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We are excited that you are considering LMU. As one of the top comprehensive universities in the country, we are committed to helping students develop the knowledge and skills required to compete in the 21st century.

To apply for admission, submit the Common Application (online) or submit the LMU online application. You may choose either, and they receive equal consideration. Please do not submit both. 

LMU offers Early Decision, Early Action, and Regular Decision for first year student applicants, and Early Action and Regular Decision for transfer applicants.

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  • Admission Standards

    Admission to LMU is selective. Academic record is the primary consideration. We take time to evaluate each application individually and consider not just what you have done in the past, but what your accomplishments suggest you will achieve in the future. 

  • Application Requirements

    Follow the instructions on your application.

    Submit a letter of recommendation with your application.

    This should be from an official at the last school you attended, preferably your counselor, a teacher, your principal, or the Dean of Students. One letter of recommendation is required.

    Send your official transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

    All first year applicants should submit official transcripts for all high school and college coursework completed. When fall term grades are available, use your application's mid-year report form and submit these. First year applicants must all submit final high school transcripts before school begins, showing your high school graduate date.

    Transfer students must also submit transcripts from each college or university attended. 

    Have your standardized test scores sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

    First year applicants should submit either SAT or Act exam scores. Scores must be submitted directly from the College Board (SAT) or the American College Testing Program (ACT), or may be self-reported on your application. Please note October and November test results will not be received in time for Early Decision or Early Action consideration.

    Transfer students who have completed 30 transferable semester units are not required to submit standardized test results. 

    First year applicants who are admitted and choose to enroll at LMU will be required to submit official score reports issued by the appropriate testing agency. 

  • Financial Aid Deadline

    February 1 is the deadline for first year student applicants to submit the FAFSA. Early Decision applicants seeking financial aid must file the FAFSA by November 15. Please visit the Financial Aid Office's website for more details.

  • Checking Your Application Status

    Once you apply, you will receive instructions for logging into the LMU Application Portal where you can monitor the status of your application. You will also be notified when your application is complete. Please be aware that submitting documents through the Common Application is a two-step process. First, your school submits your forms to the Common Application. Then, we import them in to the LMU system. During peak volume periods, such as right around November 1 or January 15, this can take up to a week. 

  • Application Information

    Loyola Marymount University
 selects and administers all of its programs without discrimination as to race, color, sex, 
creed, national origin, or non-disqualifying handicap. Beyond meeting fully our obligations of nondiscrimination under federal and state law, Loyola Marymount University is committed in 
mission and philosophy by our Jesuit and Marymount traditions to establish a community of 
tolerance and respect that welcomes and embraces people of all backgrounds, without regard to differences in economic status, ethnic background, political views, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, 
or other personal characteristics. 

     

  • Students with Disabilities

    If you have a documented disability that will require accommodations here at LMU, please contact the Disability Support Services office at 310.338.4535 to learn how to become a registered DSS student and be qualified to receive services. 
Note: Students with disabilities must apply and meet the required academic standards for admissions in the same manner as any other student. 

  • Contact and Mailing Information

    Questions? Call 1-800-LMU-INFO or 310-338-2750 or email admission@lmu.edu. You can also reach out by sending a direct message on the Undergraduate Admission Facebook page. 

    Please use this address when corresponding with the Office of Undergraduate Admission or if mailing any supporting materials:

    Office of Undergraduate Admission 
    Loyola Marymount University 
    1 LMU Drive Suite 100 
    Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659