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  Jul 22, 2017
 
 
    
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Academic Catalog 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Admission Information (CAGS)


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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:

  • Application for Admission. Information provided on the application is confidential.
  • Submit the nonrefundable application fee. Please do not send cash. Your application will not be processed until the application fee is received.
  • Request official transcripts from your high school and any colleges or universities you have attended. If you are currently enrolled at another college or university, please request that a final transcript be mailed upon graduation or completion. An official GED score report may be submitted in lieu of a high school transcript.
  • If you are a non-native student, refer to additional requirements under Additional Instructions for International Students below.
  • 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 Nursing Programs

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Students applying to the nursing programs must first apply to, and be accepted by, the College of Adult and Graduate Studies following the application process outlined above. For students transferring in all prerequisites, it is recommended that application to both the College of Adult and Graduate Studies and the Nursing Program be made simultaneously.

Nursing program admission is selective and requires careful attention to detail to meet all admissions requirements. Applicants are required to demonstrate a minimum GPA of 2.5 (3.0 preferred) in the prerequisite courses. No grade below a C will be accepted. Meeting the minimum GPA requirement is not a guarantee of admission. All nursing students are required to submit official transcripts, proof of health insurance, criminal background check, current immunizations, and current CPR certification for admission.

Acceptance to the LPN-ASN Nursing Program requires a current unencumbered Colorado LPN license. Applicants will be required to complete an entrance placement exam, a medication administration competency exam, and an interview with the program director. Additional information may be required for the admissions decision. Successful candidates will be notified of acceptance by mail.

Acceptance to the RN-BSN Nursing Program requires a current unencumbered RN license. Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation. A complete listing of admission requirements to CCU’s nursing programs can be found on the Nursing program Web pages.

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 a selective one. 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 application for admission. Please check the application for department-specific requirements such as test scores, letters of recommendation and essays.
  • Submit a 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.)
  • Submit official transcripts reflecting a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Submit the nonrefundable application fee. Please do not send cash. Your application will not be processed until the application fee 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.

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 term at CCU due to failing to meet one or more quality standards. Students are required to sign an agreement upon admission, acknowledging the academic or behavioral standards that must be met. Students who are conditionally admitted who do not meet the quality 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 semester 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 meet requirements for readmission and receive permission from the Dean of Student Services.

Non-Degree-Seeking

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A non-degree seeking student enrolls in courses for personal or professional enrichment and has not applied for nor been admitted to a degree program. These students must complete the non-degree seeking application and pay the non-refundable admission application fee. Non-degree seeking students who subsequently wish to apply to a degree program must complete the degree seeking application and meet all admission requirements for that program.

Non-degree seeking undergraduate students can apply a maximum of 16 CCU undergraduate credit hours earned prior to admission to an undergraduate degree program. Non-degree seeking graduate students may apply a maximum of nine (9) credit hours earned prior to admission toward a graduate degree. Students who have completed a CCU graduate certificate prior to admission to a graduate program will be allowed to apply the certificate credits toward appropriate graduate degrees. 

Nondiscrimination Policy

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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.

Financial Aid

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Students interested in receiving financial assistance must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Services for Students with Disabilities

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The University does not consider an individual’s disability when making admissions decisions. Thus, the University will not impose or apply admission or eligibility criteria that screen out or might screen in individuals based on their disability. Students with disabilities desiring to enroll at the University must be able to meet the minimum admissions standards of the University. Prospective students with disabilities are not required to identify themselves to the Admissions Office or the Life Directions Center.

The University does not engage in affirmative action programs for disabled students. It is within the student’s discretion to inform the Admissions Office of a disability. If the choice is made, the University will not discriminate against the student on the basis of the disability and will make reasonable accommodations when necessary and appropriate.