We make it easy to progress through the admission process. Our recruitment counselors will work with you each step of the way, coordinating the application and registration processes for you.
The B.A. in Liberal Studies works on a rolling admission basis, and classes begin when 18–24 students have enrolled, forming a cohort that will complete the program as a group. The first step is to contact an enrollment counselor at (626) 815-5301 and/or attend an informational meeting (see upcoming information meetings). The sooner you submit your admissions materials, the sooner you can begin your program.
The program admission requirements below must be met before an application is considered complete. In all cases, save copies of the documents you submit.
International students have a separate application procedure that precedes the standard admission process. View international requirements.
Applicants must have:
- 60 units or more of transferable credit
A minimum of 60 units of transferable credit (earned with a C- grade or better) from accredited colleges or universities, documented on official transcripts from each institution attended (Transcripts must be mailed from the colleges or universities directly to APU. A maximum of 70 units may be transferred from a community college.)
- A minimum 2.0 GPA
A minimum grade-point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in transferred courses. (Provisional admittance may be granted to individuals who do not meet this criterion if competency can be shown. See the Admissions Policies page for details.)
- Academic and collegiate-level English skills
This program is not recommended for students who lack proficiency in basic academic skills, especially collegiate-level English communication skills.
Applicants must take:
- A math proficiency test
Applicants must submit:
- An Application for Admission (Apply Online | Download PDF)
- A $25 nonrefundable application fee
This application fee applies to both the online and traditional program.
- Official transcript (Download PDF)
Request that your official transcript be sent to APU’s Non-Traditional Enrollment Services for all degrees, certificates, and credentials earned prior to application to APU.
- Additional materials
You may need to submit additional admissions materials as directed by your NTES admissions representative.
Submit all materials to:Non-Traditional Enrollment Services
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
Fax: (626) 815-5417
What to Expect
Once APU receives your application, application fee, and official or unofficial transcripts, your paperwork will be reviewed to determine transfer credit. Once an enrollment counselor has reviewed your application and transcripts, they will contact and notify you of your admission status. After you have been accepted, you will need to turn in the remaining documents required above. When the above requirements have been met, you will receive a letter of admission and statement of estimated accepted credits.
If you are applying for financial aid, complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online for the corresponding academic year. Request financial aid transcripts from those institutions attended within the current calendar year. This is required by the U.S. Department of Education.
Qualified prospective program students will receive information for the invitation-only registration process. Students will complete a timed writing exam, pay any outstanding fees (application and registration fee), and complete enrollment paperwork online with an enrollment counselor.
Some programs, including this one, begin as soon as enough students enroll to form a cohort. The students form a cohort and complete the program as a group. Students in cohorts need only register once for the duration of the program.