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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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.

Financial Aid

ACU helps advance your education in the ways you need it most. One hundred percent of incoming freshmen receive institutional aid through merit- or need-based scholarships, grants, loans or Work-Study.

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Tuition & Fees

At ACU, we believe that Christian higher education should remain affordable. As part of our commitment to nurturing your growth, we’ve adopted a block tuition model for full-time undergraduate students that allows you to make the most of your time and your financial investment.

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.

Virtual Academic Showcase

You might find yourself unsure where to begin your exploration amid over 164 areas of study across 79 majors. To guide your journey, we’ve assembled a series of virtual showcases with students, faculty and staff that illustrate the passion and joy of the academic divisions at ACU.

Admissions Events

Get a feel for the vibe of ACU right where you are with ACU events near you! Join us for a cup of coffee during Chatting with the ‘Cats, one of our favorite local events or meet one-on-one during our Affordability events to discuss your individual financial aid package. Then come to our campus to meet with our freshman admissions counselors and attend events designed to build close relationships and bring you further into the ACU experience.

Accepted Students

Once you’ve been admitted, you can launch into the admissions process: prepare for expenses and financial aid, place your enrollment deposit, connect with the myACU Student Web Portal, find your preferred housing and select your meal plan. Congratulations; you’re well on your way!