Admissions FAQ

Application Questions

How do I access the application?

Applications for the 2023-2024 school year will be available at the end of August.

When is the application deadline?

Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are due Friday, January 13, 2023.
There is a $100 application fee. (Non-refundable)

Admissions Process Questions

What is the Inquiry?

The Admissions Inquiry is our one-stop shop for all things related to the admissions process. You can learn more about the Admissions Process, schedule a tour, and more all in one place. If you have any questions or issues with the utility, please contact our Admissions Office.

What are the criteria for admission?

The requirements for freshman admissions are:

  • Completed application for the 2023-2024 school year.
  • Official school transcripts for 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Note: First semester of 8th grade is required by February 3, 2023.
  • Placement Test Results (Optional)*
    • *La Salle will be offering an optional placement test on campus on Saturday, January 14, 2023
  • Current English Teacher Recommendation & Current Math Teacher Recommendation
    • The applicant will need to complete and submit the recommendations by February 3, 2023
  • Student/Parent Interview
    • We require all students and parent(s)/guardian(s) to interview with a member of the Admissions Team as part of the application process. Student/Parent interviews will take place on January 24, 26, 28, 30, and February 1, 2023. Virtual and in-person opportunities will be available. Interviews can be scheduled via the SchoolAdmin portal beginning December 2022.

Transcripts, Test Scores, and Teacher Recommendations are due by Friday, February 3, 2023, via the SchoolAdmin Application Portal.

Find more information about applying to La Salle College Preparatory here!

Can I transfer to La Salle?

Transfer admission is on a limited, space-available basis at La Salle. If you're interested in transferring your child, please complete an application.

If you are seeking admission for the Spring 2023 semester starting in January 2023, please select the 2022-2023 term on your application. If you are seeking admission for the Fall 2023 semester starting in August 2023, please select the 2023-2024 term.

At least one current teacher recommendation, current high school transcripts, and a student-parent interview are required for transfer admission. All requirements can be completed via the SchoolAdmin application portal.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Admissions Office at (626) 696-4310 or admissions@lasallehs.org.

Do you offer campus tours? Is a campus tour required for admission?

Campus Tours serve as a great opportunity for prospective students and families to explore our campus, ask questions and learn more about our community. Group tours are led by student ambassadors through campus, highlighting the many opportunities, facilities, and programs available for our students.

Click here to schedule a campus tour today!

La Salle Questions

Can I review all important information about La Salle in one place?

Our 2021-2022 School Profile serves as a great tool to review highlights and important information about La Salle at a glance!

What are the tuition and fees?

Click here for information.

For applicants whose primary residence is not the United State of America (students who will not have completed 3 continuous years of Middle School education in American schools before entering 9th grade), and for applicants who need an I-20, please contact Mr. MJ Mao, Director of Global Programs, at mjmao@lasallehs.org.

Do you offer financial aid?

Yes. Financial aid is need-based. Applications are available in early November on our website. Admission is need-based blind, meaning admission to La Salle does not take financial aid needs into consideration. Currently, 35% of our students receive some form of financial aid. Click here for more information.

Do you offer scholarships?

Yes, scholarships are offered and are merit-based.
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for more information.

Can a non-Catholic be admitted to La Salle?

Yes. Currently, approximately one-third of the student population is non-Catholic. Being a part of the Catholic faith is not required for admission, nor does it give a student precedence during the application process.

How many students apply for how many spots?

La Salle has consistently received approximately 500 applications for 170 spaces over the last three years for the freshman class.

What honors and AP (Advanced Placement) courses do you offer?

We offer 14 honors and 24 AP courses are available in English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, World Languages, and Visual & Performing Arts. More information is available on our Course Catalog.

What does a typical freshman course load look like?

Freshman Full-Year Schedule

Religious Studies
English
Mathematics
Biology
Spanish I / French I
Physical Education/Health
Arts & Media (Visual & Performing Arts)

What does a typical freshman schedule look like?

La Salle College Preparatory operates on an A-B bell schedule. Each student is registered in 7 different classes. Each day, 3 or 4 classes meet in 75-minute blocks with breaks in between.

Click here to view the bell schedules at La Salle.

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