San Mateo County Community College District (Cañada College, College of San Mateo, Skyline College)
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY
The purpose of this agreement is to strengthen the academic ties between San Mateo County Community College District (hereinafter referred to as SMCCCD) and Loyola Marymount University (sometimes hereafter “LMU”) in order to develop greater curricular continuity between the two institutions; to encourage more well-prepared students to transfer from SMCCCD to Loyola Marymount University; and to alleviate the concerns of students about course transferability and admission feasibility as they prepare to transfer to and enroll at Loyola Marymount University.
Loyola Marymount University agrees to:
1. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth below for the specific colleges and major fields of study identified below guarantee fall admissionfor community college students from SMCCCD who meet LMU’s then current requirements for transfer, properly apply to Loyola Marymount University prior to the November 1 Early Action deadline, and achieve the agreed upon minimum cumulative grade-point average (“GPA”) in LMU approved courses at SMCCCD. Students should be aware that certain majors might be impacted/over-subscribed (outlined in the following), making admissions into these programs more competitive and limiting the number of students that can be accepted for a given semester.
i. Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts - Students who complete a minimum of 30 transferable semester units prior to filing an application for admission to LMU with a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA, and enroll full-time in consecutive terms at SMCCCD with a minimum 3.00 GPA in any one term, will be guaranteed admission to Bellarmine College.
Majors with additional requirements and considerations:
1. Psychology – Students must meet all of the above requirements for Liberal Arts, plus successfully complete General Psychology and Statistics, with a grade of “B” or better at SMCCCD in each course.
2. Economics – Students must meet all of the above requirements for Liberal Arts, plus successfully complete Macro- and Micro-Economics, plus Statistics, with a grade of “B” or better at SMCCCD in each course.
ii. College of Communication and Fine Arts - Students who complete a minimum of 30 transferable semester units prior to filing an application for admission to LMU with a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA, and enroll full-time in consecutive terms at Participating Community College with a minimum 3.00 GPA in any one term, will be guaranteed admission.
Majors with additional requirements and considerations:
1. Communication Studies is a competitive major that may be oversubscribed. Accordingly, students must earn a minimum 3.40 cumulative GPA at SMCCCD, and meet all of the above requirements for the College of Communication and Fine Arts. Also, students must complete Argumentation and Debate, as well as Small Group/Interpersonal Discussion, with a grade of “B” or better at SMCCCD in each course. Last, students must successfully demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of this major at LMU by specifically addressing their goals and expected outcomes related to this program of study in their application essay.
iii. College of Business Administration - Students who complete a minimum of 30 transferable semester units prior to filing an application for admission to LMU with a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA, enroll full-time in consecutive terms with a minimum
3.00 GPA at SMCCCD in any one term, and successfully complete Business Calculus at SMCCCD with a “B” grade or better.
b. Programs Not Included in the LMU Transfer Admission Agreement- Loyola Marymount University WILL NOT offer guaranteed admission for the following majors:
1. The School of Film and Television All majors
2. The Seaver College of Science and Engineering All majors
c. INTERNATIONAL Applicants
i. In addition to the academic requirements above, must show proof of English proficiency in the following ways:
1. Completing English Composition at a US college or university with a minimum grade of C or better. Note that English composition taken online will not be accepted to fulfill proof of English proficiency.
2. Taking an English Proficiency Exam: If you are a non-native English speaker and have not taken English Composition at a US college or university with at least a C grade, or took this course online, you must take one of the following tests of English proficiency and arrange for scores to be sent directly to LMU from the test administrators.
ii. If you are an international student studying at a college or university in the United States, please note that LMU will not consider applicants for admission who have attended more than two US colleges concurrently in one term. In addition, no college- level English or Math courses taken online will be accepted as meeting LMU’s requirements.
2. Reasonably cooperate on an ongoing basis with SMCCCD to provide its students with beneficial services such as campus tours of Loyola Marymount University, information workshops, information about financial aid and scholarship, transfer counseling, pre-admission advising, and invitations to campus and university cultural events.
3. Reasonably cooperate on an ongoing basis with SMCCCD to provide its counselors, with beneficial services such as on-site articulation agreement and transfer information sessions, as well as invitations to the annual ACCESS LMU Visit Days and Community College Counselor Alliance Day events.
4. Monitor and evaluate the success of these students in order to facilitate program evaluation, subject to applicable state and federal laws.
5. Waive the application fee for any eligible student that decides to apply to LMU and has met all of the requirements as set forth above.
6. Provide eligible students who have applied to LMU by the November 1 Early Action application deadline, notification of admission by February 1, as well as a transfer course evaluation and financial aid package, if any, by March 15.
SMCCCD agrees to:
1. Provide its students with information about the requirements for transfer to Loyola Marymount University and an in-depth understanding of the LMU Transfer Admission Agreement, so that those students can consider the advantages of selecting classes with the objective of transfer to LMU in mind.
2. Collaborate with LMU representatives, on an ongoing basis, to provide training to their counseling staff respecting the LMU Transfer Admission Agreement , transfer admission, and the utilization of the agreed-upon articulation agreements, to assist students in making appropriate course choices.
3. Ask students to sign a FERPA release in order to provide Loyola Marymount University with the names of those students who are expected to complete the LMU Transfer Admission Agreement at SMCCCD so that Loyola Marymount University can contact them and extend to them assistance and resources for a successful transfer.
4. Explore, on an ongoing basis, ways that SMCCCD and Loyola Marymount University can cooperate to the mutual benefit of both programs.
Jing Luan, Ph.D. Thomas A. Gutto
President, San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley Director
Provost, International Affairs Transfer Admission and Enrollment Services
SMCCCD (Cañada, CSM & Skyline) Loyola Marymount University