Students with strong commitments to improving their knowledge and professional skills for the benefit of mankind are welcome at Campbellsville University. They will find daily challenges, constant encouragement, friendly support, and numerous opportunities for advancement and self-fulfillment.
Admission of all students to Campbellsville University is under the authority of the Vice President for Admissions and Student Services. Entry requirements for each of the various types of students who enroll are identified in the following table. Completed applications with credentials and fees, as appropriate, should be submitted well in advance of the desired starting term and sent to:
Vice President for Admissions and Student Services
1 University Drive
Campbellsville, KY 42718-2799
Application materials will be carefully reviewed and evaluated by the Office of Admissions professional staff.
Accepted applicants are expected to possess high motivation, initiative, discipline, open-mindedness, tolerance, respect for the freedom of inquiry, and a strong desire to search for truth. Members of all cultural, racial, religious, national, and ethnic groups regardless of sex, economic status, or social standing who desire to attend this Christian University are encouraged to apply.
Interested students desiring specific information concerning the University, including admissions requirements, the availability of financial assistance, academic programs and standards, and campus life may write, visit, or call the Office of Admissions.
The Office of Admissions is located in the Student Welcome Center, at the corner of Hoskins and University Drive. The telephone number is (270) 789 5220. Interested students and applicants are encouraged to call toll free at 1 800 264 6014. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time zone) Monday through Friday, and by appointment only on Saturday.
ADMISSIONS APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
A printable list of the requirements is available here.
Admission of freshmen to Campbellsville University is primarily reserved for students who have completed college preparatory programs in high school with good records of academic achievement while promoting well-rounded personal development through participation in various organizations and extra curricular activities. Additionally, Campbellsville University will always remain an institution of special opportunity for the few students, despite lower levels of accomplishment in high school, who are deemed fully capable of and highly motivated to achieving success in college.
To enter Campbellsville University as a degree-seeking freshman, a student will take the following steps:
1. Submit a completed APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION (available from the Office of Admissions) with an application fee. The application fee is not refundable. Students may also apply on line at www.campbellsville.edu.
2. Arrange for the Office of Admissions to receive an official high school transcript (both current, if applicable, and final showing date of graduation) and an official score report from an American College Testing Program (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) examination. Students who are 25 years or older are not required to take the ACT or SAT exam (if scores are not available) unless required in their field of study.
3. Arrange for the Office of Admissions to receive official transcripts for any college credits received before entering Campbellsville University.
4. Provisional acceptance may be granted as soon as a student has successfully completed six semesters in high school and taken the required placement exam.
A high school student desiring to attend Campbellsville University should apply for admission early during his or her senior year. When taking the ACT or SAT examination, an interested student should list Campbellsville University to receive the official test scores directly from the national testing center. The college code number is 1500(ACT)/1097(SAT). If this is not done at the time of the examination, the student may send a completed request form (available from the Office of Admissions) to ACT or SAT to have the test results sent to the University. In the meantime, unofficial ACT or SAT scores (for example, as listed on a student’s high school transcript) should be provided to the Office of Admissions to expedite the process of determining eligibility for provisional acceptance and the award of academic scholarships. However, formal acceptance for admission to Campbellsville University will be granted only when the student’s official and final high school transcript (showing date of graduation) and official ACT or SAT score report have been submitted to the Office of Admissions staff for review and approval.
If any degree-seeking applicant’s grade point average or ACT/SAT score does not meet the University’s minimum requirements (2.0 GPA, 19 ACT,1330 SAT), the Admissions Committee, appointed by the President of Campbellsville University, will determine if the student should be admitted on a conditional basis. Such an applicant is encouraged to submit any information and recommendations that might be useful during the evaluation. A determination will be made of the likelihood of the student achieving academic success at Campbellsville University in view of the high academic standards maintained at the institution. The classroom performance of each conditionally accepted applicant will be closely monitored.
Degree-seeking students who are not high school graduates may present their scores on the Test of General Education Development (GED) and a State Department of Education Certificate (or equivalent) in lieu of high school transcripts. An average GED test score of at least 450 is required (with no score on any one test less than 410). As with other entering freshmen, these students are required to take the ACT or SAT examination.
HOME SCHOOLED STUDENT ADMISSION
To enter Campbellsville University as a degree-seeking freshman, a student will take the following steps:
1. Submit a completed APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION FORM (available from the Office of Admissions) with the application fee. The application fee is not refundable.
