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  1. Bachelor's
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  3. Doctoral
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  5. Certificate
  6. Individual courses
Admissions requirements
Requirements GED/High School Diploma At Least 16 Years of Age US Citizen or Valid Visa English Language Proficiency Test
GED/High School Diploma At Least 16 Years of Age US Citizen or Valid Visa English Language Proficiency Test Only non-native English speakers
  1. Bachelor’s degree admission requirements
  2. State/territory-specific requirements
  3. International applicants
  4. Transfer credit and Prior Learning
Bachelor's degree admission requirements

Diplomas and certificates

Must have earned an acceptable high school diploma, GED® equivalent, California High School Proficiency Examination certificate or foreign secondary school equivalent. If you currently don't meet this requirement, you can arrange to take the GED through your state's GED administrator's office or search for the nearest GED testing center.

Eligibility

  • Be at least 16 years of age at the time of application if applying to an bachelor degree program.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or hold an approved, valid visa if residing in the United States.
  • Not have been expelled from a previous institution.
  • Complete all required forms for admission as well as submit official test scores and official transcripts from all colleges and universities you've attended.

1. GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education.

Residents of:

  1. Hawaii must submit immunization documentation if enrolling in a campus-based program.
  2.  Nevada must submit high school graduation documentation.

Applicants without appropriate previous academic experience in an English language environment must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®), the Test of English as an International Communication (TOEIC®), the Berlitz® Online Proficiency Test, the Pearson Test of English Academic or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS®). Please contact an Enrollment Representative to learn more about this requirement if you are a non-native speaker of English.

  • TOEFL and TOEIC are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS). This website is not endorsed or approved by ETS
  •  Berlitz is a registered trademark of Berlitz Investment Corp.
  • IELTS is a registered trademark of University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate on behalf of the chancellor, masters and scholars of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

As part of your admission, and depending on your grades and/or scores, prior coursework from a degree-granting institution with institutional accreditation might be transferable and applied to the requirements of your University of Phoenix program. You can also earn academic credit through a national testing program such as the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)®, DSST or Advanced Placement. If you have had professional training or served in the military, you may be able to convert your training into academic credits through the University’s Prior Learning Assessment process.

  • CLEP is a registered trademark of College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this website.
Requirements Undergraduate Degree GPA 2.5 US Citizen or Valid Visa English Language Proficiency Test
Undergraduate Degree GPA 2.5 US Citizen or Valid Visa English Language Proficiency Test Only non-native English speakers
  1. Master’s degree admission requirements
  2. State/territory-specific requirements
  3. International Applicants
Master's degree admission requirements

Diplomas and certificates

Must have an undergraduate degree from an approved, college or university with institutional accreditation, or hold a comparable degree from a recognized institution outside the United States.

GPA requirements

Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) as shown on the undergraduate degree posted transcript.

Work Experience

Must meet work experience requirements or have access to an organizational environment, depending on your selected degree program, in order to successfully complete program objectives and apply concepts you learn in our courses. Please contact an Enrollment Representative to learn if your program has such a requirement.

Eligibility

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or hold an approved, valid visa if residing in the United States.
  • Not have been expelled from a previous institution.
  • Complete all required forms for admission and submit an official undergraduate degree posted transcript.

Residents of:

Hawaii must submit immunization documentation if enrolling in a campus-based program.

Applicants without appropriate previous academic experience in an English language environment must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®), the Test of English as an International Communication (TOEIC®), the Berlitz® Online Proficiency Test, the Pearson Test of English Academic or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS®). Please contact an Enrollment Representative to learn more about this requirement if you are a non-native speaker of English.

  • TOEFL is a registered trademark of Educational Testing Services. Berlitz is a registered trademark of Berlitz International Inc.
  • Berlitz is a registered trademark of Berlitz Investment Corp.
  • IELTS is a registered trademark of University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate on behalf of the chancellor, masters and scholars of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
Requirements Graduate Degree Work experience and minimum 3.0 GPA US Citizen or Valid Visa English Language Proficiency Test
Graduate Degree Work experience and minimum 3.0 GPA US Citizen or Valid Visa English Language Proficiency Test Only non-native English speakers
  1. Doctoral degree admission requirements
  2. International applicants
  3. Student visa information
Doctoral degree admission requirements

Diplomas and certificates

Must have a graduate degree from a regionally or an approved nationally accredited — or candidate for accreditation — college or university or equivalent graduate degree earned at a recognized foreign institution. Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on graduate degree posted transcripts.

Work experience

Must have a record of current or past employment in a supervisory or management position. Certain doctoral degree programs may have program-specific work experience requirements. Please contact an Enrollment Representative to learn more about program-specific work experience requirements.

