College

How to Apply & Deadlines

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Required Application Materials:

  1. Completed Admission Application (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. Academic Letter of Recommendation  

Optional Application Materials:

  1. Interview (May be requested by the Admissions Committee).
  2. Additional Academic or Professional Letter of Recommendation.
  3. Official SAT or ACT scores (required for some scholarship consideration).

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 admissions@aju.edu or call 310.440.1247.

MAILING ADDRESS

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

 

DATES & DEADLINES

FALL 2017 (Freshman/Transfer)

Early Action Admission: November 15th, 2016
Rolling Admission: July 15th, 2017

SPRING 2017 (Freshman/Transfer)

Early Action (non-binding): October 31st, 2016
Rolling Admission: December 1st, 2016

How we evaluate admission applications

At AJU, we review each applicant individually and not in comparison to others. Therefore, we review each candidate for indication of academic preparedness not merely from his/her transcripts but also the following:

  • Personal statement/essay
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community service
  • Personal and professional accomplishments
  • Relation and potential contribution to the AJU community
  • Letters of recommendation

The average admitted Grade Point Average is a 3.0 on a 4-point scale, admission is selective and we encourage all highly interested candidates to apply.

In addition to academic accomplishment, we strongly value well rounded students with leadership potential and the desire and willingness to contribute to the AJU community.

SCHOLARSHIPS

American Jewish University is pleased to offer merit based scholarships to newly matriculated full-time undergraduate students (both freshman and transfer students). These scholarships range from $2,500 to $7,500 per year.

Full and partial Board of Directors and Presidential scholarships are available to exceptional students. To qualify for these scholarships, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum 3.5 overall GPA
  • A highly competitive SAT or ACT score
  • At least two academic letters of recommendation addressing academic and leadership potential
  • An essay addressing future contributions to the AJU community as well as leadership potential within the general or Jewish community.

In addition to the above merit based scholarships, need based financial assistance is also available.

FINANCIAL AID

We encourage you to begin the financial aid process in parallel to your admission application.

In order to qualify for financial aid, please complete the following:

 

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.