The Application Process

The application is your chance to make a strong impression. Our evaluation process places an emphasis on your unique experience and engagement, including the schoolwork reflected in transcripts; what others say about your character and work ethic through recommendation letters; and your own reflections and perceptions revealed through your personal statement. We’ve streamlined the graduate admissions process for maximum convenience.

When to Apply

A number of our graduate degree programs use a centralized application system unique to their discipline and some use the La Verne Application. The information below gives a general overview of the graduate application process, but you should consult the program webpage for specific details on how and when to apply to the program.

Programs With Deadlines

Some of the University of La Verne’s programs have specific deadlines to apply and use a centralized application:

Program Deadline Application
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology December 15 PSYCAS
Master of Science in Athletic Training May 15 ATCAS
Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy February 1 PSYCAS
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Practice December 1 CASPA

Programs With Rolling Admission

The rest of our graduate programs are on rolling admission, and for those we recommend that you complete your application at least two months before the academic term starts. This will allow plenty of time for you to receive an admission decision and take care of financial aid, class registration, and other enrollment tasks.

Academic Term Aim to Complete Your Application By
Fall Term (August and October starts) June 1
Spring Term (January and April starts) December 1
Summer Term (June start) April 1

How to Apply

Apply to the University of La Verne through our application platform.

Start My Application

Graduate Application Process and Requirements

A typical graduate application file will include the requirements below. All application materials become property of the university upon receipt.

  1. Application for Admission.
  2. Application Fee. Submit a non-refundable application fee (paid at time of application submission).
  3. Transcripts. We’ll need official transcripts from every college or university you have attended, including one showing a bachelor’s degree earned from a regionally accredited college or university (doctoral programs may also require a master’s degree). Have your previous institutions send your transcripts directly to the University of La Verne’s Office of Admission.
  4. Letters of Recommendation. Have a professor, colleague, supervisor, mentor, etc., write us a letter about your academic and professional competency. (Hint: You can send a recommendation request form in the application.)
  5. Personal Statement. Demonstrate your ability to write at an acceptable level for graduate study. (Hint: Some programs have specific prompts or topics that they want to see in your personal statement. Consult the program webpage or your admissions counselor for specifics on your program).
  6. Additional Requirements per Program. Some graduate programs may have additional application requirements. Please visit the program webpage for a specific list of requirements for your program.
  7. Proof of English Proficiency (international applicants only). Read more about our English proficiency requirements, including tests and minimum scores.

After You Apply

Do you need to update an existing application or check your admission status? Log in to the application portal.