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Student Life

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Students in PAU's undergraduate programs have many opportunities to participate in the larger community.

Whether enrolled in on-campus or online programs, students are encouraged to get involved. Actively participating in student life enhances learning, creates friendships and builds professional relationships.

Here are the kinds of student life activities available to PAU students.

Academic SupportToggle Accordion

PAU provides students with resources to excel academically:

  • Annual orientations to help students get on their feet quickly and effectively.
  • Video conferences in online classes that build strong relationships with instructors and members of their cohort.
  • Faculty advisors who help students succeed and get support when they need it.
  • Regularly scheduled social events with program directors and faculty to facilitate strong connections.

Career Talks and Professional Speaker SeriesToggle Accordion

Experts in psychology and business disciplines are regularly invited to present talks in their areas of expertise. Recent topics have included international consulting, resume writing and job search tips, careers in forensic psychology, susceptibility to hypnosis, positive psychology, the psychology of terrorists and terrorism, and the adolescent brain.

Social ActivitiesToggle Accordion

PAU sponsors large scale events and intimate gatherings, including a research forum, an annual gala, lunch-and-learn networking sessions with industry professionals, and more. These provide opportunities for students to meet faculty and students outside of their program. After students graduate they become part of the PAU Alumni Association.

Student GovernmentToggle Accordion

The Undergraduate Student Council offers leadership opportunities for interested students.

Student OrganizationsToggle Accordion

More than 20 university-wide student organizations welcome students to join, such as:

  • Students for Ethnic and Cultural Awareness
  • PAU Running Group
  • Healing, Spirituality, and Social Action Group
  • Student Parent Association
  • Student Veteran Organization
  • and many more!


Visit the PAU Student Organizations web page for a complete list.
Palo Alto University (PAU), a private, non-profit university located in the heart of Northern California’s Silicon Valley, is a community grounded in values of social justice and dedicated to addressing pressing and emerging issues in the fields of psychology and counseling that meet the needs of today’s diverse society.


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PAU's application process is designed with busy students in mind. No letters of recommendation or application fee are required.

We recommend taking the following steps:


Step 1. Complete the Online Transfer Evaluation Step 2. Apply Online

Admission Requirements

Palo Alto University's two-year Bachelor degree completion programs are designed for transfer students who have completed approximately two years of college coursework at a community college, UC, CSU or other university, as well as the majority of their general education requirements. 

More information about requirements

Transfer Credit Guidelines

PAU's generous transfer credit policy helps students maximize their transferrable credits and streamline their pathway to graduation. Learn more about the types of credit we accept. 


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