Admitted Students

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Important dates for Spring 2021 admitted students

October 24, 2020Preview Day/Admitted Student Day
November 30Commitment deposit due
December 12Transcripts and test scores due
January 1, 2021Tuition due or enroll in payment plan
January 7Move-in Day
January 9-10New Student Orientation

Important dates for Fall 2021 admitted students

April 17Admitted Student Day
May 1Commitment deposit due
July 15Transcripts and test scores due
August 1Tuition due or enroll in payment plan
August 19Move-in Day
August 20-22New Student Orientation

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: 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 3: 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 4: 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 in June, July and August for incoming Fall students, and in November and December for incoming Spring students. Information regarding how to schedule an advising appointment will be provided closer to the advising period. If you are unsure whether you are cleared for advising, contact your admission representative or

Step 5: 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 6: 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 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


Step 10: Register for orientation

New student orientation is going virtual! To ensure we are able to serve all students, we are transitioning most of the in-person components of new student orientation to be online events. The fall 2020 new student orientation program will consist of online modules hosted through MyMarymount.  Here you will learn more about our in-person activities and virtual events. We will continue to review, reach out and offer programming (both online and in person) throughout the year based on your needs and the ability to hold events safely. A more detailed agenda will be available closer to the event.

All international students must participate in the International Student Seminar on August 20, 2020.

Register For Orientation


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