Gcu Admission Essay

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Getting admitted to Grand Canyon University means putting your best foot forward. Review admission requirements and help your application stand out.

Application Deadlines and Fees

Regular Decision Deadlinerolling
Early Decision DeadlineN/A
Early Action DeadlineN/A
Application Fee$0
Online ApplicationN/A

Here's What Academic Factors This College Cares About

Class RankNot Required
Secondary School RecordRequired
RecommendationsNot Required
Standardized Test Scores (SAT, ACT, etc.)Recommended
College-Preparatory ProgramNot Required
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNot Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Not Required

Here's What Credits This College Accepts

Advanced Placement (AP) CoursesYes
Dual-Credit ClassesYes
Life Experience CreditsYes

Here's How to Track Down the Admissions Department

Admissions Department WebsiteN/A
Phone(800) 800-9776
Fax(602) 589-2682
Address3300 W. Camelback Phoenix, AZ 85017

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Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University
3300 West Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85017

Official telephone: (602) 249-3300
Toll-free telephone: (800) 800-9776
Fax number: (602) 589-2580
Website: www.gcu.edu

Screen last updated on: January 2018

The admissions information below is valid for the 2017 academic year.

Admissions officer:Sarah Boeder,
Director of Admissions

Is there an application deadline for fall?yes
Priority filing date for fall:January 1
Final filing date for fall:August 22
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall:yes
Can the application fee be waived?no
Are refunds available on the application fee?no
Is the Common Application form accepted?no
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application:no
Admissions requirements:
Minimum 3.0 GPA or minimum cumulative GED score of 3000 required; minimum composite ACT score of 19 (combined SAT Reasoning score of 920) recommended.
High school graduation is:required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is:neither required nor recommended
Campus visit is:recommended
Interview is:required of some
Off-campus interview:can be arranged with admissions representative
Standardized test requirements:SAT I or ACT recommended, SAT II recommended
School's test preference:no preference
High school units required or recommended:
English:4 required, 4 recommended
Lab:2 required, 2 recommended
Math:3 required, 3 recommended
Science:2 required, 2 recommended
Social studies:2 required, 2 recommended
Total:11 required, 11 recommended
Special requirements for admission to specific programs:
  • Audition required of music program applicants.
  • Audition required of dance program applicants.
  • Audition required of theatre program applicants.
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible:HEOP
School has formalized early decision program:yes
Early decision application deadline:December 1
School has early action program:yes
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school:yes

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report very important
  • class rank not considered
  • recommendations considered
  • standardized test scores important
  • essay not considered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview considered
  • extracurricular activities considered
  • particular talent/ability considered
  • character/personal qualities considered
  • alumni/ae relationship considered
  • geographical residence not considered
  • state residency not considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work considered
  • work experience considered
Admissions is need blind:yes

Notification of admission:on a rolling basis
Acceptance of admission:no set date

School has a waiting list policy:no
Tuition deposit amount:$50, refundable until April 1.
Room deposit amount:$250, refundable until May 31.
Admission may be deferred:yes, up to 1 year

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