May Session

Palm trees against a blue sky. Cal State LA logo.

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

See the May Session schedule of classes here. You can also view them on GET.

Visit Us

Do you have questions about May Session and/or Summer Session?

We'll be "tabling" on the main walkway, just outside the bookstore, on the following dates.  For assistance with academic advising, please visit Cal State LA Advising to find an academic advisor.

TABLING DATES

TABLING TIMES

BOOKSTORE SOUTH

TBA TBA

Please "drop-in" via Zoom on any of the dates/times below. For assistance with academic advising, please visit Cal State LA Advising to find an academic advisor. 

NOTE: To request a specific Zoom meeting please email [email protected].edu.

DROP-IN DATES

TIMES

 (Zoom ID: 785 619 5367)

Friday, April 22 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 27 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Monday, May 2 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 19 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Important Dates

Important Dates Calendar (below and attached)

(Dates are subject to change.)

Dates

Activity

March 7, 2022

Class schedules are available on GET.

March 14, 2022

Advising and enrollment validation for continuing Cal State LA students.

March 21, 2022

Appointment registration begins for continuing Cal State LA students.

April 15, 2022

May Session Registration begins for non-Cal State LA students (Payment plan is not available)

May 23, 2022

May Session begins.

May 23, 2022

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

May 24, 2022

Add/drop deadline for continuing students using GET. 

May 26, 2022

Census date

June 11, 2022

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

June 15, 2022

Final grades are due.

Fees, Payments, Cancellations and Refunds 

Resident/Nonresident
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

$320.00

$960.00

$1,920.00

$2,175.05

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

Cancellations and Refunds

Canceled 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 canceled 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 withdrawal 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 at Cal State LA's One-Stop Financial Services.

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a 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. For more information about the "Year 'Round Pell Grant," contact Financial Aid and Scholarships.

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: Cal State LA continuing students will register through 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's One-Stop Financial ServicesAccess GET here.

Non-Cal State LA Students: Registration begins Friday, April 15. Non-Cal State LA students may choose courses from the Summer Session class schedule. 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 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the University-Student Union,1st floor, Room 105; or via email.

ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES
Cal State LA logo(Please read and retain the document pictured to the right.)

1.  Complete an Intent to Enroll Form. (closed)
     ​- A Campus Identification Number (CIN) will be generated for each student.

2.  Once a CIN is generated/activated, the College of Professional and Global Education will contact students to confirm the course(s) you would like to enroll in.

3.  After students confirm their course(s), PaGE will send students a link to submit payment.
     - Paying with a debit/credit card will incur a non-refundable 2.65% service fee.
     - If paying with a check, please contact Cal State LA's One Stop Financial Services at (323) 343-3630 to make an appointment. IT IS IMPORTANT TO INCLUDE YOUR CIN ON THE CHECK.

4.  Once payment is received, student enrollments 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.

Contact 

For questions regarding Cal State LA May Session, please email [email protected] or call (323) 343-4900