The annual ULV catalogs outline admissions requirements and procedures at all levels both for on campus and off campus. In general, undergraduate admissions can be grouped into three categories: traditional-age central campus admissions (which is administered by the undergraduate Admissions Office), SCE undergraduate admissions (which is administered by the SCE director for each program), and EPIC admissions (which is administered by the EPIC director). All of these are overseen by the Vice President of Enrollment Management. Graduate Admissions, both on campus and off campus, are decided by the appropriate academic departments. Graduate Admissions are coordinated by the Graduate Office (for the central campus) and by the Director of Academic and Student Services, SCE (for SCE). Doctoral, law, and paralegal admissions are coordinated and decided by the separate academic departments.
By its mission La Verne welcomes students who are diverse in age and background. In consequence, admissions criteria are not the same in every undergraduate program. Central-campus traditional-age undergraduate admissions is reasonably selective with respect to standardized test scores and GPA's, but spaces are reserved for underprepared applicants through the Provisional Entrance Program (PEP). Admission to SCE, EPIC, the American Baptist Theological Center, and the Ecumenical Center for Black Church Studies, in contrast, is much more flexible, based on the fundamental understanding that many applicants to these programs are taking a second chance at college and/or came from disadvantaged backgrounds. Graduate admissions is identical for central campus and SCE applicants to the same program, but even at this level some spaces are reserved for underprepared students willing to make up deficiencies after being admitted.
Currently (1999), an applicant must have a cumulative GPA of between 2.6 and 3.49 (excluding PE, ROTC, and Teacherís Aide-TA courses) and SATI scores of at least 950 (recentered) and 480 verbal for regular admission. During the 1990ís ULV gradually raised these requirements, and it is the Universityís intention to continue to raise these standards in the 21st century.
Students who fall below these standards are reviewed by the Faculty Admissions Committee for possible admission through the Provisional Entrance Program (PEP). This program is limited in size, and students admitted through it are carefully monitored and supported. While in the program, they are limited in the number of units per semester they they can take, and they are required to take part in programs at the Learning Enhancement Center.
2. It is the responsibility of the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Director of Admissions to make recommendations for changing the admissions policy as appropriate.
3. It is the collective responsibility of the deans, regular contracted faculty, and Director of Admissions to develop a plan for steadily increasing the average GPA and SAT scores of applicants.
4. It is the responsibility of the Admissions Office to recruit a qualified applicant pool.
5. It is the responsibility of the traditional-age-student faculty to review prospective PEP students and to admit those into the PEP program who seem to have the potential to succeed at ULV.
2. It is the responsibility of the the program/center director of each nontraditional undergraduate program to collect documents from applicants upon which an intelligent estimate of ability to complete the desired degree program can be made.
3. It is the responsibility of the program/center director to admit applicants who meet the admission criteria listed in the ULV catalog. Applicants who do not meet admission criteria may be considered for admission by the SCE Admissions Committee.
4. It is the responsibility of the regular contracted faculty to monitor nontraditional undergraduate applications to see if the admissions process is selecting applicants who can succeed.
b. Research to determine these success rates is conducted by the Office of Institutional Research.
c. The Registrar is responsible for verifying that all nontraditional applications are accompanied with transcripts of prior college work and proof of high school completion.
Specific requirements for individual master's degree programs are established by the regular contracted faculty in the program. The requirements in most departments include a minimum GPA and specific prerequisite coursework. Some departments make a standardized exam required or optional.
The decision to admit or not admit a student into a given master's degree program is made the regular contracted faculty of the appropriate academic department. Most departments have provisions for admitting students provisionally who have not taken all of the prerequisite coursework on the condition that they take this coursework as directed by the department.
2. Applications and supporting materials are forwarded to the appropriate program chair through the Graduate Office (for central campus applicants) or the Office of Academic and Student Services (for SCE).
3. It is the responsibility of each program chair, working in collaboration with the regular contracted faculty in the program, to admit students who meet admissions standards.
2. Applications and supporting materials are sent directly to the department (or campus of the College of Law).
3. It is the responsibility of the Law deans or doctoral department chair, working in collaboration with his/her regular contracted faculty, to admit students who meet admissions standards.