Frequently Asked Questions

 

What are the important deadlines I need to know?

What is SCU’s accreditation?

What is SCU's ACT/SAT requirement?

What does it cost to attend Southwestern Christian University?

What are my housing options?

What degrees or programs of study is Southwestern Christian University known for?

What is the average class size & student to teacher ratio?

What is SCU's identification number for the FAFSA form?

Do you have a graduate program?



What are the important deadlines I need to know?

SCU has a rolling admission policy, which means that applicants can be accepted at any time during the academic year.  Students may enroll through the last day of each semester’s drop/add period.  For this year’s enrollment deadlines, contact the Office of Admissions at 888.418.9272.

Financial Aid Deadlines:

All students should apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students should apply for financial aid no later than March 15th to be given priority and be considered for all aid programs. Oklahoma residents applying for OTAG (Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant) must submit the FAFSA before April 30th.

What is SCU’s accreditation?

Southwestern Christian University is accredited through The Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

What is SCU's ACT/SAT requirement?

Applicants with less than 12 college credit hours must submit either an ACT or SAT score for admission.

ACT: minimum composite score of 19.

SAT: minimum composite score of 900 (CR+M).

The  ACT or SAT requirement may be waived for students who are 26 years of age or older.

What does it cost to attend Southwestern Christian University?

SCU’s tuition is $465 per credit hour.  To maintain full-time status, students must take a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

Average cost per year based upon full-time enrollment, room and board, and books is approximately $16,000- 18,000.00, making Southwestern Christian University one of the most affordable private institutions in the region.

What are my housing options?

Students less than 21 years of age must live either on campus or with a parent or legal guardian. SCU has five different styles of resident housing, ranging in price from $2,950 to $3,850 per semester. A full meal plan is included in the housing cost.
For more information about student housing click here.

 

At SCU, what degrees or programs of study are well known?

Although Southwestern is academically dedicated in many areas, we are most noted for our studies in pastoral and youth ministry, music, business administration, behavioral sciences.

 Education & sports management are at the forefront of a curriculum enhancement campaign at SCU. With plans to add more degrees that are true to its mission, Southwestern Christian University is positioning itself for a prosperous future.

What is the average class size & student to teacher ratio?

At Southwestern, you will not be overlooked in the classroom. With a student / teacher ratio of 19 to 1 and a residential campus lifestyle, you will develop special relationships with your professors and lifelong friendships with peers. You will never find yourself in a class of several hundred.  On average, first year classes will have about 35 students, and in the final year, the average class size is 14.

What is SCU's identification number for the FAFSA form?

When filing the FAFSA application on paper Step 6 will ask for a School Identification Number: Enter 003180 to have the FAFSA sent to Southwestern Christian University.

Do you have a graduate program?

Yes.  The Graduate School offers two thirty-six hour graduate programs:  The Master of Ministry (M.M.) and the Master of Arts in Theological Studies (M.A.).  Each three hour course meets one night per week for five weeks.  This allows adult students flexibility in furthering their education.  For out of state students modular classes can be arranged where the student spends an intensive week to complete a course on campus.  For more information contact the Graduate School office at (405) 789-7661.