General Admission

Admission Policy

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The University admits qualified domestic and international students who exhibit potential and aptitude to successfully complete the selected academic programs. Students seeking admission must submit all application requirements, including official academic transcripts, or records of all previous education at higher educational institutions(s) they attended.

It is the policy of CTU that applicants for admission shall not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, age and physical handicap. CTU’s admission policy is in compliance with the following federal statutes prohibiting such discrimination: Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended); Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Age Discrimination Act of 1975; and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

General Admission Requirements

The following general admissions requirements apply for local, out-of-state and international students:

  1. Completed Admission Application forms which can be obtained from the admissions office or downloaded from the school website at
  2. One (1) color passport size photograph.
  3. Official Transcript forwarded directly to CTU’s Office of Admission.
    • For Graduate program applicants, an official transcript from college (or university) previously attended indicating a completion of at least a Bachelor or an equivalent undergraduate degree.
    • For Associate and Bachelor program applicants, an official transcript from an educational institution recently attended indicating a completion of at least a high-school diploma.

Specific admission requirements for international students are discussed in a separate page on International Students.

After all application materials have been submitted and all official transcripts of previous college/university work have been received by the University, and applicable fees paid, 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.

Transfer of Credit Policy

The University allows transfer of credit for up to a maximum of 8 quarter units. Students will need to apply for an Approval for Transfer Credit and, along with their transcripts, provide a course syllabus or catalog course description from their previous school. The Academic Dean will then conduct an assessment to determine a match of equivalent or corresponding CTU courses. The University does not grant credit to prior experiential learning.

Transferability of Credits Earned at Our Institution

The transferability of credits earned at CTU 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 your program of study 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 contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending CTU 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.

The degree programs of the institution are currently suspended by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education ( . To be able to offer degree programs, 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.