College

Applicant Checklist - Incoming Freshmen

Step 1: Application for Admission (includes Essay and Application Fee)

  • Our online application can be found here: http://college.aju.edu/forms/college-apply.aspx
  • Please share as much as you can about yourself within the application – the more we learn about you, the better your chances of landing one of our generous scholarships should you gain acceptance to our university.
  • A very specific prompt has been selected for the Essay portion of the application – please provide a thoughtful, appropriate response.
  • The Application Fee of $35 can be paid online (via credit card) as part of the application. This fee can also be paid by sending a check (made out to “American Jewish University”) to:

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

Step 2: Recommendations

  • A minimum of two recommendations are required, and at least one must come from an academic source.
  • Academic recommendations are typically submitted by current and/or former teachers. These recommendations should focus on your performance and abilities in a classroom environment.
  • Personal recommendations can also be considered as part of your applicant file. Personal recommendations are typically submitted by current and/or former employers, mentors, advisors, counselors, or spiritual leaders. These recommendations should focus on your character and interests outside of the classroom.
  • Recommendations can be submitted in the following ways:

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

Step 3: Official Transcripts

  • Please submit official transcripts from all of the high schools that you’ve attended.
  • If you’ve taken college courses, please submit official transcripts from all of the colleges that you’ve attended.
  • Official transcripts can be submitted in the following ways:

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

Step 4: SAT or ACT Scores

  • To learn how to send your SAT scores to American Jewish University, visit www.collegeboard.org. Our SAT code is 4876.
  • To learn how to send your ACT scores to American Jewish University, visit www.act.org. Our ACT code is 0462.
  • Your SAT or ACT scores should be sent to:

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

An inclusive
jewish environment

While the majority of our students are Jewish, we appreciate and value differences in observance, lifestyle, and thought. Here, everyone’s story and experiences add to the mosaic of our community. As we consider what it means to be human and part of a wider society, we employ an ethical framework informed by Jewish culture and philosophy to prepare all students for success both in civic life and their chosen profession.

  • L.A.’s vibrant Jewish life provides a wealth of opportunities to explore your relationship with Judaism, both on and off campus.
  • Whether observant or secular, we all enjoy celebrations that mark seasonal changes (Sukkot), major historical events like the establishment of the State of Israel (Yom Ha’atzmaut), and biblical legends (Purim).
  • Welcoming Shabbat dinners bring our community together in celebration of Jewish identity and rituals.

ADVISORS AND MENTORS
WHO KNOW YOU

Traveling down a road alone can be hard. But traveling with someone who knows that road well—who can tell you interesting places to stop or where there’s a sharp turn—is a very different experience. Since your academic and personal success is our highest priority, at AJU College you are assigned an academic advisor and a personal mentor from day one to guide you in making smart decisions for your future.

  • Traveling down a road alone can be hard. But traveling with someone who knows that road well—who can tell you interesting places to stop or where there’s a sharp turn—is a very different experience. Since your academic and personal success is our highest priority, at AJU College you are assigned an academic advisor and a personal mentor from day one to guide you in making smart decisions for your future.
  • Your faculty advisor helps with everything from choosing class schedules to recommending courses to help you reach the next phase of your story—whether that’s graduate school, law or medical school, or an entry-level position in your field.
  • All students are also assigned a personal mentor who helps guide you through the social and interpersonal aspects of your college experience.

learn by
serving others

By participating in community-based projects you gain perspective on the challenges facing our human family. Serving others broadens your horizons, engages your ideals, and cements within you the Jewish tradition of civic responsibility. These attributes combine to make you a fuller human being as you move forward on your chosen track.

  • All AJU College students take part in hands-on service projects, part of the Sid B. Levine Service Learning Program.
  • Students have led projects to raise awareness of social injustices like human trafficking, hunger, and gender inequality.
  • Faculty and students annually host middle school students for the Prejudice Awareness Summit, where such topics as bullying and discrimination are discussed and conflict-resolution skills are taught.
  • AJU College participates in the international service projects of the American Jewish World Service, which takes students on study-volunteer trips to El Salvador, Ghana, and India.