Eligibility

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or hold an approved, valid visa if residing in the United States.
  •  Have access to a research library.
  • Have a signed University hardware/software agreement.
  • Not have been expelled from a previous institution.
  • Complete all required forms for admission and submit an official graduate degree posted transcript.

Applicants without appropriate previous academic experience in an English language environment must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®), the Test of English as an International Communication (TOEIC®), the Berlitz® Online Proficiency Test, the Pearson Test of English Academic or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS®). Please contact an Enrollment Representative to learn more about this requirement if you are a non-native speaker of English.

  • TOEFL and TOEIC are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS). This website is not endorsed or approved by ETS.
  • Berlitz is a registered trademark of Berlitz Investment Corp.
  • IELTS is a registered trademark of University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate on behalf of the chancellor, masters and scholars of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

University of Phoenix is authorized under Federal Law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.

Requirements GED/High School Diploma At Least 16 Years of Age US Citizen or Valid Visa English Language Proficiency Test
GED/High School Diploma At Least 16 Years of Age US Citizen or Valid Visa English Language Proficiency Test Only non-native English speakers
  1. Associate degree admission requirements
  2. State/territory-specific
  3. International applicants
  4. Transfer credit and Prior Learning
Associate degree admission requirements

Diplomas and certificates

Must have earned an acceptable high school diploma, GED® equivalent, California High School Proficiency Examination certificate or foreign secondary school equivalent. If you currently don't meet this requirement, you can arrange to take the GED through your state’s GED administrator’s office or search for the nearest GED testing center

Eligibility

  • Be at least 16 years of age at the time of application if applying to an associate degree program
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or hold an approved, valid visa if residing in the United States.
  • Not have been expelled from a previous institution.
  • Complete all required forms for admission as well as submit official test scores and official transcripts from all colleges and universities you've attended.

Residents of:

  1.  Hawaii, must submit immunization documentation if enrolling in a campus-based program.
  2.  Nevada must submit high school graduation documentation.

Applicants without appropriate previous academic experience in an English language environment must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®), the Test of English as an International Communication (TOEIC®), the Berlitz® Online Proficiency Test, the Pearson Test of English Academic or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS®). Please contact an Enrollment Representative to learn more about this requirement if you are a non-native speaker of English.

  • TOEFL and TOEIC are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS). This website is not endorsed or approved by ETS
  • Berlitz is a registered trademark of Berlitz Investment Corp.
  • IELTS is a registered trademark of University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate on behalf of the chancellor, masters and scholars of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

As part of your admission, and depending on your grades and/or scores, prior coursework from a degree-granting institution with institutional accreditation might be transferable and applied to the requirements of your University of Phoenix program. You can also earn academic credit through a national testing program such as the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)®, DSST Advanced Placement. If you have had professional training or served in the military, you may be able to convert your training into academic credits through the University’s Prior Learning Assessment process.

  • CLEP is a registered trademark of College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this website.

 

Requirements GED/High School Diploma At Least 16 Years of Age US Citizen or Valid Visa English Language Proficiency Test
GED/High School Diploma At Least 16 Years of Age US Citizen or Valid Visa English Language Proficiency Test Only non-native English speakers
  1. Certificate admission requirements
  2. State/territory-specific requirements
  3. International applicants
  4. Transfer credit and Prior Learning
Certificate degree admission requirements

Diplomas

Must have earned an acceptable high school diploma, GED® equivalent, California High School Proficiency Examination certificate or foreign secondary school equivalent. If you currently don't meet this requirement, you can arrange to take the GED through your state's GED administrator's office or search for the nearest GED testing center.

  • GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education

Work experience

Must meet work experience requirements or have access to an organizational environment, depending on your selected degree program, in order to successfully complete program objectives and apply concepts you learn in our courses. Please contact an Enrollment Representative to learn if your program has such a requirement.

Eligibility

  •  Be at least 16 years of age at the time of application if applying to an associate degree program.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or hold an approved, valid visa if residing in the United States.
  • Not have been expelled from a previous institution.
  • Complete all required forms for admission as well as submit official test scores and official transcripts from all colleges and universities you've attended.

Residents of:

  • Hawaii must submit immunization documentation if enrolling in a campus-based program.
  • Nevada must submit high school graduation documentation.

Applicants without appropriate previous academic experience in an English language environment must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®), the Test of English as an International Communication (TOEIC®), the Berlitz® Online Proficiency Test, the Pearson Test of English Academic or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS®). Please contact an Enrollment Representative to learn more about this requirement if you are a non-native speaker of English.