2. Arrange for the Office of Admissions to receive an official transcript of all coursework completed on a high school level. The curriculum used will need to be listed as well as the texts used for each class. Any laboratory experiences will also need to be documented along with the facilities (name and location) available for the experiences.
3. Submit an official score report from an American College Testing Program (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) examination.
4. When provisionally accepted for admission, provide an enrollment fee to guarantee entry to the University during the desired semester. Also, a placement exam will be required.
5. Arrange for the Office of Admissions to receive official transcripts for any college credits received before entering Campbellsville University.
Students who have attended other colleges or universities and desire to obtain degrees from Campbellsville University will take the following steps:
1. Submit a complete APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION FORM and a non refundable application fee.
2. Arrange for the Office of Admissions to receive an official transcript (containing a complete record of all courses attempted) from each college or university previously and currently attended.
3. If transferring less than 24 semester hours of credit, arrange for the Office of Admissions to receive an official and final high school transcript and an official ACT or SAT score report.
4. When provisionally accepted, provide an enrollment fee.
At minimum, a transfer student desiring to enter Campbellsville University must be in good standing and eligible to return to his or her previous institution.
If the college or university transcript does not clearly show that the transfer student graduated from high school, the Office of Admissions must receive the applicant’s official and final high school transcript regardless of total credit hours previously attained.
Transfer credit evaluation is under the authority of the Director of Student Records, who determines the applicability of transferred work from accredited institutions to the student’s degree program.
Credits of students transferring from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted when they meet the scholastic standards required at Campbellsville University. Although credit for a "D" grade will transfer, students must repeat any English composition courses, any developmental studies courses, and any courses in their majors, minors, and areas of concentration taken elsewhere in which "D" grades were received.
Transfer students must complete all of the University’s requirements for graduation. Additionally, they must complete at least one third of the course requirements in their majors, minors, and areas of concentration at Campbellsville University, including at least 30 hours of credit in residence.
An individual who has satisfied the requirements for an associate degree at an accredited junior or community college may transfer 73 semester hours of credit to Campbellsville University. After enrolling at Campbellsville University, such a student may transfer an additional three semester hours of credit when approved in advance by the Director of Student Records.
FORMER STUDENT READMISSION
Students who previously attended Campbellsville University may be readmitted in a degree-seeking program if they are in good standing with the institution. A completed APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION FORM and non refundable $20 fee should be submitted. The Office of Admissions staff will determine the standing of the applicant with the Office of Student Records, Office of Student Services, and Office of Business Services.
Former students with cumulative grade point averages below the University’s minimum standard will be considered individually by the Admissions Committee. A former student who had been suspended for a semester must be approved by the Admissions Committee to be reinstated.
If an individual was a student at any other college or university since last enrolled at Campbellsville University, he or she must arrange for the Office of Admissions to receive an official transcript from each institution attended. Special Students (see page 20) are encouraged to apply credits earned toward desired degrees at Campbellsville University. A Special Student may apply for admission as a degree-seeking student (full time or part time) by submitting an APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION FORM with non refundable $20 fee, an official and final high school transcript (or GED test score certificate), an official ACT or SAT score report, and official transcripts from all other colleges and universities previously attended. All credits earned as a Special Student at Campbellsville University may be applied to graduation requirements at the institution.
ACCEL – Accelerated College Choice for Evening Learners
This program is open to transfers and first-time college freshmen. First-time college students must be at least 23 years of age to be considered for admission to this program. An individual who has either graduated from high school or achieved an average GED test score of at least 450 (with no score on any one test less than 410) may enroll in the ACCEL program. This program enables a student to obtain an Associate’s degree in General Studies or Early Childhood Education (this program does not lead to teaching licensure) or a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management or Early Childhood Education. This program does not lead to teaching licensure. All classes meet during the evening hours between 4:00 10:30 p.m. (EST). To be full-time , the student register for two- classes per each 8-week session. Summer sessions will also be offered.
To enter this program, an APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION FORM (available from the Office of Admissions) should be completed and submitted with a non refundable $20 fee. No enrollment deposit is required. Students may also apply on line at www.campbellsville.edu.
1. Submit a Campbellsville University Application for Admission.
2. Submit an official and final high school transcript or GED.
3. Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended.
SUMMER SCHOOL ADMISSION
The summer session of Campbellsville University provides an opportunity for regular university students to continue their work leading to a bachelor’s degree. Though offerings are less varied than during the fall and spring semesters, the summer curriculum includes a wide range of courses for undergraduates, teachers, and high school graduates who wish to qualify for advanced standing. The course offerings lead to either an associate or bachelor’s degree and to teaching credentials.
