Non-APU students are welcomed and encouraged to attend the L.A. Term. These students are designated as “visiting scholars” by Azusa Pacific University, which allows them to remain enrolled in their home universities while participating in L.A. Term. Students receive 15 units of undergraduate course credit from APU after completing the term, which is transferred to their home universities. There must be a consortium agreement between APU and the student’s home university in order for all credits to transfer. Non-APU students should consult directly with the L.A. Term staff as soon as possible to see if an agreement currently exists.

Cost of L.A. Term for Non-APU Students

Non-APU students generally pay APU tuition rates for their classes at L.A. Term. Room and board for the semester is $3,200, which covers housing and three meals per day. Students pay tuition, room, and board costs to their home universities, just as they would if they were on campus for the semester. APU then bills the student’s home university for the L.A. Term. Students should have roughly $1,000 available while on the L.A. Term for other costs including books, field trips, lunches, and personal expenses.

Financial Aid for Non-APU Students

All financial aid you receive at your home university may be applied toward L.A. Term.

Applying to L.A. Term as a Non-APU Student

Prospective students must submit the following for enrollment in the Los Angeles Term program:

  • Online Application
  • Online Questionnaire
  • Personal Photo
  • Essay Responses
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Personal Resume
  • Two Recommendations
  • $25 Nonrefundable Fee (payable to Azusa Pacific University)

The Los Angeles Term application process seeks to be completely paperless. Our program is attempting to reduce paper consumption and printing in the office. Out of concern for the environment, please do not submit hardcopies of any of the application documents (with the exception of the $25 application fee). All application documents must be submitted electronically to