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La Sierra University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 25th 2019By -  Mansi Sharma

La Sierra University offers admission in every season(fall, spring, summer, winter). During Fall 2018, 4275 applicants applied to the university out of which 2009 students were admitted with an acceptance rate of 47%. However, only 361 new students enrolled at the university.

  • Although admissions to the university are allowed on a rolling basis, there are certain priority deadlines recommended by the university.
  • SAT/ACT test score requirement is optional for undergraduate students but recommended to increase selection probability.
  • GMAT is not required. GRE score may have to be provided on the demand of the university.
  • University provides assistance to international students in case of low English proficiency test scores.


Application portalUniversity application portal 
Application feeNone 
Acceptance rate47%
Mode of paymentCredit/ Debit/ Master card
SAT score (average)Required 
ACT score (average)Required 
International Application Deadlines Rolling
Academic calendarSemester 
Intake seasonFall, Spring, Summer, Winter

La Sierra University Deadlines

La Sierra university admissions are allowed on a rolling basis. Following are the priority deadlines provided by the university to increase selection probability.

Fall Semester1st February
Winter Semester 15th November 
Spring Semester1st March 
Summer Semester1st May
International Admissions
Fall Semester 19th August 
Winter Semester15th November
Spring Semester1st March
Summer Semester1st May

Note*- Fall semester deadline for transfer students is 15th July.

La Sierra University International Admissions

The office of international student services provides assistance in enrolment to international students applying to the university.

English language proficiency

Test TypeTest Score
MTELP86 percentile(average)

Note*- Students having scores lower than mentioned will have to take ESL program (English as a second language) by the university to be considered for admissions.

Visa requirements

SEVIS I-20 OR DS 2019 will only be issued after the submission of the following documents:

A copy of your passport, Copies of immigration documentation, financial responsibility statement

Admission requirements – transcripts, certificates, letter of recommendation, personal statements, GMAT/ GRE scores, SAT/ACT scores

La Sierra University Undergraduate Admissions

La Sierra University offers over 60 undergraduate courses, majors and minors, to the students across its various campuses.

How to apply – University application portal

Application fee – None

SAT (average) – 1030

ACT (average) – 20

SAT/ACT score requirement is optional but required for placement purposes.

Popular courses offered – Accounting, Criminal Justice, Finance, Marketing, Film Production, Drama etc.

Admission requirements: transcripts, SAT/ACT test scores, GPA, extra-curricular involvement, essay, letters of recommendation, personal statement

La Sierra University Graduate Admissions

The university provides 20 graduate courses to the students across various university campuses.

CoursesAdmission Requirements
Master in ArtsGPA – 3.0, GRE scores in a few cases
Master in Theological StudiesGPA- 2.5 
MA in Teaching GPA- 2.75 
MBA GPA- 3.0 
Master of Science in Accountancy GPA- 3.0 

Note* - Applicants are required to be present for interview in some cases.

MA students are required to provide writing samples.

GRE scores are required by the university in case the GPA is lower than required.

Supporting Documents – Transcripts, Academic achievements, Health insurance, declaration of finances, resume, letter of recommendation, statement of purpose, copy of passport

La Sierra University admission applications are examined on scholastic competence, moral and ethical standards, significant qualities of character and personality of the applicant.

Office of admissions and records evaluate complete file to make an admission decision.

Applicants who might have denied admission may appeal by writing a letter to the office of admissions and records stating reasons for the appeal. The committee might further approve the application.

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