University of the People

Location: Pasadena, California

Website: UPeople

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The University of the People is a private online university that offers associate and bachelor’s degree programs in business administration, computer science, and health science as well as master’s degree programs in business administration and education. Find more details on the degrees offered here.

Undergrad Admission For Domestic and International Students
To meet admission requirements, applicants must:
--> Be 16 years old or older
--> Be able to demonstrate high school completion
--> Have English proficiency

To apply for admissions consideration to UoPeople, applicants must complete an online application. Once eligible to begin your studies with us, you are required to submit a payment of a non-refundable Application Fee.

Entrance exams are not required for admission – this means that you do not need to submit any standardized test scores in order to be accepted to the online degree program at UoPeople in Business Administration, Computer Science or Health Science.

In order to be accepted to an undergraduate degree program, students must successfully complete the UoPeople Foundations Courses. Completing UoPeople Foundations is a requirement for all UoPeople students. They are specifically designed to equip students with the necessary skills needed to thrive in their chosen academic degree studies at the University. At the undergraduate level, students must complete two Foundations courses.

Once students have successfully passed the UoPeople Foundations Courses and sent their proof of high school completion document, they may continue as Degree Seeking Students at UoPeople in their desired undergraduate degree program. The UoPeople Foundations Courses count towards the associate’s and bachelor’s degree credit requirements.

 Graduate Admission for Domestic and International Students
Application Process:
Step 1:
--> Complete the online application
--> Pay the $60 non-refundable application fee.
--> Demonstration of English proficiency is required per the guidelines listed here. If you are not able to demonstrate English proficiency, then you will be required to complete English Composition 1 course in your first term, before continuing to study in the Foundation courses.
             Step 2 – Application Process to become a Degree-Seeking Student (DSS) in a Graduate Course:
--> Successfully complete UoPeople Graduate Foundations courses
--> Submit proof of undergraduate degree
** Submitting proof of undergraduate degree completion may be satisfied during your first term at UoPeople through the submission of:
1. official diploma (or transcript showing graduation) sent directly to UoPeople (either mailed, submitted online or a scanned copy sent electronically); or
2. a photocopy of the original diploma (or transcript showing graduation) certified by a notary sent directly to UoPeople (either mailed or submitted online);
--> Submit Resume showing at least two years of work experience (MBA only)
--> Submit Letter of Recommendation (MBA only)
**Applicants submit a formal letter of recommendation from one individual who can write knowledgeably about their academic background and/or work experience. The letter should be addressed to the UoPeople Office of Admissions and include the recommender’s full name, email address, and phone number including the country code.

University of the People (UoPeople) is the first non-profit, tuition-free, American accredited online university. Students are however, asked to pay only $100 assessment fee at the end of each course ($200 in the MBA) thus a four-year bachelor’s degree is only $4,060.