Grand Canyon University welcomes applications from all qualified students, who are at least 16 years of age. Although the University seeks to integrate Christian faith and practice into all aspects of campus life, no statement of faith or religious affiliation is required of prospective students. Applications for admission are considered primarily in light of the applicant's academic qualifications. Any qualified student willing to uphold the University's vision and mission and open to the possibility of spiritual as well as intellectual development is encouraged to apply.
Grand Canyon University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, gender, or handicap in its programs and activities. Please send all inquiries related to the University's non-discrimination policies to:
3300 West Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85017
Standards for Undergraduate Admission
Students who are interested in earning a bachelor's degree must have a high school diploma or GED. Work experience is also recommended.
Recommended Undergraduate Preparation
Grand Canyon University recommends a certain level of academic preparation to provide a solid foundation for undergraduate success. To promote such success, admission to the University does not necessarily guarantee admission to some programs of study for which the standards are more rigorous. Students desiring to be admitted into these programs should review the appropriate college section of the catalog for additional admission details.
Applicants with 24 or more transferable credits from an accredited, GCU-approved college, university, or program may be accepted to the University if they have an unweighted GPA of 2.25 or above.
Second Bachelor's Degree
Students who have earned a Bachelor's degree from GCU or another institution, but are interested in pursuing a second Bachelor's degree, may be accepted to one of the Undergraduate degree programs if they meet the minimum admission standard of an unweighted GPA of 2.00 or above.
Standards for Graduate Admission
Applicants to the graduate programs may be accepted for admission by meeting one of the criteria specified below.
Recommended Graduate Preparation
Some programs of study at Grand Canyon University require a higher GPA and/or other criteria to qualify for admission. A student desiring to be admitted into these programs should review the appropriate college section of the catalog for additional admission details.
Applicants who cannot provide sufficient admissions documentation will be deferred until complete and acceptable documentation is provided.
Grand Canyon University accepts all qualified students without regard to race, color, ethnic origin, religion, gender, political affiliation, marital/family status or sexual preference. We simply ask that you approach your education with integrity. All submissions should be your own work and should not infringe in any way on the rights of others.
Financial aid may be available. Please visit The Free Application for Federal Student Aid website for more information.