First-year Registration for Fall Courses

First-year students who have committed to the University and have completed a series of "Pre-Registration" tasks will register for fall courses in June via a "Virtual Registration and Advising" appointment with an advisor from their college or school. These pre-registration tasks allow us to properly advise new students in the appropriate fall courses, including required first-year classes, university core requirements and required courses for each student's major. 

Pre-Registration Tasks Include: 

  • Removing holds in PROWL, LMU's academic record keeping system
  • A mandatory math placement exam
  • An optional (but highly recommended) foreign language placement exam
  • An academic questionnaire through which students will provide advisors with information about interests and preferences
  • Scheduling the "Virtual Registration and Advising" meeting for a date in June

The day of the Virtual Registration advising appointment, students will complete their online registration and will finalize their fall semester course schedule. Please see below for a few Frequently Asked Questions about LMU's First-Year Registration process. 

  • Please email

  • Please email the Undergraduate Admission team supporting registration as soon as possible at

  • Please contact LMU’s Disability Support Services (DSS) by calling 310-338-4216 or visiting their website. You may also visit them on campus in Daum Hall, 2nd floor. Any student who currently has a documented disability (such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning, Physical, or Psychiatric) needing academic accommodations should contact the DSS office as soon as possible. All discussions will be confidential.

  • Your MyLMU login information is different than your Future Lions login. Your MyLMU login information was sent to you in an email following your admission to LMU; additionally, more information on how to access MyLMU and setup your account are available in Future Lions under the MyLMU Access page.

  • Visit the MyLMU website and click on the password reset button. You will be prompted to write your first and last name, as well as your date of birth and the last 4 digits of your social security number. You will then be asked to confirm your identity, and once confirmed, you will be allowed to reset (i.e., change) your password for MyLMU. You can access PROWL once logged into MyLMU.

  • You can prepare by completing all of the required preparatory steps, which are laid out in your Registration Process Overview in Future Lions. Everything related to registration will be completed online.

    These tasks are mandatory and must be completed before your advising and registration appointment begins. 

  • You will register in June during an advising session with a Virtual Registration Advisor. Registration cannot happen until you have completed all of the required pre-registration tasks, as laid out in your Registration Process Overview. Everything, including course registration, will be completed online.

  • Your advising session will take between 45 minutes to 1 hour. You must have:

    • Computer with reliable internet access

    You should also have a telephone nearby. Should there be any technical difficulties, your advisor will call you at the phone number you have listed on your Academic Questionnaire. You also have the option of using your phone with your computer for the audio portion of the advising and registration session (please note your computer will still be necessary).

    Additionally, it would be nice to have the following available:

    • A quiet space
    • Your Academic Questionnaire responses
    • Knowledge of any other relevant time commitments that might impact your schedule (such as work schedule or athletic practices)
    • Open mind
  • The LMU Core refers to a comprehensive framework of courses required for all students to take, regardless of major and/or college/school. It provides all LMU students with a shared foundation of knowledge, skills, and values essential to the mission of the University (i.e., to encourage learning, to educate the whole person, to serve faith and to promote justice). Core courses are separate from major courses or electives, though may overlap in terms of units that count toward your graduate requirements.

  • Admitted students are strongly discouraged from changing majors prior to the start of their first semester. When you arrive on campus for the start of the fall semester in August, you will have an opportunity to meet with your college/school and can discuss your interest in changing majors at that time.

    We want you to pursue a major you are interested in and excited about, but please keep in mind that some colleges/programs are already at capacity and may not be an option at this time. Your college/school and advisor will be able to provide more details when you meet in August during Orientation.

    If you have any questions prior to arriving on campus in August, please email

  • If you are an undecided student and would like to declare your major in advance of speaking to your advisor and/or arriving on campus, please email

    If you are interested in establishing a second major or a minor, you will be able to speak to your college/school about this in August when you arrive on campus for New Student Orientation. You should also feel comfortable to mention this to your advisor during your advising and registration appointment at the beginning of the summer.

  • LMU strongly advises international students to register for 16 units in each semester to be on track to complete degree requirements on time. Please note that to maintain status with an F-1 visa, international students need to maintain enrollment in at least 12 units to be considered a full-time student.

  • Please try your best to carefully check your schedule before making your advising appointment so that no changes or cancellations will need to be made. As a reminder, having your advising session is the required last step in the registration process in order to be registered for your fall courses. If absolutely necessary, you may reschedule yourself as long as it is more than three business days prior to your original appointment. To do so, you must access your appointment through the link in the confirmation email sent to you after scheduling.

    If something comes up and you must reschedule your appointment with less than three business days notice, or if for any reason you miss your scheduled appointment, please email as soon as possible.

  • All first-year students are required to take the Math Placement Exam. This is regardless of your major, college of admission, GPA, transferring units (i.e., credits), and/or Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exam scores. This is a mandatory exam that assists us in determining the appropriate level of math for you to take at LMU.

    For the Foreign Language Placement Exam(s), you only are required to take them if you plan to take a language course more advanced than beginner/introductory in any language (except Spanish) or are a language major. All levels of Spanish, including beginner, require the placement exam. Please refer to the placement exam information here in Future Lions for more detailed information.

  • You will receive an email confirmation of your appointment time after making your appointment and reminders prior to your appointment.

  • Your advisor during registration is a member of your college (most likely a faculty member) who is here to support you throughout the registration process. This person will only be your advisor only for a short time, until Orientation in August. When the fall semester begins, you will be assigned a new faculty advisor within your school/college. This will likely be a different person than your advisor during registration.

  • To better understand the locations of your classes, check out a map of campus or explore using LMU’s virtual tour. Depending on your pace, it’s about a 20-minute walk from one end of campus to the either. For example, you would need at least 20 minutes to walk from the first year students’ residence halls to University Hall. It is important to be mindful of locations when you are planning your schedule.

  • If you have trouble logging into Zoom during your advising and registration timeslot and have not logged in within five minutes of your assigned time, your advisor will call you at the phone number you provided on your Academic Questionnaire.

    If you run into any trouble during your appointment, your advising and registration appointment will simply become a phone call, and your advisor will call you at the phone number you listed on your Academic Questionnaire.

  • This is a required course for all first year students and provides a brief introduction to LMU and university life. It will only last for four weeks, during the start of the first semester.

  • You will have an opportunity to speak with your college/school when you arrive on campus in August for Orientation. You may also make changes to your schedule during the first week of the semester.

  • If you want to change your schedule after registering for courses with your advisor in June, you may have an opportunity to do so in August when you arrive on campus for Orientation and meet with your college/school. In some situations, you may be able to make some updates in the last week of June, depending on your specific situation and the discretion of the Registrar; please email line to speak with someone about changing a schedule prior to August.