Many cultures. One campus.

Abilene Christian University (ACU) is a diverse, welcoming, academically rigorous community redefining what it means to be a Christian university in the 21st century.

Abilene Christian University enrolls students from all over the globe. Our international admissions staff is familiar with higher-education structures from all over the world and is ready to assist you in the admissions process.

Be a part -- discover how your life and work answer God’s call for you.

International Students

Admissions Information

  1. Complete the ACU application for admission
  2. To be considered for admission to an undergraduate degree program at ACU, a prospective international student must submit the official results of at least one international standardized assessment.
  3. All documents should be submitted in their original language. All documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified line-by-line, literal, English translation.
  4. Every international student seeking an international student visa from the U.S. government must submit to the university a bank statement that is no more than six months old at the time you would start attending ACU. It should show sufficient funds to cover the estimated cost of studying at ACU for one academic year (nine months) and a letter from the owner of the bank account stating that the funds will be used to support the applicant.
    Download the Affidavit of Support form.

Important International student dates:

July 20: Application deadline

August 10: Make sure you schedule your visa appointment with the appropriate consulate before this date. Send us the Confirmation of Visa Approval by this date.

August 15: Arrival day



High school or secondary school graduates entering university for the first time or current undergraduate students looking to transfer to ACU.

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Applicants with an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university seeking a master's-level degree.

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Intensive English

wishing to apply to ACU's Institute of Intensive English (ESL)? Click below.

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A Quick Look: Facts & Figures

ACU is home to more than 4,500 students from nearly every state and 43 countries.

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A Focus on Career and Calling

Our graduates are practicing Christians who excel in their careers. An ACU education is about discovering how your life and work respond to God’s call.

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Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the Abilene Christian University campus.

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Talk to a Counselor

Want to talk with an ACU representative virtual face to virtual face? Schedule a chat, phone, or Skype meeting with an international advisor today!

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Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.