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How do I know who my advisor is?
Each student at LMU is assigned an advisor within their respective college or school. Meet with your assigned advisor prior to registration each semester and any time you have questions regarding degree requirements. To find out who your assigned advisor is, you need to check PROWL from your mylmu account. Once on PROWL, you can find your advisor under "Check Registration Status" and the bottom of your CAPP report:
To schedule an appointment with your advisor, the best method of reaching them is via email or phone. Within PROWL there is an icon to email your advisor directly, or you can find their contact information in the LMU online directory. In addition to your assigned advisor, you can receive advising support from your Department Chair or the Dean's Office of your college or school.
The information above is included in our Registration and Advising Guide. Click to download in a new window.
How do I know what the graduation requirements are?
All program and degree requirements can be found in the LMU Bulletin. The Bulletin is published by the Office of the Registrar. Program information from the Bulletin appears in your CAPP Report to show your personal progress toward these graduation requirements. You should also spend some time learning more about the Core curriculum and how students in your major and College/School usually fulfill these requirements. Finally, learn how to navigate the Schedule of Classes to view upcoming course offerings that will fulfill your remaining requirements. Continue reading the FAQs for more on each of these items.
If you'd like to learn more about how to navigate the Bulletin, watch the video below:
How do I know what the Core curriculum includes?
The LMU Core curriculum represents shared topics for coursework that all LMU students complete as part of their graduation requirements. Each student at LMU will have a unique experience with his or her Core; there are many courses that fulfill Core requirements and many programs that require or recommend specific courses. To learn more about the Core recommendations for your major, speak with your assigned advisor. You may also find more details on this page.
Watch our 2-minute guide to the Core and Flags below
Reminder: see your advisor and your College/School for your specific situation
This video is brought to you by two LMU students from SFTV: Natalie Perez (Production) and Kevin Chan (Animator).
How do I find out more about registration?
Read the other segments on this page to learn key features of registration tools, such as the Schedule of Classes, CAPP Report, and the Bulletin. If you'd like more information, please refer to the Office of the Registrar's Registration FAQ page. Your official advising information always comes from your major department and your College/School. If you still have questions, contact your assigned advisor, Department Chair, or your dean's office contact.
The video below from LMU ITS explains the technology used to register:
An explanation of these tools and more is available for download here: Registration and Advising Guide.
How do I find and read the Schedule of Classes?
There are two ways to find the Schedule of Classes: through PROWL and through the MyLMU Portal. These schedules are synced, so they are both live and accurate, but they show slightly different information. It is usually helpful to use them both! You can watch our video below to learn how to navigate the schedule of classes, or scroll down for images of key features.
Here are a few key features of the Schedule of Classes from the MyLMU portal:
For more, click the link to download our Registration and Advising Guide to explore the basic LMU advising tools.
How do I know where to find academic forms?
The LMU Registrar’s office manages the administration of official paperwork and student records. Common forms include the Change of Program, CAPP adjustments, incomplete grades, transfer course approvals and general petitions. Downloadable forms can be found on the Registrar’s Office website under "forms."
How do I find my CAPP Report?
Your CAPP Report shows your progress toward your graduation requirements. In addition to the information below, you can read this page from the LMU Office of the Registrar. You can find your CAPP Report by:
- Logging in to PROWL
- Clicking on "Student Records"
- Clicking on "CAPP Report" and "Generating a New Evaluation" for your degree.
You can watch the video below for a walk-through, or scroll down for a static image.
How do I declare my major?
To be accepted into any major, you must be in good academic standing (previous term and cumulative GPA's 2.0 or above). Certain majors require the completion of specific pre-requisite courses and/or an application to be considered for entrance into the college. Refer to the University Bulletin and meet with the appropriate people in the college and department for specific requirements.
Below is an image of the form used to declare your major, the Change of Program Petition:
The general steps for declaring a major/minor include:
- Student fills out the top portion of the Change of Program Petition form with his/her information
- Student meets with the Department Chair or Director of the intended academic program to confirm their choice, clarify requirements, and obtain the required signature.
- Student takes the form to the Dean's Office for the major he/she wishes to enter. Unless you are adding or dropping an additional program, this is your final signature.
- Once the form is complete, submit the form to the Office of the Registrar in Von der Ahe 150. Be sure to check your PROWL to verify that the new major is listed and that you have been assigned an advisor in the college.
Watch our "Exploring Majors" video below for more about a change of program, like adding a major or minor.
How do I explore majors?
To begin your exploration process, it is helpful to share your major exploration concerns with your assigned academic advisor; often students are anxious about their choices and feel relieved after learning more about their program opportunities. Undeclared or exploring students may attend campus events for specific programs or general exploration, like the one shown below!
You can start your exploration at any time by using these resources:
- The LMU Bulletin is the official source of degree and program requirements for all academic programs.
- The Office of Admissions provides a comprehensive list of all LMU degree offerings and descriptions. Even as a continuing student, this is a useful resource.
- The Office of Career and Professional Development offers assessments for students who are exploring their interests and strengths, personal appointments with Career Counselors, and more.
Major Exploration Procedures by College/School:
If you already know your major(s) of interest, reach out to the Department Chair or College/School for more information about declaring that particular major. Depending on the program, you may need to complete coursework or audition before you are eligible to apply. If your program has any specific requirements to apply, clarify the application details and deadline.
Undeclared students must declare a major by the time they complete 60 units (earn Junior class standing).
- The Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts recommends that you directly contact the Department Chair or Program Director for your major of interest.
- The College of Business recommends you review their thorough webpages (linked here) before reaching out to the College with any additional questions.
- The College of Communication and Fine Arts recommends that you reach out directly to Department Chairs and review program websites for audition/application deadlines (if any).
- The School of Film and Television has an application that should be picked up in person from Xavier Hall (3rd floor). You are encouraged to contact the Department Chair prior to applying.
- The Seaver College of Science and Engineering recommends that you review their policy for students interested in applying and then contact the Center for Student Success in Pereira 100.
"Can I major and minor across Colleges within the University?"
The answer is yes! Many Undeclared students eventually pursue a major from one College/School and a minor in a different College or School. If you think you might want to explore multiple programs (e.g. a double-major), it is important to start exploring your interests early to support a four-year graduation timeline.
How do I get started if I'm not attending LMU yet?
University Advising works with students once they've officially started at LMU. Until then . . .
For Prospective Students:
- Please learn more from LMU Admissions: http://admission.lmu.edu/
- If you still have questions, please email email@example.com.
For Incoming Freshmen:
- Work with LMU Admissions (firstname.lastname@example.org) as your primary contact.
- Learn more about Orientation: http://admission.lmu.edu/lifeatlmu/orientation/freshmanorientation/
For Transfer Students:
- Work with LMU Admissions (email@example.com) as your primary contact.
- Then learn more about orientation: http://admission.lmu.edu/lifeatlmu/orientation/transferorientation/
- Learn more about transfer articulation and processing of records via the Office of the Registrar: http://www.lmu.edu/resources/articulation.htm
- If you still have questions, please contact the Director of Transfer Services, Tom Gutto (Thomas.Gutto@lmu.edu).
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