Admissions Process


Admission to Southwestern Christian University is based upon academic achievement, personal recommendations, a demonstrated aptitude for college level work and personal Christian character.

First-Time Freshman

Applicants who have completed less than 12 hours of college credit are considered first-time freshman.  Applicants must submit the following to be considered for admission:

Admission is based on meeting 2 of the 3 following criteria:

Standard Admission

  1. An ACT composite score of at least 19 or SAT of at least 900 (CR + M)
  2. Unweighted high school GPA of at least 2.5
  3. Class rank in the upper half

If you do not meet Standard Admission requirements, you may be considered for conditional or probationary acceptance. 

Concurrent Enrollment

High school juniors and seniors who meet certain entrance criteria may enroll in 4 credit hours per semester at a discounted rate. Applicants interested in concurrent enrollment must submit the following:


Transfer Students

Applicants with prior college credit are considered transfer students. Applicants must submit the following to be considered for admission:
  • A Completed Application
  • Signed Lifestyle Covenant
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended.
  • The applicant must have a minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.0
  • Applicants with less than 12 hours of college credit will be subject to meet the entrance requirements of a "First-Time Freshman."

Adult Students - Professional Studies program

  • 25 years of age or older
  • Submit a Professional Studies Application- online or paper
  • $30 Application Fee
  • Affirm a genuine Christian conversion - signed Community Covenant.
  • Submit official transcripts from previous colleges or universities*  (each transcript must be submitted in a sealed envelope to be considered official)
  • If no previous college, must submit high school transcript or GED certificate. Also, must have official ACT documentation.  (2.0 high school GPA and 19 ACT score)
  • Statement of Purpose Essay.  (see application for details)

International Student (Freshman Status)

Applicants who are not US residents or have legal alien (green card) status are considered international students. The following documents are required:

  • A Completed Application for admission (completed in English)
  • An application fee of $200
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (for students from non English speaking countries)
  • An ACT composite score of at least 19 or SAT of at least 900 (CR + M)
  • Official transcripts of high school and/or college work Note: These transcripts must be translated into English prior to submission. 
  • Certificate of Financial Resources Form must be submitted.  
  • Proof of medical insurance
  • College transcripts evaluated by WES or similar service (at applicant's cost)

SCU will send an I-20 to the international applicant upon acceptance. Contact the University at 888.418.9272 or with any questions regarding the I-20

Southwestern Christian University has a rolling admission policy. Once all required credentials have been received, the SCU Office of Admissions will notify the applicant by e-mail, mail and/or by phone. Applicants who wish to know the status of their application should contact the Office of Admissions at 888.418.9272 or (405) 789.7661 Ext. 3442


Admission's Requirements are subject to Change.

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