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Admission Requirements

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Palo Alto University's two-year Bachelors degree completion program is 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. Similar to a community college transfer to CSU, students should complete the majority of their general education classes before transferring into PAU’s undergraduate programs. Students who are ready to transfer from a community college to a CSU will find transitioning to PAU’s undergraduate programs quick and easy.

Admissions Requirements
  • Completion of Intermediate Algebra or higher
  • Completion of most General Education requirements
  • For applicants to the Psychology and Social Action Online program, you must be located in a state in which we are authorized to provide online education. 
  • Completion of Introduction to Psychology or higher
  • At least 84 transferrable quarter units completed at the time of enrollment. Only courses from regionally accredited institutions with a grade of C or higher are transferable, and must be at the 100-level (non-remedial) or equivalent in order to be eligible for transfer.

Transferable units may be:
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • General Education units
  • Lower-division or upper-division elective units
  • Upper-division transfer units applicable to major requirements
  • Alternative forms of general education or elective units, such as AP tests, IB tests, CLEP and US Military credit.

Pre-Application Transfer Evaluation Request

We recommend that prospective students interested in our undergraduate programs complete a pre-application transcript review, to determine if you have met all prerequisite requirements. You can request a transcript review online.

For any questions regarding transfer requirements please contact:

Office of Admissions and Outreach
Palo Alto University

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