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Application Process

I do not have a postal code, what do i do?

If your country does not use the zip/postal code system, please type NA or 00000 into the zip code field.

After I agree to the terms and conditions, what do I do next?

Once you submit your application you will be able to pay the $60 application fee, and verify your email address to access your portal. Keep your eyes out for an email coming your way! Make sure to verify your email address to gain access to your online portal.

Can I edit my request for transfer credit after I submit it?

No. Do not submit your request unless you have filled in all the courses you would like to have evaluated. You will not be able to edit or submit additional courses once you have submitted your application in the Self Services Portal.

How soon can I start the MBA program?

Assuming all the enrollment requirements are met, our students are able to begin their program in any of the 5 terms per academic year. To see our academic calendar please click here.

If I was home schooled can I apply?

Homeschooled students are welcome to apply to study at UoPeople. In order to apply you must provide notarized/official proof of high school completion, be 16 years of age or older and be English proficient.

Applicants that were homeschooled and were supervised by the school district/ Education Department will need to...
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Where do I pay the Application Fee?

You may submit your payment online through the UoPeople Portal Payments can be made through Western Union (Western Union Agent Location (Quick Pay) and Western Union Wire Transfer (Global Pay), Paypal, Cashier’s Checks and Payment via MoneyGram.

PayPal payments can be with your personal PayPal account or by...
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When is the application deadline?

UoPeople offers potential students a rolling application process – this means we have several deadlines during each term. To find our nearest deadline, please refer to our Admissions Calendar. We highly recommend completing your application process and save your spot as soon as possible in order to ensure...
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How do I gain admission?

To apply to UoPeople go to and complete the online application form. Then complete the process in the online portal. For further information and guidance visit our How To Apply page. To meet our admission requirements, applicants must: be 16 years old or older; be...
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I do not have an electronic signature.

Don’t worry! You do not need to create an electronic signature at UoPeople. You simply need to type your name into the “electronic signature” field to complete the section for your online signature. If you have further issues submitting your application, please contact your advisor. Not sure who your advisor...
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I did not receive the email confirmation when I started my application.

Kindly check your spam folder to ensure that the email was not erroneously placed in an email folder other than your email inbox. If you do not find the email, please email the Office of Admissions directly to inquire about your specific application: .

What does “name of issuing institution” mean?

Name of Issuing Institution refers to the name of the high school or college where you graduated from: that is what you need to type into that field.

If I applied before and was denied admission, can I reapply next term?

Applicants may apply again in future terms. At its discretion, the University will review all available information before making an admissions decision, including past applications.


If you have previously applied and/or studied at UoPeople, and would like to re-enroll, please log in to your portal.

How can I upload an electronic signature?

Uploading your signature with a special computer application is not required at UoPeople. Once you have completed all of the required sections of your online application, sign your electronic signature by typing your name into the signature field and clicking “Confirm Signature”.

I am having problems with my application process. Who can I contact for help?

Please email the Office of Admissions directly so they may address this specific question. Please include your Applicant ID #, should you have one, in the subject line of your email. The Office of Admissions email address is:

How do I make changes on my application?

This depends on which step you are in the application process. If you have not yet completed the initial online application form and have not received access to your portal, you can click “Apply Now” on the website and edit your data there.


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How do I send my original documents or academic certificates?

You may submit documents online via the UoPeople Portal or ask your school to send us your official documents directly. You will not need to submit your documents before you start studying with us, and you will have a full year to complete this requirement from the beginning...
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When will I know if I have been accepted to UoPeople?

Once an applicant has been accepted to UoPeople, they will be notified of their admission status via email. This usually takes a few days from the time the last pieces of documentation are provided by the applicant. Please refer to the Admissions Calendar for further information.

Will the admissions office tell me when my application is complete?

All applicants are notified of their admission status via email. Please refer to the Admissions Calendar for further information.

Do you accept alternative documents to a High school diploma?

Yes, you may send a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate diploma AND transcript instead of a high school certificate and transcript. UoPeople does not accept any post secondary degrees other than a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate from accredited institutions of higher education. The accreditted institution must require a high school diploma to...
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I already submitted my online application but didn’t hear anything from the Office of Admissions. What’s wrong?

Once your application has been submitted, kindly check your spam email folder to ensure that mail from UoPeople did not erroneously get sent to a place other than your email inbox. If that doesn’t work, you may review the current status in the Self Services Portal or contact for...
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Can I apply without a GED?

To meet University of the People’s admission requirements, applicants must:
Be 16 years old or older Be able to demonstrate high school completion Have English Proficiency For more information click here  or contact your admissions advisor.

Who will send me the evaluation results?

Please check on your Self Services Portal or email your program advisor.

How can I register for a prerequisite class?

If you are a current student, please log into your Self Services Portal or please contact your Program Advisor. 

How can I access my online portal?

Once you submit your application, you will be sent an email to verify your email address. After clicking on the link, you will be redirected to create a password to login to the online portal! If you never received the verification email, contact your advisor! Not sure who...
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