First-Year Requirements & Deadlines

International First-Year Requirements and Deadlines

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Admission Deadlines

  • October 15 - Admission for spring (January)
  • November 1 - Early Decision and Early Action for Fall
  • January 15 - Regular admission for Fall

Applications received after January 15 will be considered on a space-available basis. 

Early Action Program 

LMU offers Fall freshman applicants an Early Action option. This is a non-binding program with a November 1 application deadline and a late December reply date. Early Action applicants may be admitted, denied, or deferred for further consideration in our regular decision process, and all Early Action decisions will be mailed by late December.

Early Decision

Early Decision applications may be accepted, denied, or deferred for further consideration in our regular decision process.  All Early Decision notifications will be sent by mid-December. LMU’s Early Decision program is binding. Students whose applications are denied through Early Decision may not seek further consideration until all Early Decision denials are final.

Regular Decision

Our “regular decision” deadline for Fall applicants will remain January 15, with decisions sent on a rolling basis by April 1. Any Early Action applicants whose decisions are deferred will hear within this same timeframe.