Accepted First-Year Students: Spring 2018
This page contains important information on all the steps necessary to prepare for your enrollment this spring. The Admission Office is your one-stop resource for questions regarding everything related to your spring enrollment. Please contact the Admission Office directly to discuss any immediate concerns you may have about enrollment via email or phone at 310-338-2750. We are confident you will find LMU to be a dynamic and supportive environment with faculty and staff eager to help you succeed in any and all endeavors.
Read more to learn what is ahead as you prepare to join LMU for the upcoming semester. Use the topic items below as your checklist for your transition to LMU.
submit your commitment deposit
The next step toward your enrollment at LMU is to submit your $250 Commitment Deposit.
To pay your deposit, log in to your Application Status page, using the credentials provided when you applied. Click the “Yes, I am Ready to Accept Admission” button, then click the Submit Your Deposit link on the next screen and follow the onscreen prompts. If you prefer to pay by check, please mail your check for $250 payable to Loyola Marymount University, Office of Undergraduate Admission. Be sure to note your LMU ID number on your check.
Please do this as soon as possible and no later than December 1, 2017. Deposits submitted electronically or postmarked after the deadline can be honored only if space remains available.
This deposit is non-refundable and is not applied toward any student expenses.
orientation & registration
Normally, LMU students consult with their advisor and then register for their courses online. For First Year students entering in January, the process will be different. The Office of the Registrar will collaborate with your Dean's office to create your spring semester schedule for you. You will receive an email from the Registrar's Office indicating that your schedule is ready to be viewed on PROWL before classes begin in January. Like any LMU student, you can make changes to your schedule during the first week of class as long as seats are available in the classes in which you are interested.
Please be advised that all students are asked to take a math placement exam to complete their registration. This exam is for placement purposes only. Similarly, if you plan to continue with foreign language studies at LMU, you will be asked to take a placement exam as well. Completing these pre-registration requirements will assist the Dean in creating your schedule, and will prepare you for Orientation and your transition to the LMU community. You will receive all details and a link to these requirements when we receive your commitment deposit.
One final note: there will be a mandatory Orientation for all new spring enrollees on Friday, January 5. (To view a full Schedule of Orientation Day go to New Student Spring 2018 Orientation Schedule.) On campus residents will be able to move in on Thursday, January 4. Classes begin Monday, January 8.
An invitation to this Orientation program will accompany the information on the pre-registration requirements. In the meantime, if you have questions concerning any aspect of LMU's advisement, registration or Orientation programs, please contact the Orientation Office by email or by phone at 310.338.7429.
The Financial Aid Office offers a number of resources to help you finance your LMU education. While institutional grants and scholarships are not typically available to new Freshmen entering in the spring, you are encouraged to take advantage of any federal or state aid programs for which you may be eligible, as well as institutional loan and work study programs.
The first and most important step to applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Submit your 2017-18 FAFSA to LMU no later than November 15, 2017. The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov; when you complete the FAFSA, please enter LMU's school code number: 001234. Because you are intending to enroll during Spring 2018, you must complete the 2017-18 FAFSA. Please do not complete the 2018-19 FAFSA, though it will be available on the FAFSA website when you log in.
Once you complete your FAFSA, within a few days you will see it acknowledged as received within the Financial Aid tab of your Application Status page. When your financial aid award letter is available, it will be mailed to your home address and uploaded to your Application Status page. You may also review any other missing requirements on the Financial Aid tab of the Application Status page. The Financial Aid Office may communicate to you directly by email, so please be attentive to any missing requirements and email communication you receive from LMU.
Don't forget to submit your final high school transcript, if you have not already done so. This is a requirement to receive any federal financial aid. For more information about LMU's financial aid programs, please visit the Financial Aid website.
Contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions or concerns.
All spring students who have sent their commitment deposit to LMU will receive an email from the Student Housing Office, providing detailed information about living in university housing. If you are interested in living on campus, please pay careful attention to this information –it will include all of the instructions on how to apply for housing.
To apply for on-campus housing, you must complete three required steps:
- Complete and submit the online housing application.The housing application provides the opportunity to rank your housing preferences as well as answer profile questions that assist with pairing you with a roommate who is likely to share your interests.
- Acknowledge (electronically) the License Agreement, which spells out your obligations and responsibilities as a resident of university housing.
- Submit the non-refundable $400 housing processing fee.
Housing assignments will be made once all required application materials have been submitted to the Student Housing Office. Assignments will be sent in mid-December.
Housing is not guaranteed for spring semester enrollees. The Student Housing Office makes every effort to accommodate all students who complete the housing application process, but please be aware that space is limited spring enrollees are assigned housing as space becomes available and, in some instances, this may be right before the semester begins. Housing assignments are made on a first-come, first-serve basis,so we encourage you to complete your application early.