To Apply to LMU
- Be sure to include the $60 application fee.
- To request a fee waiver, please submit your request via Common Application
- Applicants to Animation, Dance, Music and Theater Arts : Applications to these programs require portfolio or audition. Please click on your area of interest to view your additional requirement:
Submit a letter of recommendation with your application.
This should be from an official at the last school you attended, preferably your counselor, a teacher, your principal or the Dean of Students. Use the form(s) provided on the Common Application.
Send your Official Transcripts to the Office of Admission.
All applicants must submit high school transcripts. Transfer students must also submit transcripts from each college or university attended. Advanced Placement students must submit official AP test score results to receive college credit. Freshman applicants must also submit final high school transcripts before school begins, showing your high school graduation date.
Have your test scores sent to the Office of Admission.
Scores must be submitted directly from the College Board (SAT) or the American College Testing Program (ACT). Transfer students who have completed 30 transferable semester units are not required to submit standardized test results.
- October 15 -- Admission for Spring (January) semester
- November 1 -- Early Action (non-binding) admission for Fall
- January 15 -- Regular Decision Admission for Fall
- October 15 -- Admission for Spring semester
- February 1 -- Early Priority Deadline for Fall
(Applications completed by this date will receive a response by March 15)
- March 15 -- Admission for Fall semester
(Applications completed on this date will receive a response by May 1.)
Financial Aid Deadline
February 1 is the deadline for freshman applicants to submit a FAFSA.
Please visit our Financial Aid page for more details.
After You Have Applied
Applications for admission are reviewed on a rolling basis. This means that your application will be evaluated as soon as all required documents have been received. Written notification of your eligibility for admission will be sent as soon as a decision has been reached and normally no later than April 1 for fall freshmen who apply by January 15. The review of Regular Decision applications begins in January. Admitted students are required to submit final transcripts to verify that all work in progress is successfully completed. In the event that the final semester of work does not meet required criteria, acceptance may be rescinded.
Checking Your Application Status
You will receive an email when your application is complete. You can also log in to the Common Application to check your status. Please be aware that applying through the Common Application is a two-step process. First, your school submits your forms to the Common Application. Then, we import them into the LMU system. During peak volume periods, such as right around November 1 or January 15, this can take up to a week.
Early Action Decisions
Early Action applications may be accepted, denied, or deferred for further consideration in our regular decision process. All Early Action notifications will be mailed by December 20. LMU's Early Action program is non-binding; students accepted under Early Action still have until the Candidate's Reply Date of May 1 to commit to LMU.
Living on Campus
LMU encourages first-time freshmen to live in university housing because it enriches their educational experience. For fall enrollment, university housing is guaranteed to first-time freshmen who send in commitment deposits postmarked by May 1. Housing requests from fall transfer students and from all spring applicants are processed on a space-available basis. Visit the Student Housing page for more information.
Students with Disabilities
If you have a documented disability that will require accommodations here at LMU, please contact the Disability Support Services office at (310) 338-4535 to learn how to become a registered DSS student and be qualified to receive services. Note: Students with disabilities must apply and meet the required academic standards for admissions in the same manner as any other student.
Loyola Marymount University selects and administers all of its programs without discrimination as to race, color, sex, creed, national origin, or non-disqualifying handicap. Beyond meeting fully our obligations of nondiscrimination under federal and state law, Loyola Marymount University is committed in mission and philosophy by our Jesuit and Marymount traditions to establish a community of tolerance and respect that welcomes and embraces people of all backgrounds, without regard to differences in economic status, ethnic background, political views, religious beliefs, or other personal characteristics.
Contact and Mailing Information
Questions? Call 1-800-LMU-INFO or 310-338-2750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use this address when corresponding with the Office of Admission or if mailing your application or any supporting credentials:
Director of Undergraduate Admission
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659