Your Guide
To Enroll
at ACU

Ignite Your Passion!

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What to Expect

The Enrollment Checklist is your step-by-step guide to quickly check in with where you’re at along your enrollment journey at Abilene Christian University. From application to Move-In, step forward with confidence, knowing you’re on track to let your future take fire. Your admissions counselor is available and ready to guide your next step forward.


Strike the match! If you’re ready to ignite your passion at ACU, the first step is to submit your application for admission. It only takes about 15 minutes and allows you to self-report your grades.


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You may have already visited campus, but we want to welcome you back! A visit is great preparation for your freshman year. Spend some more time with your major department and tour the residence halls.



We want to recognize your hard work and celebrate your accomplishments! While merit-based scholarships are awarded automatically, many additional scholarships are available.



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Financial Aid

This is an investment in your future. In order to guarantee you and your family the most financial assistance for your college education, it is vital to complete your FAFSA together.


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Enrollment Deposit

This is it! Once you submit your enrollment deposit, you can proceed with the next steps to complete your journey. Declare that you belong with the Wildcat Family to select your housing, attend orientation and receive your schedule.


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Select Housing

Residence life is your foundational community of your freshman year, connecting you with friends and study groups, introducing you to new activities and perspectives. Discover your home away from home.


ACU students making the W-C hand symbol

New Student Orientation

Get in on the traditions, and make your transition to a Wildcat. NSO is your final step to preparing for your freshman year. Meet with your academic advisor for your first semester of classes and mingle with other incoming students.


Students helping freshman move in


Welcome to campus! This is an exciting time of setting up your room and taking part in the activities and traditions as you and your family make your transition to campus.


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Wildcat Week

Immerse yourself in making new friends as you settle into your new college home. This time is filled with games, music, prayer and service, allowing you to explore campus and discover your niche.



Parents and Family

Family weekend

Make Plans for Family Weekend

Family Weekend is a great time to look forward to as families are welcomed back to campus in the fall for football, food and fun! In the meantime, we have more information for parents and families as extended members of our Wildcat Family.