Application Process

Application Process

Preparing for college, graduate school or seminary is an exciting time and we want to make the process of getting to CIU easy for you.  Planning ensures you’ll have everything you need to submit to the Office of Admissions.

Here are a few things you’ll need to do to prepare for the application process:

  • Complete the CIU admissions application

  • Choose your reference

  • Brainstorm for your application essay

  • Request transcripts

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Take any necessary entrance tests

We offer 19 undergraduate majors and more than 30 master’s or doctoral programs.  

Prospective undergraduate, graduate and seminary students each have a separate application. That’s true whether you’re pursuing your Christian education at our campus or if you’d prefer being an online student.

International students come to CIU from around the world to earn their college degree.

We also encourage transfer students and veterans to join us. In fact, CIU is consistently ranked one of the most military-friendly institutions of higher learning in the nation.

We have step-by-step instructions on completing the application process. Let’s get started!