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Because we do not require an essay or personal statement for admission into Marymount*, there is no set prompt or topic. However, most effective personal statements:
- Give special insight into the applicant's background, culture, academic prowess, and moral character.
- Are free of spelling and grammatical errors.
- Offer a persuasive, professional, concise argument for why the candidate is worthy of admission.
- Demonstrate detailed knowledge about Marymount College and a genuine desire to be admitted.
- Offer additional, supplemental information not found elsewhere in the application.
- Address any breaks in continuous education, judicial action taken against the student, enrollment in non-traditional schooling, a low GPA, etc..
There is no minimum or maximum page limit; however, two or three pages is usually sufficient for an effective personal statment.
For more information and suggestions, please reference our BLOG.
Marymount College is a Catholic institution deeply rooted in the ideals of Catholic intellectual and faith tradition. In the spirit of our founders, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, we challenge our students to embody the values of integrity, respect for human dignity, commitment to justice, and willingness to serve.
Students of all faith traditions and backgrounds are welcome at Marymount, and there is no specific religious requirement or statement of faith necessary for admission.
We do not offer tuition breaks or scholarships to students who are coming to Marymount from another Catholic institution.
IGETC and CSU Certification
In-State Transfer Students:
General education units from another institution are transferrable into Marymount College if they are IGETC (University of California system) or CSU (California State University system) certified, or if the institution has an articulation agreement with Marymount College. You can check whether or not a course is IGETC or CSU certified by reading its description in the course catalogue, or checking with your school's registrar or transfer counselor.
Out-of-State Transfer Students:
For students transfering from out of state, courses are evaluated for transferability after admission on a class-by-class basis unless the school from which the student is transferring has an articulation agreement with Marymount College.
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We have our own method of determining an applicant's academic GPA , which may be higher or lower than the cumulative GPA stated on the student's transcript. This is the official figure that we use for all admission decisions and scholarship consideration.
- We calculate a cumulative GPA from the first semester of the 9th year through the last semester of the 12th year of high school.
- We do not calculate the grades for any Art, P.E., Leadership, Homeroom, Music, Athletic, Health, or Elective credits unless the courses are marked as AP or IB.
- We do not give credit for courses that are not marked as "college preparatory" on the student's official transcript.
- We offer additional credit for AP, IB, and Honors courses with a grade of "C" or higher.
- We calculate NP and NCR grades as an "F."
- We accept repeated classes, and use the highest grade received when calculating the student's GPA. This does not apply to classes that are not a direct repeat (i.e. will will not accept an Algebra 2 grade for a Geometry class or a Creative Writing grade for an English Composition class)
- Marymount College currently has about 1000 enrolled students.
- We usually enroll between 350 and 500 students in the fall class, depending on space available. Class size
- About 80% of our students are California natives, 10% are domestic out-of-state, and 10% are international.
- Our gender ratio last year was about 55% women to 45% men.
- Our student-professor ratio is 16:1.
- Our average incoming GPA for Fall 2012 is about a 3.0 (academic cumulative).
- Our average combined SAT score is a 1417.
Early College Program
Marymount offers admission through our Early College Program to students of superior academic ability who have completed a minimum of three years of high school. The following documents are required:
- A completed application accompanied by a non-refundable $40.00 application fee or official College Board Waiver.
- Results from the SAT and/or ACT standarized tests. SAT II Subject Tests are also accepted.
- An official high school transcript.
- Two seperate letters of recommendation from an instructor, counselor, and/or high school administrator supporting the decision to seek early admission.
- A personal statement or essay.
- Interviews may be requested of some candidates.
Due to changes in Federal regulations, students must have a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent (e.g., GED), or meet home school requirements to be eligible for Title IV (Federal) student aid.
Home-schooled students are required to submit the following credentials and information for admission consideration:
- A general syllabus of course work (or private tutoring subjects) completed.
- Official transcripts from any secondary schooling (private or public) that may have been attempted if the candidate began home-schooling after the equivalent of the ninth year of education.
