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Freshman Applicants

Deadlines for Freshman Applicants

  • October 15 -- Admission for Spring (January) semester
  • November 1 -- 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
  • Recommendations
  • 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 Students 

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 Theatre Arts

Applications to these programs require a portfolio or audition. Please click on your area of interest to view your additional requirement:

Theatre Arts

Applicants to Production (Film and Television) and Studio Arts

Applications to these programs have an option to submit a portfolio. Please click on your area of interest to view your additional requirement:

Production (Film & Television)
Studio Arts