May Session

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Accelerate Progress Toward Your Degree with Cal State LA's New May Session
May 22 - June 10, 2017

Complete a course in only 3-weeks and still have plenty of time for Summer.

Why May Session?
Accelerated format allows you to complete a full course in only 3 weeks.
Enroll in high-demand classes.
More one-on-one time with your instructor.
Make it to graduation faster.
Still have time for Summer Fun!

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Cancellations and Refunds

Students enrolled in courses and programs offered in May Session through the College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE) are entitled to a refund when they follow the established campus procedures.

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.

Class Schedules

You can view the May Session 2017 Schedule of Classes by selecting one of the links below.

GET | PDF (as of 4-28-17)

You can view the May & Summer Session 2017 Online Schedule of Classes by selecting the link below.

PDF (as of 6-9-17)

May Session courses begin with Section 80. The listing of classes is subject to change.

How to Register

Cal State LA matriculated students will register through GET, using their GET enrollment appointment beginning March 20, 2017.

Non-matriculated students should review the Class Schedule, then complete the May Session Registration Form before they can register. Non-matriculated students can find the May Session Registration Form here. To register in person, please visit the College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE) Enrollment Services office in the University Student Union, Room 105. To register over the phone, please call (323)343-4900.

For University course offerings, log onto GET or view the PDF (updated 4-28-17).

Note: Department permission is required before enrolling in restricted courses requiring Department consent. Be prepared to show proof of any pre-requisites from an official or unofficial transcript.

Contact Us

For questions regarding Cal State LA May Session 2017, please contact:

Anitra Bratcher

Program Developer

College of Professional and Global Education

 (323) 343-4917 | E-mail

FAQs

Why should I enroll in May Session? 

  • Take an accelerated pre-summer session and have plenty of time to enjoy summer knowing that your classes are completed and behind you!
  • Complete a full course in only 3-weeks and benefit from online and hybrid course options.
  • Catch up or get ahead by enrolling in high-demand courses.
  • Tuition is only $320/unit for both resident and non-resident students. Plus, you pay no campus student fees.
  • Financial Aid is available to continuing Cal State LA students.
  • Taking May Session courses means more flexibility for electives during regular sessions.
  • Generally speaking, class sizes are smaller.

How will I know if a class is being offered in May Session?

​Both state support and self-support courses will be listed in the schedule of classes in GET. To differentiate between the two offerings take note of the Section listed for the course. State supported courses will be listed as Section 01, 02, 03, etc. May Session courses will be listed as Section 80, 81, 82, etc.

How and when will students register?

Students will register and pay their fees using GET and follow university policies and processes as they would in any other term. Registration for May Session 2017 will begin on March 20, 2017 for matriculated students. Students should check GET for their appointment date and time. The full schedule of classes will be available in GET on March 6, 2017. The registration times and schedules will be the same as other regular session. Please visit the Schedule of Classes Information on GET website for detailed dates and instructions.

May Session Schedule of Classes published online

March 6, 2017

Registration begins for matriculated students

March 20, 2017

Registration begins for non-matriculated students

April 3, 2017

First day of instruction

May 22, 2017

Memorial Day, Campus Closed

May 29, 2017

Last Day of Class

June 10, 2017

Do I have to meet course prerequisites for May Session courses?

Yes

What will be the cost of tuition for May Session courses?*

The cost for May Session courses (resident and non-resident) will be $320.00 per unit - undergraduate, graduate, and credential. Examples of total fees that students will pay are:

One 3-unit self-support course: 3 units x $320.00 = $960.00
Two 3-unit self-support course: 6 units x $320.00 = $1,920.00

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 systemwide 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 systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).

What fees will I pay if I take both a state support course and a May Session self-support course?

State support courses will be offered on the regular schedule with tuition and fees based on state support requirements and students taking state support courses will pay the usual campus-based mandatory fees. Thus, students who take a combination of state support and self-support courses will pay separately for each. 

Please visit the Center for Student Financial Aid website to see fees comparison.

Why are instructional fees different in May Session?

When classes are offered through the regular state support schedule the total costs, including faculty compensation, are covered by the state general fund as well as student tuition. When a class is offered in May Session, there is no state funding at all. Student fees must cover all direct and indirect expenses associated with offering the class and services. 

For summer sessions (courses that begin with section 80), no campus fees will be assessed, however, course and lab fees will be assessed according to currently approved policies.

Will financial aid be available for May Session courses?

Yes, students can apply for federal aid (Pell grants), Direct Loans, and private loans toward the cost of their May Session coursework. You must complete a FAFSA to receive aid for May Session.  Students must be regularly matriculated students, enrolled in at least half time (6 units), and in good academic standing with the University to be eligible for funding. Students must also complete the May Session Financial Aid Form at the Center for Student Financial Aid’s website and meet the eligibility requirements listed there. The form will be available online on March 2, 2017. 

