Applying to La Salle

Welcome to La Salle! Your future starts here!

La Salle College Preparatory is a vibrant place where young women and men are deeply engaged in the process of learning. As you explore, we hope you can see and feel the La Salle difference. Our School provides a sincere and warm environment populated by a diverse group of scholars and dedicated teachers who demonstrate our Learn-Serve-Lead motto every day. We grow each student's passion as life-long learners, taking advantage of opportunities available in our local community. We invite you to discover La Salle, where young women and men learn and grow in an environment that respects and encourages each of them in their individual gifts and talents.

Below, you'll find a step-by-step guide regarding our admissions process, from start to finish.

We are still accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year! Spots are limited so be sure to click here to start your application today!

Our new application, powered by SchoolAdmin, will be launching in August 2021 for the 2022-2023 school year. Please check back later to begin your application for Fall 2022.

1. Submit an Admissions Inquiry

All prospective students and parents are invited to submit an Admissions Inquiry. The inquiry is intended to help our Admissions Officers learn more about your prospective student, schedule visits, and reach out regarding other fun and exciting opportunities at La Salle.

2. Schedule a Campus Tour / Register for Open House

Campus Tours serve as a great opportunity for prospective students and families to explore our campus, ask questions and learn more about our community. Due to the current surge of COVID-19 cases and out of an abundance of caution, we currently making adjustments to our campus tour guidelines to ensure an even safer experience for all involved.

Click Here to Submit a Campus Tour Request Form

Virtual Open House 2020 - Our first-ever Virtual Open House was held on Sunday, October 25, 2020! While the live portions of our event are no longer available, we invite you to explore our Virtual Open House Center, where you can watch our Keynote Presentation, review our On-Demand Information Sessions, and join our Virtual Campus Tour.

Click Here to visit our Virtual Open House Center

We're Here to Help - If you're unable to join us for our Virtual Open House or a campus tour during our designated dates and times, please reach out to us and we'll do our best to accommodate you and your family. Send us an email at or call (626) 696-4300. Thank you!

3. Submit an Online Application for Admission

All prospective students are required to fill out an Application for Admission for the next school year. We are currently still accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year (Fall 2021).

Our application for the 2022-2023 school year (Fall 2022) will be available in August 2021.

There is a $100 non-refundable application fee due at time of submission for all applications.

Once an application is submitted, apply for Financial Aid through the FACTS portal.

4. Schedule your Student/Parent Interviews

We require all students and parent(s)/guardian(s) to interview with a member of the Admissions Team as part of the application process in January & February. Click here to schedule your interview. We encourage all families to schedule their interviews as soon as possible, as there are limited slots available for each date.

Interview Dates: January 16th, 23rd & 27th or February 3rd & 4th

5. Request Letters of Recommendation from Your School

Freshman applicants must submit two recommendations: one each from the student's current English and math teachers. The applicant will need to send the recommendation links below to the appropriate teacher requesting they complete and submit the recommendations by January 31, 2021.

  1. English Recommendation -
  2. Math Recommendation -

Once the teacher has completed and submitted the recommendation, it will be delivered directly to La Salle Admissions, and the applicant's checklist will be updated to show that the recommendation was received. Recommendations are due by January 31.
Transfer applicants should submit at least one Letter of Recommendation from a current teacher. Teachers DO NOT need to use the recommendation forms above. Teachers should instead write a letter of recommendation in which they describe the applicant's academic achievement and potential, citizenship, and any special skills, talents or activities the applicant may have. Please have the teacher send the Letter of Recommendation via email to the Admissions Committee at

6. Request Transcripts

Please print the Transcript Request form and submit it to your school(s) to request 6th, 7th & 8th grade transcripts.
Transcripts are due January 31, 2021

7. (Optional) Take the High School Placement Test and Essay

Updated: Monday, January 4, 2021

In recognition of the unique circumstances that COVID 19 has created, this year only, standardized tests will be an optional component of the application process here at La Salle College Preparatory. It is important to note, however, that submitting standardized test scores allows our admissions committee to review an additional component of an applicant's qualifications for admission to our school and make proper placement for advancement or summer classes. The absence of test scores will not adversely affect a student's consideration for admission to La Salle.

Honors and Scholarship Requirements: Student are required to submit HSPT or ISEE scores to be considered for honors classes and/or merit-based scholarship opportunities. We will be accept HSPT and ISEE scores from other schools.

If you have any questions about our test-optional policy for the class of 2025, please reach out to us.

Updates as of 1/4/2021

Due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the region, we will be administering the HSPT online for both January 16 and January 23 dates. HSPT Registration for January 16, 2021 and January 23, 2021 is now closed.

Note: If you have already registered for the in-person HSPT or submitted an interest form for the online test, we will contact you directly. No further action is required.

If you are taking the test(s) elsewhere, verify that the testing school is prepared to send your test results to La Salle before our Friday, January 31, 2021 supporting documents deadline.


La Salle College Preparatory was founded in 1956. Today, we are the only truly diverse and co-educational Catholic high school in Pasadena.