Frequently Asked Questions
Loyola Marymount University is committed to supporting our students and their families through the global academic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help ease your concerns and adjust to the changing academic climate, we have temporarily adjusted some undergraduate admissions policies to ensure high school and transfer students are not penalized by their inability to earn letter grades for academic classes or take standardized tests during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you cannot find the answers to your admissions questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or attend one of our virtual information sessions for further assistance.
For questions regarding COVID-19, visit our dedicated website for the latest information about our responsive actions, guidance, and resources to keep our university community safe and informed.
- Do I need to do anything in order to receive my course evaluation?
- All admitted students will receive a course evaluation and it will be available in PROWL approximately 2 weeks after admission. You can reference the Registration tab of Future Lions for information on evaluation deadlines and for instructions on gaining access to PROWL.
- Do I need to submit new transcripts if the course evaluation is missing my current academic information?
- Yes, please. Course evaluations are completed using the information we had on file during the admissions review. If you had courses in progress for the fall or spring term at the time of admission, you will want to send an updated transcript to our office. Once you complete your current semester, please send an additional updated transcript to email@example.com for review.
- When will I be assigned my advisor?
- After you submit your enrollment deposit, your advisor’s information will appear in the Registration section of Future Lions. Prior to contacting your advisor, you will need to make note of your designated window and ensure your course evaluation is complete. Before then, if you have questions about your course evaluation, please contact the Transfer Admission office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- When will I receive my financial aid package?
- Financial aid packages are released on a rolling basis, 7-10 business days after you are accepted to LMU. You will want to make sure you submitted your FAFSA and included LMU as an institution of interest.
- Who can I contact if I have questions about my merit scholarships and financial aid package?
- How do I complete the Housing Application?
- Review the Housing tab in Future Lions where step-by-step instructions are available. The Housing application will appear in MyLMU under Campus Life approximately 3 days after submission of your enrollment deposit. Housing is assigned in July in the order completed applications are received - after BOTH the application and Housing deposit have been processed.
- Will I be assigned to live with an incoming freshman, if I want to live on campus?
- Our Housing office will use the information you include on your application to make assignments and will work to pair roommates using indicated roommate preferences and class standing.
- When will I be notified of my housing assignment?
- Transfer students are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis pending space availability. Though historically we have not had an issue accommodating our transfer students, housing is not guaranteed. Assignments are made in late July, after all required materials are submitted and continues through the summer.
- How can I find a roommate if I do not want to live on campus?
- If you are having trouble finding a roommate, committed students can email OCSL@lmu.edu to request to join LMU’s Off Campus Room Sync portal. This online app uses Facebook to connect you with other students looking for roommates off campus.
- Do I need to take a Math Placement and/or Language Placement exam?
- Maybe. Transfer students with previous transferable math credit will not have to complete LMU’s Math Placement Exam. Your assigned advisor will share if a placement exam will be required, based off of your major and previous academic work.
- Can I have more time to make my decision?
- Yes. Our office wants to ensure you make the best decision possible and understand that may mean needing additional time. Deposit dates are based off the group you were accepted with and if you choose to wait, know that your new date will follow the next corresponding group. A full grid of admit groups and each deposit date is available in the Registration tab of Future Lions. If you choose to push your deposit date, know that this will impact your registration and housing. We encourage all students to reach out to our office at email@example.com to talk through any questions before taking this step.
- Greek Life: Can I rush a Sorority/Fraternity as a transfer student?
- Yes. Generally, recruitment begins in the Spring semester. For additional information visit Sorority and Fraternity Life at LMU.
- Study Abroad: Am I able to study abroad, if so, when and will this affect my graduation?
- Yes. We recommend when speaking with your advisor to let them know your intention to study aboard so they can provide the best recommendations. Additionally, in your first semester at LMU, visit our Study Aboard office to discuss the application process.
- Am I able to work on campus?
- Yes. LionJobs is LMU's job board for all on-campus employment opportunities and allows LMU students to explore work study and non-work study job opportunities.
- Am I required to have a parking permit and if so, what is the cost?
- Yes. Students registered in 7 or more billable hours will automatically be charged $374.50 for parking via their student account on a semester basis. Please see the Student Parking website for more information and steps to opt-out of parking if you will not be bringing a car to campus.
- Do I need to do anything in order to receive my course evaluation?
Loyola Marymount University has decided to waive the ACT/SAT requirement for students applying for the fall 2021 semester through the fall 2022 semester. This decision reflects the many canceled tests and the university’s commitment to our prospective students and their families during this time of uncertainty. Some of your questions about this policy and online learning are addressed here. If you cannot find the answer to your question please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or attend one of our virtual information sessions.
LMU is not changing our policy surrounding the acceptance of AP exam scores for credit. For more details, please click here.
How will LMU award credit for International Baccalaureate (IB) subjects, IB Diploma, and General Certificate of Education (GCE) A level subjects?
LMU recognizes the effort that students have already made in their IB coursework and will continue to award advanced placement credit consistent with previous years to students who earn 5, 6,or 7 on select IB course results. For more details, please click here.
How will LMU adjust for Pass/Fail grades? Will my application still be competitive?
Students who were enrolled in high school during the spring of 2020 and received grades of Pass/NoPass (Credit/No Credit) will not be penalized in the admission and scholarship consideration process. LMU uses the GPA that is reported by a student’s high school in our review process.
Can I defer my admission acceptance to Fall 2021?
Those wishing to defer admission must request permission in writing from LMU Undergraduate Admission no later than July 1 of the year for which they have originally been admitted. Students may make requests by submitting the Defer Enrollment Request form. For more details, you can view our gap-year information here.