International Student Admissions Process for CCU CAGS

International Student AdmissionsColorado Christian University is proud to have a diverse student population of all races, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and Christian denominations. The application for admissions to CCU is a bit more involved for international students, but CCU faculty and staff are here to help. Let’s take a look at general information international students should know regarding applying to CCU.





The first three steps in the process for international student admissions are as follows:

Upon acceptance, additional information must be provided to the International Student Coordinator in order to obtain an I-20 form, which is necessary to secure a student visa.

Here is a more detailed explanation of the process for application to the College of Undergraduate Students for International students:

  1. Complete your application for admission online and submit the non-refundable application fee. CCU does not accept non-U.S. credit cards at this time, so if you don’t have a US-issued credit card, you must enter the code “ISAPP” into the payment options field after you submit your application and the application fee will be waived.
  2. Get official transcripts from your high school and any colleges you have attended.
  3. Submit ACT/SAT scores–International transfer applicants who have completed less than 30 semester hours of college course work must submit official ACT or SAT scores.
  4. Request that a Spiritual Recommendation form (PDF) be completed by a pastor, youth pastor, or youth worker and be mailed to the CCU Admissions Office.

All materials must be received by May 1st for enrollment in the upcoming fall semester, and by October 1st for enrollment in the upcoming spring semester.

To obtain your F-1 Visa:

  • Once you’re accepted for admissions, you submit the I-20 Registration Form to the International Student Services Coordinator.
  • You must be able to prove you can pay for one year of expenses prior to admissions by providing the Verification of Funds form. You must submit a bank statement to show you have adequate funds  to provide a written statement from an American citizen promising payment of expenses.
  • Your I-20 will be issued upon receipt of all required paperwork.
  • You will then be responsible for paying the SEVIS I-901 fee on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement web site. The government requires this fee (and a copy of the receipt) in order for the student to legally cross the border into the U.S. for study purposes.
  • Finally, arrange an appointment with the US Embassy in  your home country7 for an F-1 VISA Interview.

All non-native English-speaking students undergraduate students must receive a score of 550 or higher on the TOEFL. Additional international student admissions requirements? If you are admitted on a student VISA, you must take at least 12 credit hours. If you want to work off campus, you must with the International Student Coordinator and obtain permission from the US immigration authorities. While International students may be eligible for institutional financial aid and awards, they are not eligible for federal financial aid.

To learn more about the International Student admissions process at CCU, please contact the University to schedule a meeting with an admissions counselor.