First-Year Student Admissions

From your first moments as an Abilene Christian University student, you’ll experience our close, compassionate community and our shared energy as we seek to reimagine our future together. Your education will span beyond the classroom to bring further understanding to your convictions and encourage your passions.

You won’t just attend classes at ACU; you’ll belong here. During Wildcat Week, Midnight Worship and dozens of other campus events, you’ll find your niche – and those close friends you’ll journey with for life. Your roommates, classmates and professors will soon become your mentors and motivators who encourage and connect you long after you graduate.

From your first moments as an Abilene Christian University student, you’ll experience our close, compassionate community and our shared energy as we seek to reimagine our future together. Your education will span beyond the classroom to bring further understanding to your convictions and encourage your passions.

You won’t just attend classes at ACU; you’ll belong here. During Wildcat Week, Midnight Worship and dozens of other campus events, you’ll find your niche – and those close friends you’ll journey with for life. Your roommates, classmates and professors will soon become your mentors and motivators who encourage and connect you long after you graduate.

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Become a Wildcat

Our admission application opens July 1 and remains free until September 1. It only takes minutes to complete — no essay, no test scores and priority consideration for our early applicants.

This is your time.

Take Your Next Step

Keep track of where you’re at along your path to becoming a Wildcat and continue your push forward. This enrollment checklist gives you an easy guide to be prepared for what’s still ahead in the enrollment process.

Scholarships

You bring incredible talent and drive to the table as an incoming student, so we’ve designed scholarships that celebrate your achievements and continue to propel you forward. Our first-year scholarship and grant opportunities are awarded based on a wide variety of factors, including academic achievement, community service, leadership and financial need.

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Contact Undergraduate Admissions

We’re ready to help answer any questions you have. Reach out to your admissions counselor or give us a call at 800-460-6228.

How to Pay for College

The cost of a university education can seem daunting, but ACU’s innovative block tuition model is designed to provide a variety of options to enable your every step, including institutional aid, tuition payment plans and connections to external funding.

Experience ACU for Yourself

We love every opportunity we have to welcome you to our campus and introduce you to our incredible faculty. We have several opportunities to join us for a scheduled visit experience, or we can set an individual tour to customize your interests.

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