Does the University Have Open or Competitive Admission?
Generally, the university has open enrollment. While you won't need to submit SAT scores or be judged by your prior GPA, you will be required to meet all admission requirements as determined by your degree level (undergraduate or graduate) and program of study.
- All undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
- If high school is your highest level of education (i.e. you have not earned any college-level academic credits), you must submit proof of high school completion when you apply to the university, and be at least 14 years of age to attend APUS.
- You will be asked to submit a legible color copy of your valid government-issued photo ID before registering for courses. Military undergraduate students will submit a government issued JST or CCAF transcript
- If you have previous college experience, you will be asked to submit your transcripts from schools where you earned academic credit.
- If you are still in high school and hold junior or senior standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better, you may be admitted as an undergraduate non-degree seeking student and register in 100 & 200 level courses.
- All students under the age of 17 are required to submit an Enrollment Waiver Form signed by a parent or legal guardian.
- Students with non-standard high school diplomas such as an IEP, technical or vocational high school diploma are not eligible to be degree-seeking unless they have completed 12 semester hours at APU or at another recognized accredited institution.
- Per federal guidelines, students with an IEP, technical or vocational high school diploma are not eligible to use federal student aid, despite being admitted to a degree or certificate program, unless they were already approved for and have used federal student aid prior to 2012.
- All graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
- You will be asked to submit a legible color copy of your valid government-issued photo ID before registering for courses.
- If you have previous graduate level college experience, you will be asked to submit your transcripts from schools where you earned academic credit.