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Admission Requirements

The following information outlines requirements necessary to apply for enrollment at Grace University.

Christian Character

Candidates for admission must give evidence of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. To assure some degree of spiritual maturity, normally the University expects that candidates have consistently walked with Christ for at least one year. The lifestyle and relationships of each candidate should reflect this commitment to Christ and reflect a commitment to obeying the mandates and directives found in Scripture.

Candidates for admission must:

  • Adhere to biblical moral standards
  • Be committed to God’s will as revealed in Scripture
  • And must, in general, give evidence of commendable Christian character.

Applicants are also required to sign a statement affirming their willingness to abide by the University’s lifestyle expectations.

Academic Qualifications

Candidates for admission must also have graduated from high school or present evidence of having completed equivalent requirements. The University admits a few applicants as special students who have yet to achieve high school credentials. In such cases the person is not considered a candidate for graduation until high school or its equivalent is completed.

Students who wish to enroll at Grace University, but have not yet completed high school should apply for the General Educational Development (GED) test through their local high school, community college or state board of education.

It is expected that students rank in the upper one-half of their graduating classes and have maintained a “C” average or above. Special action of the Admissions Committee is required for students not meeting these requirements.

Students with an ACT score of less than 19 may be required to take additional English coursework.

Students planning to enroll in the Teacher Education Program should note carefully the special admissions requirements located in the program description.

Pre-entrance Examination / Writing Sample

Applicants for admission are required to submit results from either the ACT or the SAT. Exemption is granted to students over age 25 or students who have completed at least 12 hours of previous college credit. For those included in the exemption, a Writing Sample will be required for English course placement purposes. The Writing Sample is waived for students who have achieved at least an 18 on the ACT English test or at least a 450 on the SAT Critical Reading test. For more information regarding the Writing Sample, contact the Admissions Office at (402) 449-2931.

More information regarding test registration, test date scheduling, and location of test centers may be obtained from our Admissions Office or by visiting the following websites:

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