Admission

We make it easy to progress through the admission process. Our recruitment counselors will work with you each step of the way, coordinating the application and registration processes with you.

Application Deadline

The RN to BSN program cohorts begin when 18–24 students have enrolled; these students will complete the program as a group. The first step is to apply or submit an inquiry online at apu.edu, or contact Professional Enrollment Services (626) 815-4637. The sooner you submit your admissions materials, the sooner you can begin your program.

Application deadlines are August 1 (fall), December 1 (spring), or April 1 (summer).

Admission Requirements

The program admission requirements below must be met before an application is considered complete. If completed, late applications may be considered for admission if room is available. In all cases, save copies of the documents you submit.

International students have a separate application procedure that precedes the standard admission process. View international requirements.

Applicants must have:

  • 60 units or more of transferable credit
    A minimum of 60 units of transferable credit (earned with a C- grade or better) from regionally accredited colleges or universities, documented on official transcripts from each institution attended (Transcripts must be mailed from the colleges or universities directly to APU. A maximum of 70 units may be transferred from a community college.)
  • Some work experience may be required
    Faculty can advise each student on whether work experience may be required.
  • Current registered nurse (RN) licensing
    Be a currently licensed registered nurse (RN) who has graduated from an accredited associate degree or diploma nursing program.
  • Academic and collegiate-level English skills
    This program is not recommended for students who lack proficiency in basic academic skills, especially collegiate-level English communication skills.

Applicants must submit:

  • An Application for Admission (Apply Online | Download PDF)
  • A $25 nonrefundable application fee
    This application fee applies to both the online and traditional program.
  • A copy of both sides of current, signed RN license
  • A copy of CPR certificate
    Submit proof of current CPR with AED certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS for Health Care Providers) for adult and children obtained through the American Heart Association.
  • Official transcript (Download PDF)
    Request that your official transcript be sent to APU's Professional Enrollment Services for all degrees, certificates, and credentials earned prior to application to APU.
  • Additional materials
    • Two letters of professional recommendation
    • Writing sample defining professional goals
    • Current résumé
    You may need to submit additional admissions materials as directed by your admissions representative.

Submit all materials to:

Professional Enrollment Services
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
Fax: (626) 815-4637
pesadmissions@apu.edu

What to Expect

Once Azusa Pacific University receives your application, application fee, and official transcripts, your paperwork will be reviewed to determine transfer credit. Once your application and transcripts have been reviewed, you will be notified of your admission status.

All official transcripts and additional required documents must be submitted before consideration for admission.

If you are applying for financial aid, complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online for the corresponding academic year. Request financial aid transcripts from those institutions attended within the current calendar year. This is required by the U.S. Department of Education.

Qualified students will receive information about the invitation-only registration meeting. Students will pay any outstanding fees (application and registration fee) and complete enrollment paperwork with an enrollment counselor. Online students complete this process online.

Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.