Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    Jun 08, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Records (CUS)

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University Transcripts and Diplomas



A Colorado Christian University transcript is a comprehensive record of a student’s academic progress at Colorado Christian University, and the University’s certified statement of the student’s academic record, including coursework, grades, and degrees earned. The transcript includes all degrees, majors, minors, emphases, certificates, cross-disciplinary studies, licenses, and any applicable honors conferred with their respective date. Transcripts do not include honors or merits obtained at previous institutions, nor does it include extracurricular activities that bear no academic credit.

Official transcripts will be provided upon request through CCU’s online ordering system. Fax and email orders are not accepted. E-transcripts is the preferred method to ensure timely processing. A nominal fee is charged for each transcript requested. There is an additional fee per copy for walk-in and rush requests. Official transcripts will not be released until all accounts are paid in full. Unofficial transcripts for current students may be obtained through Student Planning at no charge. For additional transcript information, go to the Transcript Request web page.


All Colorado Christian University diplomas are printed on 8”x10” high quality paper. Student names are printed on the diploma as requested on the graduation application. The conferred date of degree is based upon the term in which the last graduation requirement is completed. The diploma includes the student name, degree, major, and academic honors. The diploma does not include any minors, emphases, or cross-disciplinary studies. All students obtaining a degree from the University will receive one diploma per degree free of charge. Students should allow 6 to 8 weeks following degree conferral to receive their diploma. Additional copies incur a replacement fee.

Starting with the Fall 2018 graduating class, CCU will provide a digital version of the student’s diploma. Graduates can retrieve their digital diploma upon receipt of an email or text from Parchment Inc. explaining how to access their award. The digital diploma can be shared on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter via a verified link. Graduates can also download or email a secure PDF of their diploma, and can access their Parchment account any time to share their diploma.

Letter of Completion

A letter of completion is a letter stating the student has completed all requirements but has not yet graduated. Letters of completion will not be fulfilled for students with an outstanding balance owed to the University or for students who have a conferred degree. Information on receiving transcripts, letters of completion, and replacement diplomas can be found in the student handbook or on line at

Notice of Privacy Rights of Students


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, with which the University intends to fully comply, is designed to protect the privacy of education records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Students also have the right to file complaints with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the act. CCU reserves the right to forward education records to other institutions that have requested the records and in which the student seeks or intends to enroll or is already enrolled so long as the disclosure is for purposes related to the student’s enrollment.

The University’s institutional policy concerning privacy rights of students explains, in detail, the procedures to be used by the University for compliance with the provisions of FERPA. Copies of the policy and a list of all records maintained on students by the University are available from Service Central online.

Notice of Directory Information


The University designates the following student information as public or directory information. Such information may be disclosed by the institution for any purpose at its discretion.

  • Name, addresses, telephone numbers, email address, dates of attendance, class level
  • The most recent previous institution attended, major field(s) of study, degrees and awards received
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports, and the height and weight of members of athletic teams

Currently enrolled students may withhold disclosure of directory information under the provisions of FERPA. To withhold disclosure, students must provide written notification to the Service Central office. Forms requesting the withholding of directory information are available from Service Central online.

Personal Integrity


Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of personal integrity. Cheating, dishonesty, and plagiarism in any form (unintentional or intentional) are contrary to Christian ethics and are grounds for course failure, probation, or dismissal. Plagiarism involves presenting the work of another as one’s own. To avoid unintentional plagiarism, students should follow standard procedures for referencing papers and reports.