500 students who are studying for undergraduate and graduate education at Marymount California University in Rancho Palos Verdes are looking for another place to complete their degrees after the private college closes for this fall. The University of La Verne is coming forward to help.
The private college of nearly 6,000 students near Pomona this week announced a partnership between two schools that will allow Marymount graduate and business administration students to easily move from MCU to La Verne and start their careers on time with admissions, financials and housing. degree will be allowed. benefits.
Marymount University announced last month that it would close permanently on August 31.
The merger between Marymount California and St. Leo University, a large Catholic campus in Central Florida, could keep the school open but was abolished last month.
La Verne spokesman Rod LeVeque said Monday that there is no limit to the number of students ULV can take on of 500 potential transfer students. He added that anyone who is in good academic standing and meets the eligibility requirements can join.
“La Verne University wants to ensure that every eligible student at Marymount California can continue to make uninterrupted progress toward earning their degree,” said Marie Aguayo, vice president of enrollment management at La Verne, in a press release.
The University of La Verne offers more than 50 majors, and students can create their own degree paths.
According to a press release, the transfer in good condition will guarantee admission and a speedy application process. ULV will waive the application fee, letter of recommendation and personal statement or application essay.
Students will keep all of their credits that they have already completed in MCU and continue on their way to graduate from ULV on their original deadline.
La Verne will also honor existing scholarship awards from Marymount students, leaving MCU.
Transfers applying for accommodation before June 15 will be guaranteed a place in the residence hall of the ULV, the release said. The school will then provide accommodation to the hostel applicants based on the available space.
The agreement guarantees admission and other benefits for incoming freshmen, MBA and transfer students who had not yet started at Marymount, according to the release.
“We are very grateful to the University of La Verne for taking steps to provide such a path for our students –They are an ideal choice,” Marymount University of California President Brian Marcotte said in the release.
For more information visit univ.lv/marymountcalifornia.