Academic Catalog 2008-2009 
    Aug 17, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Admission Information



Applicants to the College of Undergraduate Studies (CUS) are evaluated on the basis of previous academic performance, personal and professional goals, character, and Christian commitment. A strong desire to participate in a Christ-centered, biblically based education is important. Some programs may include additional admission requirements.

Nondiscrimination Policy


Colorado Christian University does not discriminate in the admission of students on the basis of gender, race, age, national or ethnic origin, or disability.

Application to the College of Undergraduate Studies


The application process at Colorado Christian University is a personal one. Each applicant is assigned an enrollment counselor to work with throughout the application and enrollment process. Our admission process is selective. We seek students who have the potential to succeed academically and who want to grow spiritually. When making an admission decision, we will carefully consider the completed application, course selection in high school or college, high school or college grades, ACT or SAT scores, completed essays, and academic and pastoral recommendations. In some cases, an admissions interview may be required for certain candidates.

Application Deadlines


Fall Regular Application

The Admission staff and Admission Review Committee evaluate completed applications for admission acceptance, on a rolling basis, beginning November 1. Applications for the fall semester must be submitted by March 1 for priority consideration for scholarships and financial aid. The Admission Office will continue to review applications until the first day of fall classes.

Spring Semester and Summer Options

Applications for spring semester and summer sessions can be submitted until the first day of classes.

Additional Instructions for International Students

  • International transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores must be submitted by students whose first language is not English. A minimum internet based score of 79, computer-based score of 213, or paper-based score of 550, is recommended.
  • International students must demonstrate their ability to pay for at least one year of college expenses as a condition of admission. The student must submit one of the following: a financial affidavit from a bank official on bank letterhead verifying availability of at least $28,000 (USD) or a letter of sponsorship from a US citizen accompanied by US tax documentation verifying availability of funds. Additional information and forms are available from the Admission Office.
  • Prior to acceptance, international students must submit a non-refundable tuition deposit of $500 (USD). This amount will be applied against the student’s tuition expenses. The I-20 Form, necessary for securing an F-1 student visa to enter the United States, will be sent to International students must not plan to depend upon earnings from employment in the United States to pay their college expenses, nor should they anticipate large amounts of financial aid or scholarships. Students who are admitted on a student (F-1) visa must stay enrolled for at least twelve semester hours of credit for one semester. Off-campus employment requires the permission of United States Immigration authorities. International students may be eligible for merit-based scholarship, but are not eligible for federal awards. Colorado Christian University will not attempt to secure external funds for international applicants.

Non Degree-Seeking or Special Students


Individuals who wish to take courses, without entering a degree program are classified as special students and need not meet regular entrance requirements. Students must complete an abbreviated application form. Special students who wish to enter a degree program must complete the regular application procedure and meet all admission requirements for that program. Additional requirements may apply for School of Education students. Contact the Dean of the School of Education for details.

Home School Students


Students who attended home school during their high school years may be admitted to the University by following the admission procedures for first year students. In addition, a detailed report of coursework completed and grades earned in the home school is required to complete the application process. Home-schooled students are considered for academic and other performance scholarships and grants. A GED may be required for some students.



A student who has not completed a course at CCU for 12 months or more must reapply for admission to the University by submitting a brief form to update their file. If the student has attended another institution, official transcripts of that work must be submitted. Students who were dismissed for disciplinary reasons may be asked to meet additional requirements for readmission and should contact the office of the Vice President for Student Development for information. Students who have been dismissed for academic reasons must meet all requirements as stated in the Catalog  and may return only with the permission of the Academic Review Committee. Readmitted students are required to pay the $150 tuition deposit to confirm their intent to enroll.

Tuition Deposit


Applicants who are admitted to Colorado Christian University and who plan to enroll must submit a nonrefundable tuition deposit. The deposit must be submitted before a student may register for classes. The tuition deposit will be applied to tuition charges for the first semester of classes.

On-Campus Housing


Because residential living is viewed by the University as an integral part of a student’s complete educational experience, full-time (12 credit hours or more), unmarried freshman and sophomore students (under the age of 21) taking courses in the College of Undergraduate Studies (traditional program) are required to reside on campus and take meals on campus through the University food service plans.

In addition to the tuition deposit, a housing deposit is required for students who will live in University housing. On-campus housing contracts apply to the entire academic year. If a student is leaving at semester break, a Housing Contract Release Request must be submitted and approved by December 1st in order to avoid spring housing and dining charges. After the first two weeks of the semester, housing and/or meal plan charges will not be reimbursed.

Scholarships and Financial Aid


Students interested in receiving financial assistance must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who plan to apply for financial aid or scholarships are strongly encouraged to submit the financial aid application before March 1 for priority consideration.

Services for Students with Disabilities


Students with disabilities are welcomed. Most of the Lakewood campus has wheelchair access and reasonable accommodations will be made where necessary. Support services can be provided, depending on the nature of the need and availability of resources. Professional documentation of the need for these resources is required and must be dated within the past 3 years. Students with disabilities should contact the Life Directions Center  well in advance of attendance so that specific attention can be given to any necessary accommodations.

Academic Placement


ACT and/or SAT test scores will be used to place students in appropriate mathematics and English courses. Advanced Placement exam results will also be considered.

Admission Standing


Admission to the University is selective. Following a careful review of the application for admission, a first-year or transfer student will be admitted with either a Full or Conditional standing.

Conditional Admittance


Upon recommendation of the Director of Admission and the Admission Review Committee, some students may be admitted conditionally. Students admitted conditionally enter on a probationary status and will need to adhere to the Conditions of Probation, such as being limited to enrolling in 13 hours of credit during their first semester at CCU, maintaining a grade point average of 2.0 and adhering to the Accountability Contract they develop with their Life Directions Center Advisor. In addition, conditionally admitted students must maintain these standards with out receiving a grade of D, F or W. (NOTE: as part of these 12 credit hours, first-time freshman students are required to enroll in Freshmen Year Integration (FYI), a 3 credit hour course that focuses on academic resources and success skills.) Participation in collegiate athletics and other activities on campus is not limited. At the end of the student’s first semester, academic progress will be reviewed by the Director of the Life Directions Center to determine whether the student has successfully met the requirements outlined above and can be moved from conditional status to good standing status. Failure to meet these conditions can result in the student being academically suspended.