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christian faith +
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Undergraduates

Application + Transcript + Scores = Review
Proof of high school completion is provided by your high school transcript, GED, or California High School Proficiency Examination. Your eligibility is determined based on the eligibility index. Your transcript should reflect the A-G requirements
Did you complete high school outside of the US? Refer to your country's profile to get your admissions guidelines. 

Transfers

Application + Transcripts = Review
Minimum GPA of 2.0 and 12 quarter credit hours / 8 semester credit hours of transferable college courses.
If you are transferring more than 88 quarter credits or 60 semester credits, then you are not required to submit your high school transcript.

Contact Us

admissions@lasierra.edu
800.874.5587 - Front Desk
951.785.2176 - Admissions
951.785.2477 - Fax

Application Deadlines

La Sierra University has a rolling application system, and we will accept your application for any future term at any time.

Undergraduate and Graduate Preffered Deadlines

New Freshman Applications: February 1
Transfer Applications: July 15

All Applications: November 15

All Applications: March 1

All Applications: May 1

  • Application Receipt Date: Although applications are accepted on a continuous basis, applications that arrive by the preferred deadline will assure an expedient processing of materials.
  • Other Application Items: All specified requirements [i.e., personal statement, transcripts, recommendations, etc.] should also be submitted prior to the preferred application deadlines.
  • Financial Aid/Housing: Early acceptance ensures financial aid assistance and priority reservation in on campus housing.

International Students

Transfer Applications: July 15

All Applications: November 15

All Applications: March 1

All Applications: May 1

All application and Pre I-20 items, must be submitted by the deadlines listed above.  All applications that are incomplete by the quarter deadline will be subject to postponement to a future term.
* July 1 if currently in the United States and eligible to engage in full-time studies.
** March 1 if currently in the United States and eligible to engage in full-time studies.
For more information about International Applications, click here.

Graduate Programs Requirements

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

ProgramGPALetters of RecommendationGRE ScoresWriting Sample
Masters of Arts, MA
3.0 Minimum3 LettersYesYes

H.M.S. Richards Divinity School Requirements

ProgramGPALetters of RecommendationGRE ScoresStatement
Masters in Divinity, MDiv
2.5 Minimum3 LettersNoPurpose
Masters Theological Studies, MTS
2.5 Minimum3 LettersNoPurpose
Masters of Arts, MA
3.0 Minimum3 LettersYesPurpose

School of Education Requirements

ProgramGPALetters of RecommendationGRE ScoresStatementInterview
Master of Arts3.0 MinimumWork supervisorNo*PersonalYes
Master of Arts in Teaching2.75 MinimumWork supervisorNoPersonalYes
MAT2.75 MinimumWork supervisorNoPersonalYes
Credential Program2.75 MinimumWork supervisorNoPersonalYes
Doctor of Education, EDS3.3 MinimumWork supervisorYesPurposeYes
Doctor of Education, EDD3.5 MinimumWork supervisorYesPurposeYes

* Recent GRE score is required if applying with a GPA below 3.0

Tom & Vi Zapara School of Business Requirements

ProgramGPAGRE Scores
Master of Business Administration, MBA
3.0 MinimumNot RequiredYes1
Masters of Science in Accountancy, MSA
3.0 MinimumNot RequiredYes1

1 - If GPA is below 3.0

International Students Requirements

Undergraduate International Students

Transcript Evaluation

After being accepted all international undergraduate students are required to have a course by course external evaluation for all college or university transcripts and examination results. Contact Maritza Aoyagi for details: maoyagi@lasierra.edu.

English Proficiency

Applicants who have completed their primary and secondary education outside of the United States, Australia, New Zealand or the United Kingdom are required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

I-20

Contact the pre-I-20 clerk in the Office of International Student Services for further information on the pre-I-20 process.
The email is prei20@lasierra.edu.

Graduate International Students

Transcript Evaluation

After being accepted all international, undergraduate students are required to have a general external evaluation for all college or university transcripts and examination results. Contact Ivy Tejeda for more information: itejeda@lasierra.edu.

English Proficiency

Applicants who have completed their primary and secondary education outside of the United States, Australia, New Zealand or the United Kingdom are required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

I-20

Contact the pre-I-20 clerk in the Office of International Student Services for further information on the pre-I-20 process.
The email is prei20@lasierra.edu.

Language Placement International Students

International students are placed into classes by their TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IETLS (International English Language Testing System) exams. Scores must be reported from an exam that has been taken within 5 years.

ScorePlacement
500 or belowAll English as a Second Language Classes
500 - 549 ½ ESL and ½ Regular Classes
550 and aboveRegular Classes

Admissions Staff

Evelyn Felix
Eseta Moala
Ivy Tejeda

Summer Applicants Information

You are an Unspecified Student if:

  • You only plan to take a few classes.
  • You have no intent of pursuing a degree program.
  • You do not need financial aid.

If you want are an Unspecified Studend and want to take classes, please complete the Unspecified Student Registration Form and send it back to us by e-mail, mail or fax.

If you do not meet requirements for the unspecified student program, then fill out an application and submit all required documents.

If you have been accepted to La Sierra University, and you would like to take summer classes, then please contact the Office of Admissions or call 800.874.5587, and request that your terms be opened for summer quarter.