Applying for Admission
Students can apply to La Salle anytime after completing their junior year of high school as long as they fulfill the admission requirements listed in the next section. Only complete applications will be reviewed by the Committee on Admission. A complete application includes all of these pieces:
- A completed application form
- La Salle accepts the University's Web Application as well as The Common Application. Both applications are treated equally by the Admission staff.
- An application essay or personal statement
- Topics are provided in the application
- An official transcript showing three years of high school scholastic records
- An academic letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, parent, or school administrator
- Official results of the College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or of the American College Testing Program (ACT)
- This fee can be waived if applying online, using either the University Web Application or The Common Application.
- $35 application fee
La Salle reviews completed applications on a rolling basis. However, if a completed application is submitted by Nov. 15, a decision is guaranteed by Dec. 15 through our non-binding Early Explorer Program.
In exceptional cases, students may be admitted after completion of the junior year, but only on the recommendation of their high school counselor and with evidence of superior academic achievement. All students who are accepted must graduate from high school with creditable grades, attendance, and disciplinary records.
If accepted, a student is asked to submit a $200 deposit to hold a place in the academic class by May 1, the National Candidate's Reply Date. Resident students must submit an additional $200--therefore, $400 total, to hold their place in the residence halls. The deposits are non-refundable and will be applied to first-semester expenses.
All accepted students are also required to have a record of their medical history including proof of medical insurance, on file in the Student Health Center prior to attendance at the University.