Accepted First-Year Students: Spring 2019
This page contains important information on all the steps necessary to prepare for your enrollment this spring. The Office of Undergraduate Admission 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 your endeavors.
Read more about joining LMU for the upcoming semester. You can 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 choose “Submit Your Deposit” 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 three weeks from the date of your acceptance letter. 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.
Questions? Call us at 310.338.2750.
Registration & Orientation
As a first-year student entering in January, the process to register starts with completing the pre-registration tasks. The tasks consist of a math placement test and an optional language placement test to assist the Deans in creating your schedule. 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 you are interested in.
Please be advised that all students are asked to take the math placement exam to complete their registration. This exam is for placement purposes only, and no permanent record of your exam will be kept. If you plan to continue with foreign language studies at LMU, we encourage you to take the language placement exam.
One final note: there will be a mandatory Orientation for all new spring enrollees on Friday, January 11. On campus residents will be able to move in on Thursday, January 10. Classes begin Monday, January 14. You will receive information and an invitation to RSVP for this Orientation program after you complete and submit your pre-registration tasks. 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. If you have not yet completed a FAFSA, it is not too late to do so. However, you should submit your 2018-19 FAFSA to LMU as soon as possible to avoid any delay of your award. The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov; please enter LMU's school code number, 001234. Be sure to complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA, not the 2019-2020, which is also available.
After you receive notification of your admission, your Financial Aid Award Letter will be accessible to you in your Application Status page within the next few days. Any revisions to this award based on updated information will also be uploaded to your Application Status page. You may also review the status of any outstanding tasks or requirements on the Financial Aid tab of the Application Status page.
You will be required to accept your financial aid awards before you can receive your aid. Once we have received your Commitment Deposit, you will be granted access to PROWL—LMU’s self-service tool. You may access PROWL through the System Logins menu at my.lmu.edu. Once logged into PROWL, select the Financial Aid tab from the main menu, choose “My Financial Aid Award,” click “Award by Aid Year” and select “2018-2019.” Prior to accepting your awards, you must agree to the “Terms and Conditions.” After accepting the Terms and Conditions, click on the “Accept Award Offer” tab and accept or decline each award offered to you.
Again, the most important thing is to take action now. Get the answers you need to avoid any unnecessary delays with your award. Don't forget to submit your final high school transcript; 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.
Email 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.
- Acknowledge (electronically) the License Agreement.
- 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. Students will be assigned to housing starting mid-December and up through the first week of the spring semester.
Although housing is not guaranteed for spring semester enrollees, in recent years, the Student Housing Office has been able to accommodate all students who completed the housing application process. Please be aware that spring enrollees are assigned housing as space becomes available. As housing assignments are made on a first-come, first-serve basis we encourage you to complete your application early.