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International Undergraduate Freshmen Admission

You are considered an undergraduate international freshman applicant 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 student visa); or
  • you meet one of the above AND are currently attending another university/college and have fewer than 28 transferable semester units.

Application Deadlines

The University of La Verne is on rolling admission. This means we continue to accept applications until the class is full. However, we recommend students apply by the priority deadlines to be considered for international student scholarships:

  • Fall Term (August): 1 February
  • Spring Term (February): 1 December

Admission Requirements

The following requirements must be completed to be considered an applicant to the university:

  1. a completed La Verne Freshman Application OR Common Application (Only fill out ONE);
  2. $50 (USD) application fee;
  3. official high school transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary schools and universities:
    • Official transcripts and certificates (with notarized translations into English where appropriate) from all secondary schools, colleges and universities attended. Students transferring from a post-secondary institution must submit copies of transcripts to a certified credential evaluation services for an official evaluation of transferable credit. Many accredited services can be reviewed by accessing the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) Website
  4. a Personal Essay allows us to get to learn a little more about you. Essay prompts are located in the application and are submitted at the time of application submission;
  5. one letter of recommendation; and
  6. one of the following:
    1. SAT (La Verne Code 4381) or ACT (La Verne Code: 0295) exam results sent directly from the testing agency to the University of La Verne; or
    2. TOEFL (La Verne Code: 4381), IELTSCambridge English Advanced (CAE) or PTE Academic results sent directly from the testing agency to the University of La Verne.

Upon admission and to begin the I-20 process, students must also submit:

  1. La Verne financial statement;
  2. copy of the passport photo page; and
  3. bank statements; and
  4. University of La Verne Transfer Form (only from students currently enrolled at a U.S. institution).

We do not require these documents to review your application, but we do require these of all admitted students in order to process the I-20. A non-refundable deposit of $200 must be received in the Office of Admission before an I-20 form can be issued to the admitted student.

Additional Information

International students must not plan on earnings from employment in the United States, financial assistance, or scholarship grants. The estimated yearly cost for an international student to attend La Verne is currently $61,696. This includes tuition, fees, room/board, books, and personal expenses (summer school tuition and transportation are not included).

La Verne Office of International Student Services is authorized to issue the I-20 when international applicants have been fully admitted and have submitted the $200 advance tuition deposit. To allow time for obtaining visas, it is important for international applicants to provide all required documents a minimum of two months before the beginning of the semester.

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