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Admission Requirements – Domestic Applicants

The university graduate and 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:

All materials should be sent to:
Graduate and Professional Center: Admissions
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
Fax: (626) 815-4545

What to Expect

Once all admission materials have been received by the appropriate office, the Graduate Admissions and TESOL faculty review the applicant’s file. The applicant is then notified of the committee’s decision.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the deadlines for admission to APU?
APU has rolling admissions, but at least one month is needed to process the information. It is best to start the application process as soon as possible to guarantee a place. Graduate applications can be mailed, faxed, or downloaded above.

What if teachers have not completed the foreign language prerequisite?
Teachers who have not met the foreign language prerequisite can complete a corequisite through an equivalency option in which they engage in foreign language tutorials, formal classroom instruction, or some kind of intentional, community-based language learning while residing abroad. Teachers demonstrate equivalency by passing an oral proficiency interview usually given the last summer at APU or by documenting the equivalent of 6 semester units, which would be 240 hours of instruction, including out-of-class work.

Does APU help place teachers in universities overseas and assist them in obtaining visas?
No. APU handles only the academic program. It is suggested that teachers who have not taught abroad before consider going through a sending agency.

Are there any other requirements?
Yes. Teachers must have secured a teaching contract in an educational institution abroad.

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.