How do I Apply?

  • Applicants are encouraged to apply for the program after the May 1 College Commitment Deadline
  • Apply to join TLC by submitting the application and your resume highlighting extracurricular activities, leadership positions and achievements by the June 21, 2016 deadline 
  • Participate in an interview with TLC staff
  • During Orientation you will have an opportunity to register for classes.  For scheduling purposes, we ask all applicants NOT to register for any courses on Monday from 4:30pm-5:45pm during the fall semester.


Why Participate?

  • Develop leadership skills to make a difference within the LMU community and beyond
  • Learn what it takes to be successful at LMU
  • Get a head start on university life
  • Get plugged into campus resources and exclusive opportunities through your participation in the program
  • Attend multiple outings to discover the cultural aspects of Los Angeles
  • Live in a LMU residence hall
  • Meet faculty, staff and key administrators before school starts

Who Can Participate?

  • Incoming freshmen only
  • Enrollment is limited to 30-40 students

How Much to Participate?

  • Nothing...the program is completely FREE!!!

Requirements of Program


  • Students must attend the entire duration of the summer program
  • Student must attend ALL daytime, evening and weekend programs
  • Student must live in on-campus housing throughout the duration of the summer program (free of charge for participants)

Fall & Spring

  • Student must enroll in TLC@LMU one-unit courses during fall and spring semesters of their freshman year
  • Student must attend events/activities and be involved in community projects/opportunities to receive full benefit of the TLC@LMU program

 Where Do Students Stay During the Summer Program?

  • First two weeks:  Participants live together in an LMU residence hall. Participants transition to their permanent LMU residence hall during the last week of the program.

When Does TLC Begin?

  • TLC begins three weeks prior to the start of the academic year (second weekend in August)
  • 2016 Summer Program Dates:  Saturday, August 6 through Thursday, August 25

I Have a Vacation or Other Conflicts During the Summer Program.  Can I Still Participate?  

  • Participants are required to participate in the entire duration of the summer program.  Only emergencies will be accommodated.