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The School of Allied Health Professions offers more than 40 programs — including online degrees — so if you have a passion for healthcare, we have a program that fits your future.
We welcome applications from local, national, and international prospective students of all religious faiths. Accepted students transfer to us with completed program requirements or previous degrees from other accredited colleges.
General education or program specified prerequisite courses can be taken at any accredited community college or university. Students then transfer to Loma Linda University School of Allied Health Professions to complete their Allied Health degrees.
Looking for more information
We encourage you to review our online program information before reaching out before contacting the program or advisor of the program(s) that interest you. We also invite you to attend one of our information sessions or our annual Open House, which is held in January. We also have a school recruiter that visits many colleges local to LLU and around the United States and you may visit us on our campus. It is best to call ahead and make an appointment to take a tour.
Applying to LLU SAHP
Step 1 - Apply to LLU Online
Admissions transcripts, recommendation letters, TOEFL, GRE, and observation/service hours may be submitted after you complete the application. However, please submit these items as soon as possible and before the program application deadline. Some programs begin their application reviews once the application is complete. Applicants should request transcripts at the time of submission or shortly thereafter. If courses are still in progress, submit the application and then have final transcripts forwarded to Loma Linda University as soon as possible.
If accepted, all official transcripts must be received by LLU before you can register for classes.
To check your status you will need to use the Login ID and PIN you created when applying. If you forget your Login ID you will be instructed to complete a new application. There is a retrieval for your PIN using your Login ID.
CAS application system (Supplemental Application)
If you are applying to the Entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program, Entry-Level Masters of Occupational Therapy or the Masters of Science in Physician Assistant program, you will need to complete an external CAS application in addition to a supplemental LLU application and follow alternate transcript procedures; all steps must be completed before an acceptance from LLU will be granted. Once you submit your CAS application you will be instructed to complete the supplemental LLU application. There are also additional CAS application fees that are required when applying. Once you receive your acceptance, please request a second set of official transcripts from each institution you have attended. They should be sent directly to LLU before you can register for your first quarter. For CAS application questions, please contact the application service directly. Use the buttons below to apply. *If you are applying to an OT or PT program other than those listed below, please apply through the school application portal.
Admissions for Non-Degree Courses - Life Support Education, General Education, Fieldwork credit, and Phlebotomy courses have separate requirements and application processes.
If you have difficulties with the LLU online application or have questions regarding the secondary application, please email our Admissions department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 909-558-4599.
Applications remain active until:
- All documents are received and the application is processed for the desired year
- The application deadline passes (this cancels out active applications)
- The applicant deactivates the application in writing
- An admission decision has been made by the school
- The student does not meet the minimum admissions requirement and is notified in writing
Step 2 - Request Your Transcripts
Official transcripts must be sent from each college or university you have attended. High school transcripts are not required from students who have graduated with an associate's, bachelor's, or higher degree, unless your program of choice requires proof of specific high school courses. Examples of such course requirements may include computers, math, chemistry, or physics. Official transcripts must be sent directly to LLU from your graduating High School.
In some cases, high school transcripts may be requested by the University Records department for verification.
- If you experience difficulty having your institution send transcript directly to us, please contact us and we will provide you with an official letter of request
- Official transcripts must be sent by the issuing institution to LLU Admissions Processing for all SAHP applications. Official transcripts MAY NOT be hand-delivered or sent in directly by the student, relative, or friend. They must be sent directly from previous educational institutions through a postal service. Hand-carried or sealed transcripts that are sent along with other application materials are not considered official copies even if the seal is unbroken.
- All official transcripts must be submitted before admission acceptances can be offered. The exception to this is for OT, PT, and PA programs, which require an alternate CAS application. Applicants will be given a one-quarter grace period in which to have their final transcripts forwarded to us. Second quarter registration will not be permitted without receipt of the final transcripts. Students who have not cleared registration or have holds on their accounts will not be allowed to attend classes until the matter is resolved.
