Below you’ll find answers to common questions about applying to Loma Linda University.

If you don’t see the answer to your question, contact us to get help.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why should I choose Loma Linda University?

Loma Linda University is focused on training compassionate leaders in health. Your education will take place in advanced medical facilities under the supervision of experts renowned in their field. Our graduates have gone on to fill top positions in the healthcare industry and even make world-changing breakthroughs.

Our motto, “To make man whole,” places compassion at the forefront of all we do. Physical, mental and spiritual health is emphasized for students, faculty, staff and the patients they ultimately serve.

We’re a Seventh-day Adventist organization with a mission to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Faith and spirituality are important to us — and this fact is reflected both in our student life services and our curriculum.

What if I’m not Seventh-day Adventist? What if I’m not religious?

You don’t need to be a member of our church, the Christian faith or any other religious organization to find a great learning environment at LLU. Every major religion and dozens more are represented throughout our diverse student body. What brings us all together — students, faculty and staff — is our commitment to our shared values, to our mission and to those we serve.

How do I apply to the university? How do I apply to a program?

At LLU, students apply to specific programs to apply to the university. Go to Before You Apply to get the info you need to start your application.

Can I apply to more than one program at a time?

Absolutely! Each program will require a separate application.

How do I check my application status?

You can log in to the Application Portal to check the status of application requirements and documents. After logging in, go to “Application Status” under “Additional Requirements.” 

If you’re checking on a Secondary Application, log in through the web page link in the Secondary Application invitation email.

If you can’t find an answer, contact University Admissions at or 909-651-5029.

Does LLU accept international students?

LLU welcomes students from all over the world. You’ll find dozens of countries represented throughout our diverse student body. Learn about the international student application process.

How do I get financial aid?

There are a number of options to get help paying for school, including scholarships, grants, work study and loans. We encourage all students to apply for aid as early as possible — you may be eligible for financial aid and not even know it. Learn about the financial aid application process.

I have a question about my program. Who do I contact?

Questions about a program should be directed to the program’s school. View the contact info for each of LLU’s eight schools.

I have a question about the application process. Who do I contact?

For general questions about LLU admissions and the application process, contact University Admissions at or 909-651-5029. We can help you with questions about the Application Portal as well, including difficulty logging in. We cannot answer specific questions about your program or its requirements.

Is my information secure?

Yes. When you log in to the Application Portal, you are accessing a secure server. All the information you provide us is encrypted. Your grades, test scores, essays and other information will remain confidential.