Grand Canyon University Admissions

Grand Canyon University (GCU) welcomes applicants 16 years old and older for admission consideration. We seek future graduates with diverse interests, experiences and perspectives, ready to capture academic opportunities with creativity and enthusiasm.

Although GCU 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, with the exception of majors in the College of Theology. Theology majors are required to affirm GCU's Doctrinal Statement and the College of Theology Covenant.

Steps to Admission

Apply to GCU! Ready to become a student, or do you need more information about enrolling at GCU? Find out your options for registering to become a traditional, online or evening student.

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Undergraduate Admissions

Qualified high school and transfer students are encouraged to apply for GCU's undergraduate programs. Admission requirements differ, depending on whether you want to study on our traditional campus or online.

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Graduate Admissions

Admission into one of our master's and doctoral degree programs is based on your unweighted GPA and/or GRE or GMAT scores. Explore our graduate requirements to see if you qualify for admission to a GCU program.

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Please note: Admission requirements may differ based on degree level, program and modality. All academically qualified individuals willing to uphold our established mission and standards are encouraged to apply. To request a transcript from GCU, click here.

Title IX Disclaimer

GCU does not discriminate based on age, race, color, national origin, gender, disability or any other classification protected by applicable law in its programs or activities. Read more about our non-discrimination policies.

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Transferring from Another College, University or Program

Students with at least a 2.25 GPA and 25 or more transferable credits from an accredited, GCU-approved college or program, are welcome to apply for admission. To view additional information on our policies, visit the online Transfer Center.

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Student Disability Services

Student Disability Services

At GCU, we are committed to providing a high-quality education to all students. Individuals with disabilities may choose to disclose their disability without bias during the admission process. All applicants are evaluated the same without regard for impairment or disability. For questions or further information, contact Student Disability Services.

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International Student Admissions


GCU proudly hosts a diverse student population, including hundreds of students from around the world. Our campus is the perfect place for nonimmigrant students searching for a home away from home to learn, thrive and grow. Discover more about applying as an international student.

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GCU Proudly Serves Military Students


We proudly serve the men and women who sacrifice for the red, white and blue. As a leading military-friendly university, we have a dedicated department knowledgeable about benefits and policies for our veteran, active duty and dependent students.

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The Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) is a college-based program for future military leaders of the U.S. Armed Forces. Find more information about available opportunities and benefits that are unique to ROTC participants.

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Students with Foreign Credentials

Students from all over the world are welcome at GCU. Because applicants may have completed secondary or post-secondary coursework in foreign countries, GCU offers pre-established services in addition to a dedicated group of experienced advisors. 

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Tribal Students

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GCU endeavors to serve the educational needs of federally recognized tribal communities. Learn more about tribal benefits and how GCU makes learning convenient for members and leaders.

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Tuition and Financing

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Making college affordable for all students is part of our mission at GCU. In addition to competitive tuition and fees, we offer several options to help you finance the cost of your education. Read more about tuition and financing options.

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