The University provides an on-campus program for students choosing to lead Christian lives, where they can collectively experience an educational, social, and spiritual community refining their sense of purpose and values in life. All applicants seeking admission as regular (matriculated) students for on-campus study at Charlotte shall complete the steps set forth below.

For financial information see Tuition and Fees, Estimated Expenses, and Financial Aid. For inquiries or questions about campus housing options, please contact Dr. Scott Winnail (704-708-2292 or email: [email protected]).

Admission is selective and based upon evidence of intellectual promise, strong personal qualifications, good moral and ethical character, marked by a desire to be an effective servant leader. The university seeks applicants for onsite study who are committed to completing the baccalaureate degree. Click here to view the required freshman schedule of classes for on-campus students. The admissions committee may require an interview with applicants.

  • Submit a completed online Application for Admission and pay the required application fee. For a fall admission the deadline is February 15. Preference is given to complete applications meeting the deadline; however, we will accept applications as long as space is available. April 1 is the University deadline for notification to students who completed the application process by February 15.

  • Complete and submit the Enrollment Agreement. See Enrollment Agreement (Form 008).

  • Have official transcripts from any regionally accredited colleges and universities previously attended mailed to the Admissions Office.

  • Submit an Autobiographical Essay of 3-5 (not more than 10) double spaced, typed pages in length. See Autobiographical Essay (Form 002).

  • Provide a recent photograph of yourself for security identification procedures. Your photo must be:

    • In color
    • Printed on photo quality paper at least 3 x 5 inches
    • Taken in an unobstructed full-face view directly facing the camera with both eyes open (no hats accepted)
    • Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
    • Taken in front of a non-distracting background
    • Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis
    • If you normally wear prescription glasses they should be worn for your photo (no sunglasses accepted)
    • Also submitted as a jpg file.
  • Provide three recommendations from non-relatives, one from a church official, one from your high school guidance counselor or academic adviser, and one general reference, sent to the Admissions Office. Home school students are required to submit a second General Recommendation Form in lieu of the Counselor Recommendation required of other first year applicants. We suggest you provide these individuals an envelope addressed to the Admissions Office with postage prepaid. You may download the recommendation forms. See Pastoral Recommendation (Form 005), Counselor Recommendation (Form 003), and General Recommendation (Form 004).

  • Have an official high school transcript or a copy of GED scores mailed to the Admissions Office. Current high school seniors should have their high school submit a transcript showing work through the first semester of the senior year. This transcript should be submitted as soon as possible after the semester has ended. A supplementary transcript must then be submitted upon high school graduation. A high school transcript is generally not required if an applicant has 12 earned college semester credit hours from a regionally accredited or DEAC (Distance Education Accrediting Commission) accredited college or university.

  • Provide either SAT or ACT scores as follows:

    1. Reflect scores of 500 or higher on each section (verbal and math) of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College Entrance Examination Board. Applicants who achieve scores less than 500 on the mathematics section and the critical reading section of the SAT must also take the College Board's ACCUPLACER placement test. When requesting release of your SAT scores to Living University be sure to use our college code number which is 5384.

    2. Reflect a composite score of 21 or higher on the American College Test (ACT) of the American College Testing Program. Applicants who achieve a composite score of less than 21 on the ACT, must also take the College Board's ACCUPLACER placement test. When requesting release of your ACT scores to Living University be sure to use our college code number which is 6528.