Marymount California University Information from A to Z
This page provides information, through content and links, about Marymount California University. The information is prepared to meet the requirements of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008). To discuss information that is contained below, email our Office of Student Affairs at RAlcantara@MarymountCalifornia.edu.
Marymount California University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 995 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510-748-9001, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.
Marymount California University is a member of:
- American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
- American College Health Association
- Association of American Colleges and Universities
- Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
- Association of College and University Housing Officers-International
- Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
- California Intersegmental Articulation Council
- Catholic College Admission Association
- College and University Professional Association for Human Resources
- Council of Independent Colleges
- International Accreditation Council for Business Education
- Institute of International Education
- NAFSA: Association of International Educators
- National Association for College Admission Counseling
- National Association of Colleges and Employers
- National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
- National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
- National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
- National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
- Organization of Counseling Center Directors in Higher Education
- The Tuition Exchange
- Western Association of College and University Housing Officers
Articulation agreements create a partnership between community colleges and Marymount California University. The purpose of articulation agreements is to plan and sequence students course work during their first two years of college in such a way that the course work fits within the requirements of a specific baccalaureate program. Through such agreements the transition of a student into upper-level course work occurs smoothly and without loss of credit.
Advising, Career, and Learning Services provides career and internship resources and counseling in the Center for Real World Learning (Cecilia Hall 218). We provide opportunities for career exploration in order to assist students in developing their career plans, including, providing career counseling, resources, strategies, programs, workshops/webinars, job search and interview preparation, self-assessment tools, graduate school information, and recruiting activities.
MCU offers several online and hybrid courses within its degree programs. These can be taken remotely via our web-based Learning Management System “MyMarymount.” Online and hybrid learning provides flexibility when it comes to scheduling and produces student success rates comparable to those in on-ground classes. Online and Hybrid sections of courses are designated with a “.OL” or “.HY” extension in Marymount’s course offering catalog.
The URR Unit Redemption Rate (proportion of units taken at MCU that lead to an MCU degree) has steadily risen as students come to MCU and transfer into MCU for an MCU degree. This is also reflected in the AGR Absolute Graduation Rate (proportion of entering students who complete an MCU degree.)
The Office of Institutional Research tracks aggregate and disaggregated data on student success. MCU launched its first BA degree programs in 2010 and has added programs since.
In Fall 2010, Marymount started offering Bachelor’s degrees in Business, Digital Communication/Media Studies and Liberal Arts/Multidisciplinary Studies. Since then, MCU undergraduate programs have grown to include Psychology (launched 2012), Criminal Justice (launched 2016), Biology (launched 2017), Accounting (launched 2018) and Management (launched 2018), giving students more opportunities to complete degrees at MCU and prepare for career paths with support from dedicated MCU faculty and staff.
MBA Time to Graduation
Most MBA students elect to take at least 6 units per term. Currently, the mean time to graduation is 1.78 years, while the median time to graduation is 1.75 years. The majority of MBA students graduate in less than 2 years. Students who enroll full time can complete the MBA program in one year.
Marymount California University holds integrity as one of its fundamental core values. As such, the university is committed to truthful representation in all of the institution’s communications. This includes information published or communicated to students, prospective students and their families regarding academic programs, financial charges, and employability of graduates, as well as honest and open communication with the US Department of Education and the WASC Senior College and University Commission.No employee may misrepresent the university’s academic programs, financial charges or employability of graduates. Misrepresentation refers to any false, erroneous or misleading statement, or a statement that has the likelihood or tendency to mislead or confuse. A substantial misrepresentation is one on which the person to whom it was made can reasonably be expected to rely, or has reasonably relied, to that person’s detriment.
At Marymount California University, all academic records of students who enroll are kept in accordance with the provisions of the Family Educational rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. Copies of this Act are available to students in the Library and the Academic Affairs Office, Student Development Services Office, and the Registrar’s Office during normal working hours.
The refund schedule applies to students who withdraw from enrollment at the University. Withdrawal dates for refunds are defined as the date a completed Withdrawal Form is received by the Registrar’s Office. The refund schedule assumes that all tuition and fees have been paid in full prior to withdrawal. Any balance due at the time of withdrawal will be deducted from the refund amount. If there is a balance owed after the refund has been applied, the student is responsible for the immediate payment of the balance due. Financial aid may be adjusted when a student withdraws from the University. After the financial aid adjustment is applied to the account, it may result in a balance due to the University. Any balance owed after applying financial aid adjustments are due and payable immediately. If a student withdraws from one or more courses, but does not withdraw completely from the University, no adjustment will be made to the student account. Students considering withdrawal from coursework should consult with their academic advisor.
Once the Financial Aid Office has determined that a student has completely withdrawn, a Return of Title IV Funds calculation will be performed within 45 days. Federal Title IV financial aid is returned in the order mandated by the U.S. Department of Education, in the following order:
- Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan
- Subsidized Federal Direct Loan
- Federal Perkins Loans
- Federal Direct PLUS Loans
- Federal Pell Grants
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
- Other Title IV aid
All requests for refunds must be in writing and addressed to the Office of Business Services after the completed Withdrawal Form is submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
For the purposes of calculating the refund percentage, a week is defined as Monday through Friday. The first week of the semester will begin with Monday of the week that classes begin – irrespective of whether the first day of classes falls on a Monday – and the weeks will run continuously with no break or delay due to instructional vacation days. Withdrawals submitted after Friday of any week will be considered as being made during the following week. Students who withdraw after the 7th week of class are not eligible for a refund.
Office of Financial Aid
Other Financial Aid contacts:
Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE): 1-888 -224-7268 ext. 3
California Student Aid Commission (Cal Grants) 1-888-224-7268
Selective Services 1-(847) 688-6888
Social Security Administration: 1-800-772-1213
US Department of Education: 1-800-433-3243
Marymount California University is dedicated to creating and fostering a learning environment where all members of our community can thrive. MCU maintains a zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, relationship (dating and domestic) violence and stalking. The University provides resources and reporting options to students, faculty and staff to address concerns related to sexual harassment and sexual violence prohibited by Title IX and University policy.
Marymount California University holds integrity as one of its fundamental core values. As such, the university is committed to truthful representation in all of the institution’s communications. This includes information published or communicated to students, prospective students and their families regarding academic programs, financial charges, and employability of graduates, as well as honest and open communication with the US Department of Education and the WASC Senior College and University Commission. No employee may misrepresent the university’s academic programs, financial charges or employability of graduates. Misrepresentation refers to any false, erroneous or misleading statement, or a statement that has the likelihood or tendency to mislead or confuse. A substantial misrepresentation is one on which the person to whom it was made can reasonably be expected to rely, or has reasonably relied, to that person’s detriment.