May Session

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May Session 2023 takes place from May 22 - June 10. Complete a class in just three weeks to accelerate your progress toward graduation. Plus, there are no student fees.

Classes are available to all interested students and community members. Non-Cal State LA students may take regular degree track classes without formal admission. Find out more below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find important information about May and Summer Sessions?

Visit the May Session website.

Visit the Summer Session website.

What are the important dates for May Session that I should remember?

Read the May Session Important Dates web page.

Who can I contact if I have questions about May Session?

For general procedural questions, email Program Developer, Kathy Martinez.

How much do May Session courses cost?

May session courses cost $320 per unit for both resident and non-resident students.

Are there other student fees for students in May Session?

For May Session, no campus fees will be assessed for courses that begin with sections 80‐89. However, course and lab fees will be assessed according to currently approved policies

Who may take May Session courses?

Cal State LA students, international students, students from other campuses or universities, and members of the community may take May Session courses.

No student in a state‐supported degree, credential, or credit certificate program can be required to take self‐support (May Session and Winter Session courses) to complete their programs. Self‐support courses are an option that can be an advantage to students. In that light, when scheduling May Session, no course required for completion of a state‐funded degree, credential or certificate program can be offered.

Can international students enroll in May Session?

Yes. International students may enroll in May Session courses with no additional fees.

Can students concurrently enrolled in a community college receive tuition waivers or reduced tuition in May Session?

Waivers and/or reduced tuition are not applicable in the self‐support May Session.

Is financial aid available for May Session?

Financial Aid, including the Year-Round Pell Grant, is available to students who have remaining financial aid eligibility. Students must also be regularly matriculated students, enrolled in at least 6 units, and in good academic standing with the University to be eligible for funding. For more information and for eligibility requirements, visit the Financial Aid website.

What are the add/drop policies for May Session?

May Session follows University Registrar add/drop procedures and deadlines, as well as refund proration, as in any other term.

Is campus attendance required?

Yes, with some courses. Please check your course modality.

What technology will I need for May Session?

At a minimum, you will need access to the Internet and a computer. You can then obtain course materials and readings, submit assignments, and participate in discussion boards. If you don’t have a web camera or microphone and your instructor utilizes Zoom for a class session or office hours, you can call in.

What assistance is available to help students access technology?

Emergency grants are available for needs such as food, housing, and technology. To apply for assistance, please submit an emergency grant application form. If you have questions, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some Internet providers are offering free or low-cost services to households with students and low-income families. Please note that these are services from third-party providers and not from any University department. These services are listed under Internet Access on the Information Technology Services’ webpage for IT Resources for Remote Access.