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Colorado Christian University    
 
    
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

Admission Information (CAGS)


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Application for Admission to Certificate and Non-Degree Seeking

 

A student wishing to complete a certificate or non-degree classes enrolls in courses for personal or professional enrichment.  The student has not applied for nor been admitted to a degree program. These students must complete the following:

  • Complete the electronic application for admission. Information provided on the application is confidential.
  • Electronically submit the non-refundable application fee.  Your application will not be processed until the application fee is received.
  • Provide your Enrollment Counselor with a copy of your state-issued driver’s license or a state-issued identification card.  This ID must be issued by a state or federal governmental entity, include your photo, and be within the expiration date.  If you are an international student, please contact your CCU enrollment counselor.  Your application will not be processed until your ID is received. 
  • Students who are admitted to the College of Adult and Graduate Studies agree to abide by the University policies and codes of conduct.

Non-degree seeking students who subsequently wish to apply to a degree program must meet all admission requirements for the program and complete a change of major form.  A maximum of twelve (12) CCU undergraduate credit hours earned prior to admission to an undergraduate degree program may be applied to a degree program. Graduate students may apply a maximum of nine (9) graduate credit hours earned prior to admission toward a graduate degree. Non-degree seeking students, other than certificate students, wanting to take graduate level courses must gain approval from the appropriate academic dean. Students who have completed a CCU certificate prior to admission to an academic program will be allowed to apply the certificate credits toward the appropriate degrees. Permission to enroll in graduate courses as a non-degree seeking student does not guarantee admission to a graduate degree program.

Application for Admission to Adult Undergraduate Programs

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The application process for admission to the adult studies programs at Colorado Christian University is a personal one.  Each applicant is assigned an enrollment counselor to assist with the application and enrollment process.  The CCU admission process is selective.  We seek students who have the potential to succeed academically and who are motivated to grow personally and professionally.

Students may begin study in CCU’s adult programs throughout the year. To apply to a CCU adult program, complete the following:

  • Complete the electronic application for admission.  Information provided on the application is confidential.  Electronically submit the non-refundable application fee.  Your application will not be processed until the application fee is received.
  • Provide your Enrollment Counselor with a copy of your state-issued driver’s license or a state-issued identification card.  This ID must be issued by a state or federal governmental entity, include your photo, and be within the expiration date.  If you are an international student, please contact your CCU enrollment counselor.  Your application will not be processed until your ID is received. 
  • Submit proof of your high school graduation or completion.  This must be your high school transcript with graduation date, a copy of your high school diploma, a copy of your home school transcript with details of courses and graduation date, or a copy of your high school equivalent certificate (GED).  
  • If you are transferring credit from another college or university, provide official transcripts from each accredited institution attended.  If you are currently enrolled, please request a final transcript be mailed upon graduation or completion of coursework. All transcripts evaluated for admission to CCU graduate programs must be original official copies; photocopies are not accepted.
  • If you are a non-native student, refer to additional requirements under Additional Instructions for International Students below.
  • Admission to the College of Adult and Graduate Studies does not guarantee admission to certain CAGS degree programs.  For additional program admission information, please see the CAGS Admissions website and individual program pages.
  • Students who are admitted to the College of Adult and Graduate Studies agree to abide by the University policies and codes of conduct.

Application for Admission to Graduate Programs

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The application process for admission to the College of Adult and Graduate Studies’ Graduate Programs is highly competitive.  We seek students who have the potential to succeed academically and who are motivated to grow personally and professionally.  Each applicant is assigned an enrollment counselor to assist with the application and enrollment process.

