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Frequently Asked Questions

You may contact Adam Wu, Ed.D., Director of Undergraduate Admission (applicants from North America, Europe, Middle East, East Asia, and Central Asia), or contact Marcus Teo, Assistant Director of International Admission, (applicants from South America, Oceania, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Russia) if you have any additional questions.

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You should apply as an international student if:

  • You currently reside in another country and are not a citizen of the United States
  • You currently reside in the United States and are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States studying on a Visa.
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Please see the application requirements to determine which application materials you must submit.

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The University of La Verne reviews applications on a rolling basis. This means we continue to accept applications after the deadline until the class is full. However, we encourage all students to apply by the Priority Deadlines in order to ensure a timely review of the application. Graduate applicants should plan to complete their applications at least two months before their desired entry term.

Undergraduate Priority Deadlines

Freshmen Applicants
Fall (August) Semester: 1 February
Spring (February) Semester: 1 December
Transfer Applicants
Fall (August) Semester: 1 April
Spring (February) Semester: 1 December
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We encourage all interested prospective students to request more information to receive updated news about the admission process and scholarships. You may also refer to the International Admission Brochure for an overview of the undergraduate admission process.

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Please see our admission notification timeline as to how we notify students of their admission decision. Express mailing is offered at the student’s expense.

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All international students are required to submit proof of English Proficiency. The University of La Verne accepts the TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, ACT, Duolingo English Test, the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or the PTE Academic as proof of English Proficiency for undergraduate admission consideration.

Undergraduate applicants are exempt from this requirement if:

  • Attendance at an American or International School for at least three years occurred and the language of instruction is English
  • Attendance at a secondary school in the U.S., Canada (English-speaking provinces), Australia, New Zealand, U.K., or Ireland for at least three years occurred.
  • Enrollment in an AP, IB, or A-level curriculum for at least three years occurred.

Graduate applicants are exempt from this requirement if:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a university in the U.S., Canada (English-speaking provinces), Australia, New Zealand, U.K., or Ireland has been or will be obtained.
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No, the University of La Verne would prefer that you apply during your final year by sending a transcript which includes your mid-year grades/marks of your final year and courses in progress. The Office of International Admission will make a decision based on the courses already completed and satisfactory completion of your remaining courses. You will not be permitted to register for your first semester at the University of La Verne until your final transcript is received.

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No, the SAT or ACT is not required for admission. However, the SAT or ACT may be submitted as proof of English proficiency if required.

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For admission purposes, students may submit unofficial PDF copies of their transcripts. Prior to enrollment students must submit official transcripts.  In addition, notarized or attested English translations of foreign transcripts are required. A detailed credential evaluation is required for undergraduate transfer applicants. Facsimiles (faxes), scanned documents or photocopies are not acceptable for these documents. The copy of the passport page, bank statements, and financial statement may be copied and submitted electronically. Once submitted, all documents become the property of the University and cannot be returned.

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Documents and test scores are considered official if they are sent directly from the school or institution. Documents or scores that have been opened by students are not considered official. Transcripts may be submitted by students if the transcripts are submitted in sealed envelopes that contain a school official signature or stamp on the seal.

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The University of La Verne offers scholarships for international undergraduate students. US citizens living abroad may also qualify for need based grants and loans. Students should submit the FAFSA by 2 March (priority deadline). Merit scholarships for U.S. citizens range from $10,000-$31,000 per year. Students are considered for scholarships at the time of application. No separate application is required. The University of La Verne does not offer scholarships for graduate students.

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After you have been admitted to the University of La Verne, you will need to send official score reports to the Office of the Registrar. Credit is given based on the exam and score received. A current list of credit awarded can be found here.

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After you have been admitted to the University of La Verne, you will need to send official score reports to the Office of the Registrar. Credit is given based on the exam and score received. A current list of credit awarded can be found here.

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Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first served basis. It is important you apply for admission by the priority deadlines. You may not apply for a spot in the residence hall until after you are admitted and submit your $200 tuition deposit.  Once this is complete, you may begin the housing application process. Students submitting both the tuition deposit and housing application and deposit by 1 May will be guaranteed housing.

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International students are strongly recommended, but not required to live on campus.

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An undergraduate student must be enrolled in 12 units to be considered for full-time at the University of La Verne. Undergraduate students can take up to 18 units during any given semester. Graduate students must be enrolled in 6 units to be considered for full-time at the University of La Verne.

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The Office of International Services and Engagement assists all international students with inquiries regarding I-20 processing and visa information. A student must first be admitted and submit documented proof of financial responsibility before the I-20 can be issued. You must then contact an American embassy or consulate to begin the visa process.