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APU welcomes students who are committed to personal, intellectual, and spiritual growth. Applicants must evidence appreciation for the standards and spirit of the university and exhibit moral character in harmony with its purpose. The university invites 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, as well as involvement in church, school, and community activities, are reviewed.

The admission and application requirements for freshman, transfer, and international students vary.

Minimum Admission Standards

To ensure each incoming student is prepared to succeed at APU, it is recommended that all applicants to the university meet the following minimums. Meeting the minimums set forth does not guarantee admission, but does guarantee that an applicant will be given full consideration. Students who apply for the 2020–21 through 2023–24 school years may also submit pass/no pass grades1 from the 2020-21 academic year.

Azusa Pacific University, in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and university policies, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, medical status, or status as a veteran. The university also prohibits sexual harassment. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, operation of university programs and activities, and employment. This policy is in accordance with the following laws, as amended, and their implementing regulations, to the extent and in the circumstances that they are applicable to the university: Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

The associate vice president of human resources ( is the compliance officer, and inquiries concerning undergraduate student issues related to discrimination should be made to the associate vice president of human resources at (626) 815-4527. Please refer to the Title IX page on the APU website ( for our current Title IX officers.

Freshman Minimum Standards
Cumulative High School GPA 3.0+ (to be considered for regular admission)2
2.5-2.99 (to be considered for conditional admission)2
Transfer Minimum Standards
Cumulative College GPA 2.2+ (to be considered for regular admission)

Note: SAT and ACT test scores are not required for admission. However, applicants are encouraged to submit either an SAT score or an ACT score, as they may be used to determine additional academic scholarship awards.

Average Qualifications

The following averages represent the incoming class for the 2016-17 school year.

Freshman Average Qualifications
Cumulative High School GPA 3.702
SAT Composite (Writing excluded) 1051
ACT Composite 25
Transfer Average Qualifications
Cumulative College GPA 3.1


  1. Pass/no pass grades are acceptable only for general admission to Azusa Pacific University. Specific academic programs may require letter grades.
  2. High school honors have weighted credit in determining the student’s overall GPA.

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