To apply to a CCU graduate program, complete the following:

  • Complete the electronic application for admission. Information provided on the application is confidential. The application will require responses to program specific essay questions. The application will require submission of your current resume or curriculum vitae.  (A curriculum vitae is a short summary of your educational and academic background as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations and other details.)
  • Electronically submit the non-refundable application fee.  Your application will not be processed until the application fee is received.
  • Provide your Enrollment Counselor with a copy of your state-issued driver’s license or a state-issued identification card.  This ID must be issued by a state or federal governmental entity, include your photo, and be within the expiration date.  If you are an international student, please contact your CCU enrollment counselor.  Your application will not be processed until your ID is received. 
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, including the official transcript verifying your earned Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. All transcripts evaluated for admission to CCU graduate programs must be original official copies; photocopies are not accepted.
  • Request one or more Letters of Recommendation according to the Admission Requirements for your graduate program.  Download CCU’s Letter of Recommendation form (PDF) and mail it as soon as possible to the person(s) you would like to complete it on your behalf. (Applicants to the Master of Arts in Counseling use the MAC Letter of Recommendation form (PDF).)
  • Please refer to the specific program and admission requirements on the CAGS Graduate School Admissions website and individual program pages.  Please review the graduate program specific additional requirements such as GPA requirements and Letters of Recommendation forms.   
  • Students who are admitted to the College of Adult and Graduate Studies agree to abide by the University policies and codes of conduct.

Admission Status: College of Adult and Graduate Students

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Full Admission:  Students have submitted all required documents and met all quality standards.  No further requirements are needed for admission to CCU.

Provisional Admission:  Students are admitted with work in progress or admitted pending receipt of official documents.

Conditional Admission:  Students are admitted with all required documents but are required to meet specific performance standards their first or returning term at CCU due to failing to meet one or more qualifying standards. Students are required to sign an agreement upon admission, acknowledging the academic and behavioral standards that must be met.  Conditionally admitted students who do not meet the these standards within the first semester will be suspended.

Additional Instructions for International Students

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Adult and graduate non-native students who desire to study in Colorado at one of CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies sites must apply for a Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Immigrant (F-1 Visa) Student Status (Form I-20).  Before applying, students desiring to study in the U.S. must have proper work visas in place.  Approved work visas include B1, H1, or L1.  Non-native students who desire to remain in their country and enroll in one of CCU’s online programs do not need to apply for Non-Immigrant Student Status.

All non-native students must submit the following before enrollment:

  • Transcripts from international educational institutions evaluated by a CCU recognized transcript evaluation service.
  • International students whose native language is not English must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.
  • International applicants will be required to submit additional information (for example: financial statement of support, original degree transcript, or original visa documentation).

Contact the Student Services Coordinator in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies for assistance or information.

Readmission

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Students who have not completed a course at CCU for 366 days or more (from the end of the last class of enrollment) must reapply for admission.  If the student has attended another institution, an official transcript must be submitted.  Students who return to CCU following an absence of 366 days or longer must meet all current admission and degree requirements.  A new degree plan will be provided based on the current academic catalog.  Students who have been dismissed for disciplinary reasons must apply for readmission and meet the requirements of conditional admission.

Admission to the College of Adult and Graduate Studies

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Colorado Christian University does not discriminate in the admission of students on the basis of gender, race, age, national or ethnic origin, or disability. Colorado Christian University’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS) reserves the right to deny any applicant for admission at any time due to behavioral, dispositional, or self-disclosed information that does not align with the provisions of the CAGS Student Handbook (i.e. Standards of Student Conduct), or due to falsified information on the application for admission.

Financial Aid

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Students must submit the  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine if they are eligible and qualify for financial aid.

Services for Students with Disabilities

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It is the policy of CCU to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA), Section 504 of the 1990 Rehabilitation Act, and state/local regulations regarding students and applicants with disabilities. The ADAAA defines a person with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Pursuant to these laws, no qualified individual with a disability shall unlawfully be denied access to or participation in services, programs or activities at the University.

Students with disabilities seeking a Certificate of Accommodations will consult with the College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS) Student Services Coordinator prior to beginning their academic journey at CCU. Certificates of Accommodations are valid for one academic year, and must be renewed each year through the Coordinator of Student Services. It is the responsibility of the student to make his or her needs known in a timely manner and to provide the Student Services Coordinator with proper documentation.