Applying to GGU for the first time? – GGU is launching a new application system on June 17, 2024. Please come back on June 17th to start your GGU application.

Do you have an unfinished application in process? – The deadline to complete your in-process application (for current account holders only) is Friday, June 20th at 8:00 am PT. After that time, you may be required to start a new application when the new application launches. Finish your application today.

International Students – You will need to submit any missing documentation for I-20 issuance by June 20th. Additional assistance for the Form I-20 may be requested by contacting our office at internationaladmit@ggu.edu.

Applying to Golden Gate University

Whether it’s your first time attending university or you’re ready to earn an advanced degree, GGU has options that can help you achieve your goals. We understand that the admissions process can seem overwhelming at any level of higher education, that’s why our enrollment team is here to help you throughout the process. We’ll make sure you get the information you need, answer any questions you may have, and provide you with the support you need to graduate.

Admissions requirements will vary depending on your academic level as well as your program of interest. Check below for details on how to apply and connect with an Enrollment Advisor to help answer any questions you may have.

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Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate program application requirements include:

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Online application
  • Resume or CV
  • Unofficial transcripts from all previously attended institutions (official transcripts will be required after admission)

Some of our bachelor’s degree programs may have additional application requirements.

We encourage you to explore your program of interest or get in touch with an Enrollment Advisor for full details.

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Graduate Admissions

Graduate program application requirements include:

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Online application
  • Resume or CV
  • Unofficial transcripts from all previously attended institutions (official transcripts will be required after admission)

GRE or GMAT test scores are not required for any of our graduate programs. Some of our graduate degree programs may have additional application requirements.

We encourage you to explore your program of interest or get in touch with an Enrollment Advisor for full details.

International Admissions

In addition to our undergraduate or graduate application requirements, international applicants are required to submit:

  • Transcript evaluations for foreign transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency scores (exceptions apply)
  • A copy of your passport
  • A Certification of Finances form

Some of our programs may have additional application requirements. We encourage you to explore your program of interest or contact an Enrollment Advisor if you have any questions. You can also browse our International Student Admissions page for more details about transcript evaluations, documentation, and other requirements.

Learn more about International Admissions

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Military and
Veteran Students

Golden Gate University is in the top 15% of colleges and universities nationwide who have contributed to the Yellow Ribbon Program for our country’s veterans to reach their educational goals.

Our Helen Diller Center for Veterans of U.S. Military Service is staffed by a dedicated team of veterans and military family members, who are committed to ensuring the best possible experience for student veterans and military-connected students at Golden Gate University.

From starting an application and navigating VA benefits to starting a career search and transitioning to civilian life, we’re here to support you through every step of your journey.

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Are you looking to
transfer credits to
Golden Gate University?

Many of our students can accelerate the completion of their degrees by transferring credits earned from qualifying universities.

Want to find out which credits will transfer to GGU before you apply? We make it easy to learn how many of your credits will transfer.

To get started, simply create a free Transferology account, add all courses you’d like to transfer, and find out how many credits you can apply toward your GGU degree program.

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Connect with
an Enrollment Advisor

Our Enrollment Team is here to support you as you find the right path for your future. Your dedicated Enrollment Advisor provides, no pressure, personalized support to help you find your program, answer any questions, start your application, and get enrolled in your courses.

Our Enrollment Advisors can help you:

  • Choose a program that fits your goals and lifestyle
  • Learn more about curriculum, tuition, and admission requirements
  • Gather your application materials and submit your application
  • Explore financial aid and scholarship options
  • Enroll in your first GGU courses

When you’re ready to start your journey, our Enrollment Advisors will be here to help answer all of your questions about Golden Gate University.

To get started request information from any form on this website or if you’re ready to speak to someone now, call 415-442-7800 today for a no-obligation conversation about how GGU can help you make your goals a reality.

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Why Earn a Degree
from Golden Gate University?

At Golden Gate University, we offer more than 60 online and hybrid degree programs for working adults and nontraditional students. Our nationally renowned undergraduate and graduate degrees and career-advancing professional certificates are practical and skills-based to meet the demands of today’s employers. Our scholar practitioners have decades of professional experience from San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, and Fortune 500 companies. As a leader in online education for nearly three decades, GGU’s programs offer maximum flexibility for modern students. 

We prepare our students to lead and serve by providing high-quality, practice-based educational programs in an innovative and challenging learning environment that embraces professional ethics and diversity. Our graduates join a vibrant and dynamic network of 70,000 proud alumni across the globe.

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