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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I qualify as a transfer?
If you are currently enrolled at another institution, have graduated from high school (or have a GED) and hold a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher you may transfer to ACU. Please note that the last 32 hours of your degree must be completed at ACU.
Do you offer transfer scholarships?
ACU offers Transfer Merit Awards to students with a 2.75 GPA or higher.
- 3.5 to 4.0 GPA = $8,000 per year
- 3.0 to 3.49 GPA = $6,000 per year
- 2.75 to 2.99 GPA = $4,000 per year
The awards are annually renewable for up to six long semesters while qualified students pursue their first degree. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to keep either scholarship.
Will my classes transfer in?
No more than 66 semester credit hours may be transferred in from a community college, junior college or other two-year institution. Transfer courses from regionally accredited institutions with a grade of C or higher will be posted to your ACU records and may count toward graduation if the credits are appropriate. ACU will post transfer courses at the same level they were taken at a previous institution. ACU accepts only work comparable to work offered at ACU. Grades for transfer courses are not calculated in your GPA at ACU.
You are encouraged to check out the Texas Common Course Numbering System for more details on course compatibility. You also may contact your admissions counselor to request a free transcript evaluation for the most accurate assessment of course compatibility. You admissions counselor will help you determine how many Bible, exercise science and other ACU-specific courses you may be required to take. Learn more
How can I get involved on campus?
As a new student, you must attend either Passport (entering fall students) or Welcome Weekend (entering Spring students), our orientation programs for first-time ACU students. At orientation, you'll have the opportunity to develop close relationships with fellow, new ACU students, faculty and staff. You can also participate in extracurricular activities and get involved in any of the nearly 100 student-led organizations on campus. Learn more
Can I study abroad?
Yes! Whether for two weeks, the summer or an entire semester, in England, Germany or Uruguay, with ACU or as a part of a CCCU "Best Semester" program, all ACU students are encouraged to participate in study abroad.
Can I participate in mobile learning?
Absolutely! ACU will provide you with your choice of an iPhone or iPod Touch for use in the classroom and on the go as part of ACU's mobile-learning initiative.
Do I have to live on campus?
ACU requires all first- and second-year students to live in residence halls. To be eligible to live off campus or in University Park Apartments, you must be two years out of high school, married or be 21 years of age before the semester begins. Students under 21 may live with their parent(s) or guardian(s).
Do I have to purchase a meal plan?
Besides the World Famous Bean, meal plans may also be used during specific hours at Pizza Hut, Bagel Wagon, Fatted Cafe, Connections Cafe, Coffee Bean, Java City and Starbucks. Most meal plan options include Bean Bucks, which may be used to purchase food at all locations listed above, as well as Einstein Brothers Bagels, Chick-Fil-A and Quiznos.