The Summer term is comprised of several sub-terms of various lengths. The summer courses are planned to meet the educational needs of the students.
Students planning to attend Summer School at Campbellsville University will submit a completed APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION FORM with non refundable fee. Regular credentials are required. Transfer students and former students must be in good standing to gain admission.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADMISSION
Campbellsville University is authorized under federal law to enroll non immigrant international students. Undergraduate international students will take the following steps to gain admission to the University:
1. Submit a completed APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION FORM. No application fee is required.
2. Take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and arrange for the official score report to be sent to Campbellsville University. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 500 based on the paper test and 173 based on the computer test. The University’s code is 1097. In lieu of the TOEFL, the student may complete the ESL Program at Campbellsville University.
3. Take either the ACT or SAT examination, and arrange for the official score report to be sent to Campbellsville University.
4. Arrange for the Office of Admissions to receive an official and final transcript for all courses attempted and completed in secondary school (equivalent of U.S. high school).
5. Arrange for the Office of Admissions to receive official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously and currently attended.
When notified of acceptance, an international student will send to the Office of Admissions an enrollment fee of $100 non-refundable. Upon receipt of this deposit, Campbellsville University will issue the I 20 form needed by the individual to obtain a student visa. In subsequent years, full payment will be made by the international student at the start of the semester. Upon arrival on campus, additional class placement exam is required.
INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE PROGRAM
The Institutional Service Program is for inmates, guards, and administrative personnel at confinement facilities. Admission requirements will be limited to completion of an abbreviated APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION FORM and application(s) for financial assistance. Official transcripts will be required from both high school and all colleges attended.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM
The Community Outreach Program is for students at other off-campus locations, including factories, schools, churches, and hospitals. To enter this program, a student will take the following steps:
1. Submit an abbreviated APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION FORM.
2. Degree-seeking students will need to complete an application(s) for financial assistance.
3. Provision of high school (or GED score report) and/or college transcript(s), as appropriate, upon completion of nine semester hours as a Campbellsville University student. In coordination with the Office of Student Records, the Office of Admissions will review transcripts and academic progress to determine if continued enrollment is desirable. Each student will receive academic advising and career counseling by Office of Admissions personnel before enrolling for the fourth course as a Campbellsville University student. Degree-seeking students with low grades will be considered by the Admissions Committee.
REQUIREMENTS FOR NON DEGREE-SEEKING STUDENTS
Anyone 19 years of age or older who desires to take college courses for credit but not in a formal degree program may apply for admission as a Special Student. Normally, credentials such as transcripts and ACT or SAT score reports will not be required. However, students who have previously attended colleges and universities should arrange for the Office of Admissions to receive their official transcripts from those institutions. Similarly, individuals who have previously attended Campbellsville University should clearly identify themselves as former students when applying for admission as Special Students to ensure that they receive proper credit. Neither an admission fee nor an enrollment deposit is required from a Special Student. A maximum of two courses may be taken by a Special Student during a regular semester. With satisfactory academic progress, the student will be eligible either to continue enrolling as a Special Student or to follow regular admissions procedures for entering a degree program (see above).
Provided space is available, any person 62 years of age or older who has graduated from high school (or equivalent) may take undergraduate courses for credit at Campbellsville University with full waiver of tuition cost. No application fee, credentials, and enrollment deposit are required. Senior Scholars may also audit (i.e. take without credit), undergraduate courses free.
An individual not currently admitted to Campbellsville University who wishes to audit a course should submit a completed APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION FORM. Prior approval to audit a specific course must be obtained from the instructor of the class and from the Director of Student Records. No application fee, credentials, and enrollment deposit are required from an Auditing Student.
SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
A college student registered for a degree program at another accredited institution may be admitted as a Visiting Student at Campbellsville University during any semester or term. An application fee, credentials, and enrollment deposit are not required. However, a letter of permission from the Registrar of the Visiting Student’s college or university must be provided to the Office of Admissions prior to registration.
STUDENT ACCEPTED BY OTHER ACCREDITED INSTITUTION
A recent high school graduate who has been unconditionally accepted by a regionally accredited college or university for admission during the Fall semester may be admitted to Campbellsville University during the preceding Summer School. The student should submit a completed APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION FORM and a photo copy of his/her letter of acceptance from the other college or university. No application fee, credentials, and enrollment deposit are required.
