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. GCU does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, gender, disability or any other classification protected by law in its programs and activities.
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. Reference the University Policy Handbook for any specific admission requirements for your program.
Experience the GCU Difference From the Very Beginning
When you’re ready to apply to GCU, our university counselors are here to help you get started. Whether you are a new college student or transferring from another school, we will guide you through the admission process and answer your questions about life as a Lope.
I was a little nervous about transitioning to college, but since I’ve been at GCU, I’ve surrounded myself with amazing people who have made it feel like home. It’s unlike anywhere else. Everyone is kind, caring and loving.
A university counselor can help guide you through the online admissions process. New or returning students may apply online or request entrance into a new program or modality by filling out the form on this page. We encourage you to work with a university counselor during the application process. Below are steps to admission:
GCU produced nearly 25,500 total graduates in 2021-22. The diverse community of students at GCU receive resources to empower them to finish strong and impact their chosen field post-graduation. Some of our many resources include support from knowledgeable professors, scholarship opportunities, career services and more.
Request for Reinstatement
If you have been suspended from GCU and would like to request reinstatement, please contact your university counselor to discuss the next steps. If filing an academic appeal for reasons other than reinstatement, contact your university counselor for assistance at 855-GCU-LOPE. Additional information on GCU's appeal process can be found in the University Appeal Procedures section of GCU's University Policy Handbook.
At Grand Canyon University, we are committed to maintaining an academic environment that is free from gender or sexual discrimination so members of the GCU community can fully access and benefit from the university's programs and activities. For more information or inquires about GCU's commitment to Title IX, visit our Title IX page. This policy also complies with the Title IX requirements related to non-discrimination. For more information or inquiries about the application of Title IX, visit our Title IX page.
You already have the tools you need to change your life. Let GCU teach you how to use them so you can reach your full potential through education.
1 Grand Canyon University (GCU) has a Fall 2022 acceptance rate of 78% for first-time, full-time degree seeking students.
2 Average tuition after scholarships is approximately $9,200. Scholarships may be awarded based on sixth semester transcripts (high school transcripts submitted after Junior year of high school). When final official transcripts are received, GCU reserves the right to rescind or modify the scholarship if it is determined that eligibility was not achieved. GCU reserves the right to change or decline scholarship awards for any reason. If a student does not meet the minimum renewal criteria, their scholarship will be forfeited. Prices are based on the 2022-2023 rate and are subject to change.
3 2019-20. Average GCU student loan debt is calculated by taking only undergraduate students with student loan debt (borrowed by graduates) who have graduated in the 2019-20 Award Year into consideration. 2019-20. Data retrieved from College Board, Trends in College Pricing and Student Aid 2021 in February 2022.