Congratulations on being admitted to CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies! We look forward to welcoming you to our community and are excited about the contributions you will make during your time at Colorado Christian University. To help you through the enrollment process we have put together some information about being a student at CCU. We hope you find this website helpful as you prepare to experience your faith at CCU.
A printable version of the Admitted Student Checklist (PDF) is also available.
This view-only checklist is provided as a resource for students to see what documents have been received by CCU. Students can also see what CCU might be missing from the above list. Please be aware that there may be a time lag from when we receive a document to when it is entered into the system. If you believe you have sent in the required documents or completed an online form and we are not displaying it as received, please contact the appropriate office at the number below.
File your FAFSA online for accurate and quick results. Include CCU’s Title IV Code (009401) to ensure we receive your FAFSA report from the government. This year we are asking that families use the Data Retrieval tool when completing the FAFSA application.
Before viewing and accepting your financial aid package online, you must apply for a Digital Services Account (DSA). You will need your Student ID number, which was included on your acceptance letter. If you cannot find it, please contact your Enrollment Counselor. Once you create a DSA password, make a note of it, as you will need this to log into all of CCU’s systems.
Once you have been awarded financial aid, you will receive an e-mail advising you to log into WebAdvisor and view the financial aid that is available to you. You will need to accept or decline your awards online. (Use your DSA log-in information to log into WebAdvisor)
If you are admitted to Colorado Christian University and plan to enroll, you must submit a non-refundable tuition deposit (see Tuition and Fees) to reserve your spot and secure your financial aid and scholarships. For your convenience, you may submit the tuition deposit online.
Because CCU views living on campus as an important part of a student's complete educational experience, full-time (12 credit hours or more), unmarried students (under the age of 21) in their first and second year of college after high school graduation, who are taking courses in the College of Undergraduate Studies (traditional program) are required to reside on campus. Students in their first or second year of college that are from the Denver area may live on campus or with their parents. In order to be eligible to live with parents, students in the Denver area must complete the residency requirement waiver portion of the housing application. See below. Students who do not comply with this policy may be charged for on-campus housing even if they are not living on campus.
A housing deposit (see Tuition and Fees) is required for students who plan to live in University housing. You may submit the housing deposit online.
Submit Housing Application/Lease and Meal Plan Application
Students in their first and second year of college who are from the Denver area may live on campus or with their parents. In order to be eligible to live with parents, students in the Denver area must complete the Residency Requirements Waiver. If you are planning to live off campus and are under the age of 21, please submit the Residency Waiver. All meal plan options are available to students living off campus and you can select a meal plan while completing your waiver.
If you have already signed a housing contract and need to be released from it, you will need to submit the Lease Cancellation Request. Please note the deadlines for receiving full and partial reimbursement of your housing deposit.
Your CCU Account
To register for classes at CCU, students must have a Digital Services Account (DSA). The DSA is the student's digital identity at CCU, and grants access to CCU e-mail, the My CCU portal site and CCU's WebAdvisor.
You applied for your Digital Services Account (DSA) when you viewed your financial aid award letter. If you have never applied for a DSA or you cannot remember your DSA password, please go to our Digital Services Account web page and either complete the application or click the password reset link. You will need your CCU student ID number for this. It is printed on your acceptance letter. If you cannot find your ID number, please contact your Enrollment Counselor in the Admission Office. If you experience any difficulty, contact the IT Help Desk at 303-963-3444.
In order to register for classes, your Emergency Contact Information must be up-to-date. Visit our Update your Emergency Contact Information web page and log in with your Student ID number and password. Even if your address has not changed, you must still do this! If you experience any difficulty, contact the IT Help Desk at 303-963-3444.
Register for Classes
Before a student can register for classes, CCU's Life Directions Center (LDC) will need to collect some important information to help identify the courses appropriate for you. Please complete the Course Registration Worksheet (CRW) online. The information you provide on the worksheet will be used by LDC Advisors to recommend the best courses for your Fall 2015 schedule.
Once you have paid your tuition deposit and you have completed the CRW you will be contacted by the Life Directions Center to set up an appointment with an LDC Advisor. During this meeting, you will be provided a list of recommended classes and resources for registering for those classes. Most appointments are completed by phone; however if you are in the area and would like a face-to-face meeting, you will be able to request that when the advising appointment is set up. Please have your final transcript sent to CCU as soon as possible so we have the most up-to-date information on previous credits you may be transferring into CCU.
If Applicable Request ADA Accommodations from the Life Directions Center
If you had a 504 or IEP in high school because of a diagnosed disability, we urge you to consider requesting accommodations at CCU. The CCU Disabilities website provides helpful for information on applying for accommodations, as well as the kinds of accommodations that CCU offers. Please see the Disability Services website to get appropriate forms. We advise turning in this paperwork at the earliest date possible to allow enough time for processing your application and setting up the appropriate accommodations.
If you are admitted as a CAD (Conditionally Admitted) student, you will be attend a 15-week Student Success Class on Friday mornings. In addition, you are limited on the number of credit hours you can enroll in. Please talk to your Enrollment Counselor if you are unsure about your admittance status.