SUMMER HONORS PROGRAM STUDENT
Outstanding high school students who wish to increase their knowledge, enrich their academic backgrounds, and participate in a stimulating introduction to college work are encouraged to seek admission to the Summer Honors Program at Campbellsville University. Such a student who has completed his or her sophomore or junior year in high school with at least an overall 3.0 (B) grade point average and provided with a letter of permission from the high school guidance counselor will be selected as a Summer Honors Program Student. No application fee or enrollment deposits are required.
DUAL HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE STUDENT
Eligible high school juniors and seniors can earn college credit while taking certain high school classes during their school day. Qualified high school teachers teach these courses. To qualify, an individual must have:
1. An overall high school grade-point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale and 21 or higher ACT composite, or 1450 SAT score. A student may have a 3.0 grade point average with a 23 ACT composite/1570 SAT score. The ACT score in the subject area that corresponds with the dual class he/she is taking must be at least 19. If using the PLAN or PSAT, the student must rank in the 60th percentile or better in related subject and composite, and the student must have a grade point average of 3.25 or better.
2. A letter of recommendation from the guidance counselor or principal.
A student is restricted to enrolling in no more than two dual credit courses per semester. A high school student enrolled in dual credit may take one additional college course per semester with Campbellsville University as a high school honors student. This class may be on the campus of Campbellsville University or at an extension site.
HIGH SCHOOL HONORS PROGRAM
Outstanding high school students who wish to increase their knowledge, enrich their academic backgrounds, and participate in a stimulating introduction to university work are encouraged to seek admission to the High School Honors Program on the campus of Campbellsville University. A student must be a junior or senior in high school with an overall 3.0 (B) grade point average and provided with a letter of permission from the high school guidance counselor. The student will then be selected as an Honors Program Student.
MILITARY PERSONNEL AND VETERANS
Individuals serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and those who have completed such service are welcome as Campbellsville University students The Kentucky Approving Agency for Veterans Education (SAA) has approved some programs offered by Campbellsville University for G.I. Bill benefits for veterans and other eligible persons. Eligible students should follow the appropriate application procedures required for those particular programs.
ADVANCE CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES
Campbellsville University participates in both the Advance Placement Program and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Board. Additionally, the University gives advance credit for outstanding ACT and SAT scores in English and in mathematics. As a result, entering students have numerous excellent opportunities to obtain advanced credit while receiving substantial tuition savings.
Achieving any of the high ACT or SAT scores listed below will result in the following advance credit for an entering degree-seeking student:
|| Standard Score Achieved
Advance Credit Granted
(in Semester Credit Hours)
|Course Earning Credit
| ACT English
|| ENG 111 English Composition I
| SAT Critical Reading
| ACT Mathematics
|| MTH 110 College Mathematics
| SAT Math
For example, such a student with ACT standard scores of 29 in English and 30 in mathematics would be entitled to bypass both English 111 (Freshman English I) and Mathematics 110 (College Mathematics) and automatically receive a total of six semester hours of credit.
Entering students who have satisfactorily completed College Board Advance Placement courses and who present scores of "3" or higher on Advance Placement examinations will automatically receive appropriate course credit toward a degree. A student presenting such grades for the equivalent of 27 semester hours of courses will be awarded immediate sophomore standing at Campbellsville University.
A maximum of 32 semester hours of advance credit applicable toward a degree may be earned through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).
Military personnel seeking the completion of a baccalaureate degree at Campbellsville University may be awarded additional advance credit. In addition to a maximum of 32 hours of credit through the College Level Examination Program, such a student may accumulate up to twelve hours through the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces program and twelve hours for attending military service schools. However, the total advance credits military personnel may be awarded is 50 hours.
After attending Campbellsville University for one school year, a veteran who honorably completed two years or more of U.S. military service will receive eight semester credit hours of military service toward graduation requirements.
Interested students are strongly encouraged to visit the University. The best way to acquaint themselves with Campbellsville University and to decide if they would be successful and happy at this University is to spend time on the campus meeting students, faculty members, and administrators. Students planning to visit the campus should make advance arrangements with the Office of Admissions staff personnel. If possible, call at least one week prior to arrival so the visit may be properly and carefully planned to ensure greatest benefit from it. Visits conducted when classes are in session are most beneficial.
Advance arrangements for overnight accommodations and meals normally may be made by contacting the Office of Admissions at (270) 789-5220 or toll free at 1-800-264-6014, extension 5220. Visiting students will be the guests of Campbellsville University.