Pacific Islands University will admit students of any race, national or ethnic background to any of its programs. An admitted student is granted all of the privileges and services associated with PIU, as well as the responsibilities of belonging to this academic community. Thus, PIU maintains a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or age as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (approved, Board of Trustees, April 2, 1992). PIU is eligible to accept foreign students as approved by the US Department of Homeland Security under the F-1 designation.

As a private religious institution, PIU reserves the right to exercise preference on the basis of its biblical beliefs and conduct in all of its employment practices and student admissions.

Application materials can be obtained from the PIU offices listed on the contact page or can be downloaded by clicking here.

Additional admission requirements can be found on pages 19-24 of the newest PIU Catalog (.pdf) .


Applicants who do not meet the minimum English test results required for admission, but who demonstrate likelihood of success through other admissions documents, may be accepted, but are enrolled as “Remedial” students.

All Remedial students are on probationary status when admitted and are officially notified of this status through their letter of acceptance. Students with documented weaknesses in English language skills will be retested at the conclusion of their first semester of study to seek evidence of appropriate progress as well as at the conclusion of their second semester as a Remedial student (if needed). At the conclusion of the first year of study, the Admissions Committee will evaluate the student’s academic, linguistic, and spiritual progress and make decisions regarding retention, granting regular status, or continuing probationary status. PIU offers formal ESL classes for Remedial students who have deficiencies in English.

The student is removed from Remedial status when he/she receives a grade of B or better in all his/her remedial English classes in the most recent term and receives a score of 500 or above on the PIU English Placement Test after completing either the first or second semester.