The journey begins here
Thank you for considering Life Pacific University! We know that you have many schools to consider for this next stage of your life and we are glad to be among them. For nearly 100 years, Life Pacific University has been educating the minds & empowering the futures of leaders who serve God in the Church, the workplace, and the world. We look forward to helping you begin this exciting journey. As soon as you apply, you will be assigned an admissions counselor who will be a guide for you and your family as you move forward through the admission process.
How to apply
Life Pacific University is authorized to enroll nonimmigrant alien students seeking to student in the U.S. using an F1 Student Visa. International applicants are required to submit all applications items listed below in order to be considered for admission. An applicant will receive notice of the admission decision within 1-2 weeks of the receipt of all parts of the application. If accepted, LPU will mail the student an I-20 which must be taken to the U.S. Embassy/Consulate to obtain a student visa. Please note that, if deemed necessary, LPU reserves the right to require one year’s tuition payment in advance before issuing an I-20.
Step One: Complete Online Application
The application typically takes about 15-20 minutes to complete! Once you complete the first page of the application, you will be emailed a pin number so that you can stop and save your application and return to it at a later time.
Step Two: Submit Affidavit of Financial Support
If applicant intends to cover any portion of educational expenses with personal funds, then the Affidavit of Financial Support must be accompanied by current bank statement as verification of the funds available to cover educational expenses. You can download the form here.
Step Three: Submit Sponsor Financial Certification(s) and Bank Statement(s)
This form must be completed if the Affidavit of Financial Support indicates that a sponsor will help the applicant pay for any portion of their educational expenses. A Financial Certification form must be completed for each sponsor listed on the Affidavit of Financial Support. Download the form here.
Step Four: Submit Proof of English Proficiency (TOEFL, SAT or ACT)
If your secondary education (high school) has been in a country where English is not the primary language and/or if your spken English is not proficient, a TOEFL score (Test of English as a Foreign Language) must be submitted as documentation of English proficiency. The college code the the TOEFL is 4264. The minimum score accepted for undergraduate degrees is 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based). If you completed your secondary education or college education in a country where English is the primary language, you may submit a SAT or ACT score as documentation of English proficiency. Minimum composite SAT score accepted is 790. Minmum composite ACT score accepted is 14.
Step Five: Write and Submit a Personal Essay
Your personal essay will help us learn more about you and why you want to join the Life Pacific community. This essay will also be used to help assess your academic preparation so please ensure it is well-written and free of grammar & spelling errors. Please submit the essay by email, fax, or mail.
The essay must be 2-3 pages in length and address the following:
- Your salvation experience;
- Your present walk with the Lord;
- Your involvement in church and/or ministry over the past 3-5 years, and
- Your sense of calling and life mission.
Step Six: Submit Character Reference
Reference form may be completed by a pastor, a Christian leader, or a teacher who knows you well. Instructions for submitting reference are on the form. Download the reference form here.
Step Seven: Submit Official High School Transcripts
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for admission. Students with a GPA below 2.5 may be considered for admission on academic probation (see Admission Requirements section).
Official transcripts must be received in a sealed, official school envelope. You will need to contact your school’s registrar office or guidance counselor to request that your transcripts be sent to LPU. This can take some time, so we encourage you to do it right away.
Step Eight: Submit Official College School Transcripts (If Applicable)
Minimum 2.5 GPA required for admission. Applicants with a GPA below 2.5 may be considered for admission on academic probation. Official transcripts are required from all colleges previously attended, even if applicant believes the units may not be transferable. Official transcripts must be received in a sealed, official school envelope or sent directly from the previous college to the admissions office via fax or email.
The college is authorized to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. In keeping with guidelines set by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Student and Exchange Visitor Program, the college requires international students to complete the same admissions process as any other student. A pre-application, including documentation of English proficiency and financial ability to pay, must be completed prior to the full application being made available to an international student. For any applicant whose secondary preparation has been in a country where English is not the principal language and/or who’s spoken English is not proficient, a TOEFL score (Test of English as a Foreign Language) must be submitted as documentation of English proficiency. The college code for this test is 4264. The minimum score accepted for the B.A. degree is 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based). In those countries where English is the primary language, the applicant must submit a SAT or ACT score instead of the TOEFL as documentation of English proficiency.
- Secondary school records verifying an education equivalent to that of a U.S. high school diploma. If the original documents are not in English, an official notarized English translation must be furnished by the applicant. If U.S. high school diploma equivalency cannot be determined from documents provided, the records will need to be evaluated by an official credentialing agency.
- All transcripts reflecting prior college or university coursework must be submitted. Transcripts must be evaluated, not just translated, by an official credentialing agency. Life Pacific University recommends using AERC (American Education Research Corporation, Inc.). The evaluation needs to be a detailed report including a subject-by-subject breakdown, semester unit equivalency, grading system equivalency and grade point average.
- The Confidential Financial Statement certifying his/her personal funds, and
- The Financial Certification Forms – one for each financial sponsor (if applicable).
- Residence Hall Application or Exemption Appeal
- Health Form
- $100 Tuition Deposit
- $200 Residence Hall Deposit (If Applicable)
Dates & Deadlines
Fall 2022 Early Application Deadline
Fall 2022 Regular Application & Deposit Deadline
Fall 2022 Priority Application Deadline
Applying for Fall 2022
Application Deadlines & Important Dates
Early Application Deadline
Priority Application Deadline
Cal Grant Deadline
Admitted Student Day
Regular Application & Deposit Deadline
Priority Registration Event
New Student Orientation & Move-In Day
First Day of Class
Applying for Spring 2022
Application Deadlines & Important Dates