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.
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 2020 (August): 1 February
- Spring 2020 (February): 1 December
This is your chance to make a strong impression on our admissions committee. Our evaluation process emphasizes each applicant’s unique experience and engagement, including the day-to-day schoolwork reflected in transcripts, what teachers, counselors, and others say about an applicant’s character and work ethic through recommendation letters, and the applicant’s own reflections and perceptions revealed through the personal statement.
To apply, submit the documents below. All application materials become property of the university upon receipt.
- Application for Admission and Application Fee. Complete an application using the La Verne Freshman Application or Common Application and submit the non-refundable $50 (USD) application fee.
- Official High School Transcripts. Submit official transcripts and certificates (with notarized translations into English where appropriate) from all post-secondary schools, colleges, and universities attended. If you are transferring from a post-secondary institution outside the United States that is not regionally accredited, you 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.
- Personal Statement. The personal statement essay allows us to learn a little more about you. Essay topics can be found in the application.
- Letter of Recommendation. One letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor where you are currently enrolled or have most recently attended. Recommendation forms can be found in the application.
- Proof of English Proficiency. You may submit test scores from one of the following tests to show that you know enough English to be successful at the university:
- 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
- TOEFL (La Verne Code: 4381), IELTS, Duolingo English Test, Cambridge 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:
- La Verne financial statement
- copy of the passport photo page
- bank statements
- 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.
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.