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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages to attending Choose APU?

Choose APU is designed to give admitted high school seniors and transfers a chance to experience APU as a future Cougar. Attend a class and chapel, eat on campus, and experience life in the dorms. Even if you have visited APU before, this event provides a new look into your potential future.

What meals are provided?

When you arrive on campus on Thursday evening, you will have the opportunity to eat at one of our many dining venues on campus! Breakfast and lunch on Friday are included as well.

Where will I be housed?

All students will be housed with a current freshman in one of our four first-year residence halls. Our rooms do not come equipped with extra beds, so come prepared with your own sleeping bag, pillow, and maybe an air mattress.

Housing is not available for parents. Please view the listing of local accommodations.

I know a current student at APU; can I request to stay with him/her?

You may stay on campus with a friend, but we ask that you make those arrangements on your own. Upon checking in, please notify those assigning housing where and with whom you will be spending the night.

If I’m attending Choose APU with a friend, can we request to stay together?

Yes, but we assign housing when you check in. We will do our best to meet your request, but we suggest arriving together and as early as possible. (Check-in begins at 4:30 p.m.)

What should I bring with me?

  1. Your sleeping bag and pillow (and air mattress if you prefer)
  2. Clothing for Friday
  3. Toiletries
  4. A notebook and pen to take notes
  5. Your Bible
  6. Some spending money
  7. A cell phone (especially if APU is picking you up from the airport)

Is airport transportation provided?

Transportation is provided for students traveling without their parents from/to Ontario International Airport. If you are traveling with your parents, rental cars and private taxi/shuttle services are available at the airport.

Should I bring my parents?

Absolutely! We encourage families to visit APU together. A separate parent track will keep your parents busy while they experience APU in a way that is relevant to them.

Will I be able to meet with my admissions counselor?

Our admissions staff is dedicated to running this event, so they are not available for formal appointments on these days. However, your counselor will be around campus all day! You’re sure to see them, and they’d love it if you said hello.

Will I be able to meet with someone from Student Financial Services?

A session dedicated to discussing financial aid is part of the parent schedule. Financial aid experts will be on-hand to answer individual questions.