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Submit your application below as an Undergraduate, Graduate, International, or pre-College candidate. We welcome students from all backgrounds looking to take part in an educational journey filled with purpose, meaning, and limitless life possibilities.

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Undergraduate Deadlines

Applicant Decision PlanApplication DeadlineFAFSA DeadlineAdmission NotificationFinancial Aid Notification
Early Decision November 1 November 15 Mid December Late December
Early Action November 1 January 15 Mid December Early February
Regular Decision January 15 February 1 Early April  Early April
Regular Decision (transfer) March 15 March 2 Early April (rolling) 2 weeks after Admission Acceptance (rolling)
Continuing Students N/A March 2 N/A Mid April 

Graduate Deadlines

LMU offers more than 90 Masters, Doctoral, and Certificate programs. Learn more about our application deadlines. For questions, please contact the Graduate Admission Office at graduateadmission@lmu.edu or 310.338.2721.

Admission Standards

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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 who are ready to become leaders, entrepreneurs, and unique individuals with and for others.

For Graduate admission and alternative academic options, follow up will vary based upon each program.

Application Status

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Once you apply for undergraduate admission, you will receive instructions for logging into the LMU Application Portal where you can monitor the status of your admission application. You will also be notified when your application is complete. Please be aware that submitting documents through the Common Application is a two-step process. First, your school submits your forms to the Common Application. Then, we import them in to the LMU system for review.. During peak volume periods, the process can take up to a week.

The application status for Graduate programs and alternative academic options will vary based upon each program.

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Visit us virtually to get additional information or answers to questions you may still have. Speak to students about their LMU experience and learn more about our LMU Lion family.

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Undergraduate Application Options

LMU is now accepting applications for 2021. The LMU On Line Application is open now.

The Common Application and the Coalition Application open in early August.