• Military Students

    Military Students: Applying to CCU

    College of Undergraduate Studies

    Colorado Christian University is committed to providing Christ-centered education to veterans, dependents of active duty military and veterans, and to future leaders in the military.

    As a Yellow Ribbon institution, we are approved for Veterans Educational Benefits provided by the Montgomery GI Bill, the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and Vocational Rehabilitation. All of the traditional and residential-based associate and bachelor programs available through our College of Undergraduate Studies are approved for payment of Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits. In most cases – provided you are receiving 100% of the benefit – the Post-9/11 GI Bill covers the full cost of tuition and fees.

    Traditional undergraduate students who are taking classes on campus are eligible to participate in Army and Air Force ROTC programs and receive scholarships. If you are interested in using your VA-GI Bill benefits, or the benefits of a parent or guardian in CCU’s College of Undergraduate Studies, please contact our Undergraduate Office of Admission.

    Financial Aid Deadlines

    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.

    Admission Requirements

    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 as we consider each 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 transcripts from your high school and any colleges you have attended. You may use our 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.
    5. Submit your Official ACT and/or SAT test scores. CCU's ACT code is 0523 and our SAT code is 4659.
    6. If you are using the Post 9/11 GI Bill, please visit  http://www.gibill.va.gov/ to apply for your benefits. If you are transferring your benefits to a dependent, please consult the Post 9/11 GI Bill Transferability Instructions (PDF) from the Department of Veteran Affairs.
    7. E-mail your certificate of eligibility (COE) to vasupport@ccu.edu
    8. 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. We will contact you within two weeks of your application submission to let you know our decision.
    9. 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 website.

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

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

    For frequently asked Post 9/11 GI Bill questions, consult the Department of Veterans Affairs website.

    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.

    Former Students and Applicants

    If you previously applied for admission to CCU or were enrolled in classes, please contact the Admission Office at 303-963-3200 to discuss the readmission process.

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  • Contact Info

    Undergraduate Admissions

    Phone: 303-963-3200

    or 800-44-FAITH

    Fax: 303-963-3201

    Email: ccuadmissions@ccu.edu