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Agreement Creates Smooth Pathway for Marymount California University Students to Transfer to University of La Verne

Photo of a University of La Verne transfer student in the Abraham Campus Center.

The University of La Verne and Marymount California University are partnering to help Marymount California students complete their degree programs at the University of La Verne.

On April 22, 2022, Marymount California, a private university in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, announced that it will permanently close effective August 31, 2022. Marymount California serves about 500 students, many of whom will need to identify new institutions at which to complete their degree programs.

Under an agreement approved this week by both universities, Marymount California undergraduate and MBA students will be able to smoothly transfer into the University of La Verne, and be guaranteed specific benefits related to admission, financial aid, and housing. Those include:

  • Guaranteed admission and expedited application process. Marymount California students in good academic standing will be guaranteed admission, subject to the policies in the University of La Verne Catalog. Students will submit an application and provide transcripts, and University of La Verne will waive the application fee, the personal statement, and letter of recommendation.
  • Matched Marymount California scholarship. University of La Verne will honor Marymount students’ current scholarship packages, ensuring they do not face a cost burden to transfer.
  • Guaranteed housing in University of La Verne residence halls. Any Marymount California student who applies to live in the residence halls will be guaranteed a placement through June 15, and will be offered housing on a space-available basis after.
  • Transfer credit and a path to graduate on time. In addition to having more than 50 majors to choose from, the University of La Verne offers students the ability to create their own degree path and will offer 1:1 advising support.

“The University of La Verne wants to make sure that every qualified Marymount California student can continue to make uninterrupted progress toward earning their degree,” said Mary Aguayo, vice president for enrollment management at the University of La Verne. “We’re proud to partner with the leadership at Marymount California University to provide smooth pathways for students to transfer their credits, keep their financial aid, and have access to a vibrant university in which to live and study.”

In addition to supporting current Marymount California students, the agreement also includes guaranteed admission and other benefits for regularly admitted incoming freshmen, MBA, and transfer students who had not yet had a chance to begin their studies at Marymount California.

“Marymount has made it a priority to provide a streamlined path for our students to finish their degrees in a seamless way,” Marymount California University President Brian Marcotte said. “We are so grateful for the University of La Verne for stepping up to provide such a pathway for our students—they are an ideal alternative.”

The University of La Verne is a private, nonprofit, comprehensive university located about 35 miles east of Los Angeles. The university offers more than 50 majors, and is ranked highly for social mobility and the quality of its online programs, including its online MBA.

To learn more about transferring to the University of La Verne or to contact an admission counselor, Marymount California students can visit