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Families of New College Students

Greetings from Abe and Lincoln Memorial University! We are excited that your student is considering LMU as their collegiate home-away-from-home. They couldn’t have gotten to this point in their life without you...and you should be proud! We know that parents/grandparents/guardians have a lot of influence in the college decision process, and we would like to help you stay informed and connected to us as we work with your student!
 
Below, you will find some of the questions that are frequently asked in our “Ask Abe” sessions in addition to some important dates to help your student remain on track during the college application process. Please take a moment to look them over, and then make sure that your student enters an email address they check regularly. We will send them emails throughout the course of the application cycle, and these will help you know how to best help your student.
Ask Abe

 

Frequently Asked Questions...Ask Abe!

 

Q: I want to help my student choose a college that is best for them, and I know they need my help. How do I balance being involved, and doing it for them?

A: Remember who is going to college—your student! While you will play a vital role in helping them make their college choice, remember that it is ultimately their decision. We encourage parents/guardians to consider taking on one of the following three roles when it comes to the college decision process:

  • Coach: A sports coach offers encouragement and expresses belief in the athlete, but never plays the game for the athlete, no matter how much they might be struggling.
  • Consultant: A business, law, or medical consultant helps ask questions and offers an opinion based on their experience (and training), but the client can choose whether or not to take the offered advice.
  • Administrative Assistant: In an office, the administrative assistant gathers the material necessary for their boss to do their job, does some of the legwork/logistics, watches for errors, and helps monitor deadlines/schedules.

Q: I’m so excited to come with my student to see your campus! That’s ok, right?

A: Absolutely! We welcome both prospective students and their families. We do want you to know, however, that our tour guides and Admissions Counselors will address most of the visit toward the prospective student! Remember, you do not want the most memorable aspect of your student’s campus visit to be you!

Q: I want to be make sure that my student makes good choices once they are at school. What are some ways I can do that?

A: Make sure that the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has your email address! There is a place on your student’s application for them to enter that. This will help ensure that you get periodic communication from us throughout the application cycle. Once they begin their career as a Railsplitter, our Office of Student Services has a Parent/Guardian organization for your to plug into!

Q: How can I help my student prepare for college?

A: Below are some very important dates regarding LMU important dates and standardized test dates. Various links are included when important. We encourage you to help your student plan accordingly!

Important Dates 2020-2021

 Mark your calendars with these important dates!
LMU Admissions

Fall 2020

July 15, 2020- LMU Undergraduate Fall 2021 Application opened.

July 31, 2020- Deadline to register for Aug. 29 SAT

August 17, 2020- LMU’s first day of classes

August 26, 2020- Last day to add classes at LMU

August 29, 2020- SAT Test (LMU’s College Board/CEEB= 001408)

August 31, 2020- Deadline to register for Sept ACT

September 4, 2020- Deadline to register for Oct. 3 SAT

September 7, 2020- Labor Day (LMU Offices Closed)

September 12, 13, 19 2020- September ACT Test (LMU’s ACT code= 3982)

September 15, 2020- Last day to drop classes at LMU

September 17, 2020- Deadline to register for Oct. ACT

October 3, 2020- SAT Test (LMU’s College Board/CEEB= 001408)

October 9, 2020- Deadline to register for Nov. 7 SAT

October 10, 17, 24, 25, 2020- October ACT Test dates (LMU’s ACT code= 3982)

October 26, 2020- LMU’s Early Registration for Spring 2021 Classes Opens

November 6, 2020- Deadline to register for Dec. 12 ACT and Dec. 5 SAT

November 7, 2020- SAT Test (LMU’s College Board/CEEB= 001408)

November 25-27, 2020- Thanksgiving Break (LMU Offices closed)

December 2020- LMU Financial Aid Packages are disbursed

December 4, 2020- Last day of classes at LMU

December 5, 2020- SAT Test (LMU’s College Board/CEEB= 001408)

December 12, 2020- ACT Test (LMU’s ACT code= 3982)

Admissions staff

SPring 2021

January 2021- LMU Endowed Scholarship Application process opens (click here for info)

January 8, 2021- Deadline to register for Feb. 6 ACT

January 9, 2021- Spring 2021 Starts ONLY New Student Registration (NSR) Event

January 20, 2021- Last day to add classes at LMU

February 6, 2021- ACT Test (LMU’s ACT code= 3982)

February 13, 2021- Deadline to register for March 13 SAT

March 6, 2021- New Student Registration (NSR) Event

March 12, 2021- Deadline to register for April 17 ACT

March 13, 2021- SAT Test (LMU’s College Board/CEEB= 001408)

March 29, 2021- LMU Early Registration for Fall 2021 Classes Opens

April 9, 2021- Deadline to register for May 8 SAT

April 17, 2021- LMU New Student Registration (NSR) Event

ACT Test (LMU’s ACT code= 3982)

May 7, 2021- Deadline to register for June 12 ACT & June 5 SAT

May 8, 2021- SAT Test (LMU’s College Board/CEEB= 001408)

May 21, 2021- LMU New Student Registration (NSR) Event

June 5, 2021- SAT Test (LMU’s College Board/CEEB= 001408)

June 11, 2021- LMU New Student Registration (NSR) Event

June 12, 2021- ACT Test (LMU’s ACT code= 3982)

June 18, 2021- Deadline to register for July 17 ACT

June 25, 2021- LMU New Student Registration (NSR) Event

July 17, 2021- ACT Test (LMU’s ACT code= 3982)

July 30, 2021- LMU New Student Registration (NSR) Event

The above SAT test dates are anticipated for 2020-2021. Test dates, registration deadlines, and score release dates are subject to change.

For more information regarding ACT test dates & registration, click here.