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Via( is an online assessment tool that every candidate of the Carter & Moyers School of Education is required to use. The NCATE/CAEP accreditation that the School of Education received was made possible by our use of this program.


Purchasing VIA for NEW Users:

VIA can now be purchased in two different methods.

  • You may purchase directly from Watermark by logging in to Via here at - This option is less expensive, since you're purchasing directly from the vendor.
    • Your LMU Email is the Username
      • If it's your first time logging in, select the Forgot Your Password? link under the Submit button to change your password
      • After login, review the terms of service
      • After agreeing to the terms, you can select Pay with a credit or debit card


  • You may purchase directly from the bookstore (useful if using financial aid)
    • Click here to be directed to the bookstore to purchase VIA
      • By default, the page selects a randomized course number and section. You may use any course when making your purchase, no matter which courses you are enrolled, but you'll need to select the correct term, e.g., FALL 2020. They will mail out a key code and login instructions after purchase, unless you choose to pick-up in store.


Watermark Support: Call 1-800-311-5656 or Email [email protected]

*Please do not use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge when working with VIA, as they can experience issues.

Below are a few documents that can assist you with common VIA questions.