Application Review

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Join the pride and become an LMU Lion. We welcome students from all backgrounds looking to take part in an educational journey filled with purpose, meaning, and limitless life possibilities.

Fall semester first-year applicants can apply for Early Decision (binding), Early Action (non-binding), or Regular Decision. Early Decision and Early Action applications will be reviewed based on the academic record through the end of junior year. All applicants are given equal consideration.

Admission to LMU is competitive, and the applicant review process is guided by the same philosophy as our education: we consider the whole person. Along with strong academic performance, standardized test results, and positive recommendations, LMU also takes the time to learn more about you, your achievements, and community contribution. Our thorough evaluation results in a competitive selection of qualified students: 44 percent of applicants were accepted in 2019. To apply to LMU, complete and submit an application for admission, including our LMU-specific questions and essays.

APPLY at lmu.edu/apply and submit one of the following applications:

» LMU ONLINE APPLICATION
» COMMON APPLICATION
» COALITION APPLICATION

How to Apply

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Undergraduate students admitted under Early Decision must commit to LMU by January 10. Students admitted under either Early Action or Regular Decision may commit to LMU at any time until May 1.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be filed at any time up until February 1. Earlier notification of scholarship and financial aid awards requires meeting the earlier FAFSA filing dates. Early Decision applicants seeking financial aid must file the FAFSA by November 15.

Deadlines for the receipt of all required application materials:

Decision Plan Application FAFSA
(If Applying for Aid)*
Admission Notification Scholarship & Financial Aid Notification
EARLY DECISION
(BINDING)
November 1 November 15 Mid December Late December
EARLY ACTION
(NON-BINDING)
November 1 January 15 Late December Early February
REGULAR DECISION January 15 February 1 Early March  Early April

Scholarships & Financial Aid

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SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

In the 2018-19 school year, 84 percent of enrolling first-year students received an institutional grant or scholarship and over $75 million in grants and scholarships were provided to undergraduate students. All admitted students are automatically considered for merit scholarships based on the information provided in the admission application.

Learn more at financialaid.lmu.edu

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Transfer students may be eligible for the LMU Transfer Guarantee Program. LMU offers a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Scholarship for qualified transfer students.

Application Deadlines:

  • Spring entry: October 1
  • Fall Early Action: November 1
  • Fall Regular Decision: March 15

Learn more at transfer.lmu.edu.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

SAT/ACT scores are not required for admission or merit scholarship consideration.

Minimum English Proficiency:

  • TOEFL: 80 iBT
  • IETLS: 6.5
  • Duolingo English Test: 105

Application Deadlines:

  • Spring entry: October 15
  • Fall Early Action/Early Decision: November 1
  • Fall Regular Decision: January 15

Learn more at international.lmu.edu.