Undergraduate Admissions


Why Choose UoPeople?

University of the People (UoPeople) is the Education Revolution. We are the first non-profit, tuition-free, American, accredited online University. Dedicated to opening access to higher education globally, UoPeople is designed to help qualified high school graduates overcome financial, geographic, political, and personal constraints keeping them from collegiate studies.


We offer undergraduate programs at both the Associate degree and Bachelor degree levels, in fields of study that are perfect for propelling your career in the right direction. These courses are some of the most attractive and in demand in the global job market.


Why Choosing UoPeople is Financially Smart


We are tuition-free!



It is the University’s mission to provide affordable, tuition-free education for everybody. It is our goal to make higher-education accessible to all – anytime, anywhere. To learn more about what it means to be tuition-free, click here.


As a tuition-free University, UoPeople does not charge students for course instruction, textbooks, or any other course materials. To help support the University’s mission, UoPeople charges a $60 application fee, and an Assessment Fee per course completed ($100 for the undergraduate program courses). For those who cannot afford these fees, scholarships are available.


Starting from T2-AY2021, which begins November 2020, we are updating our fees. Under the new update, all new students will be required to pay an assessment fee of $120 per undergraduate course. Therefore, applicants who want to lock-in the current fee rate, and continue to pay an assessment fee of only $100 per undergraduate course must save their spot by August 22, 2020.


To learn more about the fee update click here.


Currently, the total approximate costs to earn a degree at UoPeople are the following:

  • Associate Degree: $2,060
  • Bachelor’s Degree: $4,060


For students starting their studies in T2-AY2021 (November 2020), the total approximate costs to earn a degree at UoPeople will be the following: 

  • Associate Degree: $2,460 
  • Bachelor’s Degree: $4,860 


To learn more about the fee update click here.


Our fees are never charged in advance nor all at once. Students pay for their studies on a course-by-course basis at the end of each term.


To read more about our fees and costs, click here.




Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Students

You can apply online today in just a few simple steps. All you need to do is complete our short online application form, choose your admissions pathway, and you will be ready to start studying with us!


To learn more about the application process, click here.



UoPeople Foundations (Introductory Courses)

You will begin your studies at UoPeople by taking Foundations Courses. UoPeople Foundations Courses provide students with an understanding of the unique UoPeople method. This allows you to assess whether online learning is right for you. Completing UoPeople Foundations is a requirement for all UoPeople students. Upon successful completion of these courses, you will need to provide proof of your high-school completion to be eligible to enroll in the University and become a student in our degree programs.


Read more about our Foundations Courses.


Our Undergraduate Programs

We offer Associate & Bachelor’s Degree Programs in:


Health Science

Computer Science

Business Administration



What is the difference between an Associate and Bachelor’s degree?


An Associate degree is a 2-year degree popular in the US, that is often pursued by those looking to expand their job prospects. After completing an Associate degree, students may go on to pursue a Bachelor’s degree and carry over all their credits.


A Bachelor’s degree is the most popular degree around the globe and is generally pursued by those looking for more advanced study in a specific field. After completing the 4-year Bachelor’s degree, students will then have the opportunity to further their studies by earning a Graduate degree.

If you are interested in our graduate programs read more on  our Graduate Admissions page.


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