Steps for all admitted students:
1. I-20 and Admission Letter
An official admission letter will be mailed to you along with an APU I-20, indicating which term you are beginning at APU and your conditions for studying, if any. Important information about international student orientation is included in the admission packet. If you have any questions about your conditions, please contact your enrollment counselor.
2. Before Traveling to the U.S.
With your new I-20 or DS2019 from APU, you can apply for a student visa from the American Embassy or Consulate in your country. After securing your visa, you can then purchase your airplane ticket.
The International Center provides an airport pick-up service for brand new students. Please be sure to submit your Airport Pickup Request Form (PDF) to the International Center at least two weeks before your arrival. Please read the instructions listed in the request carefully. This service is available only when requests are received and confirmed. You can arrange your own transportation through one of many shuttle services available at the airports.
Azusa Pacific University provides a temporary stay (up to 6 nights/7 days) at nearby motels during the International Student Orientation. Please complete the Motel Request Form (PDF) and submit it to the International Center.
3. International Student Orientation
International Student Orientation is held about a week before the new term starts. This is the exciting time to learn all about APU and find long lasting friendships. For more information, contact the office of International Students and Scholars.
4. Tuition Payment and Registration
All international students are required to pay tuition and fees according to the arrangement made between your financial services counselor and you. You must maintain full-time status each semester. For more information, contact the office of International Students and Scholars.
5. Forms to Complete
Immunization Record for Registration (PDF)
Student ID Cards
Student Parking Permits/Vehicle Registration
Airport Pickup Request Form (PDF)
Motel Request Form (PDF)
Transfer Authorization Form (PDF)
6. More Resources for You
Pre-arrival Information (ALCI and Undergraduate) (PDF)
Pre-arrival Information (Graduate) (PDF)
Pre-arrival Information (Research Scholars) (PDF)