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Admission Requirements – Domestic Applicants

The university graduate and international MBA program admission requirements below must be met before an application is considered complete.

International students have a separate application procedure that precedes the standard admission process. View international requirements below or contact the International Center at +1-626-812-3055 or by email.

Applicants must possess:

Applicants must submit:

Submit all materials to:

Graduate and Professional Center: Admissions
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
Fax: (626) 815-4571 • (626) 815-4545

What to Expect

After all admission materials have been received by the Graduate and Professional Center, the faculty or department chair reviews the applicant’s file. The student is notified in writing of the admission decision. It is recommended that applications be submitted two months prior to the start of classes for the desired semester to allow for processing.

Note: Nursing, psychology, art, and physical therapy programs have specific deadlines. Please check with a graduate enrollment counselor for further details.

Admission Requirements—International Applicants

Azusa Pacific University is authorized under federal law by the U.S. CIS and the U.S. Department of State to enroll nonimmigrant, alien undergraduate and graduate students. APU issues and administers both the I-20 and DS 2019 (F-1 and J-1 status documents respectively).

To apply for a graduate program at APU, the following requirements must be fulfilled in addition to meeting the domestic applicant and program-specific admission requirements specified by the program.

International applicants must:

International applicants must also submit:

Submit all materials to:

International Center
Azusa Pacific University
901 E. Alosta Ave.
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
Fax: +1-626-815-3801
Email IC

What to Expect

After the International Center receives all admission materials, a committee of department faculty review the applicant’s file. The applicant is then notified of the committee’s decision.

Additional Admissions Information

Admission is based on a review of each applicant’s academic achievements, GMAT score, work experience, personal statement, and references. While the entirety of an applicant’s package is considered, accepted applicants generally fit into one of the following categories.

Regular Program Acceptance – Students admitted to the program in this group typically have undergraduate GPAs of 3.0 or higher, GMAT scores of 500 or higher, and 3–5 years of significant work experience.

Conditional Program Acceptance – Students admitted to the program provisionally typically have undergraduate GPAs between 2.5 and 2.9, or GMAT scores between 450 and 499. Only a limited number of applicants in this group are accepted into the program. Students in this group should take special care in writing their personal statements. If admitted, provisional students must maintain a B or better overall GPA in the first 12 units of coursework with no course grade below a B- in order to continue in the program.

Start Times – Students are admitted and can start the traditional MBA program in any term during the school year. MMBA and YEMBA program cohorts are admitted and start the program during the month of June each year.

Application Deadline – The application deadline for the traditional MBA program is approximately four weeks before the start of any session. The application deadline for the MMBA and YEMBA programs is March 31.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.