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Program Start Date(s):
Fall 2023 Quad I — August 28, 2023
Spring 2024 Quad I — January 8, 2024
Fall 2023 Quad I — August 9, 2023
Spring 2024 Quad I — December 13, 2023
Note: Not all programs offer entry for new students each quad. Check with your enrollment counselor for programs and start dates. This program is offered in a fully online format in San Diego and is offered both fully online and hybrid in Bakersfield.
The Selection Process
The educational context at PLNU will challenge you to live a full life that integrates the pursuit of knowledge with beliefs, values, and actions. While honoring diverse perspectives and beliefs, Christian values and principles are woven into the educational experience. We understand your application is not only a reflection of you as a student; it reflects you as a person. At PLNU, we holistically evaluate your academic history, work and life experience, background, and circumstances to determine admission into a graduate program. Your undergraduate GPA is an important piece of your application, but if you do not meet the minimum GPA requirement of a 3.0, you may still be eligible for admission based on your application package as well as the exceptions policy per your particular program.* Therefore, we strongly encourage you to contact your enrollment counselor, who will advise you regarding your qualifications and provide specific information about the admission under exceptions process.
To be admitted into PLNU's Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program, you must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, as evidenced by an official transcript from an institution that indicates the completion of an undergraduate degree.
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.