In order to qualify as an international student at APU, the individual needs to be able to obtain an F-1 or J-1 visa or be in F-1 or J-1 legal status. An individual who has another type of valid U.S. visa may also study full or part time at Azusa Pacific University, depending on the visa type. Anyone in the U.S. in B-1/B-2 status, however, is not allowed by law to study full or part time in any educational program.
Azusa Pacific University is authorized under federal law by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of State to enroll nonimmigrant alien undergraduate and graduate students as well as intensive English students. APU issues and administers the I-20 and DS 2019 (F-1 and J-1 status documents, respectively). APU is able to issue I-20s for the Azusa campus as well as for the following regional locations: San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles. Not all degree programs are available at the regional locations.
To be considered for admission to an APU graduate program as an international applicant, you must meet all the requirements listed in the Admission to the University section of the catalog, as well as a few requirements unique to international applicants:
- Affidavit of Financial Support and bank statement1 proving ability to pay for education costs through personal, family, or sponsor resources
- Certified English proficiency (See English Proficiency Requirements)
- Official transcripts sent from previously attended schools directly to APU. Transcripts must be in original language and English.
- Copy of passport
One year’s tuition may be required prior to issuing the United States immigration document.
All international applicants are expected to read and comply with the policies listed in this catalog.
Note: Individual departments may have additional requirements; see the applicable program for specific information.
International applicants must submit all application materials and direct all questions to:
International Enrollment Services
Azusa Pacific University
901 E. Alosta Ave.
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000