To apply to Loma Linda University, you’ll need to make sure we receive certain documents from their official sources. These often include transcripts, test scores and letters of recommendation, but your program may ask for additional documents. On this page, we’ll cover the most common documents and how to get them to LLU.

Keep your program’s deadline in mind and request documents be sent as early as possible. Your documents may take longer than expected to arrive at LLU and process.

Official Transcripts

No matter what program you’re applying to, you’ll need to provide official transcripts.

To be considered official, all transcripts must be sent to LLU either directly from your school or from an approved Centralized Application System (CAS). Unfortunately, we can’t accept transcripts from you, even if they’re in a sealed envelope.

  • If you are applying through PASS, we will need official transcripts to be sent directly from all post-secondary institutions you have attended.
  • If you attended an international school and your documents are not considered official, those academic records need to come directly from the issuing institution.
  • If you’re an international student, learn more about getting official transcripts from international institutions.

Please note: Transcripts submitted through a CAS can only be retained in our system for international students or accepted US students.

All documents will be linked to a person’s name once an LLU application has been submitted. Processing of this application may take up to 3 business days. Once processing is complete, you may log in to your application portal to view which documents have been received and which are still needed.

Proof of High School Completion

All students must attest that they have completed high school in their LLU application by selecting one of the options provided. Because of this attestation, most students will not need to provide a high school transcript. In some cases, proof of high school completion may be required if necessary. This can be in the form of a transcript showing graduation date, GED, or California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) or equivalent.

Transcripts from Post-Secondary Institutions

Official transcripts are required from all post-secondary institutions you’ve been enrolled at, regardless of grade or completion. Transcripts are required even if you haven’t finished a program you’re currently enrolled in. In such cases, you’ll need to request both in-progress transcripts and final transcripts upon program completion.

Your application to LLU can be denied if we don’t receive transcripts from an institution you attended

Please request transcripts be sent to LLU from all institutions, including for:

  • In-progress coursework
  • Coursework that doesn’t pertain to your desired degree at LLU
  • Military credit
  • Advanced Placement (AP) credit
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Unaccredited schools

To speed up processing time, ask your school to include our transcript request form (PDF) along with your transcript. 

Transcripts received by LLU become the property of LLU and will not be returned to the applicant or forwarded to any other institution. Please do not send us your original transcript or diploma if no other copy exists.

Test Scores

Certain programs require test scores (like the GRE or TOEFL) for acceptance at LLU, and others may require additional test scores. You can check your program’s prerequisites using the program finder or the University Catalog.

Most test scores are sent electronically, but some may be mailed.

SAT and ACT scores are not required for any LLU programs.

Letters of Recommendation

You’ll need to provide names and email addresses of three people who will be recommending you. Depending on your program, we may send emails requesting letters from those people — but only when your application is submitted.

Recommendations from pastors, spiritual leaders and professors are encouraged. Your program may require recommendations from specific individuals.

If a recommender doesn’t respond with their letter before the application deadline, your application will not be complete and you may not be accepted. Don’t wait until the deadline to submit your application (which can leave recommenders with only 24 hours to respond). Give recommenders ample time to respond.

How to Send Required Documents


Transcripts sent using the EDI (electronic data interchange) format must be sent through the SPEEDE server.

LLU School Code: 001218
EDI Qualifier: 22
Server: SPEEDE

Secure PDF
We accept secure PDFs sent directly to through transcript services. If the PDF has restrictions on printing, viewing, saving or archiving, it will not be accepted. Examples of acceptable PDFs include those sent through:

  • Parchment Exchange
  • Credentials eScrip-Safe
  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • Joint Services Transcript (for U.S. military credit)

We accept paper transcripts mailed or shipped directly from your school to Admissions Processing.

Admissions Processing
Loma Linda University
11139 Anderson St
Loma Linda, CA 92350 USA

Test Scores

Electronic Test Scores
TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, and Electronic AP
Institution Code: 4062

Professional Exams
Sent via email to from the issuing organization.

We accept paper test scores mailed or shipped directly from the issuing organization to Admissions Processing. 

Admissions Processing
Loma Linda University
11139 Anderson St
Loma Linda, CA 92350 USA

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation must be provided electronically. Depending on your program, letters of recommendation will be sent to LLU in one of the following ways:

  • Through your centralized application service (CAS)
  • By your recommenders in response to email requests from LLU