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College Transfer Made Easy

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. Make an appointment to meet with an admissions counselor who will conduct a transcript evaluation and provide a detailed summary of the pre-requisite credits you have and have not completed. If you have remaining pre-requisites to complete, your admissions counselor will help you craft an academic plan to meet requirements and prepare to apply for admission to the undergraduate program.

Step 2Apply Online. After your application is received, your admissions counselor will review your application and schedule a time to discuss your goals and enrollment plans. The online application will remain open until the cohorts are filled.

Application Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended. Final official transcripts from all colleges attended will be required for enrolling students, so applicants should make arrangements to have them sent to PAU by the first day of classes. A registration hold will be placed on the student record if not received in time. Failure to submit final official transcript(s) by the end of the first term will result in being dropped from classes.
  • Statement of Purpose

Application Deadlines

Applications for the undergraduate programs are accepted on a rolling basis.

  • Applications are being accepted for a start date of mid-September 2022.
  • All application materials must be received by the Office of Admissions on or before the designated deadlines above in order to be considered for admission. Acceptances are determined on a rolling basis through the aid of an admissions counselor.

ReminderCal Grant consideration deadline is March 1, 2022. 

FAFSA applications are available at Palo Alto University's FAFSA code is 021383. 

Ready to Take the Next Steps?

Begin the Application Process Today.


Schedule a Meeting Today with Admissions.


Attend one of our Online Information Session.


Contact Admissions.

Nicolas Lapido
Assistant Director of Recruitment

Lenard Wilson
Assistant Director of Admissions

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