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.

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.

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Campus Grad Rate*


Online Grad Rate*


Acceptance Rate*

Graduation Rates

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. The average GPA for all 2018 incoming campus students is 3.5. GCU’s acceptance rate reflects GCUs dedication to maintaining an environment of learning, growth and opportunity.



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Registration for Online Students

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 contacting at 855-GCU-LOPE.

Start the college admission process by filling out this form with information about your desired degree program and modality.

Start Online Admissions Form

Request transcripts from each educational institution attended. Official transcripts may be mailed, faxed or hand-delivered by the applicant.

If you are seeking financial aid, visit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) website for more information.

Once your application has been submitted, your university counselor will contact you directly to discuss your next steps.

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Registration for Campus Students

Applying for admission to GCU is easy! We encourage you to work with an admissions counselor during the admissions process. Below are steps to admission:

Start the college admission process with GCU and help your admissions counselor get to know you!

Start Campus Admissions Form

Submit your transcript via the Student Portal by logging on at

Visit GCU's main campus in Phoenix. Get the real college experience at Discover GCU.

Work with your admissions counselor to register for classes.

Request for Reinstatement

If you have been academically suspended from GCU and would like to be reinstated, complete the Request for Reinstatement Form. 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.

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.


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.

Title IX Disclaimer

The 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 on the basis of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, gender, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable law, in its admission policies, educational programs or activities. It is the purpose of the university to pursue the very highest academic standards within a context that celebrates and extends the spiritual and ethical ideals of the Christian faith. Questions regarding this policy should be directed to:

GCU Title IX Coordinator
3300 W. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85017
602-639-5900 |

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.

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