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  • Have there been any changes to the 2020-2021 academic calendar?

    • We have made adjustments to the academic calendar to ensure community safety and to be in alignment with best practices regarding COVID-19.

    What are the important dates for Fall 2020?*

    • August 31, 2020: First Day of Instruction
    • September 7, 2020: Labor Day, no classes
    • December 11, 2020: Last Day of Instruction
    • December 14-18, 2020: Finals

    The information below is available in a larger format: Fall 2020 Registration FAQ

    How can I tell if I have a time conflict in my schedule?

    • Login to PROWL, click on “Registration” from the top navigation menu, then “View Registration Information”. Courses that conflict will overlap by day/time on the schedule.  For example, this student’s Intro to Drawing & Printmaking course has a time conflict with FFYS: East Asian Cinema and Exploring Cath: Theo Tradition.
    • As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, LMU had to revise the fall 2020 schedule in order to meet social distancing requirements as stipulated by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The revised class schedule created some time conflicts where they did not previously exist because there are fewer time blocks available throughout the day. In order to resolve your time conflict(s), you must log in to PROWL and carefully select the course you would like to keep. Please keep in mind, any registration change you make (grade option change, unit change, section change) will cause the system to check your registrations for time conflicts. If you have not selected the course you would like to keep; the system will select a course for you. Select “Web Drop” for the course you wish to drop and click the Submit button.

    I have a time conflict in my schedule. What do I do?

    • As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, LMU had to revise the fall 2020 schedule in order to meet social distancing requirements as stipulated by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The revised class schedule created some time conflicts where they did not previously exist because there are fewer time blocks available throughout the day. In order to resolve your time conflict(s), you must log in to PROWL and carefully select the course you would like to keep. Please keep in mind, any registration change you make (grade option change, unit change, section change) will cause the system to check your registrations for time conflicts. If you have not selected the course you would like to keep; the system will select a course for you. Select “Web Drop” for the course you wish to drop and click the Submit button.

    I have a time conflict and I need/want to take both/all classes. What do I do?

    • Before making any changes to your schedule, please contact the appropriate office below for help with this decision-making process.

    COLLEGE AND SCHOOL CONTACTS

    LMU College of Business Administration (CBA)

    LMU Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts (BCLA)

    LMU College of Communication and Fine Arts (CFA)

    LMU Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering (SCSE)

    LMU School of Film and Television (SFTV)

    ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC RESOURCE CONTACTS

    dsslmu@lmu.edu

    • University Advisors

    advising@lmu.edu

    •  University Honors Program

    HonorsAdvising@lmu.edu

     

    I am on a waitlist and was notified that a space is now available. How can I register for the course?

    • You will have 24 hours to register for the course as long as it does not create a time conflict in your schedule.
    • To add the waitlisted course, log in to PROWL, click “Registration” from the top navigation menu, and “Register for Class”. In the “Summary” section, select “**Web Registered**” from the “Action” drop down menu. Select the course you want to add and click the Submit button.

    How do I know if my class is online?

    • When looking at your fall 2020 schedule, please refer to the “Instructional Method” in the Details pane to determine the modality of your class.
    • Classes are offered in a variety of modalities: In-person, Online and Hybrid.

    When can I make changes to my schedule?

    • To make changes to your schedule, log in to PROWL and visit the “Prepare for Registration” page to view your registration status. There will be a message with registration date and time.

     

     

    Financial Aid LOA FAQ for Fall Semester

     

    What happens to my 2020-21 Financial Aid Award if I take a Leave for the Fall semester?

    • All students wishing to take a leave of absence (Leave) from the university are encouraged to complete the appropriate form to file a Leave of Absencewith the office of the Registrar. If you take a Leave prior to the beginning of the 2020-21 Fall academic year, grants, scholarships, work-study, and loan aid, would be cancelled for that semester. More information on how a Leave affects Financial Aid is available https://financialaid.lmu.edu/financialaidpolicies/leaveofabsenceandwithdrawal.

    What happens to my Cal Grant during Leave?

    • Students taking an official Leave prior to the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year would have their award cancelled for the semester. LMU reviews official Leave students for renewal the following term to preserve their future term eligibility.

    Can I use my work-study award for work during my Leave?

    • A Leave is a temporary break from studies for up to two years or four semesters. A student on an official Leave retains their admitted status; however, they do not have the rights and privileges of registered students as they are currently not attending classes. If you are not currently attending classes, you may not use your work-study award for work during that Leave period.

    If I return to LMU from Leave, can my award have the full amount of institutional grants/scholarships?

