We take every aspect of your personal profile into consideration when calculating your admissions chances.
Please discuss how you became interested in your chosen major and/or what you hope to accomplish with your degree. Do you have any personal experience related to the careers available with this major?
Choose one of the following:
Why are you an ideal candidate for admission to Lewis University? What characteristics and attributes do you posses that will enhance our university community?
If you are concerned with any aspect of your transcript (e.g. under-performing grades for a certain semester or year, declining GPA, excessive absences, etc.), please offer an explanation of any extenuating circumstances, how those circumstances have changed or been corrected, and/or what you have learned from those personal challenges.
The essay demonstrates your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic and helps you distinguish yourself in your own voice. What do you want the readers of your application to know about you apart from courses, grades, and test scores? Choose the option that best helps you answer that question and write an essay of no more than 650 words, using the prompt to inspire and structure your response. Remember: 650 words is your limit, not your goal. Use the full range if you need it, but don‘t feel obligated to do so.
Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?
Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you‘ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.