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.

Click here to get started on your admissions application today!

Below, you'll find a step-by-step guide regarding our admissions process from start to finish. You can also download a copy of our 2023-2024 Freshman Admissions Checklist here.

Transfer Applicants: Click here for transfer-specific steps and information.

Global/International Applicants: Click here for international student application information. (Note: Students who do not hold a U.S. Green Card or U.S. citizenship are considered international students.

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!

Click here to learn more about visiting our campus!

3. Submit an Online Application for Admission

Our application for the 2024-2025 school year is now available! All prospective students are required to fill out an Application for Admission.

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

Once an application is submitted, interested families may apply for financial aid through our Clarity Financial Aid Application.

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 (typically held in January). We encourage all families to schedule their interviews as soon as possible, as spaces are limited. Parents will have the ability to schedule an interview through the SchoolAdmin application portal after submitting an application for admission. Available slots will be available to choose from beginning in November 2023 for our January/February 2024 interview times.

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 must 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 application.

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 a Course Advancement Test

We offer optional Course Advancement Testing on Saturday, January 13, 2024, and Saturday, January 20, 2024. Our faculty developed our course advancement tests and will provide prospective 9th-grade applicants with the opportunity to place in advanced or honors courses if offered admission to La Salle. Available course advancement tests include English, Math, and World Languages. Note that the placement tests will not be used as a measure or evaluation tool for the admission decision process. Prospective families may sign-up for course advancement tests in their SchoolAdmin portal after submitting an application for admission.

Students who choose not to participate in the course advancement process will be placed in standard courses (e.g.. Algebra 1, World Language 1, etc.) if offered admission to La Salle. Course advancement appeals will not be considered if a family chooses not to participate in the course advancement test process.

La Salle will not be accepting any standardized test scores (HSPT, ISEE, etc.) for consideration or review as a part of the admissions process. Test scores sent to La Salle will not be considered. If you have any questions about our course advancement test policy, please reach out to us at

8. English Proficiency Requirement (International Students / ELL Students)

The below students will be *required to submit an English proficiency exam when applying for admission to La Salle:

  • International students who do not speak English as their first language

  • Domestic students who have fewer than two years of English as the primary language of instruction

  • Students who are or were enrolled in an English-language support program within the last two years

The TOEFL IBT and Duolingo English exams will be accepted to fulfill the English proficiency exam application requirement. Below, you will find our minimum score requirements for each exam:

  • TOEFL IBT = 75 Score

  • Duolingo English Test = 105

If you are unable to submit a score that meets our minimum requirements, please reach out to the Admissions Team at or Mr. MJ Mao, Director of Global Programs, at

*Exceptions to the English Proficiency Requirements - Students who have three or more consecutive years of English as the primary language of instruction are exempt from the English proficiency requirements, regardless of international or domestic status.


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