How to Apply at the University of Phoenix

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The University of Phoenix is one of the most well-known institutions for distance learning in the United States. It offers a wide range of degrees, including business, criminal justice, arts and health care -- both online or at one of its satellite campuses nationwide. The university wants to ensure that each student is fully aware of the academic and financial commitment, which is why students must speak to an enrollment counselor to initiate, and complete, the admissions process.

Things You'll Need

  • Contact information for previous education
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Application fee
  • Visit the University of Phoenix website (see Resources), where you can learn more about the programs offered. In addition to the bachelor's programs, University of Phoenix also offers an associate program through Axia College of University of Phoenix.

  • Complete the online questionnaire, where you submit your contact information. Once this information has been submitted, an enrollment counselor from University of Phoenix will contact you to answer questions, explain the classroom environment and setup, discuss and analyze your educational goals and provide you with information needed to apply. If you have not been contacted within a few days, call the university at (866) 766-0766 to speak with someone in enrollment.

  • Complete the application using the information provided by the University of Phoenix enrollment counselor. This counselor provides you with the URL to a secure online website. This URL and login information is provided only after a prospective student has spoken with an enrollment counselor. To complete the application, you need information regarding past educational history, including high school and any colleges or universities you have attended. The counselor is available to help you throughout every step of the admissions process.

  • Pay the application fee; this can be done online with a valid credit card.

  • Complete and sign the required forms and mail them back to University of Phoenix, which contacts previous educational institutions to receive official transcripts.

Tips & Warnings

  • Prepare a list of questions to ask the enrollment counselor before your phone conversation. This will help you avoid overlooking any important questions you might have.
  • Complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (see Resources).
  • Not all students are admitted to the University of Phoenix.
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