Accepted Transfer Students: Spring 2018
This page contains important information on all the steps necessary to prepare for your enrollment this spring. Transfer Enrollment Services is your one-stop resource for questions regarding everything from course registration to academic advising. Our goal is to help you navigate the extensive network of academic resources available to you as a student. Please contact Transfer Enrollment Services directly to discuss any immediate concerns you may have about enrollment via email or phone at 310-338-5913. 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. You can use the headers below to serve as your checklist as you 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 into 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, 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.
access course evaluations through prowl
The Office of the Registrar is working diligently to complete your transfer course evaluation. The average time for a course evaluation is within two weeks after acceptance to the University. Please note that transfer students who may not have had their courses articulated previously may expect a slightly longer turnaround time on evaluations. In these cases, LMU will need to evaluate course content to ensure a correct LMU equivalent. Once completed, your course evaluation will be posted to PROWL.
To access PROWL, visit the Registrar's website and click on the PROWL link in the first paragraph. You will be prompted for your student ID number and six-digit pin. Watch for a separate email containing your Student ID number and LMU username should have been emailed to you already; be sure to save these, as you will be required to use both throughout the duration of your career here at LMU. If this is your first time logging into PROWL, the default PIN to use is your date of birth (mmddyy); once logged in, you will be prompted to update your PIN and add emergency contact information. If you have previously visited PROWL and already changed this default PIN, use your personal PROWL PIN to login.
Once your transfer course evaluation in PROWL reflects the most up-to-date coursework you have completed (but not before), you are ready to speak with your advisor about registering for your LMU classes. Your advisor information can be found in the next section, "Advisement & Registration."
Note: LMU closes for the holidays on Friday, December 22 and reopens on Wednesday, January 3.
advisement & registration
Transfer student registration for the spring semester begins on December 4. It will continue through the end of the first week of classes, until Friday, January 12.
Regardless of when you register, all admitted students will be enrolled in a class schedule that meets your graduation requirements. An earlier registration time only promises more course options will be available.
Please keep in mind that LMU closes for the holidays on Friday, December 22 and reopens on Wednesday, January 3. While you may still register during this period, there will be very little, if any, advisor assistance available.
Before you register, it is strongly recommended that you speak with your advisor. Transfer student advisement is coordinated through the Dean’s Office in each of LMU’s colleges and schools. Once you have paid your Commitment Deposit and reviewed the most up-to-date evaluation of your transfer work in PROWL, you may contact your advisor to schedule your advisement appointment. Please do not contact your advisor before your course evaluation is complete and visible in PROWL; the deans cannot assist you until your evaluation reflects the most up-to-date course information and you have reviewed the articulation.
Once your advisement is complete, you can use PROWL to select your courses.
The contacts for the dean’s office of each college are listed below:
College of Business Administration
College of Communication & Fine Arts
Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
Seaver College of Science & Engineering
School of Film & Television
Information about the registration process can be found online at the Registrar’s website. This info will include a link to PROWL where you will register for your courses after you consult with your advisor. To view the schedule of courses in real-time, including up to date availability of every course, log in to your MyLMU account and click on the “Schedule of Courses” link, which will now appear under “Quick Links” on the top navigation bar. Once you access the Schedule of Courses, you can click “Show Catalog Descriptions” to see the full course descriptions. If you have not yet utilized MyLMU, you can set up your access by going to MyLMU and clicking on and then following the instructions under Reset your Password.
If you have any questions concerning any aspect of LMU’s Advisement and Registration, please call Transfer Enrollment Services at 310-338-5913.
The Financial Aid Office offers a number of resources to help you finance your LMU education.
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 2017-2018 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. Be sure to complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA, not the 2018-2019, which will also be an option when you go to www.fafsa.ed.gov.
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 transfer 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 deposit.
Housing assignments will be made once all required application materials have been submitted to the Student Housing Office.
Housing is not guaranteed for transfer students entering in the Spring semester. Please be aware that transfer students 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.
Please be prepared to attend the mandatory New Student Orientation on Friday, January 5, 2018. To view a full Schedule of Orientation Day, go to New Student Spring 2018 Orientation Schedule.
You will receive information and an invitation after we receive your Commitment Deposit. Orientation is a great way to learn more about the campus, meet fellow transfer students, and wrap up final details for the upcoming semester. While the Deans' and other offices on campus will be open during Orientation, please make every effort to take care of your registration and other important matters in advance. Your course selection options will be greater the earlier you take care of registration, and doing so will allow you to make the most of all the opportunities that Orientation will offer.
Note: If you are living on campus, you will be able to move into your residence on Thursday, January 4, 2018.