    • Financial aid institutional grants are allocated by semester for a maximum of eight semesters as a freshman and six semesters as a transfer. When you return from a Leave, LMU Financial Aid would reinstate your semester eligibility.
    • Endowed and donated scholarships awarded by your college will be referred to the college for a decision on renewal. Renewal of endowed and donated scholarships may not always be possible depending on scholarship requirements and available funding.

    What happens to my prior federal, institutional, or private loans during a Leave?

    • If you take a Leave and have borrowed federal, institutional, or private loans in prior terms, your grace period begins retroactively from your last date of attendance. This means time within your grace period would be used and it is possible for your loans to enter into repayment during your Leave.

    If I enter into repayment on my federal, institutional, or private loans, am I responsible for paying my loans during Leave?

    • Loan repayment responsibilities means the borrower is accountable for repaying the loan principal and accrued interest. If you enter into a repayment status you are responsible to make timely monthly payments during the Leave period. More information on federal loan repayment is available on www.studentaid.gov, for institutional loans on https://bus.lmu.edu/controller/osfs/loanoffice/loanofficefaqs/ and for private loans contact your lender directly. When you return from your Leave, LMU reports your updated enrollment status for federal and institutional loans, and you may contact your private lender to notify them of the return status.

    What happens to the Federal Direct Parent PLUS loan if my parent borrowed this in prior terms?

    • For Federal Direct Parent PLUS loans to remain in deferment, students must be enrolled at least half-time at their institution. During a Leave the parent borrower would enter into a repayment status and is accountable for repaying the loan principal and accrued interest. More information on the Federal Direct Parent PLUS loan during Leave is available on www.studentaid.gov.

    Is my Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status affected by taking a Leave?

    • Students who take a Leave and later enroll in a subsequent term retain the SAP status held during their last term of enrollment.

     

     

    • https://registrar.lmu.edu/services/transcripts/Do I Need My LMU Email Address - Yes. LMU will send all official communications with the student to the Lion Mail address. You may forward your Lion Mail to another personal email, but you must ensure that you are receiving emails through Lion Mail.
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  • Final Grades are issued at the end of each semester and summer session. An email with the grades is sent to the Lion email account.

    Faculty submit grades on the third business day after the end of final exams.  

    All grades submitted by that deadline will appear on the grade email; if a grade assignment has been delayed, the student will see an "NR" in the grade field for that particular course.

    When the final grade is submitted by the faculty member, the student will receive an updated grade email to the Lion email account.

  • What is Academic Good Standing?

    A student must maintain in each semester the stated minimum cumulative grade point average for each of the requirements in the degree program and may not be on academic probation or subject to disqualification. The calculation of standing is based on all courses taken at LMU:

    • Undergraduate students must maintain a C average (2.0) in term, major, program, and cumulative GPA. The calculation is based upon courses taken in Fall and Spring semesters only.
    • Graduates must maintain a B average (3.0) in term, major, program, and cumulative GPA. The calculation is based upon courses taken in Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

    What is Academic Probation?

    Undergraduate and graduate students are subject to academic probation if their term, major, program, or cumulative grade point average on all courses taken at LMU is lower than the following:

    • Undergraduates: C average (2.0) in term, major, program, or cumulative GPA
    • Graduates: B average (3.0) in term, major, program, or cumulative GPA

    Academic probation constitutes a serious warning to students that their academic performance is unsatisfactory and continued failure to improve this record may result in being disqualified from the University. Additionally, a student who does not make satisfactory progress in the course of study is subject to probation. Further, the Dean or Director may impose restrictions on students on probation regarding the program of study and their participation in extracurricular activities at LMU.

    What is Academic Disqualification?

    Undergraduate and graduate students are subject to disqualification if, in two consecutive semesters on probation, their term, major or cumulative grade point average on all courses falls below the stated career requirement. The first semester in which an undergraduate or graduate student is placed on probation is the first of the consecutive semesters used to determine the student being subject to disqualification.

    • Undergraduate disqualification is based upon two consecutive semesters (Fall or Spring) in which work of less than a grade of C (2.0) average is earned or in which the student fails to meet conditions imposed by the Dean or other academic entity. Summer sessions are not used in the calculation disqualification.
    • Graduate disqualification is based upon two consecutive semesters (Fall, Spring, or Summer Sessions) in which work of less than grade of B (3.0) average is earned or in which the student fails to meet conditions imposed by the Dean or other academic entity. Summer sessions are used to calculate if a graduate student is subject to disqualification.
    • Executive MBA Program: a student who receives a failing grade in any of the prescribed courses will be subject to disqualification.

