Admissions Requirements

The AJU application process is straightforward and personal.  We want to get to know you as an individual, not just your facts and figures.  Applicants are evaluated independently, never ranked against one another.  Special attention is paid to the content and quality of your essay(s), so we encourage you to take a little time ensuring they properly represent you, your academic potential, and (most importantly) your personality.

The American Jewish University Admissions team is here to support you through every step of the admissions process. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at admissionsataju.edu or call (310) 440.1247.  During regular California business hours, you can also chat with us online.

  • Freshman Application Process

    Required Application Materials

    1. Completed Application for Admissions (choose one):

    2. Official, sealed and unopened, High School Transcript

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      • Request directly from institution(s) and mail to the address below

    3. At least ONE Academic Letter of Recommendation

      •  Letter of Recommendation Form   

        • You can send the recommendation link: www.aju.edu/recommend directly to whomever you have asked to be one of your recommenders.  They can also mail or email a letter of recommendation directly to AJU following the steps below.

    Optional Application Materials

    1. Additional Academic or Professional Letter of Recommendation.

    2. Interview (May be requested by the Admissions Committee).

    3. Official SAT or ACT scores (highly recommended for some merit-based scholarships).

    Materials Submission:

    Please request all official transcripts and letters of recommendation to be mailed to:

    American Jewish University
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    15600 Mulholland Drive
    Bel Air, CA 90077

    Letters of recommendation can also be emailed directly by the recommender to admissionsataju.edu

    Application Fee

    The application fee for American Jewish University's College of Arts & Sciences is $35.  Fee waivers are available - connect with an admissions counselor for more information.

  • Transfer Application Process

    Required Application Materials

    1. Completed Application for Admissions (choose one):

    2. Official, sealed and unopened College transcript(s)

      • Order online from ALL institutions you have attended and received any credit from.  

      • Official transcripts can be sent digitally through your institutions transcript service OR mailed through USPS to the address below.

        Note: If you have less than one full year of college, you must also submit your official high school transcript.

    3. At least ONE Academic Letter of Recommendation 

      •  Letter of Recommendation Form   

        • You can send the recommendation link (www.aju.edu/recommend) directly to whomever you have asked to be one of your recommenders.  They can also mail or email a letter of recommendation directly to AJU following the steps below.

    Optional Application Materials

    1. Additional Academic or Professional Letter of Recommendation.

    2. Interview (May be requested by the Admissions Committee).

    3. Official SAT or ACT scores (highly recommended for some merit-based scholarships).


    Materials Submission:

    Please request all official transcripts and letters of recommendation to be mailed to:

    American Jewish University
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    15600 Mulholland Drive
    Bel Air, CA 90077

    Letters of recommendation can also be emailed directly by the recommender to admissionsataju.edu

    Application Fee

    The application fee for American Jewish University's College of Arts & Sciences is $35.  Fee waivers are available - connect with an admissions counselor for more information.

  • International Student Application Process

    Required Application Materials for International Students

    1. Completed Application for Admissions (choose one):

    2. At least ONE Academic Letter of Recommendation

      •  Letter of Recommendation Form   

        • You can send the recommendation link (www.aju.edu/recommend) directly to whomever you have asked to be one of your recommenders.  They can also mail or email a letter of recommendation directly to AJU following the steps below.

    3. Official, sealed and unopened, Secondary School/High School Transcript and/or Official, sealed and unopened College/University Transcript

    4. Official TOEFL or IELTS scores

    5. Credential Evaluation report from either of the following agencies:

    Optional Application Materials

    1. English translations of all academic records (may be requested by the Admissions office)

    2. Additional Academic or Professional Letter of Recommendation.

    3. Interview (May be requested by the Admissions Committee).

    4. Official SAT or ACT scores (highly recommended for some merit-based scholarships).

    Materials Submission:

    Please request all official transcripts and letters of recommendation to be mailed to:

    American Jewish University
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    15600 Mulholland Drive
    Bel Air, CA 90077

    Letters of recommendation can also be emailed directly by the recommender to admissions@aju.edu

    Application Fee

    The application fee for American Jewish University's College of Arts & Sciences is $35.  Fee waivers are available - connect with an admissions counselor for more information.