Personal Essay Prompt

Class notes in front of a computer.

Instructions: Write a short essay (no more than 500 words) answering the following prompt:

Please evaluate why you have selected your summer program of choice and explain how you think attending summer programs at LMU will assist you with your future educational or career goals.

Essays should be submitted:

  • As a word or PDF file only.
  • Applicants can upload the file directly into their application at the time of submission, upload to their application after submission through the Applicant Portal or email submissions to If you choose to email your submission, please make sure your first and last name and application number are indicated in the email.
  • Essays uploaded to the Applicant Status Page after submission must be uploaded by the deadline to be considered on time.
  • Emailed essays must be received by the extended deadline to be considered on time. 

Students applying to LMU's Global Sports and Entertainment Academy should view the course specific essay required to apply here.