Special Announcement: Early Action Application Deadline Extended until November 5th.
In light of the difficulties some students, counselors and recommenders continue to experience as they prepare to submit Common Applications by November 1st, Loyola Marymount University has extended our Early Action deadline to November 5th. While we have received applications from a very strong number of students already, we understand that the new Common App system may prove susceptible to unexpected technical issues or slowdowns when usage volume spikes. It is our hope that these extra few days to complete and submit an application to LMU will allow students ample time to overcome any unexpected problems or delays the November 1 deadline may bring.
We will still notify all EA applicants of our decision on or before December 20th.
Deadlines for Freshman Applicants
- October 15 -- Admission for Spring (January) semester
- November 5 -- Revised Early Action (non-binding) admission for Fall
- January 15 -- Regular Decision Admission for Fall
How We Evaluate
Every year, LMU receives applications from thousands of bright, talented and ambitious high school seniors. While a student’s academic record is the primary factor for consideration, we realize that student ability and potential can be demonstrated in many different ways. Some of the additional factors that we look at are:
- Writing ability
- Artistic and athletic accomplishments
- Work or service-related endeavors
- National test scores (either SAT or ACT is required)
- Relationship to the University
There is no minimum GPA or test score required for admission to LMU, but admission is selective. We look at each candidate’s application for indications of academic achievement, preparation and potential.
In addition to academic accomplishments, we’re looking for well-rounded students who demonstrate the potential and willingness to become contributing members of our community. If that sounds like you, then we look forward to your application!
In order to prepare yourself for the rigorous academic programs at LMU, we recommend completing the following high school courses:
- English: 4 years
- Foreign Language: 3 years
- Mathematics: 3 years
- Laboratory Science: 2 years
- Social Sciences: 3 years
- Academic Electives: 1 year
For students interested in pursuing specific areas of academic study, there are a few additional recommendations:
Business applicants must complete a year of study in each of the following: elementary algebra, geometry and intermediate algebra/trigonometry.
Engineering, Science, Computer Science and Mathematics Students
Applicants to these programs should complete four years of mathematics and one year each of biology, chemistry and physics.
Applicants to Animation, Dance, Music and Theater Arts
Applications to these programs require a portfolio or audition. Please click on your area of interest to view your additional requirement:
NEW THIS YEAR: Students admitted through Early Action can learn about their financial aid in January. File the FAFSA by January 15th and you’ll hear about any need based or merit based aid for which you qualify before the end of the month.