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CCU's Preferred Admission Program

Qualify for an additional $4,000 scholarship when you jump-start your college decision. Colorado residents qualify for $8,000.

Make your college decision early — and qualify for an additional scholarship and other benefits to attend CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies. Applicants with strong test scores, high school or college grades, and extracurricular accomplishments may find the Preferred Admission process an excellent option.

Fall 2024 Deadlines

New Freshmen: December 4, 2023
Transfer Students: April 1, 2024

3 Steps to Preferred Admission

  • Apply to CCU.

    Complete all of the Application for Admission to CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies, including essays and the required documents.

    • Spiritual Recommendation
    • Official Transcripts
    • Official Test Scores (Incoming Freshmen Students) * An official ACT, SAT, or CLT test score is optional for admission during the 2023-24 and 2024-25 academic years.

    Use code GOCCU to waive the application fee.

  • Submit your tuition deposit.

    Admitted students must submit a $150 non-refundable tuition deposit by the Preferred Admission deadline.

    • December 4, 2023 for Freshman Students
    • April 1, 2024 for Transfer Students
  • Earn a Preferred Admission scholarship.
    Studies, and have submitted a $150 non-refundable tuition deposit by the Preferred Admission deadline, are eligible to receive an additional CCU scholarship.
    • Colorado in-state students: An additional $2,000 scholarship per year ($8,000 maximum for up to eight semesters)
    • Out-of-state students: An additional $1,000 scholarship per year ($4,000 maximum for up to eight semesters)

CCU's Preferred Admission process is non-restrictive and non-binding. Program incentives are only for students who meet the Preferred Admission program qualifications and plan to enroll in CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies for the Fall 2024 semester. Students must meet all student aid eligibility requirements while enrolled to maintain eligibility.

Additional Preferred Admission Benefits

In addition to the extra Preferred Admission scholarship, students who qualify for Preferred Admission qualify for other great benefits.

 Christmas Brunch at the Brown Palace

Preferred Admission students will receive a special invitation to the Preferred Admission Christmas Brunch at Denver's famous Brown Palace on December 3, 2023.

 Priority Registration for Classes and Housing

Preferred Admission students qualify for early housing registration beginning in March 2024 and early class registration in April 2024.

 Travel Voucher for Visit Expenses

Preferred Admission students will be eligible to receive one travel voucher per student to visit Colorado Christian University. Eligible travel must be completed between September 8, 2023, and March 15, 2024.

  • A VISA gift card of up to $300 will be awarded to visit CCU for a daily visit or any scheduled Preview event. The voucher may not exceed actual airfare expenses.
  • A VISA gift card, up to $150, will be awarded to students who drive to CCU from a distance of 200 miles or greater. Contact your enrollment counselor for more information.

Students will receive the travel voucher upon arrival at the University. Students must supply travel receipt(s) upon arrival to receive the travel voucher.

  • 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.