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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 (admissions@lasierra.edu) 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 personal.statement@lasierra.edu.

 

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.

Area

 

Subject

 

Years/Units


A.

 

History/Social Science
Two years of history/social sciences, including one year of world history, cultures and geography; and one year of U.S. history or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of Civics or American government.

 

 

2

B.

 

English
Four years of college-preparatory English that include frequent and regular writing, and reading of classic and modern literature. Not more than two semesters of ninth-grade English or no more than one year of ESL-type courses can be used to meet this requirement.

 

 

4

C.

 

Mathematics
Three years of college-preparatory mathematics that include the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two- and three-dimensional geometry . Approved integrated math courses may be used to fulfill part or all of this requirement, as may math courses taken in the seventh and eighth grades that the high school includes on the transcript with grades and units.

 

 

3*

D.

 

Laboratory Science
Two years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in two of these three core disciplines: biology (which includes anatomy, physiology, marine biology, aquatic biology, etc.), chemistry and physics. The final two years of an approved three-year integrated science program may be used to fulfill this requirement. Not more than one year of ninth-grade laboratory science can be used to meet this requirement.

 

 

2*

E.

 

Language, other than English
Two years of the same language other than English. Courses should emphasize speaking and understanding and include instruction in grammar, vocabulary, reading, composition and culture. Courses in language other than English taken in the seventh and eighth grades may be used to fulfill part of this requirement if the high school transcript includes the course, with grades and units. Sign Language can fulfill this requirement.

 

 

2*

F.

 

Visual and Performing Arts (VPA)
Two semesters of approved art courses from a single VPA discipline: dance, drama/theater Music or visual arts (drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, film or printmaking)

 

 

1

G.

 

College Preparatory Electives
One year (two semesters), in addition to those required in “a-f” above, chosen from the following areas: visual and performing arts (non-introductory level courses), history, social science, English, advanced mathematics, laboratory science and language other than English (a third year in the language used for “e” requirement or two years of another language.

 

 

1

H.

 

Religion
In addition to the required “a-g” above, students may choose to include up to four years of Religion. Students attending a Seventh-day Adventist high school must have completed an additional unit, up to 4 units, for each year of attendance at a Seventh-day Adventist high school.

 

1-4

*An additional year is recommended in addition to the required year(s) stated.

   

Contact Us

Enrollment Services

La Sierra University

4500 Riverwalk Parkway

Riverside, CA 92515

 

info@lasierra.edu

 

800.874.5587

951.785.2000

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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