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Continuing undergraduate students receive a registration time based on the number of semester hours completed; continuing graduate students receive an appointment time irrespective of units. Registration can begin on or anytime after this appointed time which is found on PROWL. Login to PROWL (Student Services > Registration > Check Your Registration Status)

Entering Transfer Students receive information in the Acceptance Letter from Undergraduate Admission. Please follow those directions to begin but please also consult the following services and information.

Entering Freshmen Students receive information and register in Orientation Groups during the summer.

Graduate Students receive a time assigned by the system.

LMU instructors serve as academic advisors to assist students in planning programs of study while at LMU. Seeking the guidance of an advisor is not always required, but is helpful to the student when making important academic and career decisions. The advisor‘s name can be found in PROWL (Student Services > Registration > Check Your Registration Status)Advisors hold office hours during the school year or can be contacted through email. See Academic Advising in the Bulletin.

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts - University Hall 4600 - 310.338.2716
College of Business Administration - Hilton Building - 310.338.2700
College of Communication & Fine Arts - CFA Building - 310.338.7430
Frant R. Seaver College of Science & Engineering - Pereira Hall - 310.258.8690
School of Film & Television - Xavier Hall - 310.338.3033
School of Education - University Hall 2100 - 310.258.8768

PROWL: (Student Services>Registration>View Holds) displays the hold as well as information on how the hold may be removed. You will need to resolve all holds on your record PRIOR to registration. The most common holds are:

Address and Emergency Contact Hold - Automatically removed as soon as the student submits the necessary information in PROWL: (Personal Information>View>Update Emergency Contact Information).

Advisor's Hold - Removed by the academic advisor after the student meets for academic advisement

Controller - Contact the Student Accounts Office

LMU Alert - Contact the Department of Public Safety

Registrar - Contact the Office of the Registrar

PROWL will display a message when a course has restrictions. You may need to seek a restriction override.

Students may, in most cases, repeat courses previously taken at LMU but should be aware of academic policy and financial aid policies.

Individualized Studies, Internships, Directed Research, and Special Projects cannot be registered for via PROWL. You must submit to the Office of the Registrar a completed and signed Independent Studies form.

Pre-requisites: You are responsible for meeting pre-requisite requirements on courses. If you do not have the necessary prerequisites for a course you will not be able to register for that course in PROWL. Exceptions to this policy are requested through the Department chairperson or the Dean's Office.

Students Returning from a Leave of Absence: Once the online form is submitted, the Registrar's Office will send the student an email with further information on how to proceed.

Students Registering while at Study Abroad
: These students will receive a registration time as other continuing students.  The registration time is always referenced in Pacific Standard Time and may not be moved for other time zone considerations.

Unit Overload: PROWL will prevent registration for more than 17 semester hours until the date specified in the Academic Calendar

  • Undergraduate students, if eligible, may enroll in 18 or more semester hours with the approval of their Dean’s Office.
  • A graduate student may not take more than 15 units in a semester. 

Students with financial aid or other financial awards should consult the full-time financial aid policy.

It is to your advantage to complete a full registration for the coming semester at the time of your appointment. It is better to be registered in a course than to not be registered.

In PROWL, make a note of the available courses and sections (the Schedule of Classes in PROWL will show you available classes only) and use these courses to begin building your schedule. 

Please remember that when choosing courses, you should review all course sections. For a closed section or course, there are two options:

  • Option 1: Select alternate sections or alternate course
    • If there are multiple sections of a course, remember to choose those sections as well. Select several alternate courses sections that will fit around your "must have" classes to use in the event that your chosen course section closes before you register.
    • If a "must have" course is not offered in the term, contact the Dean's Office that offers the course to see when it will be offered in the future.
  •  Option 2: Waitlist
    • Most courses will have a Waitlist function; if the course section you selected is closed, you may select the Waitlist option.
    • If you receive a Waitlist email stating the course/section you wished has opened up, you have 24 hours to respond before the option passes on to the next person on the Waitlist.
    • The Waitlist function is closed at the end of the last day of registration.  If you are still waitlisted for a course at the close of registration, you will NOT BE ABLE to join the class.


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