    Disqualification terminates a student’s relationship with the University for a minimum of one year. A disqualified student may not register in any division or session (including summer) of the University and is denied all privileges of the University and of all organizations or activities in any way connected with it.

    Consult the University Bulletin.

  • Grade points are a measure of the quality of the academic work completed, just as semester hours are a measure of the quantity of this work. The University uses a letter grade to indicate the level of individual student achievement. Each letter grade has a point value assigned for the grade achieved. The point value assigned to each letter grade is as follows:

    A 4.0 grade points C+ 2.3 grade points
    A- 3.7 grade points C 2.0 grade points
    B+ 3.3 grade points C- 1.7 grade points
    B 3.0 grade points D 1.0 grade points
    B- 2.7 grade points F 0.0 grade points


    The LMU grade point average is determined by dividing the total number of LMU grade points by the number of LMU semester hours completed with a letter grade.

    The grades of AU, CR, NC, I, IP, and W have no point value and are not used in calculating the grade point average.

  • More information here

  • Have an official transcript sent from the originating institution to:

    LMU Office of the Registrar
    Charles Von Der Ahe Building Ste 150
    1 LMU Drive, MS 8325
    Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659

  • Undergraduate
    Any undergraduate student regularly enrolled as a degree candidate who elects to take courses at a college or university other than Loyola Marymount University must obtain a Transfer Course Approval form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar. After its evaluation, the TCA is scanned to the student who meets with the Associate Dean of the student’s College or School prior to enrollment. Courses taken without this approval may not be counted toward the degree. Entering transfer students generally receive credit after admission to LMU for courses from other colleges and universities.

    Approved undergraduate courses with a grade of C (2.0) or higher may be counted for LMU credit. Credit will not be accepted for courses which:

    1. Are taken at colleges not accredited, trade schools, extension programs, or correspondence programs or have been identified as being remedial or in other ways as being non-transferable.
    2. Are taken on a CR/NC or Pass/Fail basis where the CR or Pass grade is not equivalent to a grade of C or higher.
    3. Are identified as duplicates to course work already completed (excludes courses that may be taken multiple times for degree credit).
    4. Exceed the limitations of resident requirements.
    5. Exceed the 60 semester hour maximum allowed for undergraduate course work from community colleges, or exceed the 90 semester hour maximum allowed for undergraduate course work from four-year institutions.

    Graduate
    At the time of admission to a program, and if approved by the academic Department, Program Director, and/or Dean of the student’s college or school, a student may transfer a maximum of two applicable courses of approved graduate credit, six (6) semester units total, from an accredited institution for work completed no more than five years ago.

    1. A course credit may be transferred when the grade received was at least a “B” (3.0), and if taken on a CR/NC or Pass/Fail basis, where the CR or Pass grade is equivalent to a grade of B (3.0) or higher.
    2. If a course was used to satisfy a degree requirement, it usually cannot be used for transfer credit, with the exception of core or prerequisite requirements.
  • POLICY

    Courses from a government-accredited and LMU-approved institution with a grade of C or higher are acceptable for transfer. LMU credit will be given only after the receipt of an official transcript from the school attended at the request of the student. A combined maximum of 60 semester hours may be transferred from community colleges. Only approved courses on this form are eligible for transfer. By signing the form, the student acknowledges and accepts these policies.

    • Undergraduate
      • Any undergraduate student regularly enrolled as a degree candidate who elects to take courses at a college or university other than Loyola Marymount University must obtain a Transfer Course Request form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar. After its evaluation, the TCR is scanned to the student who meets with the Associate Dean of the student’s College or School prior to enrollment. Courses taken without this approval may not be counted toward the degree. Entering transfer students generally receive credit after admission to LMU for courses from other colleges and universities.
      • Approved undergraduate courses with a grade of C (2.0) or higher may be counted for LMU credit. Credit will not be accepted for courses which:
        • Are taken at non-accredited colleges, trade schools, extension programs, correspondence programs or have been identified as being remedial or in other ways as being non-transferable.
        • Are taken on a CR/NC or Pass/Fail basis where the CR or Pass grade is not equivalent to a grade of C or higher.
        • Are identified as duplicates to course work already completed (excludes courses that may be taken multiple times for degree credit).
        • Exceed the limitations of resident requirements.
        • Exceed the 60 semester hour maximum allowed for undergraduate course work from community colleges, or exceed the 90 semester hour maximum allowed for undergraduate course work from four-year institutions.
    • Graduate
      • At the time of admission to a program, and if approved by the academic Department, Program Director, and/or Dean of the student’s college or school, a student may transfer a maximum of two applicable courses of approved graduate credit, six (6) semester units total, from an accredited institution for work completed no more than five years ago.
      • A course credit may be transferred when the grade received was at least a “B” (3.0), and if taken on a CR/NC or Pass/Fail basis, where the CR or Pass grade is equivalent to a grade of B (3.0) or higher.
      • If a course was used to satisfy a degree requirement, it usually cannot be used for transfer credit, with the exception of core or prerequisite requirements.

