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Summer Session

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Plan ahead, get ahead, and stay ahead!

Register for summer classes and get another step closer to earning your degree.

Summer Session 2023 at Cal State LA (May 30 - August 12) provides students the opportunity to accelerate their progress toward completing their degrees and graduating. The university will provide courses across a wide range of academic majors and fields at a more affordable cost for many, including undergraduate students taking at least six units. This reduced cost supports students in their progression to timely degree completion and graduation.

Students will have the flexibility to register for these Summer Session 2023 courses offered during three sessions: 10 weeks, first five weeks, and second five weeks. Please see below for the courses offered in each session.

Cal State LA's accelerated May Session (May 22 - June 10) is also available to students.

All sessions are open to matriculated (continuing) Cal State LA students. Non-Cal State LA students can also register for courses via Cal State LA's Open University.

Summer Session 2023 will be offered as stateside sections.

Summer Session Information

Important Dates

Please note the following important dates below for Summer Session 2023.

March 27:       Summer Session schedule published in GET.

April 10:         Fee payment installment plans begin for continuing Cal State LA students.

April 17:         Summer Session registration begins for continuing Cal State LA students.

April 24:         Summer Session registration begins for non-Cal State LA students through Open University.

10-Week (10W) Summer Session: May 30 - August 12

May 16:          Late registration begins ($25 fee)

May 30:          10-Week Summer Session begins

June 7:            Add/drop deadline

June 16:          Census

August 7-12:  Final exams

August 12:     10-Week Summer Session ends

First 5-Week (5W1) Summer Session: May 30 - July 3

May 16:          Late registration begins ($25 fee)

May 30:          First 5-Week Summer Session begins

June 1:            Add/drop deadline

June 7:            Census

July 3:             First 5-Week Summer Session ends (Final exams on last day of instruction.)

Second 5-Week (5W2) Summer Session: July 10 - August 12

June 26:         Late registration begins ($25 fee)

July 10:          Second 5-Week Summer Session begins

July 12:          Add/drop deadline

July 18:          Census

August 12:    Second 5-Week Summer Session ends (Final exams on last day of instruction.)

How to Register

Continuing Cal State LA student registration begins on Monday, April 17, 2023. The registration process is very similar to Fall and Spring Semester class registrations. Students will receive their registration appointment date via email, and then use GET to enroll and pay for their Summer Session classes. (Note that the university requires full payment when registering for Summer Session classes. If you need additional payment information, visit Cal State LA's One-Stop Financial Services.)  Department permission is also required before registering in restricted Summer Session courses identified as "Department Consent" and "Instructor Consent." Please contact the appropriate department or instructor.

Non-Cal State LA Student registration begins Monday, April 24, 2023. Individuals will register through Cal State LA's Open University, which is managed by the College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE). Students may choose courses from the Summer Session class schedule, but official enrollment is based on the availability of seats in a course and full payment prior to registration. For more information, please email the College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE) Enrollment Services or call (323) 343-4900.

Three Summer Sessions to Choose From

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10 Weeks

May 30 - Aug. 12

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First Five Weeks

May 30 - July 3

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Second Five Weeks

July 10 - Aug. 12

Frequently Asked Questions

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

View Summer Session Important Dates here.

How much does Summer Session cost?

Please refer to Summer Session Tuition, Fees & Payments. Cal State LA is committed to providing courses across a wide range of academic majors and fields at a more affordable cost. 

Are there other fees students must pay?

There is a one-time $50 mandatory campus fee for Summer Session. Additional course materials and lab fees will be assessed according to currently approved policies.

Who may enroll in Summer Session classes?

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

Is financial aid available for Summer Session?

In addition to Year-Round Pell Grant, State University Grants (SUGs) may also be available for those who have remaining financial aid eligibility. For more information and for eligibility requirements, visit Summer Session Financial Aid.

What are the add/drop policies?

Summer Session follows the University Registrar's Office add/drop/procedure/deadlines and refund proration as in any other term


Please check your course modality.

Courses may be offered in various modalities (face-to-face; hybrid; fully online). Be sure to check your class schedule for meeting times and instructions.

What technology will I need for Summer Session?

For Summer Session, at a minimum, you will need access to the internet and a computer. Open Access Labs are available to all students. In addition, the university offers a technology loan program for first-year, transfer, and continuing students. Information Technology Services (ITS) also provides different types of remote online resources for students.

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

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

More Information

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Meet Us

Visit a Summer Session table or talk to us virtually to learn more about classes, deadlines, and more.