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.Grand Canyon University 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.
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.
All students must submit either acceptable high school or college transcripts to be considered for full admission into the University. If students cannot meet the GPA requirements with their transcripts but have test scores or a college-GPA that meets admission requirements, students may be eligible for full admission.
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. Click to request a transcript from GCU.
Grand Canyon University has a four-year graduation rate of 57% for traditional students and an online student grad rate of 65%*. GCU produced 25,120 total graduates from July 2018 through June 2019. GCU offers an abundance of resources to empower students to finish strong and impact their chosen field post-graduation. Some of our many resources include fully qualified professors, access to tutoring services, career assistance and more.
* Graduation rates include all students attempting at least 12 hours, are 'to date' for each cohort and are accurate as of October 2019. These rates are based on the cohort from 2014
GCU Acceptance Rate
Grand Canyon University (GCU) has a fall 2018 acceptance rate of 73% for first-time, full-time degree-seeking students. fall 2019 GPA for all incoming campus students is 3.55. GCU’s acceptance rate reflects GCU's dedication to maintaining an environment of learning, growth and opportunity.
Registration for Online Students
A university admissions 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 contacting at 855-GCU-LOPE.
Request for Reinstatement
If you have been suspended from GCU and would like to request reinstatement, please contact your student services counselor to discuss the next steps. If filing an academic appeal for reasons other than reinstatement, contact your student services 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.
Tuition and Financial Aid
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.
Grand Canyon University has been fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1968, and is also authorized in Arizona by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. Read more about GCU’s accreditation, individual college accreditations as well the licenses, authorizations and approvals GCU holds by visiting our University Accreditation and Regulation page.
Grand Canyon University, while reserving its lawful rights where appropriate to take actions designed to ensure and promote the Christian principles that sustain its mission and heritage, prohibits unlawful discrimination, including any form of harassment and/or retaliation, on the basis of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable law, in its employment, admissions policies, educational programs or activities. It is the purpose of the University to pursue the very highest and academic standards within a context that celebrates and extends the spiritual and ethical ideals of the Christian faith. This policy also complies with the Title IX requirements related to non-discrimination. Inquiries about the application of Title IX may be made internally to:
Inquiries may be made externally to:
Office For Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
400 MaryLand Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
Customer Service Hotline: #800-421-3481
Facsimile: 2020-453-6012 | TDD#: 877-521-2172
ed.gov/ocr | OCR@ed.gov
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