Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

Undergraduate Programs

Required Application Materials

Please read the minimum admission requirements listed below carefully as well as program specific requirements on the department sites. All required documents must be submitted to the International Center. Once your application is submitted, you can log in to your own services center through home.apu.edu to easily check your application progress and see a list of any outstanding items.

*Applicants with less than 28 units of college credit must submit an official high school transcript with a proof of graduation.

Minimum GPA

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

ACT or SAT scores are not required for admission for international students, though, it may increase scholarship possibilities if qualified.

Transfer Guidelines

Transfer credits will be evaluated by the One Stop | 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).

Undocumented Applicants

Undocumented applicants include those students born outside of the United States, many of whom have lived in this country for a significant portion of their lives, and who reside in the U.S. without legal permission or any form of documentation. If you are not certain whether you are in this category, please contact your enrollment counselor. If you are in this category, please submit the following items to International Enrollment Services: