How to Transfer

A Guide to Transferring to LMU

Important Deadlines for Transfer Applicants

October 1: Regular Decision admission for Spring
Rolling: Regular Decision admission for Fall

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA requirement for all majors: 3.00 GPA 

    *Average incoming GPA of transfer students: 3.44 GPA

    • Transfer applicants have completed college level courses following high school completion
    • There is no unit minimum amount necessary to be eligible to apply
    • We recommend students complete at least 12 units per semester in transferable coursework to be eligible for admission. This is to ensure that transfer students are prepared for the academic transition to a full academic course load if admitted.
    • In transfer admission, we advise by major. This means that once a student has selected a specific program to apply to, our course recommendations are based on that specific major, as well as the LMU Core Curriculum. 

    Students interested in applying to the College of Business Administration:

    • Must complete Business Calculus or Calculus 1 in class with a B grade or higher to be considered for admission. This is a mandatory requirement. If you are unable to meet this requirement, you will be asked to change your major.


  • College of Business Administration
    All Majors
    Business Calculus or Calculus 1 completed with B grade or higher (required)
    Business Law
    Financial/Managerial Accounting
    General Psychology
    Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
    General Psychology
    Brain and Behavior
    Research Methods
    Calculus 1
    College of Communications and Fine Arts
    Small Group/Interpersonal Discussion
    Speech/Public Speaking
    Communication Studies
    Argumentation and Debate
    Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering
    All Majors
    Please refer to individual SCSE programs for recommended courses.

    Course Recommendations for all Programs

  • To get a sense of what will transfer, feel free to use our Transfer Agreements. There are a group of institutions that have agreements with LMU concerning transferability of courses. There are two types of agreements for these schools; a full bulletin-to-bulletin comparison, as well as the LMU Core agreements.

    • A transfer course will appear in the list of courses paired with its direct LMU equivalent.
    • A transfer course with no direct LMU equivalent will pair with an LMU course ending in -XX or -XXX. These courses may be used to fulfill degree and major requirements, so be sure to consult with your Academic Advisor and/or Dean's Office.
    • If the transfer course does not meet a specific requirement as assigned by the Dean, it may be used as elective credit toward the required unit total.

    Please note official Transfer Course Evaluations are not completed until students are admitted to LMU.

  • English Proficiency Requirements:

    1) Complete English Composition at a United States college or university in class with a minimum grade of C or better


    2) Proficiency Exams:
         a. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, or 90 on the internet-based TOEFL
         b. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum standard score is 6.5
         c. Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) minimum standard score is 53
         d. Duolingo minimum standard score is 110