- One letter of recommendation from a non-family member.
- A statement explaining why the student, or the student's family, chose private tutoring, and what the student considers the advantages or disadvantages (if any) of a home school program.
- All candidates who have attempted course work at a community college or other university must ask the college registrar to send official copies of all transcripts to the Marymount Admissions Office.
- Standardized test results from SAT, ACT, SAT II Subject Tests, and/or TOEFL is recommended but not required.
Admission to Marymount is offered on a rolling basis. This means that as soon as an applicantion is completed, it goes under review by the admission committe for a final decision. It is therefore generally advatageous for a student to apply as early as possible.
We are usually able to notify an applicant of the committee's decision within two or three weeks of the date of completion, depending on the time of year. Please do not contact the admission department for a status update until this time frame has passed. We will contact you either by phone or email, and by postal mail.
An applicant who wishes to follow a part-time schedule (11 units or less) may take courses on a credit or audit basis. Part-time applicants are required to follow the same application process as students seeking full-time enrollment.
Occasionally the admission committee will require more information to make a final decision on an application. In this event, a letter will be sent to the applicant listing the additional credentials that are needed. No further action will be taken on the file until all the requested documents have been received. These may include:
- A personal statement addressing a specific issue in the applicant's academic history.
- Final high school transcript, showing graduation (allowances will be made for students who graduate after the National Reply Deadline).
- Letter(s) of recommendation from a high school official.
- A scheduled interview with the student's admission counselor and the Director of Admission
- A scheduled interview with a learning services counselor.
Appealing a Refusal
Students who are refused admission have the opportunity to appeal the decision. To begin the appeal process, they must write a formal letter of appeal stating specific, justifiable reasons that they feel their application warrants a second reveiw. The office of admission will contact the student to announce whether the appeal was grant, and (if applicable) request additional information.
We do not refund the $40.00 application fee.
We will refund commitment deposits until the May 1 deadline.
We will refund the housing deposit until a unit is issued to the student. Refunds will not be issued after July 1.
We only accept refund requests directly from the applicant, unless the applicant is not of legal age, in which case the applicant's legal guardian may request the refund.
Applicants may request to defer their admission decision to a subsequent term. However, when they wish to have their application reinstated, they must complete a new application for admission and submit the most recent transcript(s) available.
International Countries of Origin:
Our top countries of origin for international students are:
- Hong Kong
- Russian Federation
- Saudi Arabia
- United Kingdom
Tuition and Financial Aid Refunds
Withdrawal dates for refunds are defined as the date a completed Withdrawal Form is authorized by Academic Affairs and is received by Marymount’s Registrar’s Office.
Refund Request Form:
For students who are requesting a refund on their account due to withdrawal from the College (or if there is a credit balance on the account) a refund request form needs to be submitted to Business Services.
Processing Time and Holds:
Refund requests that are submitted by noon each Wednesday will usually be refunded by that Friday. Holds that have been placed on a student’s account by this or any other office may delay the process. No refunds will be issued if holds are in place. Please clear any holds placed before submitting a request.
Legal Requirements for Tuition Refund:
Refunds are only processed for accounts that have an actual (posted transactions) credit. We are unable to issue refund advances to students who have an account that reflects an anticipated forthcoming payment (e.g., company reimbursement, estimated loans, or pending financial aid). In cases where a third party has paid an account on behalf of a student, the refund will be made directly to the third party.
However, if the third party provides written authorization to the Student Accounts Coordinator allowing the excess funds to be disbursed to the student, the refund will be given to the student.
Loan Refunds/Financial Aid Refunds:
- Refunds (from student loans) will only be disbursed after all charges have been paid and credited to your account.
- In certain cases, federal refund requirements may supersede the College’s refund policy.
- Recent changes in the federal student aid refund policy require that a schedule be used to determine how much federal financial aid the student has earned at the time of withdrawal.
- It is strongly recommended that students consult the Financial Aid Office before initiating the withdrawal process in order to determine any potential liability owed by the student to the college.
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