Virginia Christian University is an Equal Opportunity higher education institution open to any qualified individual without regard race, religion, sex, age, color, nation or ethnic origin, or disability. This nondiscriminatory policy includes admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other institution administered programs, except where required by specific religious tenets held by the institution.
In examining the credential of applicants, admissions personnel consider the applicant’s Christian experience, commitment and character. Academic ability as revealed in high school and college grade point averages and standardized test scores as well as extra-curricular activities contribute to the decision making process.
For the regular seminary course (M. Div.) students are expected to give evidence of their calling to the ministry, which includes the pastorate, missionary and evangelistic work, Christian education, and other forms of vocational Christian service. The scholastic requirement is graduation from a four year college or university with the bachelor degree or its academic equivalent.
An official transcript of the applicant’s college work must be on file at VACU by the time of registration. This is requested by the prospective student, not by VACU. Special students who are not working toward a degree or who are not able to pursue theological studies full time are occasionally admitted by the Director of Admissions.