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Our student body includes a blend of people fresh out of college, those with careers, single and married persons, and transfer students. The student body includes people of diverse ages, geographical and cultural backgrounds, personal and family backgrounds, and denominational affiliations. This diversity adds to the richness of the CIU educational experience.
The basic criteria for selection of graduate students include the following:
In addition to the general requirements listed above, various degree programs may have specific prerequisite and entrance requirements related to their professional fields.
1. Complete the online application. Or request a paper copy from the Admissions Office by calling (800) 777-2227, ext. 5024, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing the office at Columbia International University, P.O. Box 3122, Columbia, SC 29230-3122.
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3. Confirm intention to enroll within 21 days from receipt of acceptance letter by sending the $100 enrollment deposit and, if planning to live on campus, the $100 housing deposit for students starting in the fall or spring semesters. Students in the summer only program should submit a tuition deposit of $100 and, if desiring to live on campus, a housing deposit of $50 with their summer registration form. These are not extra charges. The tuition deposit is a confirmation of intention to enroll and is applied toward the student’s tuition at the time of enrollment. The housing deposit reserves space in the dormitory and is applied toward room and board costs at the time of enrollment. For more details on refunds, see the financial information section of this catalog. The enrollment deposit is waived for the spouse of a full-time graduate or seminary student.
4. A medical packet will be sent from the Health Services Office after acceptance. The completed immunization verification, medical history and insurance information must be received by health services before the student may register for classes. Not required for summer-only students.
Note: Columbia International University follows a rolling admissions policy. Applications are reviewed when the admissions office has received all of the application materials. Prospective students are notified of decisions on their applications within a reasonable time frame, usually two to four weeks after all application materials are received. Please see website for upcoming semester deadline.
To transfer courses into an MA/MDIV degree at CIU, the courses must be:
Other transfer information: