• Transfer Students

    Transfer 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. 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, and we are eager to consider college transfer credit from qualified students as well.

    Transfer Student Requirements

    Generally, for transfer students (students who have taken 15 or more college credits after graduating from high school) the minimum requirements for admission are:

    • 2.8 college GPA;
    • 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.

    Find a list of recommended general education courses for transfer here.

    Steps to Apply: Transferred Student

    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. If you require a paper recommendation form, please contact your enrollment counselor.)
    4. Submit your Official transcripts from each college or university 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. 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.
    6. 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

    Transferring Credit to CCU

    Your transcripts will be evaluated by the Service Central office as soon as your application is processed and you have been fully accepted. Each transfer student receives an individual credit evaluation. For credits to be accepted, a course must be assigned a grade of C- or better. The course must be transferred from an institution that is accredited either by a regional accrediting association or by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association. The course must also be a relevant or equivalent course required for the student's program of study. Please talk with your enrollment counselor about the estimated number of credits which will transfer to CCU and the student transfer application deadline.

    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