Admission to the University

Prospective Azusa Pacific University students are committed to personal, intellectual, and spiritual growth. Applicants must evidence sympathetic appreciation for the standards and spirit of the university and exhibit moral character in harmony with its purpose. The university encourages applications from students who will contribute to, as well as benefit from, the university experience. In assessing the applicant’s potential for success, academic capabilities and experience relevant to the program of application and disposition are reviewed.

While the following minimum requirements are considered for university admission, specific program acceptance requirements and application deadlines should be consulted as well by reviewing the appropriate program on the APU website and its corresponding catalog section.

The applicant’s scholastic record is considered an important indicator of potential success at the university. Candidates with a GPA of 2.5 or higher may be considered for regular admission. Candidates with a GPA of 2.0-2.49 may be considered for conditional admission. While each applicant is considered for admission on individual merit, various criteria are used in the selection process. Meeting the minimum requirements, however, does not guarantee admission to the university. These criteria are delineated in this catalog. In some cases, the admissions committee may request a personal interview with the applicant.