Admissions Process


A first-time student is one who is attending college for the first time. To apply, submit the following admission materials:

  1. Completed undergraduate application for admission
  2. A non-refundable application fee of $40. Payment may be made by credit card or check. Please make checks out to Hope International University with the student's name on the memo-line, to the address below:

    Hope International University
    Attn: Undergraduate Admissions
    2500 E. Nutwood Avenue
    Fullerton, CA 92831

  3. Statement of Purpose which addresses the following:
    • Tell us about the experiences that have shaped your personal journey and how those experiences have influenced your faith, as well as your academic, career or personal goals.
    • Hope International University seeks to develop servant leaders; how do you see your goals and background fitting into that mission?
    • Share what factors are most important to you when making a final college decision and why.
  4. Reference contact information for both a Church Leader and an Educator or Employer. Reference may not be a relative of the applicant.
  5. Official high school transcript and, if applicable, transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. Official transcripts must be sealed and sent directly from the school to the Undergraduate Admission Office. No unofficial copies will be accepted. High school transcripts must show date of high school graduation. If any high school or college coursework is in progress at the time of application, an additional final transcript must be sent when the coursework is complete.
  6. Results of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT). Score reports must be sent from the testing agency directly to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

    Hope School Codes:
    SAT = 4614
    ACT = 0356

    (Not needed if student has been out of high school 5 years or more, or has 24 or more transferable semester college units.)

Application Deadlines

Hope International University adheres to a rolling admission policy. Applicants may apply anytime before the start of each semester, however, it is important to apply as early as possible as you will not receive your financial aid package or be enrolled until you are accepted.

Early Action Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester
  • Early Action #1 - December 1
  • Early Action #2 - February 1
Spring Semester
  • Early Action - November 1

To qualify for an Early Action application deadline, all materials must be received in the Admissions Office by the appropriate deadline date.


Notification of Admission

Consideration for admission will be made after the Undergraduate Admissions Office receives all required items. Once a determination on admission status is made, applicants will be notified in writing.


Send all documents to:

Hope International University
Attn: Undergraduate Admissions
2500 E. Nutwood Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92831


Questions?

If you have any questions about the HIU admissions process, contact our Admissions Office and one of our friendly staff members will be happy to assist you!


Transfer students are students who have completed 24 or more semester units of transferable college-level coursework. Applicants with at least 24 semester units of transferable college-level coursework are not equired to submit SAT or ACT scores. We also accept students who have fewer than 24 college-level units; they follow the first-time freshmen admissions process (above).

To apply, submit the following admission materials:

  1. Completed undergraduate application for admission
  2. A non-refundable application fee of $40. Payment may be made by credit card or check. Please make checks out to Hope International University with the student's name on the memo-line, to the address below:

    Hope International University
    Attn: Undergraduate Admissions
    2500 E. Nutwood Avenue
    Fullerton, CA 92831

  3. Statement of Purpose which addresses the following:
    • Tell us about the experiences that have shaped your personal journey and how those experiences have influenced your faith, as well as your academic, career or personal goals.
    • Hope International University seeks to develop servant leaders; how do you see your goals and background fitting into that mission?
    • Share what factors are most important to you when making a final college decision and why.
  4. Reference contact information for both a Church Leader and an Educator or Employer. A reference may not be a relative of the applicant.
  5. Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities. Official transcripts must be sealed and sent directly from the school to the Undergraduate Admission Office. No unofficial copies will be accepted. If any college coursework is in progress at the time of application, an additional final transcript must be sent when the coursework is complete. Transfer students who have completed 24 or more transferable semester units are generally not required to submit high school transcripts.

Application Deadlines

Hope International University adheres to a rolling admission policy. Applicants may apply anytime before the start of each semester, however, it is important to apply as early as possible as you will not receive your financial aid package or be enrolled until you are accepted.

Early Action Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester
  • Early Action #1 - December 1
  • Early Action #2 - February 1
Spring Semester
  • Early Action - November 1

To qualify for an Early Action application deadline, all materials must be received in the Admissions Office by the appropriate deadline date.


Notification of Admission

Consideration for admission will be made after the Undergraduate Admissions Office receives all required items. Once a determination on admission status is made, applicants will be notified in writing.


Send all documents to:

Hope International University
Attn: Undergraduate Admissions
2500 E. Nutwood Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92831


Questions?

If you have any questions about the HIU admissions process, contact our Admissions Office and one of our friendly staff members will be happy to assist you!