Admissions Process

Welcome to Southwestern Christian University!

Our aim is to offer a high-quality, personal educational experience where you as a student can be accepted into our family with arms open; to not only help you grow in knowledge, wisdom, and skill; but also grow spiritually in a nurturing Christian environment!  At Southwestern Christian your family will come from all walks of life, from different parts of the nation, and from around the world; with over 20 represented countries every year!


Admission to Southwestern Christian University is based upon academic achievement, a demonstrated aptitude for college level work and personal Christian character, and your personal skill in arts, athletics, or your contributions to the world around you.


First-Time Freshman (Traditional and FLEX Studies) 

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 
  • 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."

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. 

 Admission's Requirements are subject to Change.


Admissions Documents


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