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Preferred Admission to the College of Undergraduate Studies

Preferred Admission Deadline: Submit Your Tuition Deposit by midnight (MST) on December 5, 2022.

*Note: The Preferred Admission deadline for transfer students coming in Fall 2023 is April 1, 2023.

If you are a high school senior or transfer student and CCU is one of your top college choices for Fall 2023 admission, we encourage you to take advantage of our Preferred Admission process (a non-restrictive/non-binding process). Applicants with strong test scores, high school or college grades, and extracurricular accomplishments may find this an excellent option. The Preferred Admission process may allow you to resolve your college choice early in the fall semester to avoid the necessity of submitting multiple applications.

Visit CCU on us!

Students who complete their online application for admission, submit all supplemental requirements, and are admitted to the University by the Preferred Admission deadline will be eligible to receive one travel voucher per student (value up to $300.00, terms and conditions apply) to visit Colorado Christian University. See visit restrictions and eligibility requirements.

Earn an extra $4,000 scholarship and more.

Students who have applied, been admitted to the University, and have submitted a $150 non-refundable tuition deposit by the Preferred Admission deadline, are eligible to receive the following additional incentives:

  • An additional $1,000 scholarship per year ($4,000 maximum for up to eight semesters) for out-of state students
  • An additional $2,000 scholarship per year ($8,000 maximum for up to eight semesters) for in-state Colorado students
  • A special invitation to the President's Christmas Brunch at Denver's famous Brown Palace on December 4, 2022
  • Early housing registration beginning March 2023
  • Early class registration in April 2023
Visit Restrictions and Eligibility for Preferred Admission Incentives

Preferred Admission program incentives are only for students that meet the qualifications for the Preferred Admission program and plan to enroll in CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies for the Fall 2023 semester.

Students admitted to the University by Preferred Admission deadline and who have submitted their non-refundable tuition deposit by Preferred Admission deadline are eligible to receive all Preferred Admission program incentives. Student will receive a $1,000 scholarship per academic year ($4,000 maximum for up to eight semesters) in addition to their other financial aid awards. To maintain eligibility, students must meet all student aid eligibility requirements while enrolled.

One travel voucher per student, up to $300.00, will be awarded to visit CCU for a daily visit or any scheduled Preview event. Travel Vouchers are given based on visit/Preview availability and on a first come, first served basis. If University policy changes due to new mandates surrounding COVID-19 and overnight stays on campus are no longer an option for the 2022-2023 school year, the travel voucher amount will be increased to a maximum of $450 per student planning to attend a Two-Day Preview event, the World Changers Full-Tuition Scholarship Competition or Cougar Days to offset the cost of overnight accommodations. Visits to campus will follow strict space limitations, please contact your enrollment counselor for more information.

Students will not be eligible to receive the incentive for any travel to CCU completed prior to September 1, 2022. Students who travel to CCU by air will receive a VISA Gift Card upon arrival at CCU, but must supply their air travel receipt upon arrival to receive the incentive. The amount of the gift card will reflect the amount of the airfare, up to $300 maximum (or $450 maximum for the events listed above if overnight stays on campus are no longer an option). Students wishing to drive to CCU from a distance of 200 miles or greater will qualify to receive a $150.00 VISA gift card and should contact their enrollment counselor directly for more information. Eligible travel must be completed by March 31, 2023.

Students who are currently enrolled in CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies or College of Adult and Graduate Studies do not qualify for Preferred Admission.