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 University, your collegiate 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 & Online Professional Studies

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


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

  1. An ACT composite score of at least 19 or SAT of at least 990 (CR + M)
  2. Unweighted high school GPA of at least 2.0
  3. Class rank in the upper half

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


Conditional Admission

  1. An ACT composite score of 16 through 18 or SAT of at least 790 through 890 (CR + M)
  2. Un-weighted high school GPA of at least 2.0
  3. Class rank in the upper half

Freshman Granted Conditional Admission:

1) Will be limited to an enrollment of 13 hours during the first semester.

2) May be required to enroll in appropriate remedial courses.

3) May be Limited to one university activity or Athletic team until the conditional status is removed.

4) Conditionally accepted students will be required to achieve at least a 2.0 GPA during their first semester.

Concurrent Enrollment

High school juniors and seniors who meet the entrance criteria may enroll in up to 11 credit hours per semester at the discounted rate of $75/credit hour. Please note that textbooks are not included with tuition. High school students may take a maximum of 24 credit hours at the discounted rate during their time at SCU.  Both onground and online courses are available to Concurrent students. Students  interested in Concurrent enrollment must submit the following:


Transfer Students 

(Traditional & Online Professional Studies

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 meeting the entrance requirements of a "First-Time Freshman."
  • Fill out FAFSA for Financial Aid

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 phone. 

 Admission Requirements are subject to Change. 


Admissions Documents


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*Southwestern Christian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, qualified handicap or disability in any of its policies, practices or procedures. This includes but is not limited to admission, financial aid and educational services.