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Undergraduate Admission Requirements

1. Application Form – Prospect students interested in applying to Great Commission University must submit the application form from

2. Essays – Applicants must submit a written essay approximately 700-1000 words in length describing their personal faith in Jesus Christ. Applicants must also submit their admission essay no less than 1000 words, describing their reason for applying to the University and their study plan. All applicants to Great Commission University should evince a strong Christian character, potential for effectiveness in Christian ministry, and the scholastic ability and emotional maturity to handle a higher education experience.

3. High School Transcripts – Applicants to Great Commission University’s undergraduate degree programs must submit an official high school transcript from public, private, or home school or official transcripts undertaken at all schools or universities. Applicants who have not graduated from high school must attain the General Educational Development (GED) certificate before admission. If applicants who reside in the United States but attended school in foreign countries are unable to produce the required documents, evidence may include certification from other official sources.

Applicants are responsible for making sure this information is mailed directly from the issuing educational institution to Great Commission University:
Great Commission University
Attn: Admissions
5755 IN-9
Howe, IN 46746

4. Test Scores – Applicants must submit SAT/ACT test scores, with exceptions*.
If an applicant submits multiple score reports, the highest score earned in each single sub score of the examination is used.

*NOTE: SAT /ACT test scores are not required to establish the admission eligibility of applicants with high school grade point averages of 3.00 or above in a 4.0 scale. While applicants are not required to submit test scores to GCU if they earn at least a 3.00 average, it is recommended that they submit standardized admission tests, which can be helpful for the purposes of advising and placement in appropriate courses.

5. Students who graduated from non-English speaking high school are required to submit TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or GCULSPT (Great Commission University Language Studies Proficiency Test) scores that meet one of the following standards:

1) A minimum TOEFL iBT total score of 61, or
2) A minimum TOEFL CBT score of 173, or
3) A minimum TOEFL PBT score of 500, or
4) A minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or
5) A minimum GCULSPT score of 75/115 with a minimum of 7/10 in GCULSPT Writing and a minimum of 18/24 in GCULSPT Speaking

6. Recommendations – Applicants must submit at least two recommendation letters. Submitting three recommendation letters is highly recommended. One letter must be a reference from a pastor of an World Olivet Assembly (WOA) church, who is knowledgeable about the applicant’s church or para-church involvement. The other recommendation letter should be submitted by persons qualified to speak about the applicant’s academic and/or professional abilities, as described on the recommendation forms provided by Great Commission University. Recommendations may not be from a member of your immediate family or your spouse.

7. Statement of Faith – Applicants must sign Great Commission University’s Statement of Faith.

8. Application Fee – Applicants must submit a $75.00 non-refundable application fee.

9. Application Deadlines

For online students and domestic on campus students:
Spring: February 20
Summer: May 20
Fall: August 20
Winter: November 20

For international students:

Spring: February 15
Summer: May 15
Fall: August 15
Winter: November 15