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Pre-College Programs

This exciting summer experience is about more than what goes on in the classroom. It is about providing a place to explore interests – old and new – while meeting new friends and broadening horizons. From networking with university faculty and staff to strengthening resumes or college applications, students will walk away from a summer with LMU feeling better prepared to enter the 4-year university environment.

Discovery | Passion | Purpose

Our pre-college programs are designed to provide a unique opportunity for high-achieving high school students to learn at an undergraduate level. We believe this format, which places an emphasis on an education of the whole person rather than a final grade, will help our students to become more confident in an exploration of their academic endeavors and provide this eager population with the tools they need to be successful in college and beyond.

Though our programming will remain online in 2021, the outcomes are still very much the same as our on-campus experience:

  • A developed sense of purpose and drive
  • Confidence in your efforts toward the college admission process
  • A deeper appreciation for personal strengths and leadership capabilities
  • Once-in-a-lifetime memories and lasting friendships

Summer at a Glance

LMU Summer Programs is designed to provide a transformative pre-college experience to a selective group of boldly imaginative high school participants. Our applicants, who come from across the country and around the world, seek not only an advanced educational summer activity, but are driven by the pursuit of a life of purpose. In following with our Jesuit Catholic identity, we encourage participants in their pursuit of 'the magis' - a philosophy that inspires a relentless desire to do better, no matter the passion that drives you.


Curious about what your day-to-day will look like when spending a summer studying with LMU? Now Available: A sample schedule so you can help plan your upcoming summer activities.

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Extra Curricular Activities

What options do students have when class is over, homework is done, and they have free time in their workshop schedule? Check out more on the many evening and weekend social activities hosted by LMU Summer Ambassadors to help encourage community among our Summer Lion participants. 

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Co-Curricular Workshops

Admissions counseling, career workshops, and leadership fundamentals are just a small sample of the offerings that will help our pre-college community grow into highly sought after college candidates. 

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Start Your Journey Today

We hope you have enjoyed getting to know us and learning what makes Loyola Marymount University Summer Programs unique. We welcome any additional questions you may have as you explore your summer plans for 2021.