Admissions

Applying is the first step toward a life better lived. A life that is in line with your passions and goals. A life that is closer to God. If you have questions throughout the application process, reach out to our admissions team —they’re always happy to offer guidance and support.

What follows are general admission requirements. Some programs may require additional materials. Be sure to check with your program.

Admission Materials for Domestic Students 

  • Online application
  • Application essay (800–1,000 words)
  • Reference from church leader who has known applicant for at least two years
  • Official transcripts for bachelor's degree and any master's degree work
  • $25 application fee

*Note: CIU Online business programs have separate admission requirements, which can be viewed on their respective program pages.

Admission Materials for International Students

  • Online application
  • Application essay (800–1,000 words)
  • Reference from church leader who has known applicant for at least two years
  • Official transcripts for bachelor's degree and any master's degree work
  • $25 application fee

AND

  • Academic transcripts

Must be validated through World Education Services (WES). The student must request the WES ICAP credential package. If not in English, the transcript must be accompanied by an official English translation.

Contact WES

POSTAL ADDRESS:
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087

COURIER ADDRESS:  
64 Beaver Street #146
New York, NY 10004

P: (212) 966-6311
F: (212) 739-6100

WEBSITE:

www.wes.org

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

A minimum score of 79 is required on the TOEFL iBT exam. The computer and paper exams will also be accepted, with a minimum score of 213 on the computer and a minimum score of 550 on the paper exam.

The TOEFL is available through the American Consular Office. Our TOEFL code is 5116. The TOEFL is waived if you have completed a degree in which English was the medium of instruction.

  • Educational Background

Fully complete the International Educational Background form. Directions are on the back of the form.

*Note: CIU Online business programs have separate admission requirements, which can be viewed on their respective program pages.

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