Transfer to APU
We’re excited you’re interested in transferring to Azusa Pacific to study at our Azusa campus. APU offers transfer pathways and resources to support you, and our admissions team is available to assist along the way.
You can transfer to APU as early as your freshman year. APU does not require a specific set of courses or a minimum amount of units completed prior to applying. However, we recommend following the General Education Transfer Plans or Articulation Agreement list of suggested courses for your institution to help ensure they transfer over. The key is to identify your transfer plan and start planning early! Ready to apply? View APU’s transfer application requirements.
Are you an admitted transfer student? If you’ve already been accepted to APU, congrats! Visit our Admitted Students page and watch for emails from the admissions team to guide you through next steps.
Create an account on the Transferology website to find out which college courses will transfer to APU.
Find Your Transfer Pathway
General Education Transfer Plans
The General Education Transfer Plans provide suggested courses that will satisfy APU’s General Education requirements, based on the school you are transferring from. Use these to plan your transfer path, or contact our admissions team for assistance in seeing which courses transfer.
Course-to-course articulation agreements identify courses from the community college or university you are transferring from that are comparable to or “acceptable in lieu of” corresponding courses for undergraduate programs at APU. We offer articulation agreements with many community colleges across Southern California.
Associate Degree Transfer Plans
If you’re planning to complete your associate degree and transfer from a community college, view available transfer plans to see how your courses and degree will transfer into a major at APU.
APU evaluates courses and service completed through the Armed Services and may grant credit for such courses. Credit is typically based on the recommendations from the American Council on Education (ACE) and may include General Education credit in Fitness for Life and other non-General Education elective credit. Contact us to learn more.
Exam Credit: AP, IB, CLEP
Earn credit through three competency exams recognized by the university: Advanced Placement (AP) tests, International Baccalaureate (IB), and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). There is no maximum number of credits that may be accumulated from these tests. However, no CLEP credit will be granted in a student’s final semester. View Credit by Examination in the Academic Catalog for additional information or contact the Undergraduate Enrollment Services Center.
Explore Transfer Scholarships and Financial Aid
APU offers scholarships for transfer students, in addition to other financial aid opportunities, to support your education. Learn more about understanding financial aid and what may be available to you, including academic scholarships and participatory scholarships.
Check out these helpful financial aid and scholarship tips for transfer students.