• Home School Students

    Home-Schooled Students: Applying to CCU

    College of Undergraduate Studies

    CCU’s College of Undergraduate Studies is looking for students who demonstrate a strong academic career and exemplify a vital Christian pursuit, personal integrity, and a desire for Christ-centered community, including students from a high school homeschooling background. The priority application deadline for financial aid and scholarship consideration is April 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester. However, CCU will continue to accept applications after these deadlines until our enrollment capacity is reached.

    Note: If you have completed 15 or more college credits after graduating from at-home schooling, please complete the Admission Steps for Transfer Students instead.

    Admission Requirements: Homeschool to College

    CCU sets test scores and grade point averages as our minimum level of acceptance for traditional undergraduate students. Normally, the minimum requirements for admission are:

    • 2.8 High School GPA;
    • 21 ACT composite score or 1460 SAT score (1060 New SAT);
    • A strong spiritual recommendation; and
    • Application essay responses

    Students who do not meet these minimum requirements are encouraged to apply and the University will consider their application under a committee review process which may include a personal interview. Factors such as essay content, recommendation content, and extracurricular activity all contribute to an individual admission decision.

    Steps to Apply

    1. Complete your Application for Admission, including essays
    2. Application processing fee
    3. Request your Spiritual Recommendation from a Pastor, Youth Pastor, Youth Worker, or Spiritual Mentor. This form should be completed by someone outside your family who can speak to your Christian testimony and growth. After starting your application for admissions, click on the START link under Recommendation Requests. This will send the online recommendation form to your recommender.
    4. Submit your Official homeschool transcript and/or any transcripts form colleges you have attended. You may use our Institutional Transcript Request Form (PDF) for this purpose. Please assure that each course is listed on your home-school transcripts along with a grade that is certified by your home-school instructor prior to sending it to CCU.
    5. Submit your Official ACT and/or SAT test scores. CCU's ACT code is 0523 and our SAT code is 4659.
    6. The Office of Admission reserves the right to request additional information as deemed necessary to make a selection decision. CCU will make an admission decision when all application materials are received, and we'll contact you within two weeks of your application submission to let you know our decision.
    7. It is important to apply for financial aid early by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon after January 1 as possible. You should also start searching for outside scholarships as early as possible. For more information on investing in your education at CCU, searching for scholarships, and applying for financial aid, visit the financial aid Web site.

    Send all transcripts, recommendations, test scores, and other correspondence to:

    Colorado Christian University
    Office of Admission
    8787 W Alameda Ave
    Lakewood, CO 80226

    Getting Started

    New Applicants

    Your first step in applying to CCU is to Create an Account. The information from this secure account will automatically be entered on your online application, simplifying the process to complete the application.

    Application in Progress?

    If you previously started an admission application, Log In to your Account to access your saved application.

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