admissions process

incoming freshmen

AN EXPERIENCE YOU

WILL REMEMBER

Are you seeking a college experience where you won’t be lost in a crowd? Where relationships and community matter most? Where academic programs are biblically-integrated and you’re equipped with a premier Christian liberal arts education? Take a step of courageous faith and step into the Firestorm.

Admissions Requirements

Note: These requirements are for first-time college students

  • The student must be an evangelical believer in the Christian faith – this will be articulated in the personal essay of the application. You will describe your relationship with Christ and discuss your spiritual growth.
  • The student must achieve a cumulative unweighted 2.5 GPA.
  • The student must have at least an 18 ACT Composite or Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math score of 860 SAT. (It should show 430 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 430 for Math = 860)
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, if the student has not had the opportunity to take the ACT or SAT test, they are not required to submit it.

How to Apply

1. Complete and submit your application for admission which includes questions about your relationship with Jesus.

2. Submit Official Transcripts
Submit official high school transcripts or GED scores. Contact your high school to have them email your official transcript to [email protected] *preferred method OR have them mail official transcripts to the address below:

Office of the Registrar
Arizona Christian University
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

3. Send your score to ACU directly from the ACT website or the College Board website for SAT.

4. Once your application has been submitted, your Admissions Recruiter will contact you to discuss your next steps.

Frequently Asked Questions

ARE THE SAT/ACT REQUIRED?

Yes, we require a minimum SAT Score (CR+M) of 860 OR ACT Score of 18. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, if the student has not had the opportunity to take the ACT or SAT test, they are not required to submit it.

IS THE FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA) REQUIRED?

Yes, this application determines your eligibility for federal grants and loans as well as need-based institutional aid. Be sure to list ACU (code 007113) on the FAFSA when prompted. Call 1-800-433-3243 for FAFSA assistance. 

HOW DO I PROVIDE MY OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS?

Reach out to your high school and request them to send your transcript to [email protected]. If your high school only mails transcripts, have them mail it to this address:

Arizona Christian University
Office of the Registrar
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

Questions About Admissions?
Contact the Office of Admissions at

Phone:
1 (800) 247-2697 or 
(602) 489-5300