The L.A. Term application process is now completely paperless. We wanted to be conscious of the negative impacts that waste has on the environment and shift to a more efficient application process. Students can now submit their application documents and schedule an interview online.
Students must attach/upload the following documents to your online application form: an unofficial transcript, resume, and three personal photos. After your application form is submitted, we will download all your documents and mark them as received on the Application File Status page.
What is included in the application process?
Application and Questionnaire
Students will have the ability to “save and continue later” throughout the application process (only after the first page is complete).
Just supply an email address to save your progress. A unique link will be emailed to you that will allow you to return to your survey where you left off. This feature will only save data entered up to this page. To save the data entered on the page you are currently working on, use the save and continue feature on the following page.
If you are accepted into the L.A. Term program, we will use your responses from the five-page questionnaire, along with your three personal photos, to design a Student Profile sheet to give to your new host family. In return, students will receive a Host Family Profile complete with background information, contact information, home address, amenities, and basic rules and expectations of the household before the start of the semester. The student and host family profiles serve as an introduction, set a good first impression, and help in the transition process. The questionnaire will also help us match students with the best possible organization in the Internship Placement Process.
Please submit your unofficial transcripts from every college and university you have attended. To download your APU unofficial transcript, log into home.apu.edu. For transcripts from other colleges and universities, please do not copy and paste information into a Microsoft Word document. Transcripts copied and pasted into a Word document will not be accepted. For the selection process, we will review the number of units earned, not attempted.
At the end of the application and questionnaire, you will have the opportunity to upload a PDF version of your unofficial transcript to the online form.
Submitting your resume is very important in the process of matching you with the best possible internship site. In your resume, please outline your work and volunteer experience, education background, and any specific skills and interests. If you have never drafted a resume, we included documents below to help you in the resume drafting process.
During the first weeks of the program, the L.A. Term staff will help students finalize a concise and professional resume for each potential internship site.
At the end of the application and questionnaire, you will have the opportunity to upload a PDF version of your resume to the online form.
Three Personal Photos
Please submit three different personal photos that best represent your personality and interests.
Requirements for personal photos:
- JPEG format only
- High-resolution photos
- Photo size between 300 KB–10 MB
- Color photos
- Do not submit similar photos. Use different photos and not just headshots.
- Do not embed your photos onto a Word document (submit photos separately)
If accepted into the L.A. Term program, we will use your three photos, along with your questionnaire responses, in a Student Profile and give that to your new host family. In return, students will receive a Host Family Profile complete with background information, contact information, home address, amenities, and basic rules and expectations of the household before the start of the semester. The student and host family profiles serve as an introduction, set a good first impression, and help in the transition process.
At the end of the application and questionnaire, you will have the opportunity to upload JPEG versions of your photos to the online form.
Two recommendations are required. A professor, employer, religious leader, residence hall director or assistant, and/or APU staff member can submit a recommendation on your behalf.
Copy and paste the URL link to an email and send it to your recommenders. No signature required. The L.A. Term staff will verify the authenticity of the recommendation by phone or email confirmation, if necessary.
Recommendations should be submitted no later than the application deadline for the desired term.
Nonrefundable Application Fee
Please submit your $25 nonrefundable application fee at your scheduled interview. We accept cash or check (payable to Azusa Pacific University).
Select at least three available dates/times that work for you and we will send you a confirmation email via vCita. Interviews are on a first come, first serve basis. Do not schedule an interview last minute. All interviews will be conducted in the Ronald Building, Room 108 (Dr. Paul Hertig’s office), on East Campus.
What is vCita? vCita is an online scheduling application that removes the stress of schedule conflicts, confirmations, and marking availability. vCita is able to easily schedule interview appointments with multiple people simultaneously.
Application File Status
How will I know that you received my applications documents?
You can check your application file status online with an additional service we provide through Google Docs. Using your application username you’ve selected for privacy purposes, we’ve created a spreadsheet that lists every student applicant and the documents that have been received and those that are still pending.
Once you have submitted your application documents, please allow 2–3 business days for it to be logged and updated in your application file status. This is not an automated service. Please remember an application file will be identified by the student’s username for the sake of his or her privacy.
If you notice any discrepancy between what you submitted to what has been updated online, please email email@example.com.
All application materials, including two recommendation forms, must be submitted no later than Friday, February 15, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. PST. The application deadline is final.
Interviews will be conducted from February 18 to March 1, 2013, in the Ronald Building, Room 108. Don’t forget to submit your $25 nonrefundable application fee at your scheduled interview to complete the application process.