Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of attending Choose APU?

Choose APU is designed to give admitted high school seniors and transfers a chance to experience APU as a future Cougar. Attend a class and chapel, eat on campus, and experience life in the dorms. Even if you have visited APU before, this event provides a new look into your potential future.

What meals are provided?

We provide lunch and dinner on Thursday, as well as breakfast and lunch on Friday.

I have special dietary needs; what are my options?

Whether you prefer a vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, or other special diet, there are various options on our menus to meet your dietary needs. If you have food allergies, please request help from the dining venue manager to assist you with choosing safe options. You can access nutrition facts, and allergen ingredients, for every menu item available through Dining Services and APU Mobile app.

Where will I be housed?

All students will be housed with a current freshman in one of our four first-year residence halls. Our rooms do not come equipped with extra beds, so come prepared with your own sleeping bag, pillow, and maybe an air mattress.

Housing is not available for parents. Please view the listing of local accommodations.

I know a current student at APU; can I request to stay with him/her?

You may stay on campus with a friend, but we ask that you make those arrangements on your own. Please check the appropriate box on the housing portion of the registration form and include the information requested.

If I’m attending Choose APU with a friend, can we request to stay together?

Yes. Please check the appropriate box on the housing portion of the registration form and include the information requested.

What should I bring with me?

  1. Your sleeping bag and pillow (and air mattress if you prefer)
  2. Clothing for Friday
  3. Toiletries
  4. A pen to take notes
  5. Some spending money
  6. A cell phone (especially if APU is picking you up from the airport)

Is transportation provided?

Transportation may be available from Ontario International, Los Angeles International, and Burbank airports for students flying alone from out of the area. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate and International Admissions by email at or call (626) 812-3016, prior to booking airfare, to learn more about our transportation guidelines. If you are traveling with an adult, rental cars, private taxi, and shuttle services are available at the airport.


Students from the general Los Angeles area can now take the Metro Gold Line to campus! Please exit at the APU/Citrus College station.

Will I be able to meet with my admissions counselor?

Our admissions staff is dedicated to running this event, so they are not available for formal appointments on these days. However, your counselor will be around campus all day! You’re sure to see them, and they’d love it if you said hello.

Will I be able to meet with someone from Student Financial Services?

A session dedicated to discussing financial aid is part of this event, and financial aid experts will be available to answer individual questions.