Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages to attending an APU Preview event?

A lot of people tell us when they plan their visit to APU that they want to “do it all,” but often struggle to fit everything in. APU Preview is strategically designed to do just that! We want you to leave knowing more about APU and the college application process, while also experiencing what it is like to be a student.

What meals are provided?

All meals are provided, from Thursday evening dinner through Friday afternoon lunch.

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 an air mattress if desired.

Housing is not available for parents and families. 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. Prior to the event, please email to provide us with the name, housing area, and room number of the student you will be staying with.

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

Housing assignments are made during check-in. Please check in together and make your request at the check-in table.

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 notebook and pen to take notes
  5. Some spending money
  6. A cell phone (especially if APU has coordinated transportation for you from the airport)

Is transportation provided?

Transportation is provided by taxi or Uber for students traveling without their parents from/to Ontario, LAX, and Burbank (Bob Hope) airports. If you are traveling with your parents, rental cars, private taxi, and shuttle services are available at the airport.


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

Should I bring my parents?

Absolutely! We encourage families to visit APU together. A separate parent track will keep your parents busy while they experience APU in a way that is relevant to them.

Will I be able to meet with my admissions counselor?

Our admissions staff is dedicated to running APU Preview, so they are not available for formal appointments on these days.

However, your counselor will be around campus all day!

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

We will walk you through the financial aid process during the financial aid session.