Admissions

Admission Info

Admission Info

Admission policy and Entrance Requirements

Admission to all degree programs is open to all men and women of compulsory age, and meets the requirements to enroll. Applicants will be considered without regard to sex, national origin, or handicap.

All Bachelor Degree Program (Th. B, B.B.A., B.S.S.W)

The following information must be provided the registration office for admission eligibility:

  • personal application form, including an identification picture. The application for admission must be accompanied by a $100.00 non-refundable application fee.
  • An official high school transcript. Applicants should request their high school to send the transcript directly to the Admissions Office.
  • An official transcript is sent to the Admissions Office from each school the applicant has attended since attending high school as well.
  • Interview: All applicants are expected to participate in an interview with an Admissions representative prior to submission of their application.

All Theological Masters Degree Program (M. Div. and Th. M)

  • The personal application form, including an identification picture must be provided. The application for admission must be accompanied by a $100.00 non-refundable application fee.
  • Requires a letter of recommendation from the minister or session of the church of which the applicant is a member or from another source approved by the Admissions Office.
  • Requires an official transcript(s) of the applicant's undergraduate college work. If more than one college has been attended a transcript from each. A maximum of 6 semester units may be transferred toward the degree. If the transcript is not complete at the time of application, an official (fully completed) transcript must be received before final admission will be granted. Students enrolled previously at California Central University may use transcripts provided earlier. The applicant must show attainment of a baccalaureate degree (B.A. or Th. B. degree). The grades attained shall give promise that the applicant can satisfactorily pursue courses in the seminary.
  • Applicants for the degree M. Div. must maintain a G.P.A of 3.20.
  • Interview: All applicants are expected to participate in an interview with an Admissions representative prior to a decision on the application.

Masters of Social Welfare Program (MSW)

  • The personal application form, including an identification picture must be provided. The application for admission must be accompanied by a $100.00 non-refundable application fee.
  • Possession of Bachelor degree in Social Welfare or similar field containing social sciences and preparation for a social welfare career.
  • All graduate work must have been completed with a minimum G.P.A of 3.20.

Theological Doctorate Programs (D. Min)

Admission to the all doctorate programs will be granted on an individual basis with the following basic requirements applying to all applicants:
  • The personal application form, including an identification picture must be provided. The application for admission must be accompanied by a $100.00 non-refundable application fee.
  • Masters of Divinity degree from accredited seminaries with a grade point average of 3.50 (4.0 scale) for the D. Min. applicants.
  • Applicant must have a knowledge of the original languages of scripture, and a knowledge of German and classical Latin. This may be attested to by evidence of prior satisfactory completion of courses in the languages or through examination.
  • A minimum of three years full-time ministry experience as an ordained minister. The student must be engaged in a professional ministry throughout the duration of the program.
  • Written recommendations from the following: a clergy colleague, a denominational official or other Christian leader, a lay person in the congregation, agency or board served by the applicant, a former professor in the field of his major studies.
  • A personal interview with the Academic Dean is required.

Readmission

A student who has withdrawn from California Central University must apply for readmission through the Admission office. An application for readmission, a readmission fee, and a letter of endorsement and references are necessary for each applicant for readmission. The student is readmitted under the same academic standing that he or she had when he or she had left California Central University. Anyone applying for readmission who has been dismissed from California Central University must submit his or her application.

Transfer Policy

Degree Transfer Credit
All Bachelors Program A maximum of 90 undergraduate credit units derived from another institution graduate may be applied toward any bachelor programs.
All Masters Program No more than two thirds of graduate semester credit units awarded by another institution may be credited toward any master programs.
All Doctorate Program No transfer credits are allowed in doctorate programs.

Notice concerning transferability of credit and credential earned at our institution.

The transferability of credits you earn at California Central University is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the (degree, diploma, or certificate) you earn in_______________________________ is also at the complete discretion of the intuition to which you may seek to transfer. If the (credits or degree, diploma, or certificate) that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be requires to repeat some or your entire course at the institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your education goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending California Central University to determine if your (credits or degree, diploma or certificate) will transfer.

International Students

For admission the minimum TOEFL score is 500 for all Bachelors, 550 for all graduate studies. An English placement examination and/or additional English language study will be required of English as a Second Language student.