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 a life-long learner, 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.

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

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. Visit our Campus

Touring and visiting our campus is an important part of your admissions journey! Join us for a campus tour, visit with your current school, explore our campus online or join us for our Open House!

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3. Submit an Online Application for Admission

We are now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. All prospective students are required to fill out an Application for Admission for the next school year.

There is a $100 non-refundable application fee due at the 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

The student/parent interview process provides our Admissions Review Committee with the opportunity to meet and chat with the prospective student, as well as their parents.

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. We encourage all families to schedule their interviews as soon as possible, as there are limited slots available for each date.

Interviews will be held during the last week of January 2022, with in-person and virtual options.

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. Please login to your application portal to send the recommendation requests to the teachers directly.

Once the teacher has completed and submitted the recommendation, it will be sent directly to our admission team. Your applicant checklist will be updated to show that the recommendation was received.

Transfer applicants should submit at least one letter of recommendation from a current teacher. Be sure to log in to your application portal to send the recommendation to your desired teacher.

6. Request Transcripts

Transcripts provide our Admissions Review Committee with a means of evaluating a student's academic progress at their previous school(s). However, transcripts are just one part of our holistic review of an applicant.

Freshman Applicants: 6th, 7th & 8th grade transcripts are required to complete your application.

Transfer Applicants: All high school transcripts are required to complete your applications.

After creating a SchoolAdmin account and submitting an application, use the Request Transcripts section of the portal to request your transcripts from your previous school(s).

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

Standardized tests will be an optional component of the application process. It is important to note, however, that submitting standardized test scores allow our admissions committee to review an additional component of an applicant's qualifications for admission to our school. The absence of test scores will not adversely affect a student's consideration for admission to La Salle.

Honors and Scholarship Requirements: Students are required to submit HSPT or ISEE scores to be considered for honors classes and/or merit-based scholarship opportunities. HSPT and ISEE scores taken at other schools may be submitted for the purposes of honors placement. However, the HSPT must be taken at La Salle in January 2022 for our merit-based scholarship opportunities.

If you have any questions about our test-optional policy for the class of 2026, please reach out to us at


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