Admitted Students

Received your acceptance letter? Now say yes to MCU.

Here’s your chance to explore, create and imagine in one of the most beautiful cities in America. Get ready for eye-opening, real-world experiences that take you far beyond the textbook.

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If you’ve already decided to become a Mariner, welcome! We look forward to helping you develop the skills and experience invaluable to your future success.

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Important dates for Spring 2022 admitted students

Nov. 30Commitment deposit due
Dec. 15Transcripts and test scores due
Dec. 15Tuition due or enroll in payment plan
Jan. 6Move-in Day
Jan. 7New Student Orientation
Jan. 10First Day of Spring Semester

Step 1: Confirm your enrollment.

Submit your $200 commitment deposit to accept your offer of admission and reserve your spot at Marymount. You can do this online using application status, in person or by calling an admissions representative at (310) 303-7311. Once you pay your commitment deposit, you’ll be able to apply for housing and register for classes through MCU’s student portal using the credentials assigned within application status. (Transfers must submit their transcripts before they can register.) If you need help accessing your student portal account, please email

Pay commitment deposit


Step 2: Review your financial aid.

To be considered for all Marymount, state and federal resources for which you might be eligible, please complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application by the deadline. Marymount’s school code is 010474. The Office of Student Financial Services will notify you when your award is ready to be reviewed. You must accept or deny your financial aid award through the student portal. If you have questions, you can meet with a financial aid counselor to discuss your package.

Schedule appointment


Step 3: Submit final transcripts.

Freshmen and Transfers

All undergraduates (freshmen and transfers) must submit an official copy of their final high school transcripts for ALL schools attended. This is required before your financial aid award can be confirmed. You can request your transcripts be sent directly from your high school or electronically through Parchment.

Send transcripts

Transfers and Graduate Students

All transfers and graduate students must submit an official copy of their final college transcripts for ALL schools attended. This is required before you can register for classes. You can request your transcripts be sent directly from your university or via the following links below.

National Student Clearinghouse


Step 4: Submit official test scores.


Although not required for admission, test scores can increase your chance of receiving additional aid (if eligible) and may count as course credit. Please submit official ACT, AP, IB and/or SAT test scores. Log in to application status to manage your submitted documents. Receipt of official test scores will be indicated on your checklist.

Upload test scores


Step 5: Meet with your advisor to register for classes.

This is an opportunity for incoming students who are cleared for advising to meet one on one with an academic advisor, register for classes and make schedule adjustments. Advising sessions are offered throughout the year for incoming students. Information regarding how to schedule an advising appointment will be provided to students once they have deposited and are cleared for advising by Admission. If you are unsure whether you are cleared for advising, contact your admission representative or


Step 6: Access Marymount technology.

Deposited students:

  • The student portal is your online gateway to a variety of self-service tools you’ll need on your Marymount journey. (Note: The student portal is separate from your applicant portal.) Learn more.
  • Office 365 provides Marymount students, faculty and staff with cloud-based email, calendaring and task management tools including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You will be given access to Office 365 once you have submitted your commitment deposit. Learn more. 

Enrolled students:

  • MyMarymount, the university’s Learning Management System (LMS), provides a digital space where students can tap interactive features such as threaded discussions, collaborative forums and support tools, and access study materials from anywhere, any time. You will have access to MyMarymount once you have registered for classes.  Learn more.
  • Student laptop recommendation. To prepare our students for a mobile technology workforce and to enhance the student’s experience within the campus community, Marymount California University has adopted laptop recommendations. Learn more.
  • Zoom. Online and hybrid classes will be available via Zoom, an audio, video and web conferencing cloud service. Download Zoom.


Step 7: Set up a tuition payment plan.

Marymount offers a tuition payment plan to split your college bill into equal monthly payments. Since the installments are smaller, paying tuition may be easier and more convenient than making a single, larger lump-sum payment. There is an $80 enrollment fee for the semester plan. Visit the link below to get started.  Alternatively, you may pay your balance in full.

Sign up for payment plan


Step 8: Apply for housing.

All incoming freshmen are required to live at The Villas for their first two years, with a few exceptions. While transfers do not have the same residency requirement, there are available units for upperclassmen. Learn more about living on campus and our unique residential experience. Use the link below to apply and pay the $175 housing deposit. If you want to opt out of living on campus, you may complete the housing exemption listed on the housing application.

Complete housing application


Step 9: Complete medical information form.

All incoming students are required to submit a medical information form to our Student Wellness Center. This includes your contact information, medical history, immunization records and a copy of your health insurance card (both sides).

Medical information form

All full-time students are automatically enrolled in MCU’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) when they submit a commitment deposit. Full-time domestic students who are covered under their own health insurance plan can waive MCU’s Student Health Insurance Plan. Our wellness portal opens June 1. International students are not eligible to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan. Failure to waive will automatically enroll you in SHIP. Waiving does not guarantee approval, so check your MCU email. For more information, contact the Student Wellness Center at (310) 303-7244 or email

Student health insurance plan waiver

All students are required to complete mandatory Title IX training annually. Undergraduates must complete the online Sexual Assault Prevention (SAP) and AlcoholEdu training by the end of their first semester. Graduate students are only required to complete SAP. A link will be sent to your MCU email within the first month of school.

Step 10: Register for orientation.

We are excited to officially welcome you to the Mariner Family!  Our new student orientation program consists of pre-recorded online videos (modules), a virtual meeting (NSO Live), and optional virtual and in-person activities (MCU Takes) prior to the start of classes.

Learn more about new student orientation

If you are an international student, please visit international student services for information on obtaining your F-1 student visa.