Program Start Date(s):
- Fall 2023 Quad I — August 28, 2023
Spring 2024 Quad I — January 8, 2024
Summer 2024 Quad I — May 6, 2024
You may begin in quad II with the BST3004 course, but there are financial implications that come with entering with few units in your first quad. There are no other credential courses available for students to take in quad II. If you would like to start in quad II with the BST3004 course, speak with your enrollment counselor.
- Fall 2023 Quad I — August 9, 2023
- Spring 2024 Quad I — December 13, 2023
- Summer 2024 Quad I — April 24, 2024
The Selection Process
We understand your application is not only a reflection of you as a student; it reflects you as a person. That’s why we are committed to reviewing your application thoroughly and giving it the individual care and attention it deserves. We believe you have more to offer than just a GPA, which is why there is no numeric formula that determines admittance. Rather, we holistically evaluate your academic history, work and life experience, background, and circumstances to determine admittance into the program. We strongly encourage you to apply, even if you’re unsure of your qualifications.
To be admitted into PLNU's integrated studies degree completion program, you must have completed at least 60 units, from which 33 must be in general education, with a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 from an accredited institution as evidenced by an official transcript sent directly from each college or university attended.*
Admissions Interview: You may be eligible for an interview waiver. Eligibility can be discussed in more depth with a PLNU admissions counselor once you've started your application.
If you have any questions about your qualifications or the program in general, we encourage you to contact your enrollment counselor.
NOTE: The application is completed entirely online with the exception of transcripts, which can be submitted electronically or directly to PLNU, and test scores, which should be submitted electronically.
- Submit online application for admissions.
- Submit official transcripts from each institution attended.
Official transcripts must be sent to:
Point Loma Nazarene University
Office of Graduate Admissions
3900 Lomaland Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106
Official electronic transcripts must be emailed to:
- Submit a 500- to 600-word essay with your online application in APA format including the following:
- Why you wish to join the integrated studies degree completion program.
- Your relevant academic and professional experience.
- Your future career or life goals.
- Complete an interview with your faculty advisor.
- Basic Skills Exam: CBEST OR Equivalent*
- Test scores should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please note: PLNU does not receive scores sent from testing centers.
*Options for meeting the Basic Skills Requirement:
- Pass the CSET: Multiple Subjects Plus Writing Skills Examination.
- Pass the CSU Early Assessment Program or the CSU Placement Examinations.
- Achieve qualifying score on the SAT or ACT.
- Submit proof of registration for the CSET exam.
NOTE: All students are expected to have some proficiency with computer technology (email, internet, word processing, etc.).
*Prospective students who meet the other criteria but do not have the required semester hours for entrance or are lacking in the core requirements will be advised how to correct any deficiency. An enrollment counselor will assist these students with the development of a written pre-admission educational plan, which may include bridge courses taken at PLNU. Only courses from an accredited institution where at least a grade of a “C” has been earned will be accepted by transfer. Prospective students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement can be considered for admission under exception. Contact your enrollment counselor for details.
**General education deficiencies may be completed after admittance, but at least 20 hours must be completed prior to starting the program cohort. Three hours of appropriate prior learning credit (see below) may be used to meet one of the general education areas — with the exception of English composition and math.
***The PLNU General Education Learning Outcomes (GELOs) will be addressed and measured within the PLNU degree program to ensure the GE outcomes that we value are demonstrated.