Application Review

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Let your application help us get to know you. To apply, complete and submit either the Common Application or LMU Online Application, including our LMU specific questions and essays at

Admission to LMU is competitive, and our review of applications for admission is guided by the same philosophy as our education: we consider the whole person.

We begin by looking for strong academic performance, and we also take the time to learn more about who you are, what you have done and how you can contribute to our community. Tell us about your accomplishments: academic, artistic, athletic, co-curricular, or even work-related. Recommendations and standardized tests are also considered.
Our thorough evaluation process means that admission to LMU is selective: 47 percent of applicants are accepted in 2018.

How to Apply

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

Deadlines for the receipt of all required application materials:

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

Students admitted under either Early Action or Regular Decision may commit to LMU at any time until May 1.

* The 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.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

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83 percent of enrolling first year students receive an institutional grant or scholarship and in the 2017-2018 school year, $75 million in grants and scholarships were provided to undergraduate students. For merit  scholarship consideration, no application is required. All admitted students are automatically considered, based on the information provided in the application for admission.

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Transfer Students

Students who wish to transfer to LMU are admitted for both spring and fall semesters.

Application deadlines for transfer students:

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

LMU offers a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Scholarship for qualified transfer students.