Los Angeles Pacific College
The admissions process involves four steps:
1. Submission of application materials
2. Personal interview with an Admissions Counselor
3. Administration of any necessary placement tests
4. Financial arrangements to meet the costs of tuition and related expenses.
Applicants are entitled to receive a Notice of Student Rights; Notice Concerning Transferability of Credits and Credentials Earned; two copies of Notice of Cancellation; Completion and Placement data for the course to be taken; and a school catalog when they sign the enrollment agreement.
Prospective students are welcome to take a tour of the school and its facility. They also have the opportunity to observe and attend classes of their interest before enrollment, provided that prior arrangements have been made with the admissions office.
International Student Admissions
LAPC welcomes international students who plan on taking a full-time course of study in one of our academic programs as an F-1 visa status. Applicants from foreign countries must submit a school application available online at lapacific.edu under Admissions. A non-refundable, overseas student issuance of Form I-20 fee of $150 is also required. In addition, applicants must provide proof of high school graduation, and a financial document showing his/her financial responsibility in the United States. Applicants shall be individually notified of decisions on admission by mail or e-mail.
LAPC requires the following admissions documents to International Student Services:
• Completed LAPC 4-page application;
• Copy of a valid passport page, and Form I-94;
• Copy of current Form I-20, if any;
• Proof of residency abroad;
• Proof of high school graduation or its equivalent as a diploma or transcript;
• Financial document showing his/her financial responsibility in the United States;
• Non-refundable overseas student processing fee.
In addition to the above requirements, international students must have one of the following documents to meet their financial responsibility in the United States:
1. A bank balance statement (either issued in the foreign country or in the United States);
2. An affidavit of support signed by the applicant's financial supporter with proof of financial ability;
3. A letter of support signed by the applicant's family member, which indicates that the supporter will be responsible for all financial obligations while the applicant stays in the United States, with proof of financial ability.
The proof of financial responsibility shows the ability to meet the tuition, fees and living expenses. A Bank Verification Statement with a minimum of $16,000 USD must be provided; students accompanied by their family members must provide an additional $4,800 USD for each family member. The financial sponsor(s) must provide the necessary funding required for each family member, and any additional documents showing relationship to the student.
Any foreign document containing a language other than English must be submitted with a full English translation certifying that the translation is complete and accurate, and that the translator is competent to translate.
Due to our modest size and based on the fact that our international students represent a very wide range of countries, we do not have an onsite or contracted interpreter/translator to assist with the enrollment process for international students. However, our admissions staff are bilingual in English and Korean, and we are fully able to assist our students from Korea. For students from all other countries, we advise students to come with a friend, family member, or other acquaintance who is fluent in English and is able to provide interpretation during the admission consultation and enrollment process.
Submit all admissions documents to:
Los Angeles Pacific College
Attention: International Student Services
3325 Wilshire Blvd., #550
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Los Angeles Pacific College does not discriminate in admissions, counseling, training, placement, employment, or any activity on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or heritage, religious, philosophical, or political tenets, nor upon any handicap or medical condition. All applicants are interviewed and evaluated on the basis of their ability to be trained in their intended field of study.
Admission to LAPC requires an individual commitment to professional and educational goals and objectives. The applicant, who must be at least 18 years of age, is admitted as a regular student provided the applicant has a High School Diploma or its equivalent (GED, college transcript, college diploma, Notice of Intent to Transfer from the last school attended, etc.), and passes an admission test with no less than the minimum score as established in the test publisher's guidelines.
On a case-by-case basis, applicants who are under 18 years of age may enroll upon their legal guardian's permission. However, they may only take courses for personal development and not for academic credit. In addition, students may choose to repeat a course for personal development without academic credit. These students must submit a "Request to Repeat Course" form to Student Services for approval.
International students and cash-paying students who do not intend to pursue a degree or certificate may apply and enroll for individual classes, and fill out an enrollment agreement according to the number of classes that they plan to take.
Each applicant accepted for training will complete a request for transcript form that will be sent to their secondary institution or sign a statement that he/she has a high school diploma or the equivalent of a high school diploma (GED).
Since individual backgrounds vary greatly, applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. The Admissions Counselor meets with each applicant to determine whether the applicant possesses the necessary motivation and ability to benefit from the proposed program of study and to verify that all admissions requirements have been met.
In addition, there are other requirements for an Associate Degree program:
(1) Score of 28 or higher on the Scholastic Level ExamTM (SLE).
(2) Demonstrated desire to pursue a career in the field of study.
(3) Personal interview with the Academic Director, as needed.
(4) For International Students: Minimum TOEFL® score of 450 for TOEFL PBT, or 45 for TOEFL iBT, or a minimum Cambridge Michigan English Exam score of 54; unless the country of origin uses English as the language of instruction.