Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What happens if I don’t get into the minor?

A: IDAP offers several courses that are not restricted to minors. These courses make excellent electives. We also suggest that you consider extension/certificate programs at other Universities.


Q: I don’t think I did very well on the exam, can I take it again?

A: You can take it again the next semester, but not in the same semester.


Q: Can I reapply if I don’t get in the first time?

A: Yes. However, keep in mind that you need 4 to 5 semesters at LMU in order to complete the minor.


Q:  I am a transfer student, can I complete the minor if I come to LMU as a Junior?

A:  This depends on your overall graduation plan and what other courses you need to take in order to graduate on time. You should consult your advisor immediately upon arriving at LMU and prepare a comprehensive graduation plan.


Q:  Is there anything I can do to prepare for the examination?

A:  You might consider reviewing the Associated Press’s style guide in order to best prepare for the written examination.


Q:  I’ve already taken some IDAP classes, does this help me get into the minor?

A:  No. You still have to apply for admission and meet all of the expectations for the minor.


Q:  If I don’t get at least a “B” in a class can I repeat it?

A: Possibly. Keep in mind that repeating classes has implications for your graduation plan/time to degree. You should consult your advisor before repeating any classes.


Q: How many hours do I have to work for an internship?

A: That depends on the number of credit/units for which you sign up; this will be covered in detail in your syllabus for the semester. You will set your internship schedule in consultation with your internship sponsor and your instructor.


Q: If I am a Communication Studies major do any of my CMST classes count toward the minor?

A: No. You must take separate (additional) courses for the minor; there is no double-dipping.