Required Application Materials
All the required documents listed below must be submitted to the International Center. Each application will be evaluated individually and the international admissions coordinator will notify each applicant during the application process and after the admission decision is made. GPA (grade-point average on a U.S. system) is an important factor for the admission process, but recommendation letters and essays will be carefully reviewed as well.
- An Application for International Undergraduate Admission (PDF)
- $65 (U.S.) nonrefundable application fee
- A copy of valid passport
- Statement of Agreement with Institutional Policy
- Two letters of recommendation (included in the application form)
- Affidavit of Financial Support form (attached to the application form)
- Sponsor’s Current official bank statement showing sufficient funds (Cost Information)
- Official Transcripts and a proof of high school graduation*
- Proof of English Proficiency
*Applicants with less than 28 units of college credit must submit an official high school transcript with a proof of graduation.
A minimum of 2.75 on a 4.0 US scale is required for all international applicants. The Nursing program requires a higher GPA. Please review the department requirements carefully.
English Proficiency Requirements
All international applicants must provide a proof of English proficiency. There are a few ways to provide them. Please review the English Proficiency Requirements site. For a TOEFL score report, use APU’s school code of 4596 to request the report to be sent to APU. Please note the score is only valid for two years.
Additional Test Requirements
SAT scores are not required for admission for international students, though, it may increase scholarship possibilities if qualified.
Transfer credits will be evaluated by the Office of the Undergraduate Registrar. At the time of application, submission of official course descriptions is necessary. The maximum number of transferable units into APU is 70 units from a junior college and 90 units from a university. The evaluation will be done on a course-by-course basis. Students will be required to take a minimum of 30 semester units at APU, including 15 upper-division units in their field of study. Courses graded lower than a C (on a U.S. scale) will not be transferable to APU.
For complete information on application requirements refer to the Application for International Undergraduate Admission (PDF)International Undergraduate Application (PDF) form.