Lubbock Christian 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. In all university educational programs and activities, students are treated without discrimination in their participation. The university may exercise due diligence and deny admission to otherwise qualified individuals who have a history that indicates their presence might endanger members of the university community. To be considered for admission to distance education programs, the university must have prior state authorization to enroll students in the applicant state of residence. Students entering a program to prepare for licensing or certification should be aware that a licensing or certification authority may require a criminal background check and may consider individuals with convictions or deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor offense to be ineligible. Students with a concern have the right to request that the licensing authority issue a criminal history evaluation letter regarding their eligibility. For more information, consult the specific licensing or certification authority.
Applicants are admitted as First-Time beginning or Transfer students.
To be considered for admission, an application for admission must be completed and submitted with payment of the non-refundable $50 application fee. First-time beginning applicants must apply using the deadlines listed under the unconditional admissions section. Other applicants must apply no later than June 30 for fall entry and December 1 for spring entry. Applications received after the deadline will be considered if space allows. Admitted first-time beginning applicants must confirm their intention to enroll by remitting a non-refundable $200 tuition advance, which will be applied to their initial tuition bill. Deadlines for remittance of the tuition advance are June 1 for summer or fall entry, December 1 for spring entry, or prior to registration, whichever comes first. First-time beginning applicants accepted after the deadline must remit the tuition advance within two weeks of the date of the acceptance letter or prior to registration, whichever comes first. Documents establishing eligibility for admission must be official.
State law requires the meningitis vaccine for students, which must be received at least 10 days before but not more than 5 years before the first day of class. Students 22 or older by the first day of class are exempt from meningitis vaccine requirement. See LCU.edu/meningitis for more information.
High School GPA Admissions Criteria (test-preferred): First-time beginning applicants for Lubbock Christian University undergraduate admission will be considered for unconditional admission based on a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Students are encouraged to submit scores from nationally standardized entrance examinations such as the ACT, CLT, or SAT to improve scholarship opportunities, however scores are not required for students with a qualifying high school GPA. Admission to the Honors College will require qualifying ACT, SAT, or CLT scores.
Phone numbers for undergraduate admissions are 1.806.720.7151, 1.800.933.7601 (toll free), and 1.806.214.0826 (fax). The undergraduate admissions e-mail address is Admissions@LCU.edu.
First-time beginning applicants with an ACT score of 25 or higher ,SAT score of 1200 or higher, or CLT score of 78 or higher are assured unconditional admission (high school GPA on final transcript must be 2.5 or higher).
First-time beginning applicants with an ACT of 16-24, SAT of 870-1210, or CLT of 55-77 are considered for unconditional admission based on an admissions index calculated by adding the ACT score equivalent to the high school GPA (4.0 scale) times 10. An admissions index of 45 or higher is granted unconditional admission subject to the following exceptions.
First-time beginning applicants must have graduated from an accredited high school, completed a home school secondary curriculum, or passed the General Education Development (GED) test with a score of 145 or higher on each subject test. Students completing a GED must score at least an 18 on the ACT (SAT 950) to be considered for unconditional admission.
Early Decision Period One - First-time beginning applicant
Completed application includes high school transcript through junior year, completed application forms, standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, or CLT), application fee, and statement of purpose.
Early Decision Period Two - First-time beginning applicant
Completed application includes high school transcript through fall semester of senior year, completed application forms, standardized test scores (ACT or SAT), application fee, and statement of purpose.
Regular Decision - First-time beginning applicant
Completed application includes high school transcript through graduation, completed application forms, standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, or CLT), application fee, and statement of purpose.
Before beginning classes, first-time beginning applicants must submit:
A transfer student is defined as a student who has graduated from high school and attended a long semester (fall/spring) at a college or university after the high school graduation date.
Transfer applicants with 15 or fewer hours of transfer credit with ACT score of 25 or higher (SAT of 1130, SAT of 1220 or higher, or CLT of 78 or higher) are assured unconditional admission (high school GPA on final transcript must be at least 2.5 and college GPA must be at least 2.0).
Transfer applicants with 15 or fewer hours of transfer credit with an ACT of 16-24, SAT of 770-1120, or CLT score of 55-76 are considered for unconditional admission based on an admissions index calculated by adding the ACT score equivalent to the high school GPA (4.0 scale) times 10. An admissions index of 45 or more is granted unconditional admission subject to the following exceptions.
Transfer applicants with 15 or fewer hours of transfer credit must have graduated from an accredited high school, completed a home school secondary curriculum, or passed the GED with a minimum score of 145 on each subject test, and have a college GPA of 2.0 or higher.
Before beginning classes, transfer applicants with fewer than 15 hours of transfer credit must submit:
Transfers with 16 or More Hours of Transfer Credit
Program Specific Transfer Requirements
Applicants not meeting standards for unconditional admission may appeal, in writing, for special admission. Applicants admitted on appeal are admitted on academic probation. Terms of probation will be determined by admissions appeal committee.
Students who withdraw from the university or are not enrolled for one full semester, must submit a new application for admission, a new health form, and a transcript from each school attended in the interim. Students who were suspended for academic deficiency may apply for readmission to the university after one long semester.
Military servicemembers and veterans who withdraw from the University for service in the Armed Force, including National Guard and Reserves, are eligible for readmission to the same program or course of study if the circumstances of withdrawal meet the readmission requirements for servicemembers outlined in 34 C.F.R. 668.18.
Students who are not seeking a degree may be admitted with a temporary status, but they are limited to nine hours of undergraduate work during an enrollment period. The student will be allowed to complete up to 12 hours of undergraduate work unless they are seeking a degree at another university. When students reach this 12 hour limit, they must apply for unconditional admission. Students applying for temporary admission must re-apply for each enrollment period.
The university has an agreement with Texas Tech University and with South Plains College that allows students enrolled in one institution to register concurrently in the other institution. Freshmen cannot concurrently register without permission from the appropriate academic dean. Texas Tech or South Plains College students seeking a concurrent course at the university must apply through the admissions office. Students seeking concurrent enrollment at another institution must give prior notification to the registrar before applying.
International Student Admission
This school is authorized under federal law to enroll international students. The following items must be submitted to the admissions office before the university can issue an I-20 to international students.
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.
Cooperative Program with Lubbock Christian High School and Trinity Christian High School (Lubbock)
High school students at Lubbock Christian High School and Trinity Christian High School (Lubbock) may earn up to 20 semester hours of college credit at the university. For more information about this program and the courses being offered, students should contact the School Guidance Counselor.