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Requirements and Documentation

Undergraduate applicants are given the option to choose either the Traditional or Test-Optional Application Review as the path that best reflects a student’s abilities, skills, life experiences, and potential for success. Students who choose the Test-Optional Application Review are not required to submit their standardized test scores.

  • All applicants must indicate their preference on either their La Salle Application for Admission or La Salle’s Common Application.  Once the Test-Optional Application Review is selected, the decision to not submit standardized test scores cannot be reversed.

International applicants are required to have a completed application with all supporting materials received at least three weeks prior to the start of the semester. Applications that are not completed by this time cannot be guaranteed enough time to go through the new I-20 application and visa process for the upcoming semester.

The following is required of all freshman applicants to La Salle University:

Application for admission

Original secondary school transcripts/records and official national examination results, all with official English translations or Original official credential evaluation from a recognized credential evaluation service. View the list of approved evaluation services.

An academic letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, parent, or school administrator

Common Application or La Salle Application Personal Statement/Essay

Proof of English Language Proficiency

Optional SAT or ACT scores

The following is required of all applicants to La Salle University applying as an international transfer student:

Application for admission

Original secondary school transcripts/records and official national examination results, all with official English translations or Original official credential evaluation from a recognized credential evaluation service. View the list of approved evaluation services. (only required for all students that have fewer than the equivalent of 30 U.S. college credits earned and for all applicants to the School of Nursing and Health Sciences)

Official college transcripts from each institution attended

Students who wish to enroll at La Salle University are obliged to disclose all information regarding former and current post-secondary institutions that they have attended. Official transcripts from each prior school will be required in order to issue an admission decision. Students who have attended a prior institution and have not satisfied their financial obligation to that school will not be permitted to enroll at La Salle University. The Office of Admission reserves the right to deny admission to any student who does not comply with admission policies.

Original official course-by-course evaluations are required for any international college courses taken. See the list of approved evaluation services.

An academic letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, parent, or school administrator

Common Application or La Salle Application Personal Statement/Essay

Proof of English Language Proficiency

The following is required of all applicants to La Salle University applying as an international graduate student:

Application for admission

Original official course by course evaluation for the coursework you completed at an institution outside of the United States. This must be provided by a recognized credential evaluation service. Please see the list of Acceptable international education evaluating agencies.

Proof of English Language Proficiency

Additional materials and information. See admission requirements of program of interest for requirements for admission.

Your official records are required to complete your application. Failure to declare a full academic record may lead to dismissal from the La Salle University.

  • If you are still studying in secondary school, submit official records showing grades for the last three years of education.
  • If you have completed secondary school, submit official records showing grades for all years in high school AND official exam results or certificate(s) as required from your respective country.
  • Applicants who have attended any institution of higher education must submit ALL official transcripts from each institution.

What do we consider official records?

  • All academic records must be originals or certified copies with the original seal of the issuing institution, or Ministry of Education, signed by an appropriate authority. Originals or certified copies of these records must be in the institution’s language and must be accompanied by officially certified English translations.

How can I send these official records?

  • By mail:
    International Admissions Office
    La Salle University
    1900 West Olney Ave.
    Philadelphia, PA  19141, USA
  • By email: admiss@lasalle.edu
    Note: all electronic submissions must come from a designated school official or counselor and an institution-owned email account. The International Admissions Office has the right to request any documents to be sent by post. We cannot accept academic records, SAT or ACT scores, or English language proficiency exam results from students.