Applying to Grace Christian University – A Step-by-Step Guide for On-Campus Students

Jun 8, 2023 | General Information

Applying for college can be both a busy and stressful job. At Grace Christian University, we want to help you prepare to serve God in life and ministry wherever He calls you. We’ve worked hard to streamline our application process so that you can continue learning, growing, and serving Him as you study, graduate, and continue on to your next steps. This step-by-step guide for applying to Grace Christian University as an on-campus student will help answer all of your application questions!


Grace Christian University’s On-Campus Application Process

At Grace Christian University, we offer a streamlined admissions process to make applying as painless and hassle-free as possible. Let’s walk through the step-by-step process of completing on-campus application, so you know exactly what to expect when you apply to Grace.


1) Fill out your application

There are no exams or application fees required in order to apply to Grace Christian University. The first step in applying to Grace is simply to fill out your application. Here are some of the questions you’ll encounter on your application:

  • Contact information, such as your name, address, and phone number
  • High school name and graduation year
  • Whether you’re a transfer student or first-time freshman
  • The term in which you wish to start
  • Any previous colleges, AP exams, or CLEP exams
  • Your area of study

2) Complete the Christian Life Assessment

The next step after submitting your application is to complete the Christian Life Assessment.

3) Send in your transcripts

Next, it’s time to send in your transcripts. This includes high school transcripts for first time freshmen and college transcripts for transfer students. 

If you plan to transfer previously earned college credits, you’ll need to submit official transcripts from each university you’ve attended. While unofficial transcripts are beneficial for evaluation and acceptance, your official transcripts will be required by the end of your first semester.

4) Apply for financial aid and discounts

After you’ve submitted your application, it’s time to apply for financial aid and discounts. This and our alumni tuition discount.

For on-campus students, you may also check out our available in-house scholarships.


Admissions Requirements

What are the admission requirements for applying to Grace? Here are the requirements for each of our programs.

Associate of Arts Program

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Application form 
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • Christian Life Assessment

Bachelor of Science Program

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Application form 
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • Christian Life Assessment


Tips for Submitting a Strong Application

We want you to have the best chance of being accepted to the school of your choice. We understand that preparing and applying for colleges can be a stressful time. That’s why we’ve made our application process as simple and pain-free as possible! Here are some tips for submitting a strong application and making the college application process as easy and stress-free as it can be.

Start early

Although most of the application process can be completed quickly, there are a few steps that may take a little more time to compete. These include applying for financial aid and submitting transcripts.

Start as early as possible to make sure that you don’t miss any important deadlines in the application process.

Read through the requirements carefully

Unfortunately, if your application is received with missing information, your acceptance may be delayed. Be sure to read through the application requirements for your program with a careful eye so that you can send in all the necessary information on time. Your enrollment advisor will help you make sure that you submit all of the needed documents, so be sure to stay in communication with him or her.

Use the same name on all your forms

As you fill out your application, financial aid forms, transcript requests, and other documents, it’s best to use your full legal name and stay consistent on each form. For example, using Jacob on some forms and Jake on others may result in your documents being misfiled and can cause delays.

Double check before submitting

Lastly, be sure to double check all of your information before you submit it. Documents that are free of errors make for a stronger application and will also help to prevent delays and confusion.


FAQs about Applying to Grace Christian University

Does it cost anything to apply?

It’s free to apply to Grace Christian University.

What GPA is required for acceptance to the on-campus program?

For first time freshmen, the following GPA requirements apply:

  • 2.0-2.69 – Accepted conditionally
  • 2.7+ – Accepted in good standing

For transfer students, the following requirement applies:

  • 2.0+ – Accepted in good standing

Are scholarships available?

Check out our website to view scholarships that are available through Grace Christian University, as well as federal and state scholarships and more.

In addition, you may consider reaching out to your church to see if they offer any scholarships or tuition assistance. 

When should I expect to hear back about my application?

Each student will work with an enrollment advisor to satisfy the admissions requirements. After all of the requirements are complete, the enrollment advisor will submit your information for acceptance.

Once all of the required documents and information are submitted, students can be accepted within a week.

Ready to get started? Learn more about admissions or request more information today!

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