Submit the Lifestyle Covenant
The Lifestyle Covenant is an important part of the CCU culture and expectations for the community. You can read more about the Lifestyle Covenant here. Each CCU student is required to sign this document. By signing this document, students make a commitment to each other and to the University that they will pursue the challenge of living out biblical standards. This form is due by the Add/Drop date of the first semester of enrollment; however, it is important information that should be reviewed prior to arrival at CCU. Failure to submit the form will result in a hold placed on the student’s account, preventing registration.
All Health Services forms can be returned via e-mail at HealthServices@ccu.edu, faxed to 303-301-8362, or mailed to CCU Health Services, 8787 W. Alameda Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226.
Submit your Health Insurance Waiver OR Health Insurance Enrollment Form
As a condition of enrollment, all CCU traditional undergraduate students living on or off campus, carrying six credits or more are required to have health insurance coverage. All full-time students who do not submit proof of personal health insurance will be billed for the University health insurance plan until they provide proof of insurance coverage. (Please note: At this time, we do not know the charges for the 2015-2016 year, however for 2014-2015, the semester charges were $1,171). If you, the student, are already covered under another plan and want to waive the University health insurance plan, you must complete the Health Insurance Waiver and show proof of insurance to the CCU Health Services Office. If the insurance waiver has not been submitted to the Health Services Office by the add/drop date of the first semester of enrollment, the billing of the CCU insurance plan will become final.
If the student desires coverage under the University-sponsored health insurance program and would like to keep the health insurance charges on his or her account, they will need to complete the Health Insurance Enrollment Form.
Contact Health Services at email@example.com or 303-963-3365 with questions.
Please Note: Athletes must submit a health insurance waiver to University Health Services. Athletes are not eligible for the University-sponsored health insurance plan. Please contact your coach for further information. (Visit ccucougars.com.)
Learn more about University Health Services and health insurance options and costs through CCU.
Submit your Immunization Documentation (PDF)
The State of Colorado requires college students to have a certified record of two doses of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine. The MMR record must be signed by a physician, nurse, county health department official, or school health authority. Students may submit documentation from their doctor’s office or may use the Immunization form above and have their physician sign it.
Submit proof of the Meningitis Vaccine Request Form OR Meningitis Vaccine Waiver
The meningitis vaccine is recommended by the CDC, the Colorado State Health Department, and the American College Health Association. The State of Colorado does not require that students receive the meningitis vaccine, but the state does require signed documentation that each student has read the information about the disease and the vaccination. The student must show proof of either:
*Please Note: If the primary dose was administered before the student’s 16th birthday, a second (booster) dose should be administered prior to enrollment in college. The booster dose can be administered any time after the 16th birthday.
Immunization information must be submitted to the CCU Health Services Office by the add/drop date of the first semester of enrollment. Failure to submit the required meningitis vaccine documentation will result in a hold being placed on the student's account. Contact Health Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-963-3365 with questions.
Submit the Consent to Treat Minors Form
If you are under 18 years old, your parent/guardian must complete the Consent to Treat Minors Form (PDF).
Whether you have just completed high school or are transferring from another university, you must submit a final transcript from your high school and the previous institution you attended. Please submit this to the Admission Office as soon as possible. You may use the Institutional Transcript Request Form (PDF) for this purpose. If you are currently enrolled, please request a final transcript be mailed upon graduation or completion of coursework.
As a result of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, all federal student loans come directly from the U.S. Department of Education under the Direct Loan Program. If students are eligible for a Federal Stafford loan (Subsidized or Unsubsidized), they need to complete an Entrance Counseling session. This session covers the rights and responsibilities of a Direct Stafford Loan borrower and is a federal requirement prior to obtaining the loan funds.
If you have been awarded student loans, go to the U.S. Department of Education Direct Loans website and sign your Master Promissory Note.
Payment Options include financial aid, FACTS payment plan, check, credit card, and/or electronic check. See our Online Payment FAQ (PDF) for more details. Payment arrangements for all semester charges must be made by July 1 for the fall semester and by December 1 for the spring semester. To discuss your financial aid award and payment options, call Service Central at 303-963-3230 or 800-44-FAITH, extension 3230. You may also e-mail Service Central at email@example.com.
Weekend of Welcome is August 19-23. Each year CCU provides an orientation program for students entering the University. Information and online registration is available online (available mid-May). If you have any questions, please contact the Student Activities Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-963-3364. For planning purposes, move-in begins at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19.
Student athletes should obtain the information on requirements from the Athletics Department.
CCU offices communicate with students via e-mail. It is important to check your e-mail often and respond when prompted to do so. It is important that you know which e-mail address the University is using to communicate with the student. When you applied for a DSA, you were automatically assigned a @ccu.students.edu e-mail address. If you did not change it or forward your e-mail to a personal address, then the official e-mail on file for you with the University is the one assigned to you at that time. You may change your official e-mail or have e-mail forwarded from the @students.ccu.edu e-mail. Many times students will find it beneficial to have a .edu e-mail so they can get various discounts.