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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.

  1. A Graduate Application for Admission
    (Apply Online | Download PDF)
  2. Find your program code to complete the application:
    Graduate Program Codes (PDF)
  3. A $45 nonrefundable application fee
  4. Official transcripts from all institutions leading to, and awarding, the applicant's baccalaureate degree and all post-baccalaureate study (To be considered official, a transcript must come directly from the Office of the Registrar of the school attended to the Graduate and Professional Center: Admissions at Azusa Pacific University. Students' sealed copies will not be considered official.)
  5. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  6. Minimum baccalaureate or master's 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.)
  7. Three recommendation letters or forms submitted by principals or district administrators who have current knowledge of the applicant's academic ability and potential for service in school administration
  8. Letter to the dean describing educational goals as well as short- and long-term professional goals
  9. Résumé
  10. Verification of Teaching or Pupil Personnel Services Experience (PDF)
  11. Verification with supervisor signatures of at least three years of full-time service under a "basic" credential (i.e., Teaching, Pupil Personnel Services, Library, School Nurse, etc.)
  12. Valid California teaching, services, or designated subject credential
  13. Successful completion of the CBEST
  14. Intern credential candidates must also submit:
  15. Contract or letter verifying the offer of employment as an administrator (not part of the teachers’ bargaining unit)
  16. Terms and Agreements signed by the superintendent or designee expressing willingness to collaborate with the university in the mentoring process.

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 91702-7000
(626) 815-4570
Fax: (626) 815-4545

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.

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.