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APU welcomes students who are committed to personal, intellectual, and spiritual growth. Applicants must evidence appreciation for the standards and spirit of the university and exhibit moral character in harmony with its purpose. The university invites applications from students who will contribute to, as well as benefit from, the university experience. In assessing the applicant’s potential for success, academic capabilities, as well as involvement in church, school, and community activities, are reviewed.

The admission and application requirements for freshman, transfer, and international students vary.

About Azusa Pacific

At APU, you’ll thrive while discovering your God-given purpose. APU has stayed committed to God First and excellence in higher education since its founding in 1899. Our faith and Four Cornerstones—Christ, Scholarship, Community, and Service—permeate every aspect of the university. Located about 20 miles northeast of Los Angeles, APU continues to be recognized each year as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

A Christ-Centered Education

You’ll thrive academically while learning from caring and accomplished professors with industry connections. An APU degree is an investment that pays off, and Given how close APU is to L.A., you’ll engage in innovative, rigorous programs preparing you with real-world experience to lead in your field.

A Thriving Community

We’re known for our authentic, inspiring community, and students feel at home here. As we do life together, we strengthen faith, embolden leadership, and support each other. You’ll foster meaningful connections together and serve others at APU and beyond. Learn more about our faith and learning community.

A Transformative Experience

You’ll develop mentor relationships with faculty and staff who want to see you succeed, and you’ll graduate transformed to make a significant difference in your field. Whether attending chapel or studying with friends, you’ll see God at work in the small moments. Transformation happens in day-to-day campus life. 

Minimum Admission Standards

To ensure each incoming student is prepared to succeed at APU, it is recommended that all applicants to the university meet the following minimums. Meeting the minimums set forth does not guarantee admission, but does guarantee that an applicant will be given full consideration.

Freshman Minimum Standards

Cumulative High School GPA 3.0+ (to be considered for regular admission)1
  2.5-2.99 (to be considered for conditional admission)1

Transfer Minimum Standards

Cumulative High School GPA 2.2+ (to be considered for regular admission)

Azusa Pacific University, in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and university policies, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, medical status, or status as a veteran. The university also prohibits sexual harassment. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, operation of university programs and activities, and employment. This policy is in accordance with the following laws, as amended, and their implementing regulations, to the extent and in the circumstances that they are applicable to the university: Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

The associate vice president of human resources is the compliance officer, and inquiries concerning undergraduate student issues related to discrimination should be made to the associate vice president at (626) 815-4527. Refer to the Title IX page on the APU website for our current Title IX officers.

Contact Your Admissions Representative

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (626) 812-3016
Phone (alt.): (800) 825-5278
Fax: (626) 812-3096


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  1. High school honors have weighted credit in determining the student’s overall GPA.