The required application materials are:
- High School Completion
- English Proficiency
High School Completion
Proof of high school completion must be met by providing a high school diploma or its official functional equivalent. With our mission to open the gates to higher education, students may begin their studies without delay! Find out more here.
This requirement may be satisfied during your first term at UoPeople through the submission of:
1. official diploma (or transcript showing graduation) sent directly to UoPeople (either mailed or submitted online); or
2. a photocopy of the original diploma (or transcript showing graduation) certified by a notary sent directly to UoPeople (either mailed or submitted online); or
3. the best evidence available, including a signed certification from the applicant regarding earning a diploma, a written explanation of why a diploma cannot be sent, and an attachment of the best evidence available. Every case will be evaluated separately and it is at the university discretion to allow sending only the best evidence available.
For applicants still wishing to send their documents to the Office of Admissions in Pasadena, California, must send to the following address:
University of the People (Office of Admissions)
225 S. Lake Ave. Suite 300
Pasadena, CA. 91101
Documents that are not in the English language must be submitted along with an official notarized translation. The original as well as the English version must be sent to UoPeople.
UoPeople also accepts the following official post-secondary credentials for admissions consideration:
Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees.
It is important to verify that all the appropriate documents are included, as well as to be sure that you have copies for your personal records.
Applicants who are non-native English speakers, or did not complete their high school education in an institution where the primary language of instruction is English, are required to provide proof of English proficiency. Should applicants be unable to provide proof of English proficiency, they will need to successfully complete a UoPeople English course before proceeding to UoPeople Foundations. UoPeople does not require a standardized entrance exam for admittance.
***Please note that all submitted documents become the property of University of the People, and cannot be returned, due to university regulations.
If applicants have any issues or questions regarding the required documents they need to send, they may contact their personal Admissions Advisor or the Office of Admissions.