Application Steps for LLU's Undergraduate Training Program (UTP)

Here's what you need to do to apply to Loma Linda University's Undergraduate Training Program:

Online Application

Complete and submit the UTP online application.
Priority deadline is January 15 and the final deadline is March 15.

Personal Statement

Submit a 3,000 characters essay answering the following questions:

  • Why would you like to participate in the UTP at Loma Linda University?
  • How do you anticipate that this program will help you in your future goals as a biomedical researcher?
  • What are your future career plans?
  • What do you see yourself doing 5 and 10 years from now?
  • What do you wish to gain from this summer experience?

Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation

Submit most current college transcripts from all colleges attended and 3 letters of recommendation from professors (science, math, etc).

Mailing Address for Recommendations and Transcripts:

Summer Health Disparities Research Programs
11085 Campus Street
Office #132
Loma Linda, CA 92350

Letters of recommendation may also be sent by email to as PDF ONLY. The letters of recommendation sent by email must come directly form the recommender's email, on letterhead of the institution that he/she represents. 

What Happens After You Apply

  1. Dec 1 - Feb 15 - Student applies online and submits requested materials
  2. March - Admissions Committee reviews student applications
  3. April - UTP program students selected. Letters of acceptance mailed, letters sent to applicants selected for wait list, letters of regret sent to those not accepted into program
  4. Mid - April/early May - Students have one week to accept program offer.  Wait list applicants are offered any open spots after this point.
  5. May - Participants selected will receive a package with the program manual and other helpful information/instructions.
  6. Mid - June - UTP program begins