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.
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 a Centralized Application System for those programs that use such a service. Unfortunately, we can’t accept transcripts from you, even if they’re in a sealed envelope.
If you’re an international student, learn more about getting official transcripts from international institutions.
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 and involves connecting received documents to the corresponding person. 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
If you haven’t finished an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited school, you’ll have to provide proof of high school completion. This can be in the form of a transcript showing graduation, GED, 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.
All admissions test scores (like the GRE or TOEFL) are required for acceptance at LLU. Most test scores are sent electronically, but some may be mailed.
Your program might require additional test scores, too. You can check your program’s prerequisites using the program finder or the University Catalog.
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.