Apply for Admission
Select and complete the appropriate application below and submit for processing.
If you have any questions regarding the submission of the online application contact the Office of Admissions & Records directly via email (email@example.com) or telephone-1-800-874-5587 or 951-785-2006.
The online application is transmitted via secure server from your web browser directly to us at La Sierra University. If you feel uncertain about transmitting your information via the internet, please click here to download, fill out, and submit via postal mail, our regular application form. Please note that while there is no processing fee for the electronically submitted online application, there is, however, a $30 USD processing fee if you choose to instead submit a printed application for admission.
Admission of a New Freshmen
The Admissions Committee for the undergraduate programs of La Sierra University examines evidence of scholastic competence, moral and ethical standards, and significant qualities of character and personality of each applicant. Three factors are used in determining academic eligibility for admission. An applicant will academically qualify for regular admission as a first-time freshman if the applicant is a high school graduate, has a qualifiable eligibility index [calculated from grade point average for the specific high school courses and ACT or SAT score results] and has completed, with grades of “C” or better, the required subject requirements.
New Freshmen graduating from a United States High School
The following factors are considered in determining eligibility for admission:
- High School Subject Requirements
New Freshmen applicants graduating from a high school in the United States must complete with grades of “C” or better a 15 unit pattern of courses during high school to fulfill the subject requirements in the “A-G” subject areas with an additional unit, up to 4 units “H” for each year of attendance at a Seventh-day Adventist high school. Each unit is equal to a year of study in a subject area. Early admission may be based on work completed through the junior year of high school and indication of courses to be taken during the senior year. [Refer to the “A-G” & “H” Subject Requirements].
- TEST SCORES
ACT or SAT Critical Reading/English and Math sections will be used for calculating admission eligibility.
- ELIGIBILITY INDEX Table
An Eligibility Index table for new freshmen applicants uses the selective GPA [“A-G” high school subject requirements] and the total SAT 1 [Critical Reading + Math] or ACT Composite score to determine academic eligibility. Academic eligibility does not guarantee admission to the University. [Refer to the Eligibility Index Table].
- COMMUNITY STANDARDS FORM
Please complete this form and return it to the Admissions Office. FOR PAPER APPLICATIONS ONLY
Community standards form (PDF file help)
- PERSONAL STATEMENT
Applicants must submit a personal statement of no less than 250 words describing their achievements, academic goals, and why they have chosen La Sierra University for their studies.Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Freshmen completing high school outside the United States
Applicants who have completed secondary school outside the United States must present high school completion as outlined by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers(AACRAO) guidelines for the particular country. [Refer to the Admission Profile for your country].
New Freshmen completing high school with a GED or California High School Proficiency Examination
Applicants who do not complete high school or receive a high school diploma or whose high school completion cannot be confirmed may present the General Education Development (GED) examination results or the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) result in lieu of the final high school transcript with graduation date.
Applicants who receive passing scores on the GED or passed the CHSPE and either the ACT composite score of 17 or SAT 1 total score of 800 [Critical Reading + Math] may be considered for acceptance.
An applicant with the GED or CHSPE may wish to also submit a high school transcript as additional information for review.
La Sierra University has the right to approve or deny a student for admission regardless of an individual’s qualifications.
"A-G" & "H" Subject Requirements
New Freshmen applicants must complete with grades of “C” or better a 15 unit pattern of courses during high school to fulfill the subject requirements in the “a-g” subject areas with an additional unit, up to 4 units, [“h”] for each year of attendance at a Seventh-day Adventist high school. Each unit is equal to a year of study in a subject area. Early acceptance may be granted based on courses completed through the junior year and proposed courses for the senior year.
Language, other than English
Visual and Performing Arts (VPA)
College Preparatory Electives
*An additional year is recommended in addition to the required year(s) stated.