Freshman Applicants

Freshman applicants are not required to have completed a specific set of courses; however the following college preparatory courses are strongly recommended:

  • English (four years)
  • Mathematics (including first- and second-year algebra and geometry)
  • Science (two years, including a laboratory science)
  • Foreign language (two years)
  • United States history or government
  • Strong academic electives

Academic capabilities, as well as involvement in church, school, and community activities, are considered in assessing the applicant's potential for success at the university. The application process is designed as a tool for making these assessments.

Increased Admission Accessibility at APU

In response to California Assembly Bill 104 and in support of incoming students whose high school academics may have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Azusa Pacific University will accept pass/no pass grades1 in place of letter grades for students who were enrolled in high school during the 2020-21 school year. Our hope is to increase accessibility and make the admissions process smoother for students and their families during this season.

Application Requirements

The following application requirements are for students currently enrolled in high school or who have earned fewer than 28 units of college credit following high school graduation.

  1. Application, Statement of Agreement with Institutional Policy, and Personal Statement (Apply Online)
  2. Transcripts
    The applicant is responsible for requesting that official transcripts2 be sent from the high school from which he/she graduated (or is currently attending) and each college he/she has attended to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

    Please download, print, and complete a Transcript Request Form (PDF) and mail it along with your official transcripts to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Azusa Pacific University
    PO Box 7000
    Azusa, CA 91702-7000
  3. Preadmission Tests (optional)
    All freshman applicants may submit scores from the ACT or SAT I. These tests are not required for admission.
  4. Programs with Additional Requirements
    • Nursing Applicants
      Additional materials are required for nursing applicants. Refer to the BSN Admission page for further information. Deadline for freshman applicants is November 15.
    • College of the Arts Applicants
      Additional materials are required for several majors in the College of the Arts. Applicants will be prompted to submit an online supplemental application, if required, via email. View more information about admission requirements on the various program admission pages on the College of the Arts site.

Footnotes

  1. Pass/no pass grades are acceptable only for general admission to Azusa Pacific University. Specific academic programs may require letter grades.
  2. Official transcripts are sealed by the high school or college and mailed directly or hand-carried to Azusa Pacific University.

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