Send all admissions documents to the following address:
Loma Linda University
11139 Anderson St
Loma Linda CA 92350
|Send EDI Transcript to:
School Code 001218
EDI Qualifier: 22
Step 3 - Personal Recommendations
Three personal recommendations are required for most programs. Recommendations should be from persons other than family members or close relatives. They must be someone who has known you in the following settings:
• Professionally (mentor, supervisor, or boss)
• Church or community service related (pastor or community service supervisor)
• Academically or school related (professor, teacher, or advisor)
If applying to the PA program, the program requires one recommendation be from a Physician or Physician Assistant.
If you are having difficulties with providing a recommendation through our online application, please have your recommender email your recommendation to email@example.com. The recommender should include the applicant’s name, program they are applying for, the recommendation, and how they know the applicant.
Step 4 - Observation & Service Hours
Some of our programs require observation hours with an allied health professional or community service hours as part of the admission process. These hours are required when specified. Documented proof of hours (Observation forms) need to be submitted and received before consideration for acceptance to the program.
Students may complete hours locally by calling local facilities and requesting to shadow or do observations within their profession of choice. Some facilities may require a class to orient the student to their facility or specified departments and protocols. Facilities may require a student to adhere to dress code or other facility policies. Check with the facility for requirements.
Community service may include working with national organizations or community projects where bettering the lives of others is involved. Check with your program of choice if you have questions about your community service.
Step 5 - Your Interview
Programs may opt to interview students as part of the admissions process and will contact the prospective student to make arrangements once the application has been reviewed. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Loma Linda campus for these appointments if possible. If the student is unable to come to the interview in person, a phone or online interview are possible alternative options. Please make arrangements with the department when they contact you regarding your interview.
Step 6 - Admissions Decisions
The admissions office or department will notify you of your application status once your application has been reviewed and acted on by the department and school administrative committees. It is imperative that your contact information is current. Departments may opt to call or email with acceptance decisions once they have been made. All students will receive a follow up letter from the Admissions department addressed and sent to the contact info on file.
Step 7- Confirmation & Deposit
A deposit is required to hold your place in the class and to confirm your acceptance. You will not be allowed to register until the deposit is received. This deposit fee is usually $100-$500 depending on the program and is nonrefundable. The fee is applied toward your first quarter's tuition. You will be given further instructions and the fee amount in your acceptance letter. This is a separate fee from the application fee of $60.00. If you decide not to attend, this deposit is nonrefundable.
Step 8 - Additional requirements
The following are additional documented requirements that will need to be completed before you attend LLU. These additional requirements should be sent/completed once you are accepted. They are required before your first quarter registration is complete:
• Immunization records before first day of class, including the following immunizations: TB skin test, MMR, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Varicella: chicken pox - Holds cleared through Student Health
• Background check (A criminal check is required before first student clinicals. Students with felony records may not be eligible to sit for national exams for some professions. Accepted students will receive further information regarding completing this element. Non degree students will be required to complete a background check at the time of application submission.
• Fingerprinting (Some clinical sites require fingerprinting before first clinical.)
• CPR certification for the health care provider, is required and must be kept current throughout your program. (Certification is required before clinicals, but we recommend you complete prior to beginning a program) If you need to take CPR please see our Life Support Education Offerings.
International applicants must meet all additional requirements. Please refer to the International student information page for details. The admissions process for International students may take additional time due to the evaluation of requirements, International transcript requests, and processing.
Loma Linda University is restricted from accepting applications for online programs from certain states. Please refer to our Online Program Information.
If you still have questions, please reach out to us!
Your emails and calls are important to us. Your inquiries may be forwarded to the appropriate person for follow-up and will be addressed during normal daytime business hours at their earliest convenience. Be sure to include which LLU program(s) you are inquiring about, your questions, and your contact information. At this time, we are only able to correspond in English.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 909-558-4599