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Welcome Future Freshmen

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 a Christ-centered community.

A first-time freshman is any student who is starting his or her first year of college, or any student who has taken 14 or less credits after graduating from high school. AP and dual credit courses taken in high school are not considered transfer credits for purposes of this designation, though they will be evaluated for credit upon enrolling.

CCU has already started accepting students for next fall. Start your application to begin the admissions process today!

Apply for Admission to CCU

  • CCU Admission Application

    Complete all of your  CCU Admission Application including essays and the required documents. Apply to CCU Now. Use the waiver code GOCCU to apply for FREE!

  • Spiritual Recommendation

    Request your Spiritual Recommendation from a Pastor, Youth Pastor, or Spiritual Mentor. This form should be completed by someone outside your family who can speak to your Christian testimony and growth.

  • Official Transcripts

    Submit your official transcripts that display a minimum 3.0 GPA from your high school and/or any colleges you have attended. You may use our Institutional Transcript Request Form (PDF) for this purpose.

    Send all transcripts to:

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

  • Test Scores

    CCU currently has a test-optional policy. An official ACT, SAT, or CLT test score is not required for admission. However, submitting a test score is required for first-time freshmen to be considered for CCU's highest-level merit scholarship.

    If you choose to submit a test score, CCU's ACT code is 0523 and our SAT code is 4659. Submit your CLT score by emailing it directly to

    NCAA regulations require that potential student-athletes must still take the ACT/SAT at an approved location to become eligible to participate in NCAA sports — CLT scores are not accepted for student-athletes.

    CCU will take the highest-scored exam submitted to determine merit scholarship eligibility.

    Minimum Test Scores for Merit Scholarships:

    • ACT composite — 22
    • New SAT — 1110
    • CLT — 72
  • Key Deadlines

    Admissions deadline — CCU offers rolling enrollment which means applications are accepted until the enrollment capacity is reached. It is best to apply early so you can be sure to reserve your spot at CCU.

    Preferred Admit deadline — You must apply for admission, be admitted to CCU, and submit a $150 tuition deposit by the deadline to be eligible for Preferred Admission benefits.

    Priority Application deadline — for financial aid and scholarship consideration is April 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester.

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.

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 after all application materials have been received. We'll contact you once we have reviewed all admissions requirements to let you know our decision.

 Quick Tips

  • Test-Optional — CCU currently has a test-optional policy. This allows freshman applicants the option to be considered for admission without submission of an ACT, SAT, or CLT score. However, a test score is required to be considered for CCU's highest-level merit scholarships.
  • Transferrable credits — Based on the academic catalog of the year the student is enrolled at CCU or admitted to a program.
  • FAFSA — It is important to apply for financial aid and student aid early by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon after October 1 as possible.

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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 and continue or restart the online admission process.

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.

  • Apply Now

    Take the first step: Apply to CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies and start investing in your future.

  • Meet Your EC

    Get to know your Enrollment Counselor (EC) who will help guide you through the admission process.