Determining Degree Requirements

A professional student remaining in attendance in regular session at Azusa Pacific University may, for the purpose of meeting graduation requirements, elect to meet the requirements in effect at Azusa Pacific University either at the time the student began such attendance or at graduation. Students are responsible to notify the registrar’s office if they are electing to graduate under the current academic catalog. Substitutions for discontinued courses may be authorized or required by the program department or appropriate school.

Professional students are held to the General Education requirements of the catalog from the year they enter APU unless they elect to switch catalogs. Professional students electing to switch catalogs should be aware that adopting a new catalog will require completion of all of the new requirements in that catalog, including any possible changes in General Education, academic majors, minors, concentrations and emphases, and appropriate academic policies. 

Absence due to an approved educational leave shall not be considered an interruption in attendance if such absence is for the duration of two years or less. Administrative withdrawal is not considered “an approved educational leave” (see also Leaves of Absence). When a student changes programs, the academic requirements applied will be determined as of the date of declaration or subsequent change.