Admissions Requirements

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Admissions Requirements

Spiritual Requirements

The spiritual requirements at the University have priority over any and all academic requirements. Because the University prepares its students for a spiritual ministry, it must seek certain spiritual qualities in prospective students. Therefore, each applicant is required to submit the following items:

  1. A statement of personal conversion and of Christian experience and service.
  2. A signed application form which indicates that the applicant
    • is in agreement with the doctrinal position of the University, as found in the doctrinal statement of this catalog, and
    • will abide cheerfully by the spirit and standards of the University. Applicants who are not in full agreement with the University’s doctrinal position may request Special Student status.
  3. The name and address of at least three persons who can testify to the applicant’s Christian or moral character and suitability for graduate study. Whenever possible, these should include the pastor of the applicant’s home church, the dean or faculty advisor of the college which granted the applicant’s undergraduate degree, and an employer or teacher.
  4. When possible, a personal interview with the Director of Admissions with regard to personal, academic, and spiritual qualifications for advanced biblical study and for the ministry of the gospel. An interview is required to enter the degree program.

Academic Requirements

The ability to perform successfully in VACU’s academic environment is judged by the student’s previous educational experience and test scores, with greater emphasis being placed upon the former. Because VACU is a school of undergraduate study, prospective students need to meet minimum academic prerequisites consistent with undergraduate school standards. Those minimum standards are as follows:

  1. Complete transcripts – A bachelor of theology degree or its equivalent is required for entrance into all programs. The prospective student is responsible for having complete transcripts of all past school credit sent directly from the institution to the Director of Admissions of VACU.
  2. Grades – Three factors are considered in relation to the applicant’s high school grades:
    • the overall grade point average;
    • the applicant‘s class rank and the school size;
    • the grade pattern from the freshman to senior year.

It is normally expected that the applicant should rank in the upper half of the high school class and have a 2.0 or above grade point average (on a 4.0 system). Transfer students are also expected to have attained a 2.0 GPA in previous college work. Transfer students with a GPA of less than 2.0 may be accepted provisionally.

Christian Commitment and Experience

The ability to perform successfully in VACU’s academic environment is judged by the student’s previous educational experience and test scores, with greater emphasis being placed upon the former. Because VACU is a school of undergraduate study, prospective students need to meet minimum academic prerequisites consistent with undergraduate school standards. Those minimum standards are as follows:

  1. Complete transcripts – A bachelor of theology degree or its equivalent is required for entrance into all programs. The prospective student is responsible for having complete transcripts of all past school credit sent directly from the institution to the Director of Admissions of VACU.
  2. Grades – Three factors are considered in relation to the applicant’s high school grades:
    • the overall grade point average;
    • the applicant‘s class rank and the school size;
    • the grade pattern from the freshman to senior year.

It is normally expected that the applicant should rank in the upper half of the high school class and have a 2.0 or above grade point average (on a 4.0 system). Transfer students are also expected to have attained a 2.0 GPA in previous college work. Transfer students with a GPA of less than 2.0 may be accepted provisionally.