Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to visit campus?

You can visit campus any weekday we’re open (just avoid major holidays!). During a typical year, we’d encourage you to visit the campus when classes were in session, so you could experience our community first-hand, but we currently aren’t offering any in-person class experiences for visitors. Let us know what you’re interested in when setting up your visit.

How far in advance do we need to schedule our visit?

We’re usually able to accommodate tour requests with 24 hours notice, but please note that tour capacity is firm, so if you’re hoping to visit on a day where both tours are full, we won’t be able to accommodate you.

I’m going on a campus tour. What can I expect?

You’ll hear from one of our Admissions Counselors for a 15-minute informational session (with the chance to ask questions, of course) and then you’ll be shown around campus by a current student. The majority of our time will be spent outdoors, away from areas highly trafficked by our current residential students. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to take you inside a residence hall and some other key areas. But don’t let that dissuade you too much – there’s no better place to spend the majority of your time outside than San Diego!

I want to meet with my admissions counselor. Should I schedule an interview or a meeting?

If you have general questions about the admissions process, or simply about PLNU, we’re happy to schedule a time for you to meet with an admissions counselor. If you’re a high school senior or transfer student considering applying to PLNU and would like to complete your admissions interview (an optional part of the application process), we can schedule a 30-minute interview with your admissions counselor. Please keep in mind that these interviews need to be scheduled prior to the application deadline.

Do you provide accommodations for guests?

While we don’t provide on-campus accommodations for guests, we do have a partnership with Bartell Hotels, which have properties within 10 minutes of the San Diego airport and PLNU’s campus. They have seven hotel options that range in cost to fit almost any travel budget. Many properties also offer PLNU visitors a complimentary breakfast. Not only do these hotels provide up to a 15 percent discount for visitors — they also donate 10 percent of the total room cost to our University Fund, which benefits student scholarships. It's definitely a win-win!

Is transportation to and from your campus provided?

Unfortunately, we don’t provide transportation for visitors, but we’re less than 15 minutes from the San Diego airport and major train stations!

Can I meet with a coach while I’m on campus?

While our coaches love meeting with prospective students, we cannot always guarantee a meeting due to their busy schedules. If you’re interested in being an athlete at PLNU, please fill out our prospective athlete form. If you have questions or want to be in touch with a coach, you can find contact information for each of our coaches on our Athletics page.

Can I meet with someone regarding financial aid?

Absolutely! The Office of Student Financial Services is located right across the hall from admissions, and it takes walk-ins. You can visit that office before or after going on your campus tour. You can also give the office a call at (619) 849-2538 or email