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Apply to CrossWays

How to Apply

Part 1: Student Information

Part 2: Essay Response

Part 3: Video Statement

After completing Part 1 below, you will receive an email confirmation and be prompted to complete Parts 2 and 3. If you have additional questions about the application process, email crossways@pepperdine.edu.



Part 1: Student Information

Choose an email address that you will check regularly.

Enter your current GPA on a 4.0 scale

Recommendation Request
As part of the CrossWays Application, we need a recommendation from a leader at your church (minister, youth minister, elder, deacon, Bible class teacher, etc.). After you submit their information, your youth leader will receive an email with instructions for writing your recommendation. Please encourage him/her to submit the recommendation prior to the March 1 application deadline.

The recommendation instructions will be sent to this email.

Part 2: Essay Response
After watching the "Walking in the Way of the Cross" video write a 300-500 word essay on how service and sacrifice shape your life as a Christian. What does it mean to take up the cross and follow Jesus?
Part 3: Video Statement
Submit a one-minute video introducing yourself and explaining why you would like to attend CrossWays. You can record the video on a camera or cell phone, then post your video statement to either YouTube or Vimeo.
Copy and paste your video link here. YouTube or Vimeo only–do not email your video statement.
Note: ensure that the privacy settings to your video are set to public. If you would prefer to protect your video with a password, please enter the password below.
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