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Enrollment Services

Transfer Admission Requirements

General Admissions Standards:

It is the purpose of the Admissions Committee to accept applicants who are qualified for their proposed curriculum and seem likely to profit from the educational experience. The Undergraduate Admissions Committee examines evidence of scholastic competence, moral and ethical standards, and significant qualities of character and personality.

A student applying by transferring from another college or university must file with the Office of Admissions complete transcripts of all studies taken at the secondary and college levels. Exception: Any transfer applicant who has been awarded an AA degree OR has completed 88 quarter units or more of transferable college credit may not be required to submit the high school transcript. A cumulative grade point college grade point average of 2.00 or higher is required. A transfer student is defined as a person who has completed 12 quarter (8 semester) units of transferable college credit.If appropriate college English and College Algebra classes have not been completed, La Sierra University placement testing will be required before registration. Students placing into pre-foundational class(es) must be enrolled in appropriate pre-foundational class(es) each quarter until all required pre-foundational class(es) are completed.International applicants need a score of 550 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a score of 86 or higher on the Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency (MTELP) or a score of 6.5 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). If score is below these levels, ESL courses will be provided and required.

Honors Program

The Honors Program serves undergraduates of outstanding intellectual and creative ability in all schools of the University. For transfer eligibility, contact the Honors Program Coordinator at (951) 785-2310 or email honors@lasierra.edu. The Honors Program student takes a series of four interdisciplinary core seminars between the freshman and senior years. Other honors activities, a junior colloquium and a senior honors project round out the Honors Program. For more info, click here.

Questions regarding Admissions should be directed to Ivy Tejeda.


Transfer Articulation Agreements

La Sierra University currently has articulation agreements with the following educational institutions. This information is given to be used as a guide in consultation with a La Sierra University Counselor.

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US Colleges & Universities


Chaffey College
General Education

Copper Mountain College
General Education

Crafton Hills College
General Education

Mount San Antonio College
General Education

Mount San Jacinto College
General Education

Pacific Union College
General Education

Riverside Community College
School of Business and Management
Bachelor of Social Work Degree
General Education

Saddleback College
General Education

San Bernardino Valley College
General Education

Walla Walla University
General Education


International Colleges & Universities


Avondale College
General Education

Asia-Pacific International University (Formerly known as Mission College)
General Education


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Enrollment Services

La Sierra University

4500 Riverwalk Parkway

Riverside, CA 92515






951.785.2418 fax

Enrollment Office Location:

Administration Building

Room 102

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday - Closed

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