Frequently Asked Questions

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Pre-College Summer Programs for high school students will be offered exclusively through online instruction in summer 2021.

Students who participated last summer enjoyed a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities that enhanced their academic studies. Whether competing for first place in our virtual “House Competition,” receiving daily 1-on-1 and group support from current LMU undergraduates, or dropping into nightly social activities with peers – students felt that one aspect of summer they loved most was the sense of community they built during their time online with LMU.

As always, we are committed to providing you with an engaging and enriching academic experience and look forward to welcoming you to our online community of scholars this summer. 

  • Yes. The application process will remain the same.

    If your high school is currently remote and you are having trouble obtaining an official transcript, we will accept unofficial transcripts as part of your application. If you are having difficulty securing any other application requirements as a result of your remote learning environment, please contact us at so we can assist you further.

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  • All pre-college summer courses for high school students will be offered online.  The content and curriculum of our pre-college courses have been tailored to ensure an engaging online learning experience. All courses will contain lectures, guest speakers, group work, independent student work, class presentations, and more.

    You can view our full list of program offerings here, including course descriptions.

  • All academic and social activities are planned as synchronous events, meaning you will meet live with faculty, staff and Summer Ambassadors each day. Events take place in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). If you live in another time zone and are concerned about participating with the time difference, please reach out to our staff at so we can assist you further.

    While evening activities are optional, students are required to attend all morning and afternoon sessions for their academic program. View the Daily Schedule>>

  • A computer and access to the internet are your main requirements. Unless otherwise indicated on the course description, any required books or course materials will be mailed (or emailed) to you prior to the start of the program.

    LMU will use Zoom for all academic and social programming. 

  • Yes. We will have optional online activities, workshops, and events so you can hang out with classmates virtually and learn more about the LMU student experience. Learn more about the plans we have in store to help build a strong #SummerLion community among our participants and Summer Ambassadors. Learn More>>


  • No. LMU will not host residential opportunities to high school students in summer 2021. All pre-college programs will take place online and no accomodations will be provided.  

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We hope you have enjoyed getting to know us and learning what makes Loyola Marymount University Summer Programs unique. We welcome any additional questions you may have as you explore your summer plans for 2021.