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Admission Application Requirements for Military Students

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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 counselors and military benefits advisors receive extensive, on-going training, and are well equipped to assist students on the financial aid, tuition assistance, and other various military and VA benefits requirements.

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:

Colorado Christian University accepts CLT examination results as an alternative to the ACT. Students can utilize a concordance to source an ACT equivalent to the CLT score as a point of reference for scholarship estimation. CCU will take the highest scored exam submitted to determine merit scholarship eligibility. 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.

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.

How to apply for admission

  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. Optional for 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic years*: Submit your Official ACT, SAT, or CLT test scores. CCU's ACT code is 0523 and our SAT code is 4659. To submit your CLT score, send your score directly to
  6. If you are using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, please visit 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
  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 October 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

CCU Test-Optional Policy

Colorado Christian University has implemented a test-optional policy for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic years. This will allow most freshman applicants the option to be considered for admission without submission of ACT, SAT or CLT scores. The Office of Undergraduate Admission is able to evaluate most applicants for admission with or without the use of test scores by reviewing the rigor of high school coursework, written essays, and spiritual recommendation. However, to qualify for a Distinguished Achievement or Trustees’ scholarship, a standardized test score is required. See our Scholarships page for more information.

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

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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.

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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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