    PROCESS

    • A student must complete and submit a Transfer Course Approval (TCR) form to the Office of the Registrar to begin the process.
      • Processing by the Office of the Registrar (OTR): The institution and courses will be evaluated for accreditation and LMU acceptance; the approval/disapproval to take those courses as transfer credit to LMU will be marked on the TCR and scanned to the student's Lion email.
      • Processing by the Dean's Office: The student should contact the Dean's Office to obtain the Associate Dean's approval for the courses.
        • With both approvals, the student may take the courses and expect to receive the credit on transfer.
        • If the institution or the courses have been disapproved for credit, no further processing is possible. The option is to choose other courses to submit, or, if the institution is non-acceptable, choose another institution.
        • No credit will be given to transfer work without an approved and filed TCR and a final transcript.
        • Only approved courses submitted on the TCR are eligible for transfer.
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  • As a working definition at LMU for degree seeking programs:

    • Fall and Spring semesters are defined as: 16 weeks - 15 weeks of instruction and one (1) week of final examination.
    • Summer sessions are defined as: six (6) weeks of instruction inclusive of the final examination. Each six week session is an accelerated study of material normally covered in a 15 week semester. The minimum amount of scheduled instruction is the same in both instances.
    • A credit hour (semester hour or course unit) is equivalent to a minimum of one (1) hour of scheduled instruction per week in the semester (exclusive of student preparation or work assigned outside of the hour). 
    • A single unit of credit is equivalent to 15 hours of instruction; a three-unit (3) course is the equivalent of a minimum of 45 hours of scheduled instruction

    The official definition from the Department of Education website:

    Semester Calendar Credit Hours. Most U.S. higher education institutions operate on an academic year divided into two equal semesters of 15-16 weeks’ duration, with a winter break of 2-3 weeks and a summer session of 10-12 weeks, plus additional shorter breaks. The actual amount of academic work that goes into a single semester credit hour is often calculated as follows:

    One lecture (taught) or seminar (discussion) credit hour represents 1 hour per week of scheduled class/seminar time and 2 hours of student preparation time. Most lecture and seminar courses are awarded 3 credit hours. Over an entire semester, this formula represents at least 45 hours of class time and 90 hours of student preparation.

    One laboratory credit hour represents 1 hour per week of lecture or discussion time plus 1-2 hours per week of scheduled supervised or independent laboratory work, and 2 hours of student preparation time. Most laboratory courses are awarded up to 4 credit hours. This calculation represents at least 45 hours of class time, between 45 and 90 hours of laboratory time, and 90 hours of student preparation per semester.

    One practice credit hour (supervised clinical rounds, visual or performing art studio, supervised student teaching, field work, etc.) represents 3-4 hours per week of supervised and /or independent practice. This in turn represents between 45 and 60 hours of work per semester. Blocks of 3 practice credit hours, which equate to a studio or practice course, represent between 135 and 180 total hours of academic work per semester.

    One independent study (thesis or dissertation research) hour is calculated similarly to practice credit hours.

    Internship or apprenticeship credit hours are determined by negotiation between the supervising faculty and the work supervisor at the cooperating site, both of whom must judge and certify different aspects of the student’s work. The credit formula is similar to that for practice credit.

    A typical bachelor’s degree program of study on a semester calendar requires at least 120 credit hours to be earned by the student. Normal full-time registration is usually 15 credit hours per semester or 30 per academic year (shortfalls can be made up in summer sessions or independent study). This roughly translates into at least 30-40 courses (depending on the major subject and thus the proportion of types of credit hours earned) and represents at least 5,400 – and probably more – actual hours of dedicated academic work for a non-science or non-art concentration, and well over that total for graduates of programs in the sciences, engineering, fine arts, or performing arts.

    A master’s degree program requiring at least 33 credit hours and including a research thesis or project represents over 4,000 actual hours of supervised and unsupervised (independent research) study.

    A doctoral program can represent 8,000 or more actual hours of advanced study and research beyond the master’s degree.