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Welcome Dreamers and International Students! Whether you are a permanent resident with a Green Card, a Dreamer enrolled in DACA, or your are planning to study 100% online from your home country, you'll find a variety of options to complete your degree through CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies.

Explore Your Degree Options at CCU

Colorado Christian University is the preeminent interdenominational Christian liberal arts university in the Rocky Mountain region. For more than 100 years CCU has been preparing students from all walks of life to impact the world with grace and truth.

CCU is a believer in the generational-changing power of higher education and welcomes adult students from around the world to reach their educational and career goals with a degree from CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS). Our accredited degree programs will help prepare you for success whether in the United States or abroad.

The majority of CAGS degree programs can be completed 100% online through CCU Online. With programs ranging from the associate to the doctoral level, CCU Online offers countless paths to reaching your educational and career goals. Be sure to explore financial aid and scholarships to help reduce the cost of your degree — and maximize your investment in your education.

We understand that when you go back to school your life doesn't stop, so our programs are designed for busy adults. Classes are typically taught in 5-week blocks that allow you focus on one course at a time. Our cohort model allows you to build relationships with your fellow students and professors as you progress together toward your degree.

Please note that there are no F-1 eligible programs offered through CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies or CCU Online.


Permanent Residents with Green Cards

International students with a green card are eligible to take courses through CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies. Students with green cards will need to provide the following to their Enrollment Counselor:

  • Copy of Green Card (verification of accurate name and currently not expired)
  • Transcript evaluation may be required

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Students

DACA students are eligible to take courses through CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies. DACA students must meet Homeland Security requirements to be considered for enrollment. They will need to provide the following to their Enrollment Counselor:

  • Copy of approval notice Form I-797 indicating DACA status and duration
  • TOEFL (PBT: 600, iBT:100, CBT: 250), IELTS (7 in each section), or Duolingo English Test (score of 120)
  • Transcript evaluation may be required

100% Online Students

International students who remain in their home country (outside the U.S.) while they complete their academic program 100% online through CCU Online will need to provide the following to their Enrollment Counselor:

  • An address outside the U.S.
  • TOEFL (PBT: 600, iBT:100, CBT: 250), IELTS (7 in each section), or Duolingo English Test (score of 120)
  • Transcript evaluation may be required

Other Visa Types

Refugee/Asylum Status

International students with refugee or asylum status are eligible to take courses at Colorado Christian University. They will need to provide the following to their Enrollment Counselor:

  • Evidence of their INA 208 Asylum Status letter or I-94 with asylum status
  • TOEFL (PBT: 600, iBT:100, CBT: 250), IELTS (7 in each section), or Duolingo English Test (score of 120)
  • Transcript evaluation may be required
Work Visas/Other Visas

International students with work visas or various other visas may be eligible to take courses at Colorado Christian University. An enrollment counselor will consult SEVP form "Nonimmigrants: Who Can Study?" for eligibility. If eligible, the applicant will need to provide the following to their Enrollment Counselor:

  • Copy of their visa (currently not expired)
  • TOEFL (PBT: 600, iBT:100, CBT: 250) or IELTS (7 in each section), or Duolingo English Test (score of 120)
  • Transcript evaluation may be required
Tourist/Visitor Visa

International students with a B1/B2 Tourist Visa are not eligible to take courses at Colorado Christian University. They will need to apply for a F-1 visa.

For additional information on International Student options visit the Homeland Security website.


Making Payment Arrangements

After you are accepted to CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies, you must make payment or be on an approved payment plan for the term charges — prior to the start of the term.

International Payments: Please contact the Office of Financial Aid or email studentpayments@ccu.edu to discuss international payment method options.

See our payment plan page for information about setting up an automated payment plan. Direct payment for charges and access to the payment plan portal can be found on the student's Self-Service account. Other payment options are also available.

Students without complete payment or without an approved payment plan will be administratively dropped from their term registration by the drop deadline of their first class.

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  • Ready to get started? Take the first step by applying to CCU Online.