Although transferring to a new school can be confusing and frustrating, new students transitioning to APU can enjoy a seamless process through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
APU does not require a specific set of college courses or a minimum amount of units completed prior to applying; however, it is in the best interest of the transfer applicant to follow the General Studies Guidelines of suggested courses while enrolled at another institution.
Academic capabilities, as well as involvement in church, school, and community activities, are considered in assessing the applicant's potential for success at the university. The application process is designed as a tool for making these assessments.
The following admission requirements apply to students who have graduated from high school and earned more than 28 units of college credit. Transfer students with less than 28 units earned at the time of applying will need to submit additional information. See freshman requirements.
- Application, Statement of Agreement with Institutional Policy, and Personal Statement (Apply Online | Undergraduate Application (PDF)
- Application Fee
A nonrefundable $45 application fee must be submitted.
TranscriptsOffice of Undergraduate Admissions
The applicant is responsible for requesting that official transcripts* be sent from each college. Send to:
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
*Official transcripts are sealed by the high school or college and mailed directly or hand-carried to Azusa Pacific University.
Each applicant must supply a Christian Character Reference (PDF) from a person familiar with the applicant’s character, such as a counselor, pastor, youth director, or close family friend.
- Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Residency
U.S. permanent residents or U.S. citizens currently living outside of the United States may be required to provide documentation. Your admissions counselor will assist you in this process.
- Nursing Applicants
Additional materials are required for nursing applicants. Refer to the BSN Admission page for further information.
If you have completed at least 12 academic units of college work in one semester, you do not need to submit test scores when applying for admission. However, the minimum SAT I and ACT scores are 910 and 19, respectively.
The minimum college GPA required for transferring is 2.2. Transfer students should also have no Ds or Fs in the previous two semesters.