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You can use Common App to apply to PLNU as a first-time freshman (students coming straight out of high school, with any number of college units). If you are a transfer student (students who have already graduated high school and have earned college units after graduating), you can apply at pointloma.edu/apply. The process is simple: submit your application with transcripts and two letters of reference (one academic and one personal), submit your application fee or fee waiver, and send us your official test scores (optional)!
Did you know 90% of PLNU students receive some form of financial aid? We offer a wide variety of grants and scholarships to help make PLNU an affordable and realistic option for you! We’re also proud to be a place for you to pursue your calling by using what you’re good at and passionate about to serve others. Our location — ten minutes from downtown, in a beach community, and 30 minutes north of the Mexican Border — provides our students with countless opportunities to get plugged into service groups and activities, in which more than 90% of students are involved while studying at PLNU. We also have a nationally ranked Study Abroad program to help you take your PLNU experience all over the world, a robust internship program to make sure you graduate with practical, hands-on experience, and a well-connected team in Career Services to come alongside you as you prepare for graduation and your future career or grad school.
Come and see for yourself what makes the PLNU community so unique (and ranked among the most beautiful university campuses). With weekday visits, sunset tours, or our signature Preview Days, you can experience a full day in the life of a PLNU student — visiting classes, sitting in on chapel, meeting with faculty, and eating in the dining hall. We encourage every applicant to visit, so join us for a campus tour or Preview Day by registering at pointloma.edu/campusvisit.
PLNU is a unique place to grow academically, in your faith, and as an engaged member of your community. At PLNU, discover who you are called to be.