To qualify for admission, candidates must meet the following general procedural requirements and have earned a diploma from an accredited high school or have been granted a general equivalency diploma (GED) from a state department of education.
Qualified applicants desiring to pursue their education at La Salle are welcome in evening and part-time programs. Admission decisions are based on past scholastic record, present scholarship, aptitude, experience, potential, and recommendations.
All applicants, except those who already hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, may be given verbal and mathematical placement examinations. The results of these examinations enable the Admission Committee to evaluate an applicant’s verbal and mathematical aptitudes.
Students can apply for admission beginning in the fall, spring, or summer semester. Once admitted, students are classified according to the program of study for which they have applied (i.e., as a candidate for the Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Science). An applicant may also be admitted as a special or non-matriculated student to take courses without reference to degree requirements.
La Salle does reserve the right to refuse admission or require the withdrawal of any student whose presence would be in conflict with the ideals of the University or with the observance of its regulations.
APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
- Secure an Application for Admission form, complete it, and return it with an application fee of $35 to the Office of Adult Enrollment, La Salle University, 1900 West Olney Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19141. A prospective student can also apply online by using the CPCS Web site, www.lasalle.edu/schools/cpcs, and clicking on “Apply Now.”
Request that the high school from which you graduated and any colleges or universities that you attended send an official transcript of your record to the Office of Adult Enrollment. A photocopy of a state equivalency diploma (GED) may be submitted in lieu of a high school record.
- You will receive final notification of the status of your application. If you applied for admission with advanced standing (based on official transcripts submitted from other colleges or universities), you also will be notified of the extent of advanced standing credit granted (i.e., accepted as transfer credits by La Salle).
An applicant who has attended another college or university accredited by one of the regional accrediting associations may be admitted to La Salle with advanced standing credit if the following conditions are met:
The courses must be approved for transfer by the Office of Adult Enrollment in consultation with the Deans of the University.
Credit will be considered for courses completed at the institution from which the applicant is transferring, if they have a quality point value equivalent to or above the La Salle "C" grade (2.0). The grades are not posted on your transcript nor computed in your academic index. Courses accepted for transfer are listed by name and number of credit hours earned. Students interested in transferring should have a minimum GPA of 2.25 with a GPA of 2.5 preferred. Certain programs may require other requirements.
A total of 70 credits is the maximum number that can be transferred to La Salle from other institutions.
At least half of the courses required by the major department (i.e., major requirements) must be completed at La Salle.
La Salle reserves the right to refuse advanced standing credit for whatever reasons deemed proper.
Juniorand senior-level business core courses will require validation (through exam or completion of specified upper-division course with a minimum "C" grade) in order to transfer.