Review the categories listed below to learn details about admission at Brandman University. If you still have questions and concerns, contact an enrollment coach. For other resources pertaining to admission see Admission Resources.
Is Brandman University accredited?
Yes. Brandman University is regionally accredited by the WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda California, 94501; (510) 748-9001.
What is the Academic Fresh Start Option?
If you are an undergraduate student applying for admission to Brandman University through Academic Fresh Start, you may elect to have all academic and military coursework, completed at any institution of higher education 10 or more years prior to the time of application, ignored for admission purposes. Once admitted under Academic Fresh Start, you may not receive course credit for any courses taken 10 or more years prior to admission to Brandman University. Ignored course work cannot be used to satisfy prerequisite or degree requirements at Brandman University. If you are seeking post-baccalaureate admission you are not eligible for the Academic Fresh Start option.
Is financial aid available?
Students who enroll in an undergraduate or graduate degree program may apply for financial aid to help finance their education. Explore a variety of financial aid options and learn how Brandman University will help support you through the process. Your best resource for financial aid answers are the One Stop specialists at the campuses. Contact yours for further assistance.
How do I apply to Brandman University?
Brandman has a fully online application at www.brandman.edu/apply.
Who can assist me with the application process?
Your enrollment coach is the connection to your application status and next steps. They're here to help you with any general questions about the application process. If you have not already been contacted by an enrollment coach, you can call 1-800-746-0082 to be connected to one. You can also email email@example.com for support.
What is an application addendum?
During the application process, you have the option to make changes to the application with an application addendum. You can provide a written statement of the changes by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can complete the electronic Application Addendum form or the fillable PDF copy.
What is a Statement of Trimester Change?
A Statement of Trimester Change is required if you did not complete your application in time for the trimester desired and would like to move your application forward. The trimester change can be requested with an application addendum (see related question above).
How can I check on my admissions status?
Once you submit your application for admission you will receive an email containing your username and pin. You will need this to access our Self Service system where you can check your status as well as view your outstanding requirements. To access Self Service, go to the future student tab on MyBrandman, the university’s student portal. From there you can click on the Self Service icon, enter your username and pin and view your admission status and application information.
How long will it take to find out if I’m admitted? How will I find out?
You can check on your status anytime by logging into the Self Service system online. Once a decision is made, you will receive a hard copy letter in the mail, directly from the Office of Admission, letting you know of the admission decision. If admitted, your enrollment coach will contact you to discuss the next steps.
What if I want to defer my admission?
If you decide you want to wait until a future trimester to enroll, you can do so for one year after your initial admission date. If you do not enroll in the trimester you applied to, you will need to submit a Request to Reactivate Application form when you decide to enroll. This form can be found on the MyBrandman portal and can be submitted electronically. If you are admitted to the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Organizational Leadership or any School of Nursing and Health Professions program, a new application is required.
Where can I submit my application documents?
Documents can be sent to the office of admission by dropping them off directly at your local campus, emailing them to email@example.com, faxing them to 866-659-1143, or mailing them to: Office of Admission, 16355 Laguna Canyon Rd. Irvine CA 92618. Please do not fax or email test scores or transcripts. Unless sent directly from the registrar’s office of your former learning institution, faxed or emailed test scores or transcripts are considered unofficial and do not meet the admissions requirement.
What transcript submissions does Brandman require?
Brandman requires official transcripts from all institutions attended. If you don’t have college credit, a High School transcript with degree posted or GED equivalent is required.
Will my previously completed college degree transfer to Brandman?
If you have a Bachelor’s degree, all General Education requirements are waived. If you have an Associate’s degree, all prior coursework will be evaluated and articulated to determine transferability on an individual basis; an Associate’s degree in of itself does not guarantee any degree of transferability in Brandman MyPath™. However, if you have a Transfer Degree for the CSU or UC system, you can expect most or all of your General Education requirements to be satisfied by your prior coursework (please note, only classes with an earned grade of B- or better will be accepted into Brandman MyPath™).
What is the transcript submission deadline?
The Brandman MyPath ™ program has a rolling admissions process, so there are no deadlines for submitting transcripts. There’s no need to wait for the next semester or the next start date. With Brandman MyPath ™, your next class begins as soon as you are ready. Please note that any transcripts submitted after admission are not considered for transfer into the competency-based program. We require that you submit all official transcripts for your application to be reviewed.
What about transcript requirements for graduate students?
Brandman does not currently offer a graduate CBE program. However, we encourage you to apply to our online or campus-based Masters programs.
What transcripts are required to be submitted for admission?
Admission requirements vary by program. Check the website or current catalog for specific requirements related to your program of interest. When filling out the online application, you must list your complete academic history regardless of the transcript requirements.
Undergraduate: If you are applying to any of our undergraduate programs, transcripts are required from all institutions previously attended.
Graduate: If you are applying to one of our graduate programs, we require you to submit transcripts from the bachelor’s degree granting institution and any course work completed or attempted concurrently with the bachelor’s program, including anything taken after the degree was awarded.
What is an Official Transcript?
Do all programs require transcripts?
No. Transcripts are not required for the added authorization credential programs, Transitional Kindergarten Certificate, or the California Teacher of English Learners (CTEL) authorization.