Admission of Students with Special Circumstances

At the discretion of the Admissions Committee, an exceptional applicant who does not meet the regular admission requirements may be admitted on a provisional basis to undergraduate or graduate status.  Such a prospective student is essentially qualified for entrance to the University based upon a careful review of their credentials supported by personal interviews.  Prerequisite course requirements may be added to their programs.

Any applicant who has not yet met the English Language Proficiency Standards may still be admitted upon approval of the Academic Dean.  A student admitted under these circumstances may matriculate for up to two quarters, must enroll in EN004,  and submit a minimum TOEFL or IELTS score or be dropped from the program. 

Reasonable accommodations for any special needs are to be fully documented and prearranged with the Academic Dean. 

NOTE: PSU does not admit ATB Ability-to-Benefit students.

Concerning Underage Applicants

Pacific States University requires that any student who is under the age of eighteen (18) have a guardian over the age of 21 living in 50 mile radius of PSU. In the event of a personal emergency, accident, illness or incarceration, the State of California will require the signature of a guardian before offering assistance such as hospitalization or legal counsel. Pacific States University is not permitted to act in place of the parent or guardian. If you are under the age of 18, you are required to have your parent submit a signed and completed Assigned Guardian Statement, available from an Admissions Officer, informing PSU who will be assigned as your legal guardian. The U.S.A. guardian must sign the form and submit a copy of their CA driver’s license/identification.