First-Time Freshmen

Priority Freshman Application Deadlines

La Verne operates on a rolling admission basis. Applications received after the priority deadlines will be considered as space permits.

  • February 1 – Admission for Fall
  • December 1 – Admission for Spring

Admission Notification Dates

Please refer to the following dates regarding the processing of your completed application. Due to the volume of applications we receive daily, your status may not be reflected in our system immediately. Performance Scholarship applicants should view the Performance Scholarship website for deadlines.

Fall Admission

  • Completed application must be received by December 1 for a decision notification by February 1
  • Completed application must be received by February 1 for a decision notification by April 1
  • Completed application must be received by April 1 for a decision notification by June 1

Spring Admission

  • Completed application must be received by December 1 for a decision notification by January 1

Freshman Class Requirements

Incoming freshmen are required to have taken the following classes prior to attending the University of La Verne and passed with a grade of a  C- or better:

  • Four years of English
  • Three years of social science
  • Passed or surpassed Algebra 2
  • Two years of science; one must be a lab
  • No foreign language is required

Application Checklist

To apply for admission to the University, the following documents must be submitted to the Office of Admission. All application materials become property of the University upon receipt.

1.   Application for Admission and Application Fee

Complete an application using the La Verne Application for Admission or the Common Application. Upon receipt of the completed and signed application form, personal statement, and the non-refundable $50 application fee or application fee waiver (available from your counselor), the Office of Admission will notify the applicant of any missing documents necessary to complete the application process.

2. Personal Statement

The personal statement can be uploaded to the Common App or the La Verne Application. A variety of topics to write on are listed on the application.

3. High School Transcripts

Applicants must request their high school transcripts be sent directly to the Office of Admission. A transcript is not considered official if sent or delivered by the student.

4. SAT I or ACT Test Scores

The applicant must have an official SAT I or ACT score report sent from the appropriate testing agency or a score reported on the official transcript.

5. Letter of Recommendation

One letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor where the applicant is currently enrolled or has most recently attended. Recommendation forms are included with the application.


If you have previously applied to the institution within one year, you will need to fill out the La Verne Application for Admission; the application fee and recommendation letter will be used from your previous application, however, new transcripts will need to be submitted. If it has been more than a one year since your last application was submitted, you may fill out either the Common Application or La Verne Application and all new supporting application documents must be submitted.