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Admission

Informational Meeting

Prospective students may attend an informational meeting to receive initial group advising prior to submitting an application. Check the School of Education's information meeting calendar for upcoming dates.

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.

  1. A Graduate Application for Admission
    (Apply Online | Download PDF)
  2. Use the following program code when applying: EDPY07
  3. A $45 nonrefundable application fee
  4. Official transcripts from all institutions leading to and awarding the applicant's baccalaureate degree (bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution) and all post-baccalaureate study (To be considered official, a transcript must be mailed directly from the Office of the Registrar of the institution attended to the Graduate and Professional Center at Azusa Pacific University. Students' sealed copies will not be considered official. Baccalaureate or master's degree grade-point average (GPA) should be at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Provisional admittance may be granted to individuals with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.9 if competency can be shown using multiple measures.)
  5. Three recommendation forms should be submitted by supervisors who have current knowledge of the applicant's academic ability and potential for service within the credential area. A professor, current supervisor, or previous supervisor may write the letter of recommendation. A letter of recommendation from a pastor, friend, or coworker will NOT be accepted.
  6. A five-page essay/autobiography describing personal and professional history
  7. Résumé, vita (preferred), or Statement of Experience, including most relevant work and volunteer experience
  8. Proof of Certificate of Clearance (Submit photocopy of most current Emergency Permit or Certificate of Clearance (finger- print check for CTC) application to the Graduate and Professional Center. For more information, please contact the Credential Analyst at (626) 815-5346.
  9. Successful completion of the CBEST (Proof of completion; test scores and/or CBEST card)
  10. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores. The GRE must have been taken within the last 12 months prior to application. All three scores, with an emphasis on the writing score, are used as one consideration for approving an application. Although a minimum score is not required, the GRE is one element in the whole application process. Admission is competitive and not all students who meet the minimum requirements will be admitted. Information on the administration of this test is available from the Department of School Counseling and School Psychology.

After all above materials have been received by the Office of Graduate Admissions, the Department of School Counseling and School Psychology reviews the file and notifies the applicant by mail to schedule an admission interview. The prospective candidate should come prepared to be interviewed by two members of the department’s faculty. The purpose of the interview is to meet the candidate, discuss career goals, evaluate match of the program to the student, and make an initial assessment of the applicant’s potential for success as a school psychologist.

All materials should be sent to:
Graduate and Professional Center: Admissions
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000

Located at:
568 E. Foothill Blvd.
Azusa, CA 91702
(626) 815-4545
Fax (626) 815-4571
gpc@apu.edu

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
USA
+1-626-812-3055
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.

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.