Azusa Pacific University welcomes applications from transfer students. There is no minimum unit requirement that transfer students must complete before applying to the university. The same items are required as for freshman applicants with the following exceptions:
- If 30 or more semester units have been completed at an accredited college or university, high school transcripts are not required.
- A minimum grade-point average of 2.2 (academic GPA) for all college work completed is required for admissions consideration.
- Transfer students who have been dismissed from previous colleges must complete two additional semesters prior to applying; take a minimum of 12 core units each semester; receive no Ds, Fs, or withdrawals; and maintain a minimum 2.0 grade-point average.
In addition, transfer students must submit official transcripts from any and all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was given. An official transcript is one that Azusa Pacific University receives unopened in an envelope sealed by the issuing institution(s) and that bears the official seal of that high school, college, or university. Azusa Pacific University reserves the right to request that the transcript be sent directly from the issuing institution(s). Transfer applicants who have completed more than 15 core transferable semester units, or equivalent college credit, in the same semester may not be required to submit ACT or SAT I test scores. Transfer students with fewer than 30 transferable semester units before enrolling at APU will be at freshman standing until at least 30 units are completed.
The university can give credit for no more than 70 units of junior or two-year-college work, and there is a maximum of 90 units that may be accepted from a four-year institution.
The Undergraduate Enrollment Services Center will evaluate previous college work to determine its relationship to the requirements of Azusa Pacific University. A summary of credits and transcript evaluation will be sent to the student showing those courses that have been accepted on transfer and those courses that still need to be taken to fulfill the university’s General Education requirements. Only courses in which a grade of C- or above has been earned can be considered for transfer of credit.
Azusa Pacific University accepts the completed Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE) certification as fulfilling the lower-division General Education program requirements, but all APU students are required to complete the requisite number of Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation and upper-division General Education courses. In the cases of the IGETC and CSU GE, the certification must be complete and obtained from the respective community college before the student matriculates to APU. Students who do not receive full certification will be evaluated by standard course-to-course articulation and will follow the APU General Education program.