Qualifications for Acceptance
Christian Life & Mission: CCU’s mission is expressed as “building Christian leaders to serve the church and shape the world.” Applicants to CCU must therefore be willing to participate in that mission, by possessing a desire to serve Christ, a commitment to live according to His teaching, and a willingness to learn and grow in their knowledge and faith.
Academic Credentials: To be granted acceptance into the CAL, applicants must be a graduate of an accredited high school, have completed an accredited GED program, or have completed an accredited home school curriculum. A final official high school transcript that identifies class rank (when applicable) must be submitted directly from the respective school(s) to the College Admissions Office.
Academic Achievement: To be granted acceptance into the CAL, applicants must have demonstrated minimum levels of academic achievement in high school or previous college coursework. Refer to the Additional Application Procedures section to learn the academic achievement criteria for each applicant status.
The Adult Undergraduate Admissions Committee reviews completed applications and respective credentials. Applicants who meet the qualifications for acceptance (noted above) are granted admission to Cincinnati Christian University’s CAL program. Applicants whose scholastic records show deficiencies (e.g., low GPA, low GED scores or ACT/SAT scores) may be granted “conditional acceptance” based on outstanding lifestyle and leadership qualifications and/or Adult Undergraduate Admissions Committee recommendations.
Acceptance into the CAL is valid for one year. Students who defer enrollment for more than two semesters after the term of acceptance will forfeit the admissions status and be required to reapply with a $40 reapplication fee.
Cincinnati Christian University has a rolling admission policy whereby candidates are notified of acceptance or rejection approximately ten days after all application documents have been received.
Students who do not enroll in courses for three or more consecutive semesters will be required to re-apply to the university before enrolling for additional coursework.
Applications may be submitted up to one year prior to enrollment and should be submitted as early in that window as possible.
Appeals for Exception
Policy for Veterans
Certification for Assistance