Freshman Student Admission Status

Regular Admission

Students qualify for Regular Admission to LMU if they meet the following criteria:

  1. High school graduate with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Minimum composite ACT score of 19 or SAT composite score of 1010.

Note: To accommodate prospective students because of recent SAT and ACT test administration cancellations and the ongoing COVID-19 situation, LMU is considering students for admission from a test-optional perspective through Fall 2024 admission.

Students admitted under Regular Admission are eligible to register for courses at any new student orientation and are not subject to the restrictions applicable to other admission categories.

Regular admission students must have a minimum composite ACT score of 18 or SAT composite score of 970, and must have a minimum of a 3.2 unweighted high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale). Regular Admission may also be offered to applicants who hold the High School Equivalency Diploma, having completed the General Education Development (GED) examination with an average score of 45 or higher and no component score below 35. All Regular Admission applicants who meet the above criteria are accepted by Undergraduate Admissions team members.

Students admitted under Regular Admission must complete any developmental coursework specified by the Undergraduate Catalog placement criteria, and the student is subject to the guidelines regarding standards of academic progress that are applicable to all LMU students. Students admitted under Regular Admission will be given instructions on how to register for specific new student orientation event dates for course registration.

Students who meet the following criteria are reviewed by the Office of Enrollment Management:

  • GPA of 2.7-3.19, AND/OR ACT composite of 17 or above, or SAT composite of 930 or above. The Office of Enrollment Management could accept the student, request more information (retest or updated transcripts), admit the student as a Cornerstone student (see Conditional Admission), or send the student to the Undergraduate Admissions Committee pending further review.