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Taking summer classes at La Sierra University is a great way to squeeze in those final credits or take that fun class that just didn't fit into your schedule this year. With the wide variety of classes that our summer program offers, our Summer Program offers something for everyone.

If you want to concentrate on one science sequence, are trying to finish pre-requisites for a health professions program, or just want to learn more, our program gives you the opportunity to earn a full year of science credit in 12 weeks or less.

Our summer program also hosts numerous events and activities on campus for students to enjoy and even provides extensive tutoring sessions for many classes--the student is our number one priority. Take advantage of the 25% tuition discount and register soon!  Open registration begins on Monday, April 13.

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summer@lasierra.edu
Phone: 951 785-2148

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Summer Tuition & Fees 2015

Undergraduate$599/unit
Divinity School Graduate $680/unit ($415 with scholarship)
School of Education Graduate $716/unit
College of Arts & Sciences Graduate $716/unit
School of Business/MBA $777/unit
ESL$280/unit
Comprehensive Fee*$255/qtr
International Student Insurance$635/qtr

*The comprehensive fee is a one time fee for the summer program, regardless of how many classes are taken.

Double Occupancy (Summer promotional rate)$20/day. Includes 1 meal per day.
Single Occupancy (Summer promotional rate)$30/day. Includes 1 meal per day.

If you have questions regarding payment, contact Student Financial Services at sfs@lasierra.edu or (951) 785-2175.

Housing Accommodations

Housing is available during the summer for undergraduates, graduates, and teachers.  To apply for housing, you must first be registered for classes.  Then follow these steps:

  • Apply for Residence Hall Living
  • You will receive the Summer Clearance Form after moving in
  • Take the Summer Clearance Form to Student Financial Services or the Bursar's Office for payment arrangements
  • Contact the Office of Residential Life if you have any questions (951) 785-2166 or nguerpo@lasierra.edu

Frequently Asked [Summer] Questions

Currently, Summer 2014 courses can only be found by viewing La Sierra University Summer Program's summer courses webpage.  The official La Sierra University Course Schedule should be available for viewing around the middle of Winter Quarter 2014.  If you have further questions, please contact us at summer@lasierra.edu or (951) 785-2148.

Some classes have prerequisites, others do not. To find prerequisites, please see the Academic Bulletin.  If you are coming in as a one-stop student, you do not need to turn in your transcripts.

Registration opens Monday, April 7 for La Sierra University students and Monday, April 14 for non-La Sierra University students.  It will remain open until the first day of each class, as long as there is still room in the class you are trying to register for.

  • Visiting students: Fill out the Unspecified Student Registration Form and fax or deliver to the Registrar's Office. Under Registration Type, check One-Stop. If the class is not yet full, an instructor's signature is not required.  For the fastest service, visit the Registrar's Office.
  • Applying undergraduates: Fill out the Undergraduate Online Application Form. Additional items listed at the Undergraduate Application link on this page must be submitted to the Office of Admissions & Records. Once all items are received and file is reviewed, an email will be sent to you indicating your admission status with instructions regarding registration.
  • Current La Sierra students: If you are currently attending La Sierra University, apply for summer classes as you would apply for any other quarter.  You must obtain your PIN to register.  Your PIN can be given to you from your adviser or the Registrar's Office.
  • Pacific Union Teachers: For directions on how to register, please view the Pacific Union Conference Teacher Registration Instructions.

To find out if classes are full, go to the Course Schedule (the official La Sierra Course Schedule page). Choose Summer of 2013 as the Term Description and All as your Class Status, then search. The maximum number allowed and the number of students registered for each class will be on the chart.  If a class is full, it will look tan instead of blue.  Because no official wait list is being kept, you will be responsible for checking the Course Schedule numbers for the class and following the appropriate steps to register if a spot opens up.

  • One-stop students, fax or turn in your paperwork anyways.  If an opening comes up in the course, you can call the Registrar's Office and they will add you in to the open slot.  You can reach them at (951) 785-2410.
  • La Sierra University Students, if you see an opening, you can go to Self-Service and register for the spot.  You will need your PIN in order to add the course.

Unfortunately, if a set minimum number of students do not register to take any given course, La Sierra University Summer Program reserves the right to cancel the class.  Students who are registered for the particular class will be notified approximately two weeks before the start of the class.  While rare, notification may happen up to the first day of class.

Federal or private loans are acceptable forms of financial aid, as long as the monies have been verified by the Student Financial Services office.  Please contact them for more information at (951) 785-2175 or sfs@lasierra.edu.  Educational subsidies may be used.  Please fill out the form and contact the Student Financial Services office for verifcation on the dollar amount you qualify for.

You can find out which books are required for your class by [1] going to the La Sierra bookstore (located below the cafeteria), [2] calling the bookstore at (951) 785-2196, or [3] going online and selecting textbooks and course materials.  The Chemistry Department is using e-books.  For more information, go to www.lasierrachem.com and look at Course Information under the Book Navigation column on the left hand side.

An ID card is required for all students taking classes at La Sierra University.  The card may be used for fitness center, pool, track and field access, which are all included in your fees.  Each student is also given copying and printing credit for each "quarter" of courses taken, and ones ID card provides access.  In addition, the numbers on the back of your card are required for vehicle registration.  Lastly, the ID card will give evening access to the exterior campus gates.  (Gate hours are posted at every gate entrance and exit).  To obtain an ID card, go to the the Security Office in Calkins Hall between the hours of 8a and 6p or to the Student Life Office upstairs in the Administration building between 830a and 430p M-Th.

La Sierra University has an 80% rule.  In order to pass any particular class, you must attend, at minimum, 80% of the classes.  For a 4-week summer session class (i.e. General Chemistry), you can only miss 4 classes and still pass.  For a 3-week summer session class (i.e. Organic Chemistry), you can only miss 3 classes and still pass.  If you decide to stay through the Tuesday or Wednesday (depending on how many weeks your class is), you can still pass the class.  You will just check out of lab and take all exams early.  However, you must work with your instructor to make sure that your needs will be accommodated in a timely fashion.  If you are planning on leaving early, please inform us as soon as possible.  It may be best to contact the instructor prior to registering for a course to be sure all accommodations can be made.

Yes.  You must first be registered for classes and have an ID number.  Then follow these steps:

  • Contact the Office of Residential Life to confirm your intentions (951) 785-2492 or nguerpo@lasierra.edu)
  • Apply for Residence Hall living
  • You will receive the Summer Clearance Form after moving in
  • Take the Summer Clearance Form to Student Financial Services or the Bursars office for payment arrangements
  • Visit Student Life for your picture ID, giving you access to the dormitory building

La Sierra University uses an Online Parking Management System and License Plate Reader Technology to manage vehicle access on campus.  There are no longer physical parking passes, but your car must be registered to parked in a lettered student lot and aviod receiving a citation.  To register your vehicle, you need your ID card (which can be obtained in Student Life or the Security Office).  Fill out the form and be sure to put your information in the Student box, not the Employee box.  If you are having difficulties finding the needed information to register online, you can also register in the Security Office, located in Calkins Hall.  They are open 24/7 and their business hours are Monday through Friday 8a-6p.  For students taking at least 12 units throughout the summer, parking passes are free.  For students taking less than 12 units, there will be a $20 fee assessed at the Security Office.

To find the location of each class, go to the Course Schedule.

La Sierra University's MICOL (computer lab) is located in Ambs Hall.  It will be open sporadically Monday through Thursday from 8a-12p and from 1-5p.  You should call first to make sure someone will be there.  Their number is (951) 785-2333.