Remember These Deadlines When Applying to APU

by Tony Suleiman

When choosing and applying to colleges, there are many things to keep in mind such as location, academic reputation, community, education opportunities, and of course, knowing when is the best time to apply for college. At Azusa Pacific, we understand that the application process can seem overwhelming, but that is why our undergraduate admissions team is ready and willing to help you every step of the way. Whether you’re interested in starting college in the fall or spring, here is a list of undergraduate APU application deadlines every prospective student and parent should know!

Undergraduate Students Applying for Fall Semester

  • October 1 - FAFSA begins accepting applications for financial aid
  • November 15 - Early Action Application Deadline
  • February 15 - Regular Decision Deadline
  • March 2 - FAFSA Priority Deadline; Cal Grant Final Deadline (for California residents)
  • May 1 - Enrollment Deposits Due - National Candidates Reply Date
  • July 1 - Final Application Deadline (transfers and freshmen)

Undergraduate Students Applying for Spring Semester

  • October 1 - FAFSA begins accepting applications for financial aid
  • October 15 - Priority Application Deadline (recommended)
  • December 1 - Final Deadline

Things to Note

What is an early action application? It’s a convenient application that allows students interested in attending APU to apply early and get accepted early. This can be as soon as three months after the Early Application deadline. Choosing this application gives students additional time to weigh their options and, combined with completing the FAFSA early, allows you to look into the best possible financial aid packages sooner.

Another important piece of information to remember this year is that FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) applications can now be submitted as early as October 1 instead of January 1. The priority deadline to submit the FAFSA is March 2. If you are a California resident, this is the final deadline to submit the FAFSA and GPA verification form to apply for the Cal Grant. Also, don’t forget to turn in your enrollment deposits on time! Enrollment deposits can be made—and are fully refundable—up to May 1. Enrollment deposits may be accepted after May 1 if space is still available.

For more information on deadlines or the application process, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or your admissions counselor.

Tony Suleiman ’18 is a business major and editorial intern in the Office of University Relations.