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Incoming Student Application FAQs

After you have committed to the University and received your housing application packet, spend some time reviewing the information in the packet and here on our website. We know there is a lot of information in the online application and it may take you some time to decide how to answer the questions in the application, but we've taken some of the stress out of it. Refer to the information in your instruction letter for directions on how to log in to the online application via MyLMU. Remember, the sooner you complete the application process, the more likely you will be assigned on campus housing that matches your preferences. Once you start and complete the online application, you can make changes and update your information until Monday, June 25, 2012 without affecting the received dates we use to determine your priority and preferences for on campus housing. So read on, and when the application process begins, log in and get started. A completed application is completing the online application, electronically acknowledging the terms and conditions of the License Agreement, and paying the non-refundable $400 processing fee to Student Accounts.

I. What is asked on the online housing application?
II. How do I complete the License Agreement?
III. How do I pay the non-refundable housing processing fee?
IV. How should I rank my building options?
V. Can I request a roommate or will I be assigned one?
VI. What information do I need about Meningitis?
VII. What if I have special housing needs?

I. What is asked on the online housing application?
To save time, you'll notice that several fields on the application have been filled in with information the University currently has on file for you. Please verify this information and contact the Office of the Registrar at (310) 338-2740 to make any corrections. In the application, you will be asked to provide information about your medical insurance, emergency contact information, meal plan selection, and your building and roommate preferences. It is recommended that you gather this information before starting the application. Please make sure you fill out the application completely.

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II. How do I complete the License Agreement?
The License Agreement is a legally binding document that covers the terms and conditions of living in Student Housing at LMU. It is binding for the entire academic year. You will need to read through the document found in the online application and electronically acknowledge that you understand and agree to the terms and conditions. An email will be sent to your LION email address confirming that you have completed this step and includes a link to a copy of the License Agreement. We encourage you to save a copy of the License Agreement for future reference.

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III. How do I pay the non-refundable housing processing fee?  
You must pay a non-refundable $400 housing processing fee in order for your application to be considered complete. This non-refundable fee is applied to your fall housing charges, but is forfeited should you cancel your housing for any reason. Please note that Student Accounts may take a couple of days to process the payment before we can consider this step of the application complete, so we recommend you submit payment for this fee as early as possible.

The preferred and quickest method of paying the processing fee is on  the Student Accounts website at www.lmu.edu/studentaccounts .  If paying online, please log in to the website and select the tab at the top of the screen titled "deposits." From the drop down menu, select the "Fall 2012" term and finally the payment option titled "Fall 2012 Housing Deposit." Please note that this system only accepts personal checking and savings account information.

If submitting a check to our office by mail, there will be a delay of approximately 3 or more days from the time the check is mailed to our office, received by our office, and processed by the Student Accounts Office. We consider the housing processing fee complete when your payment is officially processed by the Student Accounts Office, so it is encouraged that you submit payment electronically. Please make the check payable to Loyola Marymount University and ensure that your name and University ID number is on the check. You can mail the check to the below address.

Student Housing Office
Loyola Marymount University  
1 LMU Drive, MS 8480
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659

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IV. How should I rank my building options?
With all the options available to you, ranking your building preferences may take some careful consideration. We recommend you spend some time on our website to get a better sense of which buildings suit you best and to explore our theme housing options. You may also want to look at the rate sheet included in your housing application packet. In the online application, you will be asked to rank each of your building options and, if you are interested, indicate the theme housing options to which you plan to apply. You may not receive your top-ranked buildings, but the sooner you submit your application materials, the more likely you are to be assigned to a building you prefer.

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V. Can I request a roommate or will I be assigned one?
Roommates share much more than a room. They often develop life-long relationships and help each other as they transition to life at LMU. Since this relationship is so important, be sure to answer each question in the Roommate Preferences section of the application honestly. We recommend that students answer these questions on their own and that parents respect the privacy of their student's responses. You may choose a roommate in the online application until the published deadline.

You have two options for choosing a roommate:

1. You may form a roommate pair with a specific person by sharing with each other the "Roommate Pairing Number" printed on your instruction letter and found on the online application. Each of you will need to enter the other person's name and Roommate Pairing Number on your individual application and you both must select the same building preferences on your applications. Although we make every effort, we are not always able to accommodate roommate requests.

2. The other option is to be paired with someone by our office based on your responses to the roommate preferences questions.

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VI. What information do I need about meningitis?
You'll notice a link on your online application to information about meningitis. While the University does not require you to receive this vaccination, you should read the information carefully so you can make an informed decision about whether to be vaccinated. You will need to indicate your decision on your housing application.

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VII. What if I have special needs that require accommodations?    
If you require any special housing accommodations because of a disability or a chronic physical condition, contact the office of Disability Support Services (DSS) at (310) 338-4216. Also be sure to identify your needs on your housing application. DSS determines which requests will be accommodated through an independent evaluation process and communicates this information to the Student Housing Office. Unfortunately, due to space limitations, the Student Housing Office cannot guarantee that students who are approved for a housing accommodation by DSS will actually receive a housing assignment that meets that accommodation. The Student Housing Office makes every effort possible to provide for the housing accommodation. Incoming students should submit their documentation to DSS by Friday, May 25, 2012 for primary consideration. 

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