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Admissions Requirements

Applicants will be considered for Unconditional Admission based on a combination of the ACT or SAT test score and high school GPA.

An admission index score of 45 or higher will be considered for unconditional admission contingent upon the following:

  • An ACT score of 25 or higher (SAT of 1130 or NEW SAT of 1220 or higher) will result in automatic unconditional admission and no high school GPA is required to be submitted.
  • An ACT score of 15 or lower (SAT of 760 or NEW SAT of 860 or lower) will not be considered sufficient for unconditional admission, regardless of high school GPA.
  • An HSGPA of lower than 2.5 will not be considered sufficient for unconditional admission, regardless of test score.

If your admission index score is lower than 45 please contact the LCU admissions office for more information regarding how to obtain special admission status.

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Texas law requires the Meningitis vaccine for some university students. See our information page for more information on the law and possible exemptions.

For any questions please contact admissions@LCU.edu or call 806-720-7151, or click here to Find Your Admissions Advisor.

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Transfer Student Checklist
  • Complete your online application
  • Send your Official College Transcript
  • Send your Official Test Score (if less than 16 transferable hours)
  • Official High School Transcript (if less than 16 transferable hours)

Meningitis Vaccination

Texas law requires the Meningitis vaccine for some university students. See our information page for more information on the law and possible exemptions.

When mailing any of the above information, your envelope should be addressed as follows:

Lubbock Christian University
Attn: Undergraduate Admissions Office - Jody Reding
5601 19th St.
Lubbock, TX 79407

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Graduate Admission Standards


Admissions Considerations
  • The university is open to all persons regardless of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, or disabled condition who are otherwise eligible for admission as students.
  • To be considered for admission to distance education programs, the university must have prior state authorization to enroll students from the state of residence.
  • The University will exercise due diligence and may deny admission to otherwise qualified individuals who have a history that indicates their presence might endanger members of the University community.

Admission Standards

Applicants must submit an official transcript bearing a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of 120 academic hours from a regionally accredited college or university. Courses taken for the degree must include a minimum of 39 upper-level hours. Hours awarded for life or work experience will not satisfy upper-level requirements. Vocational courses will not be counted toward the 120 academic hour requirement. Evidence of grade point averages, degrees, and test scores must be on official transcripts or official score reports. Students on probation or suspension at other institutions are not eligible for admission. See Areas of Study


Unconditional Admission

Applicants for graduate programs must also meet the following requirements for unconditional admission.

  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a baccalaureate degree or cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours of baccalaureate studies. Baccalaureate degrees earned from non-regionally accredited institutions must be evaluated to determine the adequacy of preparation. Graduate transfer applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in twelve or more graduate hours in a discipline relevant to the graduate program for which the applicant is seeking admission.
  • Favorable letter of reference from a professional contact.
  • Favorable letter of reference from personal or academic contact.

Additional program admission requirements:
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling—professional resume, additional professional reference, and interview. Criminal background check is necessary for counselor license.
  • Education–permission of department. Applicants who earned degrees from outside the United States must also score 26 or higher in each section of the TOEFL IBT.
  • Graduate School of Theology–additional letters of reference, three total including: academic, professional, and personal, a personal essay of background and professional aims, an interview, and approval by Graduate School of Theology admissions committee.
  • Human Services—submit resume and essay.
  • Nursing—Education/Leadership track—official transcript from nursing school, evidence of current licensure as a registered nurse, background check.
  • Nursing—Family Nurse Practitioner track—official transcript from nursing school; evidence of current Texas licensure as a registered nurse; completion of background check; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred, 2 years full-time Registered Nurse (RN) work experience; current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification; evidence of American Heart Association's (AHA) Electrocardiogram (EKG) Recognition course completion; submission of personal essay specifying interest in becoming a family nurse practitioner, long term-career goals, and why admission is sought in this graduate program; submission of professional resume or curriculum vitae; and faculty interview. Favorable letter of reference from either a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Physician. An application evaluation scale will be used to determine applicants to be interviewed.
  • School Counseling–professional resume, additional professional reference, and interview. Teacher certification, teaching experience, and a criminal background check is necessary to apply for licensing as a school counselor in Texas. Applicants who earned degrees from outside the United States must also score 26 or higher in each section of the TOEFL IBT. Applicants from other states should evaluate the program to determine if it is acceptable for certification in their states.

Appeals for Admission

Applicants not meeting the unconditional standard may submit a letter of appeal to the Graduate Studies office.


Meningitis Vaccination

Texas law requires the Meningitis vaccine for some university students. See our information page for more information on the law, and on possible exemptions.

International Student Admission Checklist


The following items must be submitted to the admissions office before the university can issue an I-20 to international students:

  • Application for Admission
  • Recent photograph
  • Copy of passport
  • Health/Immunization Record and TB Form
  • Transcripts--an international student must have an official English translation of transcripts for secondary school and university/college courses completed. Note: a student who has completed college-level work in a foreign country is required to submit an academic evaluation done by a reputable educational consulting service. The admissions office will be glad to provide the necessary forms upon request.
  • Application fee--non-refundable fee of $25
  • Tuition Advance Payment—A $200 tuition advance payment, which is non-refundable, is required to be cleared to register for classes. This payment also reserves your spot for a housing assignment.
  • Prepayment--each student must make a prepayment for the first semester's tuition, for various fees, and for room and board, if applicable. Payment is made to the student account advisor in Financial Services.
  • Verification of Source of Support--satisfactory evidence of financial resources must be established, which includes a financial statement(a six-month period of statements) and an affidavit of support.
  • TOEFL English Language Test-- the minimum composite score of 525 on the written version or a 71 on the internet-based test must be achieved for admission. A score of 5.5 or higher on the IELTS will be accepted in place of the TOEFL.
  • Signed F-1 Maintaining Status Contract
  • Statement of Purpose--a personal essay describing their career goals and why they want to study at Lubbock Christian University Professional recommendation--recommendation should come from a high school or college teacher or advisor
  • Professional Recommendation–recommendation should come from a high school or college teacher or counselor
  • Personal recommendation--recommendation should come from a minister or some other professional who is well acquainted with the applicant
  • International students assume complete responsibility for their health care expenses. Students are considered to be maintaining status if they are making acceptable progress toward the completion of a degree.

 


 

Students Without Previous College Work

International students without previous college work will be required to take the ACT or SAT exam.  To be accepted, international applicants must score a minimum of 18 on the ACT or 950 on the SAT. 


International Students from English-Speaking Countries

English-speaking applicants from native English-speaking countries, including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the British Caribbean Islands, Canada, Ireland, Israel, the United Kingdom, and Kenya are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. The TOEFL or IELTS requirement will be waived for students scoring 490 or above on the SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing test or 18 or above on the ACT English test.


Meningitis Vaccination

Texas law requires the Meningitis vaccine for some university students. See our information page for more information on the law, and on possible exemptions.