Partnership for Access to College Education (PACE)

The University of La Verne has created partnerships with local public school districts, private high schools, and community organizations to ensure that students across Southern California have access to a high-quality, affordable college education. The Partnership for Access to College Education (PACE), one of the region’s largest student success initiatives, offers qualified students guaranteed admission to the University of La Verne and a wide range of financial assistance and support programs to help them achieve their college goals.

How Does the PACE Program Work?

If you attend one of our PACE partner institutions, you can enjoy these benefits during the application process:

  • Application fee waiver
  • Guaranteed admission if you meet GPA standards as set by the University of La Verne
  • A minimum $15,000 annual academic scholarship for up to four years of undergraduate study

PACE schools and students may also take advantage of the following support programs provided at no-cost by the University of La Verne:

Summer Visit Day (July/August): High school juniors and seniors will have a chance to explore our campus.

On-the-Spot Admission Days (September–January): High school seniors will have the opportunity to meet with a University of La Verne admission counselor at their high school and be admitted “on the spot.” Students are required to bring a copy of their academic transcripts.

Fall Preview Day (November): High school juniors and seniors will learn about the admission process and financial aid, meet with faculty and students, and tour our beautiful campus.

Junior/Senior College Process Workshops: A four-part educational curriculum that helps students understand the college application process.

Parent/Student Financial Aid Nights: Helping parents and students navigate financial aid and how it pertains to them.

Spotlight Weekend (March/April): Admitted students sample residential life during an overnight, on-campus experience

Senior Send-Off (April-May): Held at partnering high schools, this is an exclusive party for admitted students to meet with classmates admitted to La Verne. An admission counselor will go over next steps in the enrollment process.

Who is Eligible for the PACE program?

In order to receive the PACE program benefits, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Continuous enrollment in the partner district for at least four years
  • Completion of all A-G coursework required by University of La Verne admission policies
  • Cumulative 9-12 GPA as set by the University of La Verne Office of Admission
  • Complete application submitted before February 1
  • Submission of final transcripts, letter of recommendation, and other required documents by the specified deadline
  • If admitted, submission of confirmation deposit before May 1

Eligible Districts, Schools, and CBOs

  • Alhambra Unified School District
  • Arcadia Unified School District
  • Aspire Ollin Preparatory Academy
  • Azusa Unified School District
  • Baldwin Park Unified School District
  • Beaumont Unified School District
  • Bishop Amat Memorial High School
  • Bishop Conaty – Our Lady of Loretto High School
  • Bonita Unified School District
  • Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano
  • Chaffey Joint Union High School District
  • Charter Oak Unified School District
  • Chino Valley Unified School District
  • Claremont Unified School District
  • Compton Unified School District
  • Concerned Parents Alliance
  • Covina Unified School District
  • Corona/Norco Unified School District
  • Duarte Unified School District
  • Fontana Unified School District
  • Glendora Unified School District
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified School District
  • Hesperia Unified School District
  • Jurupa Unified School District
  • Kern High School District
  • La Salle College Preparatory
  • Lynwood Unified School District
  • Math Literacy Project
  • Monrovia Unified School District
  • Montebello Unified School District
  • National College Resources Foundation
  • Palm Springs Unified School District
  • Pomona Catholic High School
  • Pomona Unified School District
  • Project BEST (Black Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching)
  • Ramona Convent Secondary School
  • Redlands Unified School District
  • Rialto Unified School District
  • Riverside Unified School District
  • Rolling Hills Preparatory and Renaissance School
  • Rowland Unified School District
  • San Diego College Bound
  • St. John Bosco High School
  • Temple City Unified School District
  • Upland Unified School District
  • West Covina Unified School District
  • Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District

Employees of PACE partner organizations are also eligible for benefits, including access to some of the support programs listed above and scholarships for the University of La Verne’s graduate degree programs and certificate programs.