contact: The Center for Student Financial Aid at (323) 343-6260.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read Frequently Asked Questions about May Session and Summer Session here.

How to Register

Cal State L.A. is a pay-ahead campus. You must pay tuition prior to completing your enrollment.

Continuing Cal State LA Students: Continuing Cal State LA students will register though GET. Please check your email for your GET appointment date. Cal State LA requires payment in full when registering for courses. For more information, please visit Cal State LA Student Financial Services

Non-Cal State LA Students: Non-Cal State LA students may enroll in courses from the May Session Schedule of Classes. Instructor signature is not required prior to the start of the term. However, it is important that pre-requisites have been completed. Enrollment is based on course availability. The College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE) Enrollment Services staff are available via email at [email protected]; Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

To enroll:
  1. Complete this form. (Registration is now closed.)
  2. Email the completed form to [email protected].
  3. You should receive a confirmation email link to submit payment. Credit or debit card payments will incur a non-refundable 2.75% service fee.
  4. Once payment is received your enrollment will be processed based on seat availability. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Regardless of payment, seats are not guaranteed.

Department or Instructor Consent: Some sections may need department or instructor permission prior to enrolling in restricted courses.

Pre-Requisites: Please be prepared to show proof of any pre-requisites from an official or unofficial transcript. Additionally, some course sections may have co-requisites.

State-Supported Summer: During the summer, certain colleges such as the Charter College of Education and College of Business and Economics also offer state-supported courses. These courses are listed as Section 1-79. These courses may be taken by non-Cal State LA students through Open University.

Continuing Cal State LA students may also enroll in these courses and pay state-supported tuition.


For questions regarding Cal State LA May Session, please email [email protected] or call (323) 343-4910.