Who may take May Session courses?

May Session is open to continuing Cal State LA students, students from other campuses, members of the community, and international students. 

What are the add/drop policies?

May Session follows University add/drop/procedure/deadlines/refund proration as in any other quarter. Please visit the Center for Student Financial Aid’s website for more information.

Can students concurrently enroll in a community college and receive tuition waivers or reduced tuition for May Session?

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

Fees and Payment

Resident/Nonresident

Per Unit Tuition Rate

Cost for One

3 Unit Course

Cost for Two

3 Unit Courses

$320.00 $960.00 $1,920.00
Fee Comparisons    
State-Supported Fall/Spring Semesters 0-6 Units

May Session

3 Units

May Session

6 Units

$2,028.44 $960.00 $1,920.00

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

May Session 2017 Payment Plan

A two installment payment plan is available to students for May Session 2017. Beginning March 6, 2017, students may submit their first payment to the Cal State LA Cashier's Office. A second and final payment must be submitted within 30 days of the first payment. All second installment payments must be received in full by June 2, 2017.

March 6, 2017 Students may submit their first installment toward May Session 2017 to the Cal State LA Cashier's Office.

30 Days Following First Payment

The second and final installment payment must be submitted within 30 days of the first payment.
June 2, 2017 All second installment payments for May Session 2017 must be received by the Cal State LA Cashier's Office

State-Supported May Session and Open University

During May Session, certain colleges such as the Charter College of Education also offer state-supported courses. These courses are listed as Section 1-79. These courses may be taken by non-matriculated Cal State LA students through Open University. Open University allows members of the community to take Cal State LA credit classes without being admitted to the university. For more information about the Open University, please visit the Open University page.    

For current matriculated Cal State LA students taking state-supported courses, please visit the Financial Aid page for more information.

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 (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).

Financial Aid

How to Request Financial Aid for May Session

May Session financial aid requests may be submitted online via the financial aid website beginning, Thursday, March 2, 2017. Students must have a complete financial aid file to be considered for May Session funding. Students should check their “TO DO” list on GET to determine if they are required to submit any documents. May Session funding requests WILL NOT be processed for students with outstanding financial aid documents.

General Eligibility:

  • Must have not exhausted financial aid eligibility for the 2016-17 academic year. For more information and details on remaining financial aid eligibility, please inquire with the Financial Aid Office.
  • Must be a matriculated degree seeking student at CSULA and/or Cal State LA Downtown (DTLA).
  • Must be enrolled in May Session classes (College of Professional and Global Education and/or main campus) that will count toward CSU undergraduate, graduate or post baccalaureate programs.
  • Must be in good academic standing with the university.
  • Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards for financial aid at the conclusion of the 2016-17 Spring term in order to receive a disbursement. For more SAP information, please visit:  http://www.calstatela.edu/financialaid/eligibility
  • Must have filed a 2016-17 FAFSA, complete the required financial aid process, and meet all applicable eligibility requirements and deadlines.
  • Must be enrolled in at least six units through state-supported classes to be eligible for a State University Grant (SUG).
  • Must be enrolled in at least six units to be eligible for a Federal Direct loan disbursement.

Types of Aid Available:

The Federal Pell Grant, State University Grant (SUG), and Direct Loan programs are available to assist matriculated, degree seeking Cal State LA students, enrolling in state-support and/or self-support classes that count towards their CSU undergraduate, graduate, and approved post baccalaureate programs. Alternative private education loans, which are based on a students and/or their parents’ credit, may also be available.

IMPORTANT:  Financial Aid is limited to the annual limit of their financial aid award. This means that the student may not receive a financial aid award that exceeds the maximum amount allotted for one academic year.  For more information on your remaining financial aid eligibility, please inquire with the Financial Aid Office.   

For more detailed information and eligibility requirements, please visit the Center for Student Financial Aid.

Applicants can check application status and can view summer financial aid awards on GET.

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 (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).

How To Register

Cal State LA matriculated students can register through GET, using their GET enrollment appointment beginning March 20, 2017. May Session courses will be listed as Section 80, 81, 82, etc.

Non-matriculated Cal State LA students should review the Class Schedule, then complete the May Session Registration Form before they can register. You can find the May Session Registration Form on the Open University website. Registration begins April 3, 2017. To register in person, please visit the College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE) Enrollment Services office in the University Student Union, Room 105. To register over the phone, please call 323-343-4900.

For university course offerings, log onto GET.

Note: Department permission is required before enrolling in restricted courses requiring Department Consent. Be prepared to show proof of any pre-requisites from an official or unofficial transcript.