General Admission

Admission Policy

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CTU applicants must submit complete, official academic transcripts, or records of all previous education at higher educational institutions(s) they attended. Failure to comply may result in admission being denied, may delay enrollment at the University or may create a loss of academic credit. The University recruits and admits domestic and international students who have demonstrated the potential to complete CTU’s academic programs successfully. Motivation and interest to succeed are considered in addition to the applicants’ academic qualifications.

Admission Procedures

1. Non-refundable application fee of $100.
2. 1 color passport size photograph.
3. 2 letters of recommendation.
4. Submit a completed admission application form.
5. Have an original of official transcripts from all colleges (or universities) previously attended forwarded directly to CTU’s Office of Admission.
6. After all application materials have been submitted and all official transcripts of previous college/university work has been received by the University, the applicant’s application will be evaluated by the Academic Dean. If the applicant is accepted for admission, a letter of acceptance is forwarded to the applicant.

Application forms, current school catalog and any other information concerning enrollment may be obtained from the Registrar at 2333 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90057 Tel: 213-484-4440.

Continuing Students

Continuing students should automatically enroll in each consecutive quarter. Students must notify the Registrar if they do not intend to register in a given quarter. Students are allowed to apply for a Leave of Absence (non-medical) for three consecutive quarters without penalty. Any student who does not register for the next quarter after the expiration of a Leave of Absence must apply for readmission and is subject to all current academic and administrative policies and procedures, including any new degree requirements in effect at the time of readmission.

All matriculated students are required to register for the following quarter by the scheduled registration deadline which is usually one to two weeks before the start of the new quarter, these deadlines are posted on the official bulletin board. Continuing registration fees are $50.00 per quarter, and a late fee of $20.00 is assessed on students who do not register within the deadline.

Transfer of Credit Policy

The transferability of credits you earn at California Trinity University is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer.  Acceptance of the degree, diploma, or certificate you earn in CTU educational program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits or degree, diploma, or certificate that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contracting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending California Trinity University to determine if your credits or degree, diploma or certificate will transfer.

Notice to Prospective Degree Program Students

The degree programs offered by CTU are not accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

A graduate of an unaccredited degree program will not be eligible to sit in any licensure exams in California and other states nor does it allow one to become certified or registered as required for an applicable profession, occupation, trade, or career field in California.

A degree program that is unaccredited or a degree from an unaccredited institution is not recognized for some employment positions, including, but not limited to, positions with the State of California.

A student enrolled in an unaccredited institution is not eligible for federal financial aid programs.

CTU has filed for and is on the initial stages of accreditation application for its Masters of Business Administration program with an accrediting agency. The approval for accreditation is dependent upon the school satisfying all the required phases of the accreditation process.

This institution is provisionally approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education ( to offer degree programs. To continue to offer this degree program, this institution must meet the following requirements:

  • Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.
  • Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by July 1, 2017 and full accreditation by July 1, 2020.

If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:

  • Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
  • If it is viable, provide a teach-out plan to finish the educational program or provide a refund within 45 days upon request by a student.

An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended.