To be accepted for admission to Grand Canyon University's (GCU) campus or online undergraduate programs, you must submit acceptable high school or college transcripts to meet the admission requirements. An essay is not required for the admission process and applications for admission are free – as well as no enrollment deposit. If you cannot meet the GPA requirements with your transcripts, but have a test score that meets the admission requirements, you will still be eligible for full admission.
Explore the admission requirements for undergraduate admissions below for more information. We encourage you to start the admission process alongside your GCU admissions counselor.
Direct start applicants interested in attending GCU must meet one of the following requirements:
Transfer students seeking entry into GCU's undergraduate degree programs should meet one of the following admission requirements:
Transfer Credit Requirements
- 25-90 transferrable college credits: Post-secondary (college) transcripts with an unweighted GPA of 2.25 or above
- 6-24 transferrable college credits: Post-secondary (college) transcripts with an unweighted GPA of 2.75 or above
- 1-5 transferrable college credits: See admission requirements for high school students
Admission to Grand Canyon University (GCU) is based on your prior academic achievements. If you are interested in becoming a student at GCU, browse through our entry requirements to see if you qualify for admission. Admission requirements differ for applicants with a GED and those seeking entry into select majors. Refer to the University Policy Handbook for a complete list of admission requirements.