We take every aspect of your personal profile into consideration when calculating your admissions chances.
The essay portion of the application allows us to learn more about you and your academic goals, while also giving us the chance to evaluate your written communication skills. Please completely fill out all fields below, forming your responses as complete sentences. Your essay responses will be evaluated on the following criteria:
Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation. The responses follow conventions of the English language.
Organization and Format. The responses effectively organizes ideas, using paragraphs and transition words effectively.
Language Use and Style. The responses contain effective and creative use of writing style and vocabulary to enhance communication.
Content. The responses show a depth of perception, intelligence, and character.
1. How did you develop an interest in this field, and what aspect of it interests you the most? Do you have any experience yet in this field?
2. What are your career goals? What do you envision after graduation from college?
3. At JPCatholic, our commitment to our Catholic identity is paramount. The teachings of Jesus Christ form our foundation and the Sacraments are at the center of our campus life. Describe why such an environment appeals to you
4. Read through the Curriculum Page (see below). Do you feel that JPCatholic’s unique academic model, year round structure, and small campus culture is a good fit for you? Why or why not?
5. JPCatholic’s mission is to “Impact Culture for Christ.” Why do you want to be part of this mission?
6. What movie or TV show was most instrumental in inspiring you to pursue film? Why?
7. What are your top considerations in selecting a college? (faith, academics, size, geographic location, scholarships, etc.)
8. What types of extracurricular and/or leadership activities have you been involved with in the last four years? How have these experiences helped you to grow as a person?
9. What positive qualities will you bring to the student body at JPCatholic?