  • TOEFL and TOEIC are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS). This website is not endorsed or approved by ETS.
  • Berlitz is a registered trademark of Berlitz Investment Corp.
  • IELTS is a registered trademark of University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate on behalf of the chancellor, masters and scholars of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

As part of your admission, and depending on your grades and/or scores, prior coursework from a degree-granting institution with institutional accreditation might be transferable and applied to the requirements of your University of Phoenix program. You can also earn academic credit through a national testing program such as the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)®, DSST Advanced Placement. If you have had professional training or served in the military, you may be able to convert your training into academic credits through the University’s Prior Learning Assessment process.

  • CLEP is a registered trademark of College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this website.
Requirements GED/High School Diploma At Least 16 Years of Age US Citizen or Valid Visa English Language Proficiency Test
GED/High School Diploma At Least 16 Years of Age US Citizen or Valid Visa English Language Proficiency Test Only non-native English speakers
  1. Individual course admission requirements
  2. State/territory-specific requirements
  3. International applicants
  4. Transfer credit and Prior Learning
Individual course admission requirements

Diplomas and certificates

Must have earned an acceptable high school diploma, GED® equivalent, California High School Proficiency Examination certificate or foreign secondary school equivalent. If you currently don't meet this requirement, you can arrange to take the GED through your state's GED administrator's office or search for the nearest GED testing center.

Work experience

Must meet work experience requirements or have access to an organizational environment, depending on your selected degree program, in order to successfully complete program objectives and apply concepts you learn in our courses. Please contact an Enrollment Representative to learn if your program has such a requirement.

Eligibility

  • Be at least 16 years of age at the time of application if applying to an associate degree program.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or hold an approved, valid visa if residing in the United States.
  • Not have been expelled from a previous institution.
  • Meet any prerequisite requirements for the single course.

1. GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education.

Residents of:

  • Hawaii must submit immunization documentation if enrolling in a campus-based program.
  • Nevada must submit high school graduation documentation.

Applicants without appropriate previous academic experience in an English language environment must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®), the Test of English as an International Communication (TOEIC®), the Berlitz® Online Proficiency Test, the Pearson Test of English Academic or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS®). Please contact an Enrollment Representative to learn more about this requirement if you are a non- native speaker of English.

  • TOEFL and TOEIC are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS). This website is not endorsed or approved by ETS.
  •  Berlitz is a registered trademark of Berlitz Investment Corp.
  • IELTS is a registered trademark of University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate on behalf of the chancellor, masters and scholars of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

As part of your admission, and depending on your grades and/or scores, prior coursework from a degree-granting institution with institutional accreditation might be transferable and applied to the requirements of your University of Phoenix program. You can also earn academic credit through a national testing program such as the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)®, DSST or Advanced Placement. If you have had professional training or served in the military, you may be able to convert your training into academic credits through the University’s Prior Learning Assessment process.

  • CLEP is a registered trademark of College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this website.

More to know when you apply

Scholarship opportunities

Whether you’re a new or transfer student, you can apply for a scholarship worth up to $3,000.

Transfer credits

Earn your degree without starting from scratch. Apply eligible transfer credits from an institutionally accredited university or college toward your degree.

International students

International college credits may apply toward your degree. Bring eligible credits earned from a post-secondary institution recognized by the native countries Ministry of Education or other acceptable governing body and see if you can save.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you meet admission requirements for your program, University of Phoenix is open to students striving for varied levels of education from first-time enrollees for an associate degree to a student working toward their masters.

Completing an admissions application and meeting admission requirements is all you need to apply. An Enrollment Representative is ready to help you through the process.

A college degree of any level can be helpful in the job marketplace. Having the ability to pursue opportunities in a new direction starts with higher education.

Prior coursework from a degree-granting institution with institutional accreditation, or credit earned through a national testing program such as the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES or Advanced Placement, may be transferable, depending on your grades/scores. Your professional training or military training may also be converted into academic credits.  

Not at all. Your GPA will be determined by the credits earned in residence at University of Phoenix.

The transfer of credits is at the discretion of the receiving institution.  The University of Phoenix can perform a pre-evaluation using your unofficial transcripts to give you an idea of how your transfer credits may apply to your selected program.  Officially, you need to complete the admissions form, provide information about all schools attended, and sign the transfer request form. When all forms and transcripts are received, you’ll know for sure what transfer credits will apply.

Earned community college credits may be transferable to your next level of learning. Speak with your Enrollment Representative about specific program requirements.

Your experience during your military service could translate into college credit. We can obtain your records and review to see if credit applies. The University uses ACE credit recommendations when evaluating military service.

 List your previous military experience on your application for admission and sign a transcript request form. We will request those military transcripts for you.

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