Admissions

Students from all stages of life can find a home at Abilene Christian University, whether you’re entering our halls as a first-year student, returning to further your education, enrolling in an online degree program or pursuing graduate or postgraduate studies. ACU is invested in your enthusiasm for academic excellence and achievement through a variety of programs and admissions opportunities.

Students from all stages of life can find a home at Abilene Christian University, whether you’re entering our halls as a first-year student, returning to further your education, enrolling in an online degree program or pursuing graduate or postgraduate studies. ACU is invested in your enthusiasm for academic excellence and achievement through a variety of programs and admissions opportunities.

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Residential Students

Life on ACU’s campus is full of opportunities for hands-on leadership, faith-rooted service and communal learning—in the classroom and beyond. Your experiences here will reverberate into your future as you establish intentional relationships and a lifelong vision of your passions and purpose.

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First-Year Students

Our rolling undergraduate admissions deadline for summer, fall and spring semesters ensures that you will be able to join the ACU community on your schedule. If you apply before September 1, it’s completely free!

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Transfer Students

Transfer applications are always free and admission is available on a rolling basis for summer, fall and spring semesters. Once you’ve submitted your application, you’ll receive a decision within three weeks.

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Graduate Students

Each graduate program at ACU has unique admissions deadlines and application requirements. Select programs also have applications on the Centralized Application System.

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International Students

ACU’s campus is home to students from across the globe. Our admissions staff is familiar with education requirements all over the world, and they’re invested in guiding you through your toughest questions during this transition.

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First Generation

Our 1GEN Student Success Program empowers first-generation college students—those who are among the first in their family to attend college or university—with skills, resources and peer support to thrive from the start of classes through graduation.

ACU Online

We support you in your resolve to advance your education while balancing your everyday work and family commitments. ACU Online offers multidimensional learning for your diverse needs, providing a virtual platform and convenient enrollment dates.

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Online Undergraduate Students

ACU. Anywhere. Earn your bachelor’s degree from ACU Online without the need to commute or relocate. Take two classes every seven weeks in one of our 15 degree programs and be on your way to impacting the world for Christ.

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Online Undergraduate Transfer Students

It is our goal to make the transfer process and identifying a new degree program as smooth as possible. We will work hard to utilize your previous coursework and examinations in our academic evaluation so that you have the fastest, least expensive path to your educational goals.

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Online Graduate Students

At ACU Online, we offer six enrollment dates throughout the year so you can start your educational journey without long delays or standardized test (GMAT or GRE) scores. Most of our graduate programs consist of seven-week terms.

Additional Resources

Higher education doesn’t look the same for everyone. At ACU, we embrace your unique journey, providing resources for students pursuing college admissions in many forms. This flexibility, partnered with our intentional, faith-rooted approach to community and mission, is core to the creative support we provide our students.

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Military & Veterans

We’re enthusiastic about making the admissions process as seamless as possible for veteran students. If you are a veteran or other military-eligible student, complete a regular ACU application along with the Veterans Administration benefits application process. Application forms are available at ACU’s Veteran’s Office, from your local VA Office or online at benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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Non-Degree Students

Learning can happen at many paces and for many purposes. For students seeking semester-by-semester or course-by-course admissions, ACU offers a Special Student Application and provisions for dual-enrolled high school students, students visiting from other institutions, summer students and more.