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Admission Standards

APU welcomes students who are committed to personal, intellectual, and spiritual growth. Applicants must evidence appreciation for the standards and spirit of the university and exhibit moral character in harmony with its purpose. The university invites applications from students who will contribute to, as well as benefit from, the university experience. In assessing the applicant's potential for success, academic capabilities, as well as involvement in church, school, and community activities, are reviewed.

The admission and application requirements for freshman, transfer, nursing major, and international students vary.

Minimum Standards

To ensure each incoming student is prepared to succeed at APU, it is recommended that all applicants to the university meet the following minimums. Meeting the minimums set forth does not guarantee admission, but does guarantee that an applicant will be given full consideration.

APU, in compliance with federal regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, status as a veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

Freshman Minimum Standards

Cumulative High School GPA 3.0*
SAT Composite (Writing excluded) 910
Critical Reading 480
Math 430
ACT Composite 19
All ACT Sections 19

Transfer Minimum Standards

Cumulative College GPA 2.2

*High school GPAs do not include grades in physical education or driver’s training. High school honors have “weighted” credit in determining the student’s overall GPA.

Average Qualifications

The following averages represent the incoming class for the 2013–14 school year.

Freshman Average Qualifications
Cumulative High School GPA 3.64*
SAT Composite (Writing excluded) 1100
ACT Composite 25
Transfer Average Qualifications
Cumulative College GPA 3.1

*High school GPAs do not include the 9th grade year, grades in physical education, or driver’s training. High school honors have “weighted” credit in determining the student’s overall GPA.