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. Students with a cumulative GPA below 2.5 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 

The maximum number of transferred credit hours that may be applied toward an ACU undergraduate degree is 96. No more than 66 semester hours of credit may be from a community, junior, or other two-year college. All incoming transfer students must complete a minimum of 40 hours at ACU, regardless of how many transfer hours they bring in. Students must also complete the last 24 hours of their degree at ACU.

Do you offer transfer scholarships?
ACU offers Transfer Merit Awards to students with a 2.5 GPA or higher.

  • 3.5 to 4.0 GPA = $8,000 per year (3.2 GPA)
  • 3.0 to 3.49 GPA = $6,000 per year (3.0 GPA)
  • 2.5 to 2.99 GPA = $4,000 per year (2.5 GPA)

The awards are annually renewable for up to six long semesters while qualified students pursue their first degree. Minimum GPA to maintain scholarship is listed in parenthesis.

Students who transfer to ACU within one year of their high school graduation date qualify for the previous year's freshman-level academic scholarships. For more information, contact the transfer admission counselor here, or complete your application for admission.

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. Please fill out our free transfer credit evaluation form. Your admissions counselor will help you determine the quickest path for you to graduate from ACU. Learn more

Am I charged the full block tuition price if I start in the spring semester, and does that include summer hours?
Students are not charged the full block tuition price if they start in the spring semester. Students will pay hay half the annual block price, and students will be eligible to take up to 18 hours in the spring and summer semesters. Additional hours over the block tuition coverage are a reduced rate of $545 per hour.

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. Learn more

If I'm transferring to ACU am I required to live on campus? If not, do I still have the option to live on campus?

All first- and second-year students are required to live in on-campus housing. To live off campus, students must obtain permission from Residence Life Education and Housing.

Students automatically eligible to live off campus can meet any of the following requirements:
  • Students living with parents
  • Students taking fewer than 12 hours
  • Students 21 years of age before the beginning of the semester
  • Students who have been out of high school for at least two years
  • Students who have lived four long semester in residence halls

ACU offers only freshman and sophomore halls on campus. For upperclassmen wishing to live on campus, please contact University Park Apartments for further information.

Do I have to purchase a meal plan?
First- and second-year students are required to have an underclassmen meal plan. Upperclassmen have the option to select a meal plan if they choose to do so.

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. Learn more

Why do I submit an enrollment deposit?
Due to the limited number of spaces we have available each year, if you are offered admission you will be asked to accept our offer of admissions and submit an enrollment deposit via myACU, our admitted student Web portal. Once paid, students will have access to their housing and meal plan options. Also note, your enrollment deposit is a pre-payment toward your total bill and will appear as a credit on your first billing statement.

The $250 enrollment deposit is nonrefundable after December 15 for Spring applicants and May 1 for Fall applicants, although deposits will still be accepted after these dates.

Are transfer students required to submit their high school transcript? 
Students applying to ACU with less than 24 transferable hours are required to submit a high school transcript for admissions purposes. Applicants with 24 or more hours do not have to submit a high school transcript for admission purposes, but will be required to submit a final high school transcript at the time of enrollment or a hold may be placed on the student's account.

I've completed college hours but have never been enrolled full-time (12 or more hours in one semester) in college hours. Am I still considered a transfer student?  
No. Students who have not been enrolled full-time in college hours will submit a freshman application, regardless of how many college hours you may bring in.

I've been accepted, so how do I register for classes?
We like to make the process as easy as possible, so new incoming students do not have to register for classes on their own. Students must first register for Welcome Weekend or Passport. Once registered, your academic adviser will begin creating your schedule, taking into account the transfer credits you will bring into ACU. Detailed instructions are provided in student's acceptance letters.

I'm applying to ACU's School of Nursing. What else do I need to do?
If you've been granted admission to the university, you then need to contact ACU's School of Nursing for additional deadlines and requirements.

How do I inquire about participating in athletics?
The best way to inquire about athletics is to complete our Student-Athlete Questionnaire. If you have additional questions, contact our admissions helpline at 800-460-6228.

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