Admissions Policies

Policy Regarding False Information

Students are advised that admission is contingent upon the truthfulness of the information contained in the application files. Discovery of false information subsequent to admission is, at the university's discretion, grounds for immediate dismissal at any point in the student's course of study. Such dismissal shall result in forfeiture of all charges paid and academic credits earned.

The full fraudulent records policy may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.

Types of Admission

Full Admission

Student has met all requirements for entrance into the program at the university and has submitted the required paperwork.

Provisional Admission

Student has less than a 2.0 grade-point average on transfer credit and must petition for provisional admission. Completion of Term I with grades of C- or better will give the student full standing and eligibility for Term II.

Students will be notified of their admission status as soon as their files are complete and evaluated by the registrar. Students who have not completed the admission process by the start of class have until the end of the first term to complete the process.

Credit for Prior Learning

Azusa Pacific University recognizes that a student may have acquired knowledge through professional and personal experiences. In awarding credit for such learning, the university joins more than 500 educational institutions throughout the country that recognize the value of experiential learning. The American Council on Education (A.C.E.), the Council on Post-Secondary Education (COPA), and the Council on Adult and Experimental Learning (CAEL) have endorsed both the concept and its value.

Credit by Portfolio

Once enrolled in the undergraduate accelerated degree program, students compile a portfolio of prior learning. The portfolio describes learning experiences derived from academic, professional, and personal settings following high school.

Letter grades are not assigned to prior learning credit earned through the portfolio. They appear on the APU transcript as "CR" for credit received. Students may earn a maximum of 30 units through portfolio assessment. Credit awards may differ among individuals.

Additional Credit Opportunities

Credits may also be obtained through:

  1. Additional coursework
    Students may choose to take other APU courses or classes from another accredited college or university.
  2. A.C.E. evaluations
    Military and civilian courses evaluated by the American Council on Education (A.C.E.) may be submitted for evaluation for transfer credit to the director of assessment.
  3. Credit by examination
    The CLEP, ACT-PEP, and DAPES examinations will be considered for additional credit.
  4. Credit by proficiency
    Azusa Pacific University offers students the opportunity to earn credit for proficiency in certain areas on a case-by- case basis.

International students must apply through the International Center. Please refer to the International Center website, or call (626) 812-3055 for specific details regarding international admissions requirements, financial information, and other general policies.