Admission Requirements – Domestic Applicants
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 program admission requirements below must be met before an application is considered complete. In all cases, save copies of the documents you submit.
Note: This program is not recommended for students who lack proficiency in basic academic skills, especially collegiate-level English communication skills.
Applicants must have:
- A bachelor’s degree
A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
- A minimum 3.0 GPA
A minimum grade-point baccalaureate (undergraduate) grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (Provisional admittance may be granted to individuals who do not meet this criterion if competency can be shown.)
Applicants must submit:
- An APS Application for Admission (Apply Online | Download PDF)
- A $45 nonrefundable application fee
- A letter of intent
A typewritten letter of intent describing personal and professional goals.
- A reference (Download PDF)
A reference form identifying persons qualified to judge academic or professional expertise.
- A professional résumé
- Official transcript (Download PDF)
Request that your official transcript be sent to APU's School of Adult and Professional Studies for all degrees, certificates, and credentials earned prior to application to APU.
Submit all materials to:School of Adult and Professional Studies
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
Fax: (626) 815-5417
What to Expect
Once the Center for eLearning and Teaching 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.
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 online program students will receive instructions for an invitation-only online registration process. Students will complete a timed writing exam, pay any outstanding fees ($25 application fee and $100 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.