First-Time Freshmen

First Time FreshmenPriority Deadlines

The University of La Verne is on rolling admission.  Although we accept applications after the priority deadlines, there are many benefits to applying by the priority deadlines, including early consideration for merit scholarships and invitations to special events just for admitted students.

  • Spring Semester: December 1
  • Fall Semester: February 1

Application Checklist

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.

  1. Application for Admission and Application Fee. Complete an application using the La Verne Application for Admission or the Common Application and submit the non-refundable $50 application fee or application fee waiver if you have one.
  2. Personal Statement. The personal statement essay allows us to learn a little more about you. Essay topics can be found in the application.
  3. Official High School Transcripts. Submit your transcripts to the Office of Admission. We will accept unofficial transcripts for admission consideration, but we will need final official transcripts directly from your school once you graduate.
  4. Letter of Recommendation (Optional). One letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor where you are currently enrolled or most recently attended. You can find recommendation forms in the application.
  5. SAT or ACT Test Scores (Optional). The University of La Verne is now test-optional, which means that you have the option to submit an SAT or ACT test score if you feel it strengthens your application. Test scores must be sent to the university directly from the testing agency or be reported on the official high school transcript. Learn more about our test-optional policy here.

Application materials can be uploaded directly through the application process, or emailed to

Freshmen Class Requirements

Incoming freshmen are required to have taken the following classes prior to attending the University of La Verne and passed with a grade of  C- or better:

  • four years of English;
  • three years of social science;
  • passed or surpassed Algebra II; and
  • two years of science; one must be a lab.

No foreign language is required. Classes taken as Pass/No Pass instead of a letter grade for the 2020-21 school year are acceptable for meeting the admission requirements for freshmen applicants.