International Graduate Admission

International Graduate Admission

You are considered a graduate international 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 have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from the US or a foreign country

Admission Requirements

The following requirements must be completed to be considered an applicant to the university for MOST programs (requirements may vary; please visit the specific program for possible additional/different requirements):

  1. a completed online general application
  2. application fee;
  3. official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended that contributed in earning the Bachelor’s degree:
    • Official transcripts and certificates (with notarized translations into English where appropriate) from all colleges and universities attended.
    • About Transcripts
  4. a statement of purpose
  5. two letters of recommendation; and
  6. proof of English proficiency (one of the following):
    • TOEFL of 79 (La Verne Code 4381) exam results sent directly from the testing agency to the University of La Verne;
    • IELTS of 6.5, sent directly from the testing agency to the University of La Verne;
    • Duolingo English Test of 100; or
    • Completion of level 112 at ELS Language Centers in the Intensive program

* Proof of English is waived if you have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from one of these countries.

Upon admission, and submission of the $200 tuition deposit, you may begin the I-20 process. Log into your admissions portal and click on the “Submit Your I-20 Application and Documentation” link. You will need to fill out the application and submit following documents:

  1. Copy of the passport photo page
  2. Bank statements
  3. Records from your current U.S. Visa (if applicable)

These documents are required only of admitted students for the purpose of processing the I-20, and they do not impact the university’s admission decisions.

Conditional Letter of Acceptance

The University of La Verne offers conditional letter of acceptance among many selected programs within the College of Business and Public Management: Accounting, MS, Business Administration, MBA, Business Administration, MBA for Experienced Professionals, Finance, MS, Gerontology, MS, Health Administration, MHA, and Leadership and Management, MS.

What is a conditional letter of acceptance?

A conditional letter of acceptance is an acceptance letter that is issued mainly to academically qualified overseas applicants who cannot provide proof of English proficiency at the time of application. These applicants may choose to attend an English language school or take the TOEFL or IELTS test in the near future. Once the condition of English proficiency is satisfied, then the applicant may be admitted as a regular international student.

* Please note that the conditional letter of acceptance does not allow applicants to obtain an I-20.

Issuance of Decision

When a decision is rendered, you will be notified through email and will be able to access the decision letter through your application portal. In addition, La Verne mails all admissions decisions via regular airmail which can take 2-4 weeks to reach its destination.

Issuance of I-20/DS-2019

International students with F-1 or J-1 visas may apply to and attend only on Main Campus.

La Verne is authorized to issue an I-20/DS-2019 only after international applicants have been accepted for admission and have submitted the $200 non-refundable tuition deposit. Admitted students should follow the directions on the admission letter to remit the deposit. Within 5-7 days of submission, a notification will be sent to the Office of International Student Engagement (OISE). OISE will contact admitted international students directly with instructions on obtaining an I-20/DS-2019 to the University of La Verne. Please note that admitted students should report any change in contact information to the Office of Graduate Admission, but that the Office of Graduate Admission does not assist in the I-20/DS-2019 issuance process.