CAL Admissions Procedures & Requirements

Application Requirements for All Applicants

Admission is granted on the basis of satisfactory evidence that a student has the ability to succeed in The CAL. In keeping with the mission and vision of Cincinnati Christian University, the admission process seeks reliable confirmation of a student’s Christian character, academic preparation and social development.

Admissions policy and decisions are administered by the Adult Undergraduate Admissions Committee. A student’s admission to the University does not guarantee successful completion of any particular program of study.

All applicants must have basic computer proficiency including email and internet usage.

To be considered for admission, prospective students must be 25 years or older and complete the following tasks on or before the appropriate deadline:

  • Submit a paper or an online application complete with the contacts of two spiritual references.
  • Pay a $40 Application Fee. The fee may be paid online or a check can be mailed to the office of Admissions, Cincinnati Christian University, 2700 Glenway Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45204. Prospective student may also pay with credit card by calling enrollment Services at (513) 244-8130.
  • Signed letter of Intent
  • Complete an Accuplacer Assessment if applicant:
    • has no prior college experience,
    • is transferring in with a lower than a GPA lower than 2.5,
    • if it is deemed necessary by the Adult Undergraduate Admissions Committee.

Please note: The purpose of Accuplacer Assessment is to provide you with useful information about your academic skills in math, English, and reading. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisers and counselors to determine your course selection. Completion of this assessment is required for acceptance if you meet the above criteria. Student applying to Indiana sites should check with their admissions counselor for current process requirements.

  • Provide official transcripts of all previous college work to the College of Adult Learning office.

Please Note: If college transcript(s) shows fewer than 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours of transferable credits, student must also submit an official high school transcript showing the conferred date.

Please Note: Students having earned a General Education Diploma (GED) may be considered for admission by submitting an official copy of the GED.

 

Home-Schooled Applicants

Submit a diploma and transcript from a recognized home-schooling association or a state diploma based on the GED.
Submit official transcripts from every college where courses have been attempted. Home school credentials are required unless 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours of college coursework has been completed.
Submit scores from one of the following tests: ACT, SAT Reasoning Test, or other approved standardized test (i.e., Stanford, California, etc.). Acceptance will be based on test scores.

International Applicants

Please note: International applicants must complete the above requirements and as a first step. For all other requirements, please see our International Student Application page  for helpful information and guidance.

Transferring Credits From Another Institution

For information on transferring credits, please see the Transferring College Credit Policy page.

Re-Admission Policy

Students who have not been in attendance at the CAL for ten consecutive weeks may be eligible for re-admission. Students who have been previously enrolled in any CCU program may be eligible to apply for re-admission. The Re-admit Application must be completed and filed with the CAL Admissions office and all requested documents submitted for consideration. It is important to include the names of any academic institutions attended since enrollment at CCU. The request for readmission must be submitted thirty (30) days prior to the intended cohort start date.

Students will be considered for re-admission who:

  • Receive approval and clearance to affirm all previous business and academic matters have been resolved (clearance will be obtained from the University’s Business, Financial Aid, Registrar and Student Services offices);
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA from CCU; and
  • Have not been in attendance at any CCU program for more than ten weeks.

Please note: Policies, requirements and procedures are subject to change without prior notice.