Required Application Materials –
Graduate Degrees

The required application materials are:

  1. Undergraduate degree Completion
  2. English Proficiency
  3. Letter of Recommendation 
  4. Resume demonstrating two years of work experience 


Undergraduate Degree Completion 

Proof of undergraduate degree completion must be met by providing a 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. 


English proficiency

Applicants who are non-native English speakers, or did not complete their undergraduate degree 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 MBA Foundations. UoPeople does not require a standardized entrance exam for admittance. 


Letter of Recommendation

Applicants submit a letter of recommendation from one individual who can write knowledgeably about their academic background and/or work experience. The letter should be formally written and addressed to the UoPeople Office of Admissions. Applicants should submit the recommender’s first and last name, email address, and phone number including the country code.



Applicants submit a resume showing at least two years of work experience.


Sending Documents 

For the quickest processing of your application materials, it is advised to send your documents electronically directly to your admissions advisor or to


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


Please note that all submitted documents become the property of University of the People, and cannot be returned, due to University regulations. 


Tips for Sending your Documents to